Mallorca in August: Weather and Things to Do (2024)

Thinking about a summer vacation and wondering if it’s worth visiting Mallorca in August or if the beaches are too crowded or it’s too hot? You’re in the right spot!

Mallorca is a Mediterranean gem, and after our own adventure exploring the island for a week-long itinerary, we can confidently say that Mallorca is a fantastic destination for couples. But is August the right time to go? In Caleb and I’s honest opinion, it depends on what you’re after. August brings scorching temperatures and bustling beaches, making it a hotspot for sun-seekers but may not such a hotspot for others!

In this post, we’ll break down everything you need to know for an August visit—from the sizzling weather to the must-do activities, and even what essentials to pack. For the visual learners out there, I’ve also put together a quick video to highlight the key points. 

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From the author: I have personally visited the lovely island of Mallorca, and been to Spain 6+ times during every single season, so I know a thing or two about August heat! If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will respond ASAP!

Pros and Cons of Visiting Mallorca in August


One of the biggest perks of visiting in August is the guaranteed sunshine. We’re talking about long, sun-drenched days perfect for beach lounging and water activities. If you stay a whole week, I doubt you’ll get any rain!

Speaking of water, the sea temperatures are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or paddleboarding. The island is buzzing with life, from vibrant beach bars to bustling local markets. It’s also the peak season for some of the island’s most exciting festivals and events.

And let’s not forget the nightlife; whether you’re into romantic dinners by the sea or dancing the night away, August has something for every couple.


While August is a lively and sun-soaked month, it’s not without its drawbacks. First off, it’s peak tourist season, which means the island can get pretty crowded. Popular beaches and attractions can feel a bit like a sardine can, and you might find yourself elbowing other tourists on the sand.

Prices for flights, accommodations, and even some activities see a significant hike. Plus, the heat can be intense, sometimes reaching up to 95°F (35°C.).

Also, be warned: the nightlife is in full swing, and some areas can get loud. However, you can easily avoid having a 21-year-old puke on your flip-flops by making sure you don’t get a hotel in Palma Nova or Magaluf. We especially don’t recommend staying in these places without a car!

PRO TIP: If you’re not wanting these things, but still want some eat, Mallorca in June is a great blend of warmth without the high tourism!

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Mallorca Weather August

Mallorca in August weather is a scorcher! This month is all about soaking up the sun, with an impressive 12-14 hours of sunshine each day. Quite a bit different than December, the month of the year with the least sunlight! The sky is predominantly clear, giving you a cloud-free view about 80% of the time. 

As for rain, don’t even sweat it. Compared to the rainiest month, November, August is one of the driest months, with the chance of precipitation hovering around a measly 7%. 

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Mallorca August Temperature

August in Mallorca is sizzling, to say the least. According to Weather Spark, you can expect daytime temperatures to hit around 88°F (31°C), and don’t be surprised if it spikes up to 95°F (35°C) on some days.  Make sure to bring sunscreen so you don’t end up looking red lobster chic!

As the sun dips below the horizon, the warmth sticks around. Evening temps generally hover in the 72°F (22°C) range, making it super comfortable without a jacket! We recommend exploring some of the best places in Mallorca at night so you don’t roast in the heat of the day! Crispy!

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Things to Do in Mallorca in August

Beyond laying on the beach, there are some other things we love to do as a couple in August:

  • Boat Trips: Take advantage of the calm, crystal-clear waters by going on a boat trip. Explore hidden coves, snorkel in the open sea, or simply enjoy the Mediterranean sun. This catamaran tour was the highlight of our trip! Many tours offer sunset options, complete with WINE, perfect for a romantic evening.
  • Outdoor Adventure Sports: With the weather being so warm, it’s a great time to try out adventure sports like cliff diving, paragliding, or canyoning. 
  • Explore Underground Caves: Mallorca is home to some incredible caves like the Caves of Drach and the Caves of Arta. The cool underground temperatures offer a break from the August heat, and the stalactites and stalagmites are pretty cool too if you’re into, you know, rocks and stuff.

If you plan to rent a car, make sure to do so in advance. We booked through Discover Cars and it was a great experience!

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Holidays and Events in August 2024

While the island doesn’t have as many festivals as the Spring months of April or the month of May, here’s a rundown of some of the best events and festivals to check out:

  • Fiesta de La Patrona in Pollença: This is one of the island’s most iconic festivals and one to add to a fun Mallorca bucket list! Held over the first weekend in August, the highlight is a mock battle between Moors and Christians. Locals dress in 16th-century attire and reenact a fight against Ottoman pirates. The final evening has the best action, so head to city hall to see it!
  • World-Class Music in Port Adriano and Magaluf: If you’re into music, these are the hotspots. August is when some of the most famous parties and concerts happen, featuring world-class DJs and bands.  To note, these are more “party spots” so this may not be your scene!
  • Sailing Regattas: The Copa del Rey Regatta from July 29th-August 3rd, 2024 brings some of the world’s best sailing crews to Palma Bay. You could also visit Mallorca in July to experience this one! Also, keep an eye out for the Illes Balears Classics Regatta on August 14th-19th 2024.

Hotels get booked really quickly, especially around festivals and the summer, so you want to book in advance! As Palma is a great base, here are our top picks for accommodation near Palma:

For a mid-budget accommodation (our go-to) we suggest this Airbnb as it’s centrally located in the center of Palma, walkable to basically all the sites, and is a traditional, Mallorcan-style apartment with a beautiful balcony! We loved it here but it’s not the cheapest or most luxurious option!

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Budget: If you’re looking to save a buck, it’s a bit hard in Mallorca! However, we recommend MHOUSE Boutique Hotel Palma. It’s located in the heart of the city right by the antique train station for a winning location, and even has the option to have breakfast included!

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Luxury: want to treat yourself? We recommend the Puro Grand Hotel! The place oozes romance and class with its Arabic-inspired design and charming courtyard (I mean, just look at it!) The location is central and amazing too!

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If none of those float your boat, or you want to stay outside of Palma, click here to check out other options around the island. You’ll also get hotel photos, reviews and info!

What to Wear In Mallorca in August

When thinking about what to wear in Mallorca in August, think breathable fabrics like cotton and linen to keep you cool. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are must-haves for daytime exploring. And don’t forget the sunscreen—The majorca August temperature is no joke!

For beach days, a stylish swimsuit is a must. But if you’re planning to dine at a fancy restaurant or hit up some of the island’s upscale venues, a smart-casual outfit will do the trick.

For Men: A pair of nice shorts and a lightweight button-down shirt are perfect for evenings out. Sandals are acceptable but opt for something a bit dressier than flip-flops.

For Women: A flowy sundress paired with comfortable yet chic sandals is a win-win. A light shawl or scarf is also a good idea for cooler evenings or if there is a lot of AC at a restaurant and you get chilly!

Packings Tips for Visting Mallorca in August

Here are some tips and things to consider when packing your suitcase or backpack (our go-to!)

  • Footwear: Sturdy sandals or walking shoes are ideal for exploring. Flip-flops are fine for the beach but not for driving or long walks.
  • Driving Gear: Closed-toe shoes are a must if you plan to rent a car. It’s the law, so don’t get caught in flip-flops behind the wheel.
  • Stay Plugged In: We swear by Google Fi for constant connectivity. If that’s not your jam, a Spanish SIM card is also a solid choice. We recommended pre-buying one on World Sim.
  • Multiple Swimsuits: Trust us, you’ll want more than one. Switching into a dry suit is always more comfortable.
  • Stay Hydrated: A reusable water bottle is key. If you’re somewhere where you can drink the tap water, you’ll be sipping all day to stay hydrated.
  • Extra Juice: A portable phone charger is a smart move. Between photos, maps, and social media, your battery will drain faster than you think.
  • Beach Bag: A lightweight, easy-to-carry beach bag can make your trips to the shore much more convenient. Toss in your sunscreen, water bottle, and a good book.


Is Mallorca too crowded in August?

Yes, Mallorca does get crowded in August. It’s peak tourist season, so expect bustling beaches and busy attractions. If you’re not a fan of crowds, this might not be the best time for you. However, the lively atmosphere can also add to the fun, especially if you’re into socializing and vibrant nightlife

Is Majorca too hot in August?

August in Majorca can be quite hot, with temperatures often soaring into the high 80s or even 90s°F. If you love basking in the heat, it’s ideal. But if you’re not a fan of scorching temperatures, like us,  it might feel too hot for comfort, especially during midday.

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Let’s Wrap This Up: Is Mallorca in August for you?

So, is August the month to jet off to Mallorca? If you’re up for hot weather and a lively atmosphere, then yes! August is all about beach vibes and cultural events, but it’s also peak tourist season. If you can navigate the crowds and the heat, you’ll find August in Mallorca to be an unforgettable experience.

If you are like us and prefer things cooler and less busy, it may be worth visiting Mallorca at another time like visiting in March or hitting the island up in September!

Now that you know when to explore the island, you need to know how long to stay? Check out our guide on how long to stay to keep on planning!

 Would you brave the August rush, or opt for a more laid-back time like October?

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