September is a lovely time to visit Mallorca, with the August crowds having left, the island is a little more tranquil. It’s a great month to enjoy the sunshine, beaches and towns of the island. There are also some unique and interesting festivals that are also worth a visit.
Between 1- 10 September 2017 head to the Fiestas del Rei en Jaume at Santa Ponsa.
This festival commemorates the landing of King Jaume I in Mallorca, and features mock battles between the Moors and Christians. The main event happens on Saturday 9th September, with a reenactment of the landings and battles taking place on Playa Grande beach and Calo d’en Pellicer beach. The final battle is held on Santa Ponca beach. Expect lots of fun, firecrackers and partying. To finish of the celebrations there are fireworks on the evening of 10th September.
If you’d like to stay nearby then take a look at Mon Port Hotel & Spa situated along the coast in the pretty harbour town of Port D’Andratx. This comfortable luxury hotel is just an amble from the cafes and restaurants on the seafront.
This hotel has everything for a relaxing stay, including a large pool with pretty poolside restaurant and a spa.
Can Estades is a pretty country house that sits amidst lovely countryside yet it is close to the old town of Calvia and sandy beaches.
There’s a choice of tasteful romantic rooms and apartments, so guests have the freedom to self cater if they wish to.
Another important fixture in the September calendar is the Wine Festival or Fiesta des Vermar in Binissalem. This happens throughout the third week of September.
Binissalem is a centre for wine growing so the Sa Vermar celebrates the grape harvest. Don’t miss the Grape Battle (wear clothes you don’t mind getting ruined!) at midday on Saturday. Other highlights include the grape treading contest, the fire run (correfoc), parade with giant puppets, live music and free wine. A lovely tradition is the mass village dinner where locals put out tables and chairs and serve up dinner on the streets and town square.
Stay nearby (but away from the madness!) at Torrent Fals, a boutique hotel set amidst vineyards.
This old farmhouse tastefully melds the old farm buildings with stylish interiors.
Another festival not to be missed (especially by art lovers) is the Nit de l’Art in Palma which happens on the third Thursday in September. For an evening, the beautiful historic quarter of Palma is taken over by the art world, where the public can explore art exhibitions, performances and installations. There is a real buzz and fiesta feel about the event with all ages taking part in a treasure hunt around the numerous art galleries of Palma.
If you want to stay in Palma, then Can Alomar Hotel is set right in the heart of the old town.
This glamourous boutique hotel complete with roof top pool & terrace is the perfect central location for a stay.
If you are looking for style and sea views then head to its sister hotel the Hotel Calatrava.
Enjoy the beautiful sea views from the tasteful tranquil rooms and the relaxing roof top terrace.
For something of a more traditional festival, head to the Manacor Autumn Fair on 17th September 2017. The town of Manacor hosts a medieval market with plenty of entertainment for all the family. Stalls are packed with local produce and crafts.
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