WHAT MAKES MALLORCA IN THE FALL SO SPECIAL?
Welcome fall, season of the soul. Every season has its charm …but what will this fall bring us? In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche “fall is more the season of the soul than of nature”.
Mallorca in the fall is synonymous with peace and harmony. It’s a palette of colours with cascades of falling leaves that crunch underfoot. Fall brings with it an oasis of tranquillity and a taste of home. And what better than to be able to savour this time of year?
The best season for travelling
Fall is the best season for travelling to Mallorca (Mallorca Paradise unknown), with fewer crowds and more privacy. Strolling through the streets of the emblematic city of Palma one notices they are no longer heaving and more tranquillity is evident. It is easier to visit restaurants without booking in advance. Places and moments can be photographed, and museums and monuments visited without queuing. It presents an invaluable opportunity to indulge in the slow life and to savour Palma as a slow city, where the locals stroll around chatting and enjoying their environment.
Fall is a time of transition
The trees become suffused yellows, oranges, reds, browns and golden hues. Fall ensures that everything becomes visually striking. The falling leaves in La Rambla in Palma show it at its most autumnal. Walking through the leaves that have fallen in the street and listening to the sound of them crunching under one’s feet is an entertainment in itself. From the upper parts of the city one can also absorb the spectacular sunsets of Mallorca at the Serra Tramuntana, which in the fall is suffused with striking orange hues.
A change to cosier outfits
Now is the time to visit the wardrobe and retrieve scarves, jumpers, sweatshirts, light coats and boots, returning to the long trousers and skirts of fall-winter. Or even better, Palma de Mallorca is the perfect city for going shopping and buying something new, because the new season’s fashions arrive in fall. As far as shopping goes there’s nothing better than strolling around the Borne district and being seduced by an endless array of storefronts and discovering collections and trends for the new season.
Rediscover the joys of home
Tucked away in the heart of the city is a very special place, the Posada de Terra Santa Boutique Hotel, its best-kept secret and one that harbours an oasis of tranquillity right in the midst of the city’s historic centre. A welcoming atmosphere where time stands still in a relaxed and comfortable setting, enabling one to forget everyday cares and recreate a home from home this fall. Savour all the warmest and cosiest textures, but with all the conveniences: a wellness centre, gourmet restaurant and a spectacular terrace service from which to appreciate a fine autumnal sunset. This palace, which boasts 26 deluxe rooms, each one them a gem, ensures that this fall will be very special.
Savour the autumnal kitchen
Dishes requiring spoons become a staple part of Mallorcan cuisine. Our senses are assailed by scents of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves and the sweet smell of steaming buñuelo fritters sold by street vendors, so typical in Palma at this time of year. But it’s above all wine that takes centre stage. Mallorca boast somewhere in the region of 70 bodegas. And what better idea than enjoying a wine tasting session at one of the most innovative bodegas in the vicinity of the city? The organic Son Mayol bodega boasts a winemaker of worldwide renown, Patrick Léon, who previously worked for Mouton Rothschild. In addition to wine they have their own herd of Angus cattle and locally produced olive oil, ensuring that they offer the perfect experience for this time of year.
Rediscovering the joys of jumping over piles of leaves; luxuriating in the palette of colours provided by the fall; savouring body-warming dishes; wrapping up warm; enjoying the pure air, the tranquillity and the calm; strolling through a city that is even more striking in the autumnal months; finding your home in Mallorca: no experience is as unique or as special as enjoying Mallorca in the fall.