Camping in Mallorca
Camping in Mallorca
Camping in Mallorca
Quiet and secluded vacations in an intact nature are clearly in trend. Fewer and fewer people want to spend the night in crowded hotels or overcrowded facilities. The demand for individual overnight accommodations is increasing.
This also applies to the vacation island of Mallorca. The island is due to their beauty, one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. The picturesque seaside resorts in the small bays, the olive groves and the bizarre limestone mountains make the island a perfect vacation destination.
The sunny climate of the island is ideal for spending nights under the open sky and admiring the stars. This type of vacation is suitable for young and old. Couples, families and cliques will get their money's worth. You can find attractive places both in the rugged inland and on the coast.
On Mallorca, camping is only on the rise, so far there are some official places where tents can be pitched. If you want to park your camper, sometimes a little creativity is needed. It is worthwhile to reserve a pitch in advance at one of the campsites.
In many places it is allowed to park the motorhome overnight, but camping in the wilderness is prohibited in Mallorca. The risk of fire is quite high, especially in summer. Nevertheless, it is no problem to escape mass tourism and find a tranquil spot.
Tip: Look for official "zonas de acampada". In these zones camping is legal. Mostly, however, these areas are very plain and have no sanitary facilities.
Majorca vacation: The best time for campers
The climate has been kind to Mallorca, even in winter temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius. The best travel time for campers starts already in February. In May there are already very pleasant 20 degrees Celsius on the island.
In June, July and August the temperatures rise to 30 degrees Celsius. From September, temperatures slowly drop to 26 degrees Celsius, while in December around Christmas temperatures are around 13 degrees Celsius.
Rain hardly falls during the summer months. A single rainy day in July is not uncommon. You can quietly do without rain gear in Mallorca in the summer. September has with 9 rainy days, the most rainfall. The time of almond blossom, January and February, is particularly attractive. The whole country blossoms pink. This period is ideal for a camping vacation in Mallorca.
The top 5 campsites in Mallorca
- 1. Sa Font Coberta near Lluc
This campsite is the most famous camping site on Mallorca. Therefore, it is worth to make a reservation before arriving, otherwise you risk that the place is fully booked. In total, there are about 300 tent sites near the monastery, which is well worth seeing. Campers have a separate area. The sanitary facilities are not great, but serve their purpose. Little extras are cozy seating and a fireplace.
- 2. camping vacation S'Arenalet
In the northeast of the islands is this small, unusual campsite in the municipality of Arta. The site itself is quite simple, there are showers with cold water. The place is quite remote and can only be reached on foot. The luggage is transported by the landlord. In the immediate vicinity is a very beautiful bay and the natural park Península de Llevant.
- 3. camping vacation Es Pixarells
This place is located in the middle of the mountains in the north of the island. More precisely between Lluc and Pollencia. With only about 30 places it is quite small, but this guarantees a lot of peace and seclusion. The covered seating area with fireplace is the highlight of this place. You should bring your own drinking water.
- 4. camping vacation La Trapa
This campsite is actually not an official site, but a nature reserve, where you are allowed to stay for free, after registration. The registration is a bit complicated, because you need the permission of the owner and the ministry.
The registration can take weeks and therefore must be done in advance. At the place where camping is allowed, there are neither sanitary facilities, nor electricity, nor water. Open fires are not allowed from May to October. In the rest of the months you need a permit. If you are planning a real outdoor vacation away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you.
- 5. hipocampo near Cales de Mallorca
If camping in the wilderness seems a bit too adventurous, you are better off with the Hipocampo campsite. This place is located next to a small hostel, which also rents guest rooms.
Here you can rent a room if necessary. The beach is only one kilometer from the site and is good for swimming.
Camping equipment Mallorca
For Mallorca applies, really bring everything you need for camping. Since the campsites in their equipment is not comparable with European places, it is best, you have everything vital immediately in the luggage. Apart from a dry pitch, very basic cold showers and fireplaces, you will usually not find much.
The most important thing is to bring plenty of drinking water. Drinking water is scarce at most campsites and the summer is hot. Durable food like pasta, rice and tomato sauce for a few days, a camping stove, dishes and pots should also not be forgotten.
If you want to sleep in a tent, keep in mind that the ground in Mallorca is very hard, stony and dry. A thick, soft pad is therefore essential. It can be difficult to get the hooks into the ground, a hammer is worthwhile.
In summer, you don't have to worry about cold or too much rain. Thick jackets and umbrellas can stay at home. Sunscreen and a sun hat, on the other hand, will come in handy. Summer on the island is hot.
It is better not to leave too much to chance and arrive well prepared. Well-stocked stores with camping supplies can be found in large cities at most. You will often look in vain for breakfast facilities and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.
Arrival by motorhome
For German holidaymakers there are two ways to get to the Balearic island with a motorhome. First, of course, you must first drive through to Spain. For the journey you should already calculate 4 to 5 days to arrive relaxed. It is also important to take into account the breaks for lunch or refueling.
From Barcelona and Valencia you can then take the ferries to Mallorca. Some ships also depart from Denia. The ferry companies are called Balencia and Transmediterranea. You have the possibility to book a cabin for sleeping.
The journey time is 7 to 7.5 hours. In total, 15 ferries depart from Barcelona a week towards Mallorca. The cost of transportation is around 430- 500 euros, depending on the size of the camper.
Conclusion Mallorca Vacation Camping: With good preparation, camping in Mallorca is a great alternative to hotels or resorts. The campsites are located in the middle of nature and offer a lot of relaxation and tranquility. If you prefer wildlife to the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist resorts, this form of vacation in Mallorca is absolutely recommended.
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