Top style tips for Majorca
- Locals in Majorca (or Mallorca) really care about their personal appearance and image, and on the whole they dress conservatively.
- If you are going to an average to high quality restaurant, wear something more dressy.
- But for the beaches it's swimwear, sarong and sunhat, sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), flip flops and sunglasses that are the essentials for the day.
- If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.
Shoes to pack for Majorca
- Don't forget about your shoes – the Spanish love shoes, and a shabby pair can let down a whole outfit. Try Hotter shoes, for comfort combined with style.
- Save your high heels for the evenings. Or try the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range – using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.
Clothing tips for women
- Mallorcan women make an effort when they go out, even when doing the daily shopping.
- In the evenings, local women dress more stylishly – particularly when dining out.
- Our advice would be to save your shorts and sarong for the beach, as wearing them elsewhere will label you as a tourist and skimpy tight fitting clothes may get you unwanted attention.
- A skirt or loose-fitting trousers are good in the heat and will protect you from the sun.
- A few well chosen pieces of costume jewellery will transform any outfit.
- And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit too.
- If you are going to visit any churches then be sure to cover your shoulders and bare legs – your pashmina can come in handy for this as well.
Clothing tips for men
- If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
Pack for the weather
- In the summer – June, July, August and September – wear plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
- When you visit in the winter months of November, December, January, February and March it's worth bearing in mind that although you may view the temperatures as warm (if you're used to cold winters), the locals don't. So if you want to blend in, then dress as they do. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, trousers, jumpers, scarf and a jacket.
- Spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are cooler too. Clever layering is the key to dressing for changeable weather.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Regions of Majorca
- Palma is a very ‘cool' city with many business people around; so dress more smartly if you want to fit in.
- Also in Palma – be aware that away from the beach and adjacent streets it is now banned to walk around without wearing a shirt. The city wants to maintain a dignified image, and tourists showing too much flesh face fines of up to €600.
- If hiking into the countryside, wear sturdy shoes as the terrain may be rough and uneven. It may be cooler on higher ground too, so take a light jumper or jacket.
Other things to pack
- If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack – it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organised.
- A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
- Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee – it protects against loss, theft and damage.
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! The capital Palma de Mallorca is fabulous for shopping, and if you're after the island's famous artificial pearls head for the town of Manacor.