People often ask us, “so what’s it like in Mallorca in the winter, does it ever get cold?” Yes, very. But I absolutely love winter here. It’s often gloriously sunny and warm or just chilly enough. Until the last week of January. And then everything changes.
Storms, even typhoons on occasion, batter the island and the mountains nearly always get snow. This weekend, temperatures plummeted to -8 in some parts of the island and there was even snow in the streets of Palma, roads across the island were closed.
As soon as the road to the Lluc monastery re-opened yesterday lunchtime, we grabbed our snow togs and a thermos of hot chocolate and headed up into the sunny, snow-filled Tramuntana mountains and spent two idyllic hours playing in the snow. It was magical and the steaming hot Arros Brut ‘dirty rice’ (a delicious stew made of chicken, rabbit, rice and mountain mushrooms) that we devoured afterwards has never tasted so good!