Don't have school-age children and the freedom to travel when you want? Make the most of it! Vacation in the off-season brings many advantages, not only for the destination, but also for the vacationers themselves. We explain why and give you the best ideas on how you can spend your vacation in Mallorca during the off-season.
8 good reasons why it is best to travel in the off-season
Holidays without crowds and with more relaxation
During the main travel season, everyone wants to explore the world. Accordingly, the most popular sights and places are often excessively overcrowded. This also means long waiting times at the entrance to the sights, beaches where there is often hardly any space and cities that are teeming with people - holiday relaxation looks different.
Even before the corona pandemic, these were certainly not inviting scenarios. But now we prefer to come to the museum again without long queues, have the beach to ourselves, and be able to stroll comfortably through the alleys. Sounds tempting? Traveling in the off-season makes it possible.
Your vacation is cheaper
Demand determines supply - this also means that prices in the high season are much higher than in the low season, sometimes even double! So if you travel with flexidreams in the low or medium season, you not only save on hotel rooms; You can also get flights, excursions, car rental, etc. that way, much cheaper. But don't forget one thing; Especially in the off-season, many locals have a particularly difficult time with their income and are all the more happy about an appropriate tip.
Travel is more sustainable
We've all heard of it and probably seen it - overtourism. This phenomenon occurs when the high number of tourists in the destination becomes a disruptive factor. Not only are there annoying crowds here, the infrastructure of the destination is usually insufficient to cater to locals and tourists at the same time. This includes roads, sewage treatment plants, but also police and fire stations. After all, the demand for capacity only shoots up in the high season, which usually only moves a few months. Did you know, for example, that Mallorca often suffers from a water shortage in summer because the island, which is already dry in summer, has to share its water supplies with the many tourists? When traveling in the off-season, you avoid putting additional strain on infrastructure and supplies, as the capacities are completely sufficient during these times.
Finally being spontaneous
Are you strolling past a restaurant that looks so promising and you want to eat there? Or would you like to spontaneously book an excursion that you were enthusiastically told about yesterday? Or maybe you like your trip so much that you just want to extend it? In the high season, these scenarios are often not possible because the demand is too great. You have to reserve days or weeks in advance. This problem does not exist in the off-season. Nothing stands in the way of spontaneous decisions.
Our tip: Find out in advance that the sights and tours you're interested in are available in the off-season to avoid unexpected surprises. But we promise, if they're available, you'll be rewarded with small groups and more personality!
Enjoy the more pleasant weather
Too often summer destinations are almost unbearably hot in the high season. In Mallorca, for example, the temperatures in July and August often close to 40 ° C, making it almost impossible (or at least inedible) to spend your days doing other things than lying on the beach or pool. Do you prefer to be active on your vacation? Off-season times are perfect for other activities such as cycling, hiking, shopping or cultural excursions.
Even for beach lovers, the temperatures in the off-peak times are usually completely sufficient to lie down on the beach - and with a little luck you will have the beach all to yourself.
Winter travel destinations also have their advantages in the off-season. The mostly beautiful nature can be enjoyed in summer without the crowds and get to know the destination from a completely different side.
Oh yes, and we haven't even mentioned how beautifully green both summer and winter destinations are often in the off-season ...
Do you need more inspiration on how to spend your holidays in the low and low season? In our inspiration section you will surely find some suggestions that you will also like.
You support the local population
Seasonal fluctuations are a big problem for locals, regardless of whether they are restaurant operators, host families, hotel employees or tour guides. Many people working in tourism have a hard time getting through the whole year financially. The large tourist flows in the main season make it impossible for them to have a second job, but in the off-season they usually no longer have a job.
In addition, the high season crowds often limit the local population, for example due to increased traffic or fuller shops. In the off-season, however, in many places the shops and even supermarkets close when there are no more tourists!
Travel is more authentic
Are you interested in getting to know the real culture and the country and its people? Then the off-season is your travel time. Because now “real” life can be observed. The high season attracts many people and services that are only there for tourism. Locals work at full capacity and their private life often takes a back seat during this time. In the low season, on the other hand, there are only those services that are also used by the local population. In addition, people now have more time to chat and are often more interested in getting to know you, since you are touring the country differently from the large number of tourists. This enables you to have a better and, above all, more authentic cultural exchange.
You can learn about local festivities and events
In many places there are great, traditional festivities and events that are not yet too well known internationally and therefore do not attract many tourists. In Mallorca alone there are countless experiences that are spread over the whole year. For example, have you heard of San Sebastian (January 20th), the annual almond blossom between the end of January and March, and the “Fira Medieval” (May 15th to May 18th)? These events are absolutely worthwhile and just a few examples!