festa del melo in palma de mallorca
Looking for the authentic Mallorca? Then you shouldn’t miss the Festa del Melo festival in Vilafranca de Bonany.
This historical village offers a relaxed pace of life and beautiful landscapes, while being located in the central district of Es Pla. It has its own melon festival, which is a fun and entertaining attraction that you should as part of a Majorca holiday.
The village is famous for its melons, but they naturally have many other, and experienced a large growth in the mid 1600s. Thankfully, Vilafranca de Bonany has still managed to remain very traditional and free from all the frantic movement of the islands larger towns.
If you are checked the flights to flights to Palma de Mallorca and are looking to book late availability, be sure that your trip matches with Festa del Melo, which occurs on the last Sunday of September.
The festival is about 40 years old, and actually marks the end of the watermelon harvest and includes an interesting competition that takes place at Placa Tomeu Penyato, where local farmers are invited to enter their biggest fruit. One of the recent winning melons was weighed in at the incredible mark of 17,780 g. That is quite impressive!
Mallorca is known for many other festivals every month but Festa del Melo is a great opportunity for travellers to experience the tradition of the village while enjoying the end of the summer. You can just kick back and relax, enjoying everything that Vilafranca de Bonany as come to be known for.
You can also journey through Es Pla and take advantage of the rural farmland views. You might also have a try at wine making with the locals, just the perfect activity before taking a bottle home as a souvenir. If you are more on the active kind, you can also climb some of the local mountains (of Llevant) and take a beautiful birds eye view of the landscape, and if that is not enough, there is also Mont-sion with its summit of 250 metres to scale, with a bonus on top: a peaceful sanctuary.