Currency: Euro (€)
Language: The official languages of the island of Mallorca are Catalan (native language) and Castilian (Spanish).
Telephone prefix: +34
Time zone: The time zone in mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands is Greenwich Mean Time (+1 hour in winter and 2 in summer).
Climate: Palma boasts a warm Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 16°C and rainfall of 427 mm. It is influenced by two types of atmospheric circulation patterns in two very distinct seasons: a warm and dry summer, with low pressure and occasional rainfall, as opposed to a cool and wet winter. The coldest month is January, with 15.1/0.5°C and the hottest is August, with 31.0/18.2°C. Rainfall occurs approximately 51 days a year, with around 2,756 hours of sunshine. The average temperature in summer is 27 degrees and in winter 14°C. The driest month is July, dropping to an average of 7.8 l/m² of rainfall, whilst the wettest is December, with an average of 81.1 l/m².). The area is shielded from the Tramuntana north wind by mountains rising over a thousand metres high.
Voltage: Type C - F plug | Power: 230 V | Frequency 50 Hz
Visas: Visitors to Spain from the European Union do not need a visa to enter the country and can stay as long as they like. They simply need to show their passport (or national identity card if their country issues them).
Citizens of the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need a visa to stay for less than three months, but should make sure aware that their passports remain valid for at least six months. Visitors from other countries should enquire at their country’s Spanish embassy or consulate for information on visas.