Explore Mallorca by sailboat
Explore Mallorca by sailboat
Explore Mallorca by sailboat
A round trip by car can be exciting if you want to discover the inland of Mallorca. On the water, however, there is to experience: With a sailboat you will experience fun, excitement and action while letting the wind in your sails drive you from one destination to the next.
Majorca - far away from the Ballermann
Whoever associates Mallorca with party tourism, does an injustice to the island as a whole. The island has a long history, which was shaped by the Romans and Moors, among others.
Not far from the busy beaches, vacationers will find a variety of secluded, quiet coves in unique nature reserves. The metropolis of Palma offers numerous important sights, excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Active vacationers appreciate the island for cycling tours or trekking in the Serra de Tramuntana. Here is with the monastery Lluc an important place of pilgrimage.
A sailing area for everyone
A completely new side of the island can be discovered by vacationers on a yacht charter Mallorca. With the sailing boat you can find secluded bays for swimming and snorkeling. The trip passes almost untouched nature, whose tranquility is a welcome contrast to the noisy Palma.
The Mediterranean climate actually offers good sailing weather all year round. On average, Mallorca gets 300 sunny days a year. In January and February the island offers a special picture, because then the almond trees bloom.
However, it is too cool for a swim in the Mediterranean at this time of year. The main season is from April to the end of October. Pleasant water temperatures of over 20 degrees prevail from June to October.
The area is also suitable for inexperienced sailors. There are hardly any navigational obstacles around the island, except for crowded harbors. Here maneuvering can be tricky.
Around the island there are only weak currents and hardly any shallows. Since it can be windy in winter, beginners are recommended to sail between April and October. The winds can sometimes change surprisingly, which can be a bit of a challenge for newcomers.
There are 46 harbors and numerous bays to anchor in along the approximately 550 kilometers of coastline. Note, however, that on the entire northwest side only one marina offers moorings, and that is Port de Sóller. A circumnavigation of the island is therefore more challenging in this area, because the stages are relatively long.
Around Mallorca there are some interesting sailing areas. If the island becomes too small for you, you still have the possibility to make an excursion to one of the other Balearic Islands.
These are some of the most interesting stopovers:
Palma / Can Pastilla
Deep blue water in a semicircular bay offers ideal sailing conditions. Especially in high season, the harbor in Palma is hopelessly crowded, especially on Saturdays.
Early booking is recommended. From the water there is a beautiful panorama with the long beach, in the background rises the Serra de Tramuntana.
Palma de Mallorca offers everything that travelers expect from a metropolis: exclusive stores, fine restaurants and cafes, important museums as well as sights.
In addition, there are numerous clubs, bars, but also theaters. One of the most important sights is the La Seu Cathedral, which was built in the 14th century. Next to it is the royal palace La Almudaina, which originated from an Arab fortress.
Bellver Castle offers a wonderful view over the city and the bay. In the old town, visitors even encounter evidence from the time of the Moorish occupation. These include the Arab baths.
Can Pastilla is a seaside resort that no longer has much of the original Mallorcan flair. The small church of Sant Antonio de la Playa is one of the few exceptions. From here it is not far to S'Arenal, which also has a marina. There you will find, among other things, the notorious party areas of the Ballermann we know.
Port d' Andratx
The small bay with harbor is located in the southwest of the island. Most sailors like the area because of its continuous light winds. On land a breathtaking landscape awaits, which also attracts celebrities with their yachts.
They like to linger in the nice tapas bars and cafes that offer their specialties around the harbor basin in Port d' Andratx. The restaurants serve fresh fish brought ashore by the local fishermen.
The real attractions of the town are outside. Behind the town, the terrain rises quickly. Here begins the Tramuntana mountains, which invite you to go hiking.
In addition, the port is the starting point for a boat trip to the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera. The island is located in a nature reserve and has its own marina. On the island there are hiking trails that allow you to have a look at the sea and the many sea birds.
The National Park of the island of Cabrera
The island is located 13.6 kilometers off the southeastern coast of Mallorca. The main island belongs to an archipelago of 18 islets. Sights are the Cova Blava (Blue Grotto), which is accessible only from the sea.
There is also a 14th century castle and a lighthouse. In Es Port there is a small bar. To visit the island privately with your own boat, you need a government permit, which is issued on a limited basis.
Anchoring is prohibited in order not to destroy the seabed. Mooring on buoys is possible for an appropriate fee. A permit is also required for diving. The unspoiled nature is definitely worth obtaining a permit for the excursion to the island of Cabrera.
The east coast
The east coast of Mallorca is a popular sailing area, especially because of its many small bays. Here you can anchor well protected.
Skippers should take care to keep enough distance from the cliffs. The bays offer opportunities for swimming and snorkeling. Some of the most beautiful places can only be reached from the sea.
Among the attractions is the 766-hectare Parc natural de Mondragó. In the natural park there are hiking and biking trails where visitors can admire the rich flora and fauna.
A little further north is the bay of Portocolom. The place has preserved its originality and has a beach that has been awarded a blue flag.
In the hinterland rises the Puig de Sant Salvador, which offers a fantastic view. On the mountain there is a former monastery that existed since 1348. Even today it is a place of pilgrimage.
The east coast has many magnificent calas (bays) that skippers should have seen once. In Porto Cristo there is another marina.
Worth seeing are the Hams' Caves, which surprise underground with a botanical garden, a lake and colorful light shows. Sa Ferradura, is located just 15 minutes north of Porto Cristo. On the peninsula are the remains of the oldest fortress in Mallorca. It is over 3,000 years old.
Mallorca offers other sailing destinations. In the north, the wide bay of Alcudia dominates, where there is also a large marina. In addition to beautiful beaches and the numerous opportunities to stop for refreshments, a visit to the old town and the excavations of the Roman city of Pollentia should be part of the visit program.
To the west, Port de Sóller is one of the few protected places where sailors can find a mooring. The place is famous for the railroad line "Red Lightning". Sailing in the west is given a special charm by the backdrop of the rugged mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana.
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Surfing in Mallorca
Mallorca offers a number of attractive surfing spots along its 550 km of coastline. Water sports have enjoyed great popularity on the Balearic island for decades. In addition to windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing are also possible in some coves.
Wellness in Mallorca
A relaxing dip in the jacuzzi in the morning, a hot stone massage after lunch followed by beauty treatment for your face - this is what a perfect wellness day in Mallorca could look like.