Sailing and boating on Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest island in Spain, that attracts every year thousands of sailors to the region.
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Mallorca is a Spanish island in the western Mediterrean sea, approximately 130 miles south of Barcelona and 150 miles of Valencia. Majorca generally has a hilly landscape and it also has two mountain region. The highest peek on Mallorca is Puig Major with 1,445 m. The cultural landscape of its mountain region (Serra de Tramuntana) is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Sailing weather and regattas on Mallorca
Mallorca has a special summer maritime seabreeze, called Embat. The breeze is formed locally so the daily temperature in summer are not really harsh on the coast although Embat live things up in the sea. The wind conditions are ideal for beginner sailors to learn the basics of sailing in a relatively safe environment.
Every year the Superyacht Cup Palma engage thousans of yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who wish to participate the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe.
Sailing in Mallorca
If you want to spend your sailing holiday in the Balearics, Mallorca is an excellent choice. In the ports there are exceptional yacht support in the summer and they offer several wintering possibilities, too. The sailing season starts in late May until late September, the peak season is among mid July to the end of August. Since in Mallorca there is a large sailing community, all kind of berths are available around the island (from small fishing boats to luxury yacths). After all, there is a high demand for berths each year, the prices of buying/hiring a berth in Mallorca move up by 7-15 % annualy.
Major Ports of Mallorca
Here are some of the biggest ports of the region we recommend visiting.
Marina Port De Mallorca
Well protected from winds and storms it offers a great security to visitors. It is located 10 miles away from the international airport and only 2 miles from the Port of Palma. It is directly situated on the Paseo Maritimo and therefore allows pedestrian accessibility to the downtown.
The well protected, well equipped, big Alcudiamar is located in the blue waters of the Bay of Alcudia, between Cap de Pinar and Cap de Farrutx, from 37 miles away from Palma Airport, stretching along the northern part of the island. Besides offering a wide range of services of the highest quality, it is also known as one of the most touristical and sporty port of Mallorca, offering absolute calmness. Ferry service is available to Ciutadella de Menorca from the Port of Alcudia in 2 min walking distance to the east. Many restaurants are nearby.
Club De Mar
This big marina is located on the promenade of Palma de Mallorca. The club has a complete service area ranging from boutiques, restaurants, marine store, repair shop, meeting room, game, bar, swimming pool, kids club and everything you need to make your stay pleasant. The club has been operating for some 23 years, and has earned the Blue Flag. The marina is located just opposite the main port entrance and it’s also just 10 minutes away from the busy downtown area to the north. Boat lenght accepted up to 350m.
Club Nautic S’Arenal
The huge, well equipped Club is a perfect starting point to navigate to hidden coves and to beautiful marine reserves in the Bay of Palma. It is located next to a popular touristic place, and a sandy beach. The club has a swimming pool and other watersport opportunities in its vinicity. Be careful when entering, a few red buoys indicate the limit on the left part, while entering the channel. Many restaurants are in walking distance along the beach promenade to the north.
Tourist attractions in Mallorca
- Catedral de Mallorca (La Seo): the glorious castle of the city overlooks the city of Palma and the town’s Old Harbour. The builind of this historic sand fortess dates back to the 13th century and it has not been finished since the 17th century.
- Puerto Portals: this breathtaking seaside resort lies in the Southwest Coast of Mallorca. Puerto Portal is the favourite destination of the Spanish royal family among other trendy celebrities.
- Petra: this beautiful, quiet country town is listed as a Property of Cultural Interest. Friar Junipero went to school to the local convent and the town has two other museums that illustrates the life and work of the missionary.
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