Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and a hugely rewarding sailing area. Before setting sail from Palma, explore the enchanting medieval architecture of the capital and see the La Seu Cathedral. There will also be lots of opportunities to sample local cuisine and get in the holiday mood.
The first stop, Port d’Andratx, is a glamorous Mallorcan town popular with film stars and celebrities whose villas are nestled amongst the hills. Port de Sóller is another port town with a good swimming beach and relaxed cafes and shops along the waterfront. The Cap de Formentor peninsular on the way to Pollensa has the most dramatic scenery on the island, and one can anchor at Cala Formentor and Cala Pi. Port de Pollensa is home to a famous yacht club and many anchorages can be found near the harbour. There is an elegant promenade, and from the port it is possible to reach the old village of Pollensa which is an interesting cultural site. Cala Ratjada and Cala Figuera are both convenient anchorages, and Cala Figuera is a particularly picturesque fishing village. Before returning to Palma, sail to the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park. Cruising is restricted here to protect the natural wildlife, and boats can only anchor in Puerto de Cabrera on Cabrera Island. It is also necessary to obtain a permit before visiting, but definately worth the trouble - as the islands are completely secluded and unspoiled.
Important for sailors: The sailing season in Mallorca runs from May to September. Despite the sunshine, the winds in this area are difficult to predict. They generally blow at 2-4 Bft, but the Mistral and the Tramontana can occur and cause difficult conditions. We recommend the route to experienced sailors.
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