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Mallorca, the Mediterranean way of life!

14 March 2019

Mallorca, the Mediterranean way of life!

Majorca is a true paradise for sea lovers, water sports, culture, gastronomy and of course the perfect place to practice scuba diving, but also to sail along the coast on board of a boat. The island is perfectly connected to most European capitals with several flights a day, and about 20 daily flights to the peninsula.

Depending on the season, Mallorca has various activities to do. During winter, professionals of cycling, golf, tennis, sailors among others come to train in the region. It is also the time of the year in which tourism becomes stronger and the escapes of rural tourism, gastronomy, hiking, and excursions to different places on the island are more relaxing and quiet, without crowds.

Aerial view of the coast along Llubi in Mallorca

During spring, summer and autumn, the island is in its greatest splendor. The activities related to the sea take on a greater dimension, from May to the beginning of November. The sailing season is the longest in the Mediterranean. The coast of Mallorca, with Ibiza less than 3 hours by boat, Menorca just an hour and a half, is an earthly dream for those passionate of sailing. The different landscapes, diversity and culture make Mallorca and by extension the Balearic Islands, a world-renowned tourist destination.

PALMA DE MALLORCA

The city of Palma, is the capital of the Balearic Islands. It is often referred to as “Little Barcelona.” The feeling is much like being in Barcelona, ​​but in a smaller space. Its cathedral, its cobblestone streets, its restaurants, the markets of Santa Catalina or El Olivar, the promenade transports you very easily to the Gothic quarter, Las Ramblas, Barceloneta or El Borne de Barcelona.

Cathedral in the city of Palma.

THE WEST – SIERRA DE LA TRAMONTANA

Belonging to the World Heritage of UNESCO, the Sierra de la Tramontana is a sight worth seeing, by land, sea or air. The perspectives offered by the sea are unique, with access to coves impossible access on foot, of spectacular beauty. By air, in a helicopter tour, its majesty will leave us breathless. By land, walkers encounter unique landscapes. By car, we will also have spectacular landscapes, and unforgettable sunsets, visiting Sóller, Deiá and Sa Calobra for example.

THE NORTH – ALCUDIA – POLLENSA

The north slope of the island, is basically a huge sandy area with small hidden coves almost deserted, even in the middle of summer. It is the wildest part of the island, and goes from Cala San Vicente to Colonia San Pedro, where we can visit Cabo Formentor, the ancient Arab city of Alcudia, among others, bordering 2 immense white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, with about 10 km long.

Winter becomes a paradise in Tramuntana for windsurfers and surfers alike.

EL ESTE – COSTA DE LEVANTE

The East is perhaps the slope where there is the highest concentration of coves and limestones, many of them inaccessible by foot, which lends itself to be very quiet because of the small influx of tourists.

The small village of Cala Ratjada, where we can get to Menorca by boat in just 90 minutes, Capdepera, Canyamel, and to Cala Marmols, are some of the countless coves and beaches that dot the coastline. The coast is populated by a huge green blanket of Mediterranean pine forest. The access to the beaches are not the easiest, so it is ideal to rent a motor boat for a few days.

A view of the coast in Mallorca from a sailboat

THE SOUTH – ARCHIPELAGO DE CABRERA and ES TRENC

Doubling Cabo Salinas, we enter the south coast of the island of Mallorca and reach the bay of Palma. Cabrera has been a protected nature reserve since 1991, which was inhabited by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Byzantines and Romans in antiquity and the 13th century was the port of Berber pirates. Later it was the prison of French soldiers who were taken as prisoners during the Spanish War of Independence.

Today, we can enjoy it as one of the safest natural harbors, with several points where you can dive and take beautiful walks around the island admiring its wild and captivating landscapes.

In front of Cabrera, on the coast of the island of Mallorca, is Es Trenc, an immense sandy area of ​​10 km and turquoise waters and white pine forests, in a protected environment. She is the twin sister of the beach of Illetas de Formentera.

THE SOUTH-WEST – CALA FIGUERA to ISLA DRAGONERA

Leaving Palma to the southernmost point where the Dragonera Island awaits us, the coast is full of beaches and hidden coves where you can only access on foot, and not always easily. Illetas, Portals, Palmanova, Portals Vells, the protected natural reserve of El Toro, and so on through Santa Ponsa, Camp de Mar, Andratx to Sant Elm. It is perhaps of the areas that more hidden coves hide. From Sant Elm, in front of Dragonera, the coast of the Tramontana begins towards the northwest.

A hidden cove in Dragonera Island in Palma de Mallorca

As an itinerary for a week of navigation, a perfect example would be the following:

  1. Day 1: Palma – Portals Vells (10 NM)
  2. Day 2: Portals Vells – Andratx (13.50 NM)
  3. Day 3: Port Andratx – Cabrera (38 NM)
  4. Day 4: Island of Cabrera – Es Carbó (11 mn)
  5. Day 5: Es Carbó – Sa Rápita (4 mn)
  6. Day 6: Sa Rápita – Cala Pi (6 mn)
  7. Day 7: Cala Pi – Palma (17.50mn)