Sailing from Palma de Mallorca – How do you get there?
Among other reasons, the Majorca yacht charter is very popular due to the easy access to its international airport from all major European destinations. There are hundreds of daily trips to come during the summer, making it a true hub for seasoned sailors and yachts from all over the world. In addition, the airport is located just 9 km from the capital, Palma, as residents simply know it.
Its preferred location in the western Mediterranean places this magnificent island and the surrounding Balearic in the immediate vicinity of the Spanish mainland and the coastal cities of Barcelona, Valencia and Dunia. Sailors often use Palma as a break point when crossing the Mediterranean. The area is a great yacht charter ground due to the diversity of the various islands that make up the Balearic Islands. Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca can be reached in just one day to sail. However, each of them offers something completely different in terms of culture, landscape and atmosphere.
Which moorings on and around Palma de Mallorca are there for motor or sailing yacht charter?
There are some new established moorings and some new maidens to choose from for your Majorca yacht charter. The yacht ports of Palma itself offer a lot of luxury and floating charter, while the exclusive moorings of Puerto Portals, Port Adriano and Puerto Andratx are well suited to charter luxury boats in Majorca. In Palma there are Club de Mar, La Longa Marina Charter, Real Club Nautico and Marina Navira Baller. Much charter today, especially for yachts, is available here. It is also very nice for the `Muelle Viejo` to be newly redesigned next to the impressive cathedral. There are some great new restaurants that bring you some fast food. You can then sit on your deck for dinner, enjoy the enchanting view of the illuminated cathedral and feel the vibrant center of the city. Puerto Portals is only a 10-minute drive away, and it has long been famous as a major port for renting Majorca yachts. If you sit in a `Flannagans` restaurant, for example, you may even be table neighbors with the likes of the King of Spain or Rafael Nadal. And Adriano’s port (about 20 minutes’ drive from the city center) with its sophisticated design by Philippe Starck is a true super yacht harbor with a touch of discreet elegance, but an undeniable beauty.
What can Palma de Mallorca offer to sail after childbirth?
Now you may have come here to spend sailing holidays, but there is another way to do it if you only know where and when … No day passes in Palma as there is no type of party or event. From January to December, there is always something going on here. If you haven’t attended yet, seeing the three kings arrive at the harbor on Spanish Christmas Day, January 6, is a sight to watch. And at the end of January, there is a whole week of celebrations called San Sebastian. Many life teams play in the streets, you can `run with demons` or join the massive barbecue at the weekend. In summer, you can choose your choice of boat races: whether it is a luxury yacht cup in June, Princessa del Rey in July or Copa del Rey in August.
Downtown Palma is wonderful to look at, just as in the old quarter. You will find that the overall architecture is a mixture of sophisticated oriental style and majestic western style. The famous Palma Cathedral, which is often referred to as “La Seo” is second to none in the world. It should also be the impressive Castell de Bellver overlooking Palma and boasting some incredible views of the entire bay.
Aside from seeing the abundant sights, savoring local specialties such as the famous Sobrasada sausage or the famous `lomo´ (ham) with some Mallorquin wine is pure pleasure.
Shopping facilities for souvenirs or willing to rent yachts in Palma de Mallorca are plentiful. Just head to El Corte Ingles supermarket (they also have a delicacy canned food section) or the Porto Pi shopping center located near Club de Mar. You can buy a lot of fresh produce in the centrally located Santa Catalina Market during the morning. In the old city and downtown, there is an endless array of boutiques and great shops to choose from.
The nightlife is wonderful. You just need to go down to the water towards the park known as Paseo Maritimo. There you will find the best clubs, bars and terraces, all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, all full of happy yacht charter visitors.
What are the best day trips from Palma de Mallorca?
Of course Palma is located in the heart of Majorca, but it’s not all there … By car you can take many excursions and head to the wonderful Tramuntana mountain range and visit some very charming little villages there. Deia, Valdemossa or Puerto de Soller are just a few names to remember. There is a very nice train, over 100 years old that runs from Palma to Soller and from there you can catch the attractive tram to the port. A proposed water trip will embark on a guided tour to Cabrera Island, which is also a nature reserve. On the way they will tell you a lot about the interesting history as well as the animals and plants in this place. Go swimming in caves with clear water and enjoy the sunshine of the Mediterranean. Renting a daily yacht, probably on a motor yacht from Palma, would be another option to go there. A charter yacht boat can accommodate up to 6 to 8 people and you will get a captain to take you to the island, where you can dive or dive and enjoy the underwater world underwater.