Popular for a reason: a sailing trip around Mallorca

For many people in Europe, Mallorca is one of the top holiday destinations. The Spanish island in the Mediterranean is popular with boat owners and charterers for good reason. We give you a brief overview of the most important stops around the island and reveal a few tips. Ideal if you are planning your next sailing trip to Mallorca.

Some important information in advance

If you want to travel by yacht on the Balearic Islands, you need an official recreational craft licence and an SRC marine radio certificate. Please inform yourself about the current local regulations before travelling!

Especially during the high season, it is advisable to book moorings in the harbours in good time. This can usually be done directly via the respective website or by e-mail to the harbour operator. Please note that the details of all persons on board are required when booking. It is best to create a list of the crew members including their ID numbers - this is the quickest way to make a booking. There are also over 80 anchorages around the island, which are ideal for an overnight stay or as a day destination.

Charming places in the south and west

If you head south away from the bustling capital, you will reach the tranquil town of Sol de Mallorca with its harbour and moorings. The water here is turquoise and the bathing bays are not too crowded. Sol de Mallorca is particularly scenic. If you want more action, you should sail on to Santa Ponca, where numerous restaurants, bars, sandy bays and a climbing garden are waiting to be discovered. Ideal for families!

The uninhabited island of "Sa Dragonera" is also worth a detour. Here it is worth taking a hike through unspoilt nature to one of the viewpoints with uninterrupted views of the coast of the main island.
A few nautical miles along the east coast, you can marvel at the unique panorama of the Sierra de Tramuntana from the water. The towns of Valdemossa and the artists' village of Deià are nestled in this mountain range. It is best to plan a day trip for this.

Tips for the north and east of Mallorca

Continuing northwards, you finally reach Cap Formentor, which also offers a breathtaking panorama from the water with its lighthouse. There are several bays along the coast where you can snorkel and splash around undisturbed. The next larger town with a large sandy beach is Pollenca. With up to 980 moorings for motorboats and sailing boats up to 15 metres in length, there is plenty of space here.

One bay further on are the towns of Alcúdia and Can Picafort. Both harbours offer you the opportunity to refuel and plenty of moorings. In the towns themselves you will find numerous restaurants, bars and the beach promenade is a wonderful place to stroll.
If you leave the north of the island behind and sail along the east coast, there are many small bays to discover that are only accessible from the seaward side and are therefore quiet and largely unspoilt.

In small bays, you should always make sure to keep enough distance from the cliffs. The east side of Mallorca is ideal for varied sailing trips. A special tip lies about 5 nautical miles off the coast. The Cabrera archipelago was a military area for a long time and is therefore uninhabited. For this reason, however, it offers interesting flora and fauna.

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