Sailing tip – Mallorca | Boataround Blog

With a long coastline filled with beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, enchanting coves, and charismatic coastal towns with amazing cuisine, a trip around the Mallorca island is arguably as good as a Mediterranean sailing holiday can get. Keep reading and check out our sailing itinerary for this week.

Sailing itinerary for Mallorca

Day 1: Palma de Mallorca – Sailing route Palma de Mallorca-Porto Cristo:  +/- 22,4nm
Day 2: Porto Cristo – Sailing route Porto Cristo-Cala d´Or: +/- 19,3nm
Day 3: Cala d´Or – Sailing route Cala d´Or-Pollenca: +/- 47,3nm
Day 4: Pollenca – Sailing route Pollenca-Cala Ratjada: +/- 37nm
Day 5: Cala Ratjada  – Sailing route Cala Ratjada-Port de Soller: +/- 28,1nm
Day 6: Port de Soller  – Sailing route Port de Soller-Palma de Mallorca: +/- 19nm

Total distance: +/- 173,1 nautical miles

Day One: Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Most desired beaches 
    Some popular beaches in Palma de Mallorca include Illetas, Playa de Palma, El Arenal (a Blue Flag beach), and El Mago (nudist beach). The lovely beach of Portixol, which is located 3km away from Palma city center, is a great location for those seeking a smaller, more tranquil atmosphere away from the buzzing city life. Boaters can also head to Cala Pi or Cala Blava for a nice day by a beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by arrays of pine trees and stunning rock formations.
  • What not to miss: 
    La Seu (or Palma Cathedral) and the 14th-century hilltop Castel de Bellver (or Beiver Castle) are definitely worth checking, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city and makes a perfect backdrop for snapping some original vacation photos. Bellver Castle is also the only circular castle in Spain and one of the few that exists in Europe. Es Baluard Museum of Modern Contemporary Art is one of Palma’s most important museums, offering a permanent collection of neoclassical, abstract, and modernist artworks from CézanneGauguinPicassoMiró, etc. Or just take a walk along the narrow cobbled streets of Palma’s old town and get lost in time with its majestic 300-year-old Placa Major, the 600-year-old town hall of Placa de Cort, and many other charming squares and churches. Also, don’t miss out the busy Olivar market for the freshest fruit, vegetables, and seafood.
  • Berthing:  
    There are 6 marinas and yacht clubs within the Port of Palma. Marina Port de Mallorca has 200 berths for yachts up to 50 meters in length, offers 24/7 security and a wide range of services as well as many restaurants, gyms, supermarkets, etc. Other berthing options include Club de Mar (large private marina), Marina Palma (70 moorings, max length of 60 meters), Real Club Nautico, Marina Moll Vell, and Marina Pantalan del Mediterraneo (specialized in superyachts).

Day Two: Porto Cristo

Porto Cristo, Mallorca, Spain
  • Most desired beaches
    Cala Anguila is an excellent destination for snorkeling. The beach is 50 meters long with soft white sand and crystal clear water, with natural limestone cliffs that create a secluded environment. Similar to its name, Cala Romantica is a picturesque beach with golden fine sand and turquoise water. The beach is around 160 meters in length with a shallow water bed, which makes it a great option for a family with kids. Otherwise, you can come to Cala Mendia or Cala Millow, both of which are a small holiday resort with a long sandy beach and a wide variety of services.
  • What not to miss
    One of the most beautiful buildings in Porto Cristo is Mare de Deu del Carme, an old church named after the patron saint of seafarers. The mermaid statue in Calle Ses San Jorge and ancient watchtower of Torre des Falcons are also worth checking during your trip in Porto Cristo. Torre des Falcons was built in 1577 above a hidden cave, which offers an amazing landscape view of the whole area. Aside from the historical attractions, Porto Cristo is most famous for the illustrious cave systems of Cuevas del Drach and Cuevas del Hams. These cave systems are more than 5.3 million years old and offer visitors a stunning experience. Within the caves, you can also find Lake Martel, which is one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
  • Berthing  
    Nautico de Porto Cristo has  220 moorings, 33 of which are for visiting yachts, and 55 berthings. The marina also offers a wide range of services including laundry, fuel berth, repairs, restaurants, bar, and taxi. You can also come to Port Authority Quay, which offers 33 guest moorings and 50 berthings.

Day Three: Cala d´Or

  • Most beautiful beaches 
    The two biggest beaches in Cala D’or are Cala Grand and Cala Ferrera, which are around 40 meters in length and 100 meters deep. Both beaches offer a great number of parasols, dedalos, sunbed and other services. Cala Varques is a less popular beach, with 90 meters of golden sandy stretch, which is perfect for a quick getaway from the touristy scene in the town. However, there are no facilities available on the beach, so make sure to bring your own supplies. Some other nice beaches that we think you’d enjoy are Cala Serena on the northern part of Cala d’Or and Cala Esmeralda.
  • What not to miss 
    We highly recommend a trip to Mondrago Natural Park, where you can have a real “back to nature” experience and spend time on two gorgeous beaches namely S’Aramadoe and Cala Mondrago with soft white sand and turquoise sea. The 18th-century historic fort of Es Forti, with its cannons and loopholes, is a protected cultural heritage site of the Balearic islands, where you can not only learn about history but also enjoy Mallorca’s rugged coastal landscape. Or take a short hike to Randa mountain, where you can visit Castell de Santueri, an ancient fortification dates back to the 13th century. This ruin is located 423 meters above sea level, which offers a breathtaking view of the area.
  • Berthing  
    Situated in Cala Llonga, Marina Cala d’Or is a well-protected natural bay. The marina is well-equipped with 563 moorings and many luxuries, exclusive shops, bars, restaurants that offer a great variety of different cuisines.

Day Four: Pollenca

  • Most beautiful beaches 
    Located around 6 kilometers south of Pollenca, Platja del Puerto de Pollensa is the main beach of the region. The beach is blessed with 1.5-kilometer-long bright, soft sand and sparkling, shallow sea bed, along with a great variety of services for tourists. Other lovely sandy beaches in the region include Cala Culerassa, Platja d’Albercuix, Cala Barques, and Cala Molin. If you prefer pebble beaches, check out Cal Boquer, Cala Carbo, and Cala Estreme for the best experience.
  • What not to miss
    The ancient Roman bridge of Pont Romà and 18th-century Mare de Deu dels Angels church with its famous rose windows is some of the top historical highlights in Pollenca. The 15th-century Convent and Cloister of Sant Domingo is another beautiful landmark that can guarantee to take your breath away. This is also the hosting place of Pollenca’s annual Classical Music Festival, which often held in July and August, and the annual Wine Fair at the end of April. Also, don’t miss out the Via Crucis (or Way of the Cross), which is a 365-step-stairway lined with cypress trees that goes from the old town of Pollenca to the top of El Calvari hill. You are guaranteed a stunning view over Pollenca after this trip 😉
  • Berthing
    Port de Pollenca is a medium-sized port that offers mooring service for approximately 661 boats and yachts up to 25 meters in length. The marina also has a great variety of services including showers, medical, waste collection, and repairs. Another berthing option is Club Náutica, which offers 375 moorings for boats and yachts up to 25 meters in length, out of which 75 spots are for visitors.

Day Five: Cala Ratjada

  • Most beautiful beaches
    Son Moll is the largest and most well-known beach in Cala Ratjada. The beach is 150 meters long and 50 meters wide with white soft sand and crystal blue water. Or head a bit up north from Son Moll and you’ll find Cala Agulla, the famous Blue Flag beach that can provide the best condition for a perfect summer holiday. Other worth-mentioning places include Sa Font cove, the lovely bay of Cala Gat and the secluded pebble beach of Sa Pedruscada.
  • Berthing
    There are two berthing options in Cala Ratjada. Port de Cala Ratjada offers 70 berths for boats and yachts up to 15 meters in length and a great variety of local restaurants, bars, and night club. Otherwise, you can head to Club Nautico Cala Ratjada, which offers 130 berthings for boats and yachts up to 10 meters in length, with connections for electricity and water available.

Day Six: Port de Soller

  • Most desired beaches 
    Owing to its location, Port de Soller is one of a few places that offer sandy beaches on the northwestern coast of Mallorca. Es Traves is the closest and longest beach to the port. It offers around 300 meters long of fine-grain sand and beautiful blue sea. The other beach, Playa d’en Repic, is calmer yet relatively deeper. It stretches around 250 meters in length and 20 meters in depth. Surrounded by the Tramuntana range, which has UNESCO World Heritage status for its physical and cultural importance, both beaches offer some of the best scenery on the island of Mallorca.
  • What not to miss
    The church of Sant Ramon de Penyafort and Santa Caterina quarter are two most important historical monuments in the town of Sóller, where you can learn a bit about the French and Portuguese influences on the region. For those who are into a bit of adventure, take a short hike to the northeast and you’ll find Torre Picada, which is a 17th-century watchtower that was once part of the island’s defense system. Otherwise, take a nice walk around the main square of Sóller, Plaza de la Constitución, and enjoy the charming beauty of its narrow lanes and little cafes along the way.
  • Berthing
    Port de Soller offers approximately 465 berthings for boats and yachts up to 15 meters in length. Along with that, there are also a wide variety of services for boaters, such as connections to water and electricity, workshop, sewage collection, and gas station. The port also has ramp access for those traveling with light boats using trailers.

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