Bearing the title (and honor) of being yacht charter Spain largest island, Mallorca is also part of the famous group of islands called the Balearics, not to mention one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, with serious sailing potential due to the large numbers of resorts, beaches and marinas.
Why is it worth it
Along with Ibiza and Formentera, yacht charter Mallorca island makes up the Balearic archipelago and its name literally translates to “larger island”. Maybe maily because of its size, Mallorca is the top attraction of the Balearics, though lately Ibiza and Formentera are also catching up thanks to promoting tourism for a younger demographic.
It’s worth visiting because it’s home to some of the biggest cities in this part of the Mediterranean like Palma de Mallorca, Ca’n Pastilla, Cala d’Or, El Arenal, Porto Colom, Puerto de Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Puerto Portals. As you can tell, most of them have the word “port” in their name which should offer you an idea of the importance of sailing in the region.
Where to hang out
Palma is definitely the best place to start your trip and hang out for a few days in order to get a feel for the local vibe. There is an international airport which is the main aerial transport hub for the whole archipelago, bringing tourists to yacht charter Balearic islands from all corners of the world. It’s also the city with the most impressive cultural life and with the most accommodation facilities.
Another hotspot for yacht charter sailors on the island are either of the two bays, Badia de Pollenca and Badia d’Alcudia, on the northern shore of the island. The southern part, which is also lower is home to Palma and several other smaller resorts along the coast which form a long, continuous line of mooring spots in either direction.
It’s been referred to numerous times as the best place for beginner yacht charter skippers, and many actually come here, to yacht charter Mallorca, to learn the basiscs of sailing. The reason it’s such a skipper-friendly place is its low, generally predictable winds during the summer months (in the off-season there are frequent storms), the relatively easy-to-approach coastline from most directions, as well as a large number of sailing schools.
So if you’re looking for a place to learn the basics of sailing, look no further than the ever-sunny and ever-pleasant yacht charter Mallorca island. If in doubt, you can always take your boat to the neighboring island of Ibiza, the place that never sleeps and have a night of wild parties. If not, you can sail to the less noisy and adventurous Formentera, which will offer a more authentic experience.
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