Why Mallorca?

A bay in MallorcaSun, sand and surf make Mallorca a fabulous yachting destination. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, off the coast of Spain, and is a hotspot for charter guests seeking an unforgettable Mediterranean vacation. When you take a yacht charter to Mallorca, you can also island hop to Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Mallorca enjoys a year-round, dry and sunny climate that offers pleasant temperatures averaging 67°F in April and about 88°F in July & August. Those looking to get the most out of their Mallorca yacht charter, should visit between May and September when the days are warm, and the evenings are just warm enough to make nighttime outings very pleasant and comfortable.

The capital city of Palma is the yachting hub of Mallorca as well the Balearics and one of the major harbors of the Mediterranean, just 50 miles off the eastern coast of Spain. The Port of Palma is so large, that it is divided into several marinas offering moorings for various types of boats. Though there are many popular coves, anchorages, and small marinas around the island, it is in Palma, and in the larger Bahia de Palma, that most of the berthing facilities and the highest concentration of yachts can be found.

Spread over miles of open water, the Balearic Islands offer an adventurous blue water sailing holiday for everyone. Oceanic island hopping, open water and coastal sailing all can be enjoyed in the Balearic Sea. Anchor in a cove or beach and enjoy time to swim, snorkel, kayak, or if you prefer, just relax and lie on the deck of your chartered yacht to catch some rays.

Most tourists who vacation in Mallorca spend their time away from the island’s center, enjoying its more than 340 miles of coastline and the many gorgeous beaches that along it. Once the sun sets, though, visitors usually head inland to enjoy fabulous restaurants and wine bars or dance the night away at any one of the Mallorca’s many nightclubs.

Where are the best beaches in Mallorca? It’s hotly debated, but the favorite among beach-savvy travelers is Playa d’es Trenc, near the fishing port of Colonia de Sant Jordi – a 3km-stretch of pristine coast that ranks among Mallorca’s finest. Another spot, Sa Calobra – is completely different to any other beach on Mallorca island. At this spot, the Tramuntana Mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea and the result is the breathtaking cliffs and beach. Accessible via one of the most spectacular roads you are ever likely to drive or an equally spectacular five-hour hike through the Torrente de Pareis. A tip: Sa Calobra has one beach but there is another hidden beach in front of the small village within La Calobra Bay!

Besides the beautiful beaches, there are many things to see inland as well. This is island of rich history, amazing landscapes covered with olive and almond trees, varied wildlife and great culinary experiences. In particular, there are a number of must-see sights and onshore activities worth doing. Pay a visit to the Golden mile of Palma for some fine dining and designer fashion shopping, taste the premier Mallorca gin at a local distillery, hike your way through Cabrera National Park, take a guided tour of the illuminated caves of Drach in Porto Cristo, and of course indulge in the world-famous paella.

On Mallorca, it seems the dance clubs start moving even during the day! Nikki Beach is a venue where can eat, drink, swim and dance all day. This cool beach club in Magaluf in the southwest of the island is one of the most fashionable places to hang out in Majorca. Varadero, with a terrace right on the sea, is one of those places that is open all day and half the night, and is good for drinks, tapas and snacks. On weekends the vibe gets more clubby as the night goes on. In Mallorca, one also must stop by Tim’s Bar. Tim’s Bar is a bit of an institution in Port d’Andratx. It conveniently lies directly by the harbor and people come here to drink a glass of wine and indulge in tapas while watching the yachts and fishing boats.

Getting to Mallorca is rather simple, as most charter flights arrive at Palma airport. Thanks to its popularity as a summer holiday destination, plenty of flights arrive at Palma airport, while connecting flights also exist to other cities in Spain, like Barcelona and Valencia. One thing to know before planning is that the island’s native tongue is actually the regional variation of Catalan (called Mallorquin), and not Spanish as many expect. However, if you speak Spanish, English or German you will surely be understood by anyone working in the Mallorca tourism industry!

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