Palma de Mallorca Yacht Charter Guide
Palma de Mallorca Yacht Charter Guide
Palma de Mallorca is often referred to as the ‘rising star of the Mediterranean’ as the sunny vibe shines through because of the marvellous views and lively hilltop villages dotted along the coast. This part of the Balaeric Islands provides everything you could desire from your yacht vacation, the island has special beaches, magical mountains, various activities and is super cheap for shopping! There is a perfect combination between contemporary and history, from the traditional churches and secret courtyards to a thriving city, Palma offers it all!
There is a friendly and warm Spanish vibe which floats throughout the town and is infectious, the summer hosts parties every evening. For those in search for more cultural experiences you are spoilt for choice with festivals and areas where the locals cling onto their roots. Escape to your happy place with a sangria in your hand and the sand between your toes to get a feel of the sought after island life, and don’t forget to siesta (it would be rude not too right!) Another great thing about Palma is the closeby gems which are also easily accessible by yacht, cruise over to Menorca or Ibiza and Formentera if you are looking for some vibrant nightlife!
Chartering in Palma
This lavish location is extremely diverse therefore we have a wide variety of sailing and motor yachts both bareboat and crewed. Palma is a fantastic base to begin your charter from with the yacht friendly infrastructure which is unrivalled by other Spanish locations. Whatever you’re looking for in terms of size and design take a look at our selection, and if you can’t find what you are looking for get in touch!
Palma boasts a wonderful climate, it is sunny basically all year round! May-October is dry and sunny, head to the beach and build your tans! From November-April starts of slightly cooler then the beach becomes deserted. This is still a great time to visit as the tourists have left and you will still catch the sun plus the livelihood of the towns. The wind is usually calm, the sailing conditions vary so for sail yachts you can get some great sailing in. For motor yachts if the wind is ever too much there is endless bays you can take shelter in.
What to see?
Cathedral (Le Seu)
This mystical and gothic cathedral attracts people for its incredible stained glass windows, when the sun is shining the beams of light shine through the tinted glass and the cathedral is filled with rainbow colours dancing across the high ceilings. The cathedral is well preserved and very ornate, the location is on the Palma sea front so if the noise and sun is too much here is an ideal place to have some thinking time and appreciate the tranquillity. Palma is renowned for having so much to do so here is a few things past guests have loved. With the beaches, mountains and towns there is nobody who cant find entertainment and enjoyment out of Palma.
Watersports: Palma is a truly fantastic spot to either learn a new hobby or improve or existing ones you have. With the array of beaches, bays and the plentiful breeze activities such as Kite Surfing, Wind Surfing and Paddle Boarding are extremely popular allowing you to engage in exciting sports as well as exploring the coastline. Whether you have instructors on board or nip to a local instructor school in Palma it is highly recommended!
Serra de Tramuntana
This ‘off the beaten track’, limestone mountain range covers the length of the northwest coast of the island. This jaw- dropping mountain boasts unimaginable views, the dramatic landscape boasts intense colours and is marvelled at by countless guests. There is various ways to enjoy the scenery, drive up the mountains if you are time pushed where you can enjoy the drive and views from the comfort of your vehicle (but mind the curvy roads!) It is also an unrivalled area to hike or cycle if you are feeling adventurous, the sense of achievement you get at the top will make the effort worth it!
Cala Torta is the typical postcard beach, where the water is the perfect shade of greeny-blue and the sand is soft and golden. Check out the beach club nearby for superb grilled fish and other delicious meals where you can suppress your hunger whilst gazing over the picturesque bay. There can be a breeze which makes it a great spot for anyone looking to do some water sports, as well as this the snorkelling here has been praised by many so go and explore the underwater paradise! It is not the easiest beach to get to by foot which is where your yacht comes in handy, as you can cruise straight to the beach no questions asked! See below for countless beautiful beach spots...
You will be picked up in Porto portals at around 12:00. Reception and accommodation (please let us know if you want to embark in the harbor, as a mooring will need to be booked the day before). Get familiar with your catamaran and crew before you sail 25 miles, more or less three hours from port portals to Playa de Trenc. This beach is perfect for water sports and is such a gorgeous beach with white sands and sparkling seas.
Enjoy the beach until 12:00, leave towards Cabrera, 15 miles. This is an idylic island where you may see dolphins chasing the boat! There is great snorkeling and there is a historical castle which overlooks the port.
Sail to Porto Petro, a perfect place for an evening stroll followed by dinner, which you can enjoy in the beautiful village.
Sail towards Porto Cristo. This is a traditional beach resort on the east coast of Majorca, a sweet island with emerald green sea and an idyllic beach. This small fishing town is quaint and oozes with Spanish charm.
Cala Ratjada is a fishing port surrounded by white fine sand beaches and secluded coves, there is various water activities to do and boasts an impressive nightlife in the summer. For traditional Spanish cuisine look no further than Reco D’es Moll who have been said to produce the most sought after tapas fishes! Alternatively, dine on board with your fabulous chef!
Today you can make the most of your sailing boat as the Captain takes you cruising around the islands at a relaxed pace, where you can point out hidden covers or bays that you fancy stopping for a dip. Have lunch on the deck of your catamaran with nobody to be seen or heard for miles, the tranquility of Palma will make you fall in love with it!
Sail to Cala Blava, it literally means ‘blue cove’ this rugged and underdeveloped cove is along the coast with cliffs towering above it. If you fancy trying some watersports along one of these bays is an ideal place to go!
Head back to Porto Portals and head home!
The food is inspired from ancestors and has trickled recipes down through generations to produce true Mediterranean food. Near the sea, the cafes and restaurants use local produce and are big on fish so the meal is simplistic but delicious and you will almost always lunch with a view! Head further into town and the dishes are generous portions and more creative, truly delving into the heart of Mallorca. Here are a few Michelin starred restaurants that stand out in Palma.
Es Molí d’en Bou
You will be taken on a gastronomic adventure with this fine dining Michelin star experience. Having just celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2015 it is clear that experience is rewarding as they continue to serve aesthetic and delicious food. Past guests have said ‘the combination of flavours that burst in your mouth is a wonderful sensation’, the personality and originality shines through in the cuisine, which is led by Tomeu Caldentey.
Simply Fosh: This is a clear favourite in Palma, and having recently just gained a Michelin star it is obvious the word is travelling that Simply Fosh is an incredible and worth dining experience. Based in a 17th century hotel the restaurant boasts modern and elegant surroundings, dine in the lovely courtyard whilst being looked after by the impeccable staff.
Our Palma de Mallorca Charter Yachts
Palma de Mallorca is a remarkable and unforgettable charter destination due to the diverse array of activities and scenery. Boatbookings have worked in this area for a long time and our expert brokers know the best boats in the area and can tailor choices and itineraries for you. Get in touch with us or have a look at our yachts, we look forward to hearing from you.