Brief Mallorca Boat Rental Guide
Mallorca is one of the top beach destinations in Spain and the Mediterranean. It is the largest of the Balearic Islands, the one that has the capital (Palma), and the one that is better connected with other European countries. Since it has a larger size than Menorca or Ibiza, it also has more diversity of landscapes, and mountains over 1,000 meters high in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. In addition to the inner beauty of the island, boat rentals in Mallorca allow you to discover a unique and special coastline with beaches and cliffs, and with the purest Mediterranean landscape.
What to do in Mallorca?
The island of Mallorca has several coastal towns and villages worth visiting. The capital, Palma de Mallorca, has many interesting places to visit. Among them, the old town and the Cathedral of Palma, that is really unique. The Bellver Castle, from the fourteenth century, is a few meters from the harbor. It is curious because of its circular shape. Pollença in the north, retains a very beautiful traditional architecture, making it truly different from Palma. Andratx, southwest, is one of the most visited towns and a good destination to explore the coast around. The island of Dragonera, declared a natural park where you can see many animal and plant species, is nearby.
Another recommendation when traveling to Mallorca is to visit some of the caves. Ones of the most spectacular and well-known are the Coves del Drach (Dragon Caves), which are located just 200 meters from the port of Manacor, making it very easy to access if you have chosen boat rentals in Mallorca. And finally, sailing is one of the best things to do in Mallorca. The island has over 500 kilometers of coastline, making it difficult to know them in a week if your boat is not big enough. But you can choose the area you prefer and take advantage of everything it has to offer. Undoubtedly, the eastern and southern coasts have many more beaches and coves, so going to these areas is probably the best option.
Mallorca has endless beaches where you can relax and enjoy the best of the Mediterranean. As usual in this part of Europe, there are some long and crowded beaches, with resorts and restaurants nearby, so there the fun and the lively environment are guaranteed. On the other hand there are small coves, some of them unsoiled, where you can relax and admire the clear and clean water. In addition, over 150 beaches on the island are enabled for mooring and you can approach them by sea, making them perfect if you count on your vacation with boat rentals in Mallorca.
Cala Formentor is a long, narrow beach located north of the city of Pollença. The sand is fine and really white, and the water is clean and turquoise. All this added to pine trees lining next to the sand creates a beautiful Mediterranean landscape. Facing the sand there is the small island of Formentor.
- Caló des Moro
It is located southeast of the island, near the town of Santanyí. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, but the strip of sand is quite small and tourists often have to put their towels on the rocks that surround it. That is why the best way to enjoy it is with a boat provided by boat rentals in Mallorca.
- Cala Varques
This is another one of the Balearic coves that you can enjoy thanks to boat rentals in Mallorca, since the access by land is complicated. It is located east of the island, near Portocristo. It consists of two sandy areas separated by large rocks. There are also several caves in the surrounding cliffs that create a unique and special landscape.
- Es Trenc
Es Trenc is a long beach south of Mallorca, between Sa Rapita and Colonia de Sant Jordi. Although you cannot get too close to the beach with the boat, it is highly recommendable to visit it. The sand is pure white and crystal clear waters give it a heavenly look.
What to eat in Mallorca?
In Mallorca you can enjoy the purest Mediterranean cuisine, as in the rest of Spain and the countries nearby. The main ingredients are meat, fish and vegetables, and of course olive oil. In addition, here there are some typical dishes and ingredients that give a special touch to the cuisine of the island.
The ensaimada is the most characteristic dish of the island. It is a soft, flat and round pastry, usually with a diameter of over 15 centimeters. On the other hand, the sobrasada is also one of the best known elaborations of Mallorca. It is an orange pork sausage, with a powerful flavor thanks to paprika. It can be eaten raw, fried or grilled, and goes with both savory and sweet dishes.
There are other traditional dishes that use the ingredients of the Mediterranean diet. One is the Tumbet, similar to the French Ratatouille. It is made with layers of vegetables, and it can be a vegetarian dish or it can be served with meat or fish. Coca de recapte vaguely reminds the pizza, and is a fine bread dough with vegetables. Finally, the frit is a typical dish made with fried meat and vegetables.
Weather and Navigation in Mallorca
- Boating season
The best months for sailing in Mallorca are May, June, July, August and September, coinciding with the boating season in the Mediterranean Sea. It is in these months when the weather is better, less rainy, and temperatures are warmer. However, these are also the months with more tourism, so it is advisable to book in advance if you decide to navigate and you have decided to choose boat rentals in Mallorca.
Mallorca temperatures correspond to the Mediterranean climate. Between November and April, the minimum values can drop below 10 degrees Celsius, and the maximum do not usually reach 20 degrees. But in the warmer months of the year temperatures are not usually below 20 degrees, and in summer they are near 30ºC.
In Mallorca rainfall they are short, especially in summer. In the months of June, July and August there are hardly any days of rain, something that makes this island perfect for sailing.
- Sea Temperature
The sea temperature in Mallorca is similar to the rest of the Mediterranean. In the winter and spring it is usually below 20 degrees Celsius. However, from June it easily exceeds 20°C, reaching 25ºC or 26ºC in August and September. These temperatures are ideal for sailing and swimming in the sea.
The main wind in Mallorca is Tramuntana, blowing from the north with a moderate force of between 10 and 15 knots. Usually during the day in summer it blows a gentle breeze. In mid-August there can be some storms.
How to get in Mallorca
- By Plane
The fastest and easiest way to get to Mallorca is by plane. The airport of Palma de Mallorca (PMI) receives flights from major European cities in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, ... and many Spanish cities. Furthermore, in summer the offer is increased and many more seasonal flights appear. In addition to European airports, you can also fly to Mallorca from Algeria.
- By Boat
The boat is also a good way to get to Mallorca if you depart from a Spanish coastal town. There are ferries that connect the island to Barcelona, Valencia and Denia, and also the ones that connect it to the other Balearic Islands (Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera). Also, if you have a large rental boat or yacht, you can get in Mallorca from Menorca or Ibiza, or from the Spanish mainland coast.