Mallorca in a Week
The largest Balearic Island is a beautiful place for a sailing holiday, with strong breezes and interesting coastal features, combined with dramatic calas and the gorgeous Cabrera National Park. Our relaxed itinerary shows off Mallorca at its absolute best.
Mallorca is enjoying a burgeoning reputation as a world-class yachting destination, and it’s easy to see why. It offers a little of everything; imposing cliffs of the west coast, sumptuous islands and national parks to the south, cute little bays (calas) to the east. Regular flights make getting there a doddle, and warm 10kt winds and guaranteed sunshine make it a very appealing sailing area.
- Day 1 - Arrival in Palma
- Day 2 - Palma to Camp del Mar - 18nm
- Day 3 - Camp del Mar to Cala Pi - 25nm
- Day 4 - Cala Pi to Porto Colom - 27nm
- Day 5 - Porto Colom to Cala Figuera - 9nm
- Day 6 - Cala Figuera to Cabrera National Park - 16nm
- Day 7 - Cabrera National Park to Palma - 27nm
- Total = 122nm
Mallorca in a Week
Arrive in Palma
Once you've flown in to Palma, you can check in to your yacht, and get familiar with your holiday surroundings, before heading out to explore the ancient cobbled streets and dramatic Gothic architecture that characterises the landscape. Wander the winding streets and grab some tapas in one of the city's many bars and restaurants.
Palma to Camp del Mar - 18nm
Head west out of Palma for a trip around the headland and away from the hustle and bustle of Palma and Magaluf for the relative peace of Camp Del Mar. Drop anchor in turquoise water, surrounded by mountains and a small rocky islet with a great restaurant.
Camp del Mar to Cala Pi - 25nm
Today, you’ll turn back to the east and reach across the south coast to the Cala Pi, a spectacular, fjord-like rocky creek where the pine forest goes down to the sea. The bay, carved into a sheer cliffs, is narrow and can be crowded during peak times. The bottom is sand and seagrass in 3-4m – take a line ashore.
Cala Pi to Porto Colom - 27nm
One of the longer sailing days, the next leg will take you north along the east coast to the village of Porto Colom. The natural harbour is well sheltered, with a scattering of mooring buoys on the left as you enter
Porto Colom to Cala Figuera - 9nm
A laid-back 9nm sail takes you from Porto Colom to the almost-untouched Cala Figuerara. Stop off for lunch and a swim at one of the many sandy beaches and calas along the way, from Cala Mondrago to Cala D’Or.
Lunch spots along the route include:
A well-sheltered natural harbour, with an adorable town and supermarket for provisioning. The seafood at Es Bergant is very good.
Stunning natural bay, with sandy but firm holding, well sheltered. The land behind the beach is a protected wetland, perfect for short walks.
Cala Figuera to Cabrera National Park - 16nm
Cross 16nm almost due south from Cala Figuera to the jaw-droppingly beautiful Cabrera National Park. An uninhabited island, Cabrera National Park is an almost untouched oasis just a stone’s throw away from Mallorca.
Rich in natural life as well as beauty, this is the perfect stop to get away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger islands.
On the way south, why not nip into the secluded Cala s’Almunia for a quick swim?
Cabrera National Park to Palma - 27nm
Time for one final sail back to base. On the way back to Palma, make sure to stop off at Sa Rapita for a last lingering lunch and a swim.
Home to one of the best beaches in the Balearics, Es Trenc, 2km of gorgeous white sand, Sa Rapita makes a brilliant place to stop over and soak up the best of Mallorca on the way back.