Discovery tour Mallorca
Itinerary Discovery tour Mallorca
DAY 1 FROM PALMA TO SA RÁPITA (25 NAUTICAL MILES)
Your discovery tour starts in the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. The metropolis offers a choice of breakfast in one of the many restaurants and stocking up on supplies in the supermarket before you start your real journey of discovery. It is always worth taking a stroll through Palma. After all, the city offers a variety of sights, such as the Palma Cathedral Le Seu or the Palma Aquarium, which is not only interesting for children. Once underway, you will sail along the cliffs and can make a detour to some of the many anchorages to enjoy the scenery or go snorkelling.
Arrived in Sa Rápita you can decide: Relax on the sheltered natural beach of Es Trenc or head for one of the many restaurants and bars just a few metres away. We recommend the restaurant S’Oratge. The friendly, multilingual staff will welcome you with pleasure and the menu offers a selection of creative dishes. For those who haven’t already stocked up in Palma, Sa Rápita offers the opportunity to visit the local mini-supermarket.
DAY 2 FROM SA RÁPITA TO PORTOCOLOM (25 NAUTICAL MILES)
After a hearty breakfast at one of the local restaurants, your trip continues to Portocolom. There is always enough time for a short stopover at Cala Mondragó. It is one of the most famous bays on the east coast and offers its visitors what is probably the most beautiful sea blue on the island, a picturesque setting that invites you to relax. The Sa Font de n’Alis restaurant offers the opportunity to enjoy a snack before continuing on to Portocolom.
Once arrived in the medium-sized marina “Club Nautico Porto Colom”, you will find a wide selection of restaurants and bars in the harbour street. A visual highlight are the many colourful boathouses, which are located in the south-western part of the bay. We recommend the Sa Llotja restaurant, which prepares delicious upmarket Mallorcan menus using fresh ingredients (For reservations and enquiries, call +34 971 825165 or visit www.restaurantsallotjaportocolom.com).
DAY 3 FROM PORTOCOLOM TO PORTO CRISTO (10 NAUTICAL MILES)
You will start the third day of the discovery tour with a hearty breakfast and can then make your way at your leisure to the many beautiful bays of the island that you will encounter on the route to Porto Cristo. These include the picturesque bay of Cala Barcas. The turquoise waters of the bay captivate visitors. On the north side, the cliffs stretch out with the well-known landmark of Cala Barcas: the rock arch. Take time to relax in the water and enjoy the scenic landscape before continuing on. Nearby is Cala Falcó, with a small but charming cove, a wonderful sandy beach, clear waters and shaded sunbathing areas.
Once you have arrived in Porto Cristo, you can indulge in the charm of the harbour town. The fjord-like surrounding cliffs also offer good shelter and plenty of moorings, so dinner can be enjoyed in the local restaurants. The restaurant Roland, for example, offers international market cuisine with seasonal ingredients and a wonderful ambience where you can enjoy the end of the day.
DAY 4 FROM PORTO CRISTO TO CALA FIGUERA (15 NAUTICAL MILES)
We highly recommend booking your berth early due to the limited number of anchorage possibilities. Once you have reached Cala Figuera, you will find a wonderful scenery with plenty of fishermen’s boats, which highlight the special flair of the bay. Make sure to visit the old part of the harbour in order to capture the once so relaxed atmosphere of the old fisherman’s village. Take your time to observe the fishermen with their catch, nets and boats at one of plenty bars, while sipping on a cold beer. In the evening, you can check out a local restaurant with direct sea view that gives you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sunset, while eating the freshest caught fish of the island, before you continue your next stage of the trip.
DAY 5 FROM CALA FIGUERA TO CABRERA (15 NAUTICAL MILES)
The next 15 nautical miles are dotted with a variety of bays that are worth a stopover. These include Cala Santanyi and Cala Llombards. Also, Cala Caragol is not to be missed. The somewhat secluded beach of Es Caragol is enclosed by nature and, with its calm waters, offers an ideal destination to relax and dip your toes in the warm sandy beach.
As anchoring is only possible at buoys in Cabrera, you should make reservations early (http://www.reservasparquesnacionales.es/).
DAY 6 FROM CABRERA TO PALMA (30 NAUTICAL MILES)
The last day of your discovery tour has started. The choice is yours after a nice breakfast on board: Either head for the coves and beaches of Colonia Sant Jordi or the forest-enclosed rocky gorge of Cala Pi in the south of the island. The bright and well-kept sandy beach offers fantastic water conditions for swimming or snorkelling. A small chiringuito on the spot offers the opportunity to have another snack or to relax with a cocktail.
In the evening you arrive at the home port of Palma. After our team has taken delivery of the yacht, you can enjoy a final dinner in one of the many trendy restaurants. Lean back, take a look at all of the photos you have taken en route and reminisce about your amazing discovery trip.