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Balearic Islands: many efficient ports in charming places

– 29 November 2023 – Boat holidays

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Balearic Islands: many efficient ports in charming places

For all those sailors in the Mediterranean, there is no need to go to the other side of the world to admire breathtaking landscapes aboard a boat and find efficient services for safe mooring. Right in the heart of the ‘Mare Nostrum,’ you can find the Balearic Islands, not only easily reachable with a few days of sailing or a few hours by plane but also rich in enchanting beaches with crystal-clear waters and hidden bays to explore, making the archipelago a paradise for sailors.

In addition to bays and shelters along the coast that delight cruisers, the Balearics also offer many ports and marinas where sailors can find a secure mooring, efficient services and plenty of opportunities to visit cities and seaside villages. Let’s see then what is available in terms of tourist ports and marinas for those who choose to spend a sailing cruise in this captivating part of Spain.


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Ibiza, the island of fun is also rich in nature

Looking beyond its famous nightlife and party atmosphere, Ibiza has a wealth of superb natural beauty waiting to be explored. Among the top tourist attractions in Ibiza, also known as ‘Eivissa’ in Catalan, is the historic Dalt Vila district that is worth a leisurely stroll. Surrounded by a wall dating back to the 16th century, you can get lost in the characteristic streets of this area, which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also, worth visiting is the Cathedral of Santa Maria de las Nieves, or you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city by climbing the bastion of Santa Llúcia.

Near the city of Ibiza, there are two other significant centers, Sant Antoni de Portmany and Santa Eulària des Riu, equally interesting places that will allow you to learn a bit more about this extraordinary island.

If, instead, you prefer to fully immerse yourself in nature, you can set sail to the east of the island in search of the magnificent Es Vedra or the Ses Salines National Park. Stretching south towards the nearby Formentera, this park boasts exceptional views and landscapes. Drop anchor and spend some time in its quieter bays and you won’t regret it.

Where to moor in Ibiza

A stop with the boat in Ibiza can be made at Ibiza Marina, the largest tourist port on the island located in Sant Antoni de Portmany and officially called ‘Portus Magnus.’ Here, you will find all essential services such as water, electricity, fuel supply, as well as hauling and launching services, restaurants and bars.

Porti Baleari

Maiorca, the green island, rich in history

The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a very popular destination for sailors who have been choosing it as a preferred location for their cruises for years. Here, you can spend your time relaxing on one of its many beautiful beaches (over 300), hiking in the inland areas, or cycling on one of the many available trails. Mallorca blends outdoor adventure with an idyllic environment. Palma, the capital of the island, also has a rich cultural heritage to discover, especially the Cathedral of Palma, a Roman Catholic cathedral in Gothic style also known as La Seu.

For nature lovers, the immense mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana is an excellent day trip. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, these mountains extend along the northwest of the island. The highest peak, Puig Major, reaches over 1,400 meters above sea level and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Balearic Islands.

Where to moor in Majorca

The places where to find a good mooring for one or more nights in Mallorca are numerous and the choice is vast. You can choose to use the Marina of Cala d’Or, the Marina of Cala Major or even the Marina of Can Picafort or, finally, the Marina of S’Arenal. All tailored to boaters.


Porti Baleari

Minorca: untamed, secluded, waiting to be fully explored

Not as crowded as Majorca or Ibiza, Minorca is a delight for nature lovers. Declared a reserve by UNESCO, the Spanish island offers perfectly preserved wild landscapes in the north and tranquil coves with crystal-clear waters and fine sandy beaches in the south.

Among the must-see excursions on land is the magical town of Ciutadella, with its charming and colorful alleys, as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, with its Gothic architecture. For those who prefer hiking, the Cami de Cavalls offers various trails to explore the island.

Where to moor in Minorca

If, after spending a few days ashore, you need to fill up water tanks, provision or replenish fuel supplies, in Minorca you can easily find a berth in at least three facilities: Mao, Palma Marina and Alcúdia Marina. Each of them offers many essential services for yachtsmen and connections throughout the island.

Porti Baleari

Formentera and its white beaches amid fragrant woods

From Ibiza, by sailboat, you can easily reach the island of Formentera, located to the south, to discover the charming delights of the smallest of the Balearic Islands. Once you arrive, drop anchor in a bay or near a beach and set out to explore the island. On foot or by bike, you will immediately find yourself in perfect harmony with its lush nature and relaxed atmosphere. There are many tranquil spots nestled among the woods and white sandy beaches. It is definitely worth visiting the beautiful beaches of Llevant and Ses Illetes, ideal for diving and snorkeling. Also, don’t forget to stop in Es Pujols, the only tourist town on the island.

Where to moor in Formentera

Formentera is a small island, and the only port available for safely mooring the boat and taking advantage of onshore services is La Savina. However, everything you need is there, although during the high season, it is advisable to book well in advance to secure a berth.


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