Mallorca is a place that everybody should visit at least once in a lifetime not only for what one can see but for what one can feel. You will feel the breeze and the aroma of its waters and pine forests, a mild sun in your skin and the magic feeling of taking a bath in its crystal-clear waters. If your holidays were to be something similar, this route is what you are looking for.
Discover more with our sailing route in Mallorca, the heart of the Balearic Islands!
Climate and Temperatures
The Southern and eastern coastal regions of Spain together with the Balearic Islands enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate. In these regions, winters are mild with less frequent rains and more days of sunshine (around 300 days of sun each year). Summers are hot and sunny with evening breezes that refresh the air and temper the heat during the day. At sea level, the daily average temperature ranges from 9/11 °C (48/52 °F) in January and February to about 24/24.5 °C (75/76 °F) in July and August.
Winds and Sailing Conditions
The Balearic Islands are pretty windy, with the risk of strong winds, especially from October to April. They are exposed to the wind blowing from France, the mistral in autumn, but also to the Scirocco.
Sailing Route in Mallorca
Day 1: Palma de Mallorca – Cala Pi (15 nm, 2h10’)
Visit Palma de Mallorca during the first day and discover architectural wonders such as the gothic cathedral of Santa Maria and the Bellver Castle, which offers a spectacular sight to the city. In the afternoon, set sails to Cala Pi, one of the most well-known beaches in Mallorca, close to Llucmajor.
It is a town of considerable size; thus there are many tourist places to visit. Some of the most famous are the weekly market, Plaza España, Plaza del Zapatero, and various viewpoints to enjoy amazing panoramas. Drop the anchor in the small mooring close to the shore to spend the night.
Day 2: Cala Pi – Portopetro (22 nm, 3h)
In the second day of this sailing route in Mallorca, visit Portopetro, the first destination that is on the east side of the island. Porto Petro is a calmed fishing village, famous thanks to the many boats that pass by, but also an ideal place to access other sites of interest afoot. Nearby the beach of Sa Torre can be found if you are willing to dip your feet after a tranquil stroll.
Day 3: Portopetro – Portocolom (5 nm, 0h40’)
Welcome to Portocolom, one of the best-kept secrets of the Island. As soon as you set foot on this village you will see the houses of white and green or blue, which are a live example of the historical heritage of the island. Furthermore, this place is near many paradisiacal beaches such as Cala Domingos or Cala Sa Nau, two of the most famous beaches of the Balearic Islands.
Day 4: Portocolom – Porto Cristo (9,5 nm, 1h30’)
Before sailing back to Palma, spend the day in Porto Cristo. It’s a beautiful natural harbour located on the east coast of the island. It is an old fishing village which still preserves picturesque buildings in the city centre where visitors can find a wide variety of shops, bars, and restaurants. From here you can access the blue beaches of Cala Petita or Cala Morlanda. Not everyone can brag about contemplating a sunset from any of these beaches, which would be the icing on the cake for a fantastic day.
Day 5: Porto Cristo – Cala D’Or (6,2 nm, 0h50’)
After overnight in Porto Cristo, sail to Cala D’Or, even though you cannot resist plunging into places such as Cala Tropicana, Cala Virgili or Cala Botà before arriving there by noon. Come back later to Cala D’Or to spend a well-deserved day off.
Day 6: Cala D’Or – Mondragó (9 nm, 1h30’)
Sail towards the National Park of Mondragó, one of the most beautiful spots on the island. It is located in the south of the island, close to the municipal area of Santanyí. The Natural Park of Mondragó is made up of a mosaic of different environments that give it a great landscape diversity. In this spot, Cala Mondragó can also be found. With fine sand and shallow waters, it makes a perfect place for all ages. On top of that, stop at Cala S’Amarador and Cala d’en Borgit if you you want to have a break in the afternoon before the last day.
Day 7: Mondragó – Palma de Mallorca (33 nm, 4h40’)
Halfway from Palma, you can stop eating a mariscada (typical seafood dish) in Colònia St Jordi after taking a dip in the beach of D’es Molí de S’Estany. In the first hours of the afternoon sail again to Palma to end this itinerary the same way you started it: with absolutely no rush.