Where to sail in the Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands have more than their fair share of attractive and
These range from the steep and dramatic cliffs around Cap
Formentor and Cap de Pera in the north-east to the low sandy beaches of the
south coasts, with a enormous variety of beautiful inlets, calas and anchorages in-between.
It would be impossible to visit them all in a month, even if you focused
on only the most attractive or most deserted. These pages will hopefully
guide you towards some of the most attractive harbours, towns, anchorages
and marinas in Mallorca, Menorca,
Ibiza and throughout the Balearics.
Most charter yachts will have a copy of a pilot
book on board. These give a less formal guide to harbours and marinas than
a chart, and are absolutely invaluable to any crusing sailer. If you intend
to sail in the Balearics regularly, or wish to undertake some preparatory
research or itinerary planning, I recommend the Islas
by the RCC Pilotage Foundation. It is clear, full of pictures and information
and makes choosing an anchorage or harbour extremely easy.
General tourist guides
There are a wealth of guides to Mallorca and the Balearics available. I recommend Mallorca,
Menorca, Ibiza (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
but others are available from the The
Rough Guide to Mallorca and Menorca (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Out" Mallorca and Menorca (Time Out Mallorca & Menorca)
Practical Boat Owner
offers serveral articles on Mallorca and the Balearics,
which can be purchased through their back issue service here
provides practical first hand objective advice on a wealth of topics for anyone wishing to visit Majorca.