Balearic Islands

Mallorca

This is the largest of the legendary Islas Baleares. In the north-west enjoy rugged mountains and rolling hills, that encompass numerous indentations providing spectacular anchorages. In the north-east we take you to the best sandy bays and attractive harbors. The coast of the ‘calas’ is to be found on the south-east, this includes Porto Colom which is the best natural harbor and anchorage in Mallorca and possibly in the whole of the Balearic Islands. In the south-west you can treat yourself to some cultural sightseeing, fine shopping, excellent restaurants and tapas bars in the cosmopolitan capital city of Palma. You can also visit the Isla de Cabrera, a national park island and Isla de Dragonera.

Winter cruising here is excellent as there are many warm and sunny days with a good sailing breezes, with temperatures on a par to a typical English summer's day.

Menorca

The smaller neighboring island is Menorca , which is often referred to as the 'Windy Isle' due to its location on the path of the tramontana wind. This island has much to offer with its stunning rocky cliffs, innumerable calas and attractive anchorages where you can escape from the crowds. Visit the old capital of Ciudadela or the breathtaking Cala Mitjana which is only accessible from the sea or along a very tortuous road. At Binibeca, an old fishing port, you can feast your eyes on the best in Menorca art. Whilst there, remember to try some of the island's famous cheese and rum - an explosive combination!

Ibiza and Formentera

Ibiza is the most westerly of the Balearic Islands and has a rhythm and creativity of its own. It is has several harbours and hundreds of quiet small anchorages around rugged dramatic coastline. The numerous calas have the pleasure of being surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Once you travel inland, you will be surprised by the rural charm of Ibiza with its green fertile lands and pine forests.

Formentera is the smaller island, with two beautiful beaches, Mitjorn and Tramuntana. This island (and its
neighboring island Espalamador) are mainly undeveloped, featuring lagoons, salt plains, rocky cliffs, pine forests and sandy beaches.

Sailing Conditions

This is a sailors haven for year round sailing. The islands have a gentle Mediterranean climate with moderate
temperatures throughout the year. Passages between the Balearic islands can be more exposed. Afternoon
breezes are Force 2-4. Stronger mistral winds can blow in August lasting 1 or 2 days. Average temperature is 20°C (78°F). Expect mild and sometimes wet autumns and pleasant cool winters with temperatures rarely drifting below zero.

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