Did you charter a boat in Mallorca or would like to explore Palma’s beautiful bay with your own vessel, but don’t know exactly where to go? Here are the bestplaces to visit in the bay of Palma, divided into east- and west coast, that can be reached withinaone hour sail. Read on and find out more about our best day excursions!
Palma’s west coast
Palmas west coast offers some very beautiful calasand crystal clear waters. The west coast is definitely more exclusive when it comes to yachts, restaurants and beach clubs than the east side. Facing Mallorca’s capital to the east, it is especially a great choice when the wind is coming from north and the west.
Just after Illetas and only a few nautical miles from Palma there is a beautiful little beach called Cala Xinxell. It has a very charming surrounding which makes this place very popular by boaters. Definitely a great place to visit in the Bay of Palma!
CALA PORTALS NOUS
Cala Portals Nous is located just before Puerto Portals. The bay is sheltered, which normally allows perfect swimming and boating conditions. There are also lots of trendy beach bars at the beach.
Punta Negra is located by, as the name suggests, the hotel Punta Negra, right before the resort town Palma Nova. This place is thanks to it extremely clear waters a perfect spot for snorkelling.
Cala Falco has beautifully shallow waters and is protected from the wind. When mooring right in front of the beach you will have the best viewsover the small island s’Illotdel Sec.
CALA PORTALS VELLS
Cala Portals Vells is home of 3 precious beaches and two restaurants. The rocky surrounding protect the bay from wind. Our go-to place for a relaxed boating day!
Cala Figuera is located next to an abandoned military area. On the way to thiscove you will pass by some spectacular cliffs. Look out for the light house, which is situated just above the cliffs. The beach itself is protected from wind and usually doesn’t get too crowded, as it takes quite a hike toget there.
Palma’s east coast
Theeastern curve of the vast Bay of Palma is also a great place to spenda boating day. Beautiful turquoise waters, amazing houses on top of the cliffs and not too many people around. It is also the perfect spot to watch the sunset. This coastal areais recommendable when the wind blows from the east.
PLAYA CALA BLAVA
Just after Club Nautic Arenal you will find Cala Blava on the east side. Cala Blava has turquoise waters and an idyllic surrounding. The beach is mainly visited by locals and boaters.
Right besides Cala Blava is Cala Fort. The beach is small and stony and an oasis of crystal clear waters. From there you can enjoy wonderful viewsover Palma’s bay. On very clear days you might even spot the cathedral.
Almost located at the tip of the eastern bay is Calo Fort. This lovely cove has beautifulwaters and there are usually less people than in other places.As it is almost located at the tip of the bay, there is slightly more wind to expect.
Less than a sea mile eastwards Cap Rocat is Cala Vello. Thesurrounding is rocky and waters shimmers in all imaginable shades of blue. Just in front of the beach lies a huge rock, on which you can spot seagulls.
Cala Vella is situated at the end of Delta. This beach out stands with marvellous waters and its very calm surrounding. It is also a great spot for snorkelling or a hike.
Situated in front of Mhares Sea Club is a little beach called Ses Olles. On certain days the rocks near the beach form natural pools. This is a great place but not the most recommendable place to sail when the wind is coming from the south.
So,to which place in the Bay of Palma will you go first? Let us know in the comments!