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  • Writer's pictureApril Boyes

Exploring the Enchanting Anchorages around Mallorca

Ahoy there, fellow sailors and sea enthusiasts! If you're like me, nothing beats the thrill of setting sail and exploring the open waters. And when it comes to maritime adventures, Mallorca, the crown jewel of the Balearic Islands, is an absolute treasure trove waiting to be plundered—metaphorically, of course! So, grab your captain's hat and join me as we embark on a whimsical journey through some of Mallorca's most enchanting anchorages.

1. Puerto de Sóller: Where Mountains Meet the Sea:

Puerto de Sóller, a charming port town tucked away on Mallorca's northwest coast. As you drop anchor, you're greeted by a bustling waterfront scene straight out of a postcard. It's like stepping into a maritime version of a Wes Anderson film, with colorful buildings, quaint cafes, and possibly a quirky character or two. And let's not forget the vintage tram ride to Fornalutx!

2. Cala Figuera: Secluded Serenity

Ah, Cala Figuera—the epitome of secluded paradise. Here, the only sounds you'll hear are the gentle lapping of waves against the shore and the occasional seagull squawk depending on the time of year. Drop anchor, kick back on deck, and soak in the tranquility. It's the perfect spot to practice your mermaid impressions or indulge in some serious cloud-gazing. Just don't be surprised if you start contemplating a permanent life at sea.- Which I thought might be my fate when the anchor was in a pickle under a rock!

3. Cala Llamp: Sunset Spectacular

Next stop, we have Cala Llamp—a hidden gem nestled along Mallorca's southwestern coast. As you drop anchor in this secluded bay, prepare to be dazzled by nature's grand finale: the sunset. Picture-perfect cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and a sky ablaze with hues of orange and pink—it's the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. Perfect to sip on a glass of rosé and toast to the beauty of Mother Nature.

6. Sa Calobra: Navigating the Nautical Maze

Ahoy, adventurous sailors! Prepare to navigate the nautical maze of Sa Calobra, tucked away on Mallorca's rugged northwest coast. Dropping anchor here feels like entering the secret lair of a legendary sea captain... ok maybe that's eering on the side of excessive, but with its dramatic cliffs and winding waterways it really is magical.. The journey through the narrow passages is worth every twist and turn. As you emerge into the hidden cove, you're greeted by a breathtaking landscape of towering cliffs and emerald waters.

And if you're feeling daring, why not test your mettle with a daring cliff jump into the cool, refreshing sea below? Just be sure to channel your inner Jack Sparrow and make a dramatic splash! Or swim ashore and explore the tunnel.

7. Es Trenc: Beach Bliss

For those craving sun, sand, and a hint of mischief, Es Trenc is the ultimate destination. Drop anchor along Mallorca's southern coast and prepare to indulge in beach bliss like never before. With its pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters, Es Trenc is the perfect spot for sunbathing and swimming.

So there you have it, intrepid sailors—a voyage through Mallorca's anchorages, complete with hidden coves, pristine beaches, and enough adventure to satisfy even the most daring of seafarers. From the dramatic cliffs of Sa Calobra to the beach bliss of Es Trenc, Mallorca's coastal wonders are yours to discover. So hoist the sails, chart your course, and let the salty sea breeze carry you away on an unforgettable maritime escapade. Fair winds April

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