The Sea around Mallorca is one of the best places for water sports
As well as been renowned for its beaches and for its maritime traditions, Mallorca is the most idolised places for lovers of nautical sports and similar activities. Its coast is perfect for sailing, water-skiing, diving, jet ski, surfing and kitesurfing; Windsurfing as well although the winds never go past force 6 but still ideal for those who are just beginning the sport. All the marinas of Mallorca beginning with the one at Palma offer all the amenities needed for these sports.
Water sports are very common in Mallorca so the hotels in Palma or in any other part of Mallorca are very knowledgeable and are able to help or at least point you in the right direction so you can enjoy one of these sports whilst staying at the hotel. The sea is calm during most of the year so you won´t be needing a port to shelter in and the views of the Mallorcan coastline are magnificent with blue seas and rocky outcrops. You will find there is no shortages of places to rent a boat in Mallorca and it offers more activities than you can imagine. Why not enjoy the sea in a nice relaxed manner? by sailing around the island leaving from Palma or any other port, navigate your way in a hired boat and visit some of the beaches or coves that are inaccessible on foot or perhaps sail to Cabrera to discover new landscapes which are quite different from those of Mallorca. There are lots of nautical clubs on the coast which offer moorings or the possibility of hiring a boat with or without a skipper, there are boat trips to suit all budgets from cruises, sailing and charter, if you want you can even take part in a regatta.
Learn to Sail in Mallorca
For those who are wanting to learn how to sail then Mallorca is the perfect place to come to. There are lots of sailing schools and nautical centres in Palma and other areas on the coast of Mallorca which offer great courses, some offer beginners courses in group or individual, some even offer weekly package deals. A short distance from the Zafiro Palace Palmanova and the Zafiro Palmanova is the famous national sailing school “Calanova” which offers the novice the opportunity to build upon their skills so they can compete as an expert. Its small marina offers all the services that goes with these sports and it also one of the best in Mallorca.
At the other end of the island from Palmanova, 14km from the beachfront hotel Zafiro Bahía in Playa de Muro and some 20km from the Zafiro Mallorca in Can Picafort is another very important sailing school “Sail and Surf Pollensa” which again has some really good deals and offers the chance to learn new skills in the lovely crystal clear open waters of the Mediterranean. So, if you are wanting to enjoy doing some of the many nautical sports on offer in Mallorca then choose a hotel near or on the coast because remember the sea around Mallorca is best in the world for water sports.
The hidden depths of Mallorca
If what you are looking for is to try your hand at some diving in Mallorca then one of recommended places for beginners is Punta de La avanzada in the bay of Pollensa ,not far from the Zafiro Can Picafort, under the “Fortaleza” and the lighthouse because as it is in a very sheltered area it one of the safest places in Mallorca for first timers, if the sea conditions are right, or even for those wishing to refresh their diving skills. Punta de la avanzada has a maximum Depth of 12 metres and a Sandy bottom where you will see all sorts of aquatic animals and because of its sheltered position it is easy find baby creatures like octopus, cuttlefish and flounder and if the conditions are right for a night dive then you will see the octopus and cuttlefish come out to hunt, one of the most amazing sights in Mallorca!
The big cheese of Mallorca
If you are an experienced diver then very close to Zafiro Cala Mesquida, with a maximum depth of 30 metres and situated in Cala Ratjada is es Faralló better known as “el gran queso” ( the big cheese) one of the most awe inspiring places to dive, it has infinite number of tunnels the big cheese is an reef of hollow rock full of holes, caverns and tunnels, the game of light in the caves is the best on the island of Mallorca.
If you are wanting to do some other wàter sports like wàter -sking, jet ski or surf then on the all main beaches in Mallorca including Palma you will find some really good deals on hire prices and the one thing that is guaranteed with all of the wàter sports available in Mallorca is your enjoyment!