The marina of Porto Colom, the largest natural harbor of the Balearic Islands nestled in the south coast of Mallorca, hosts our starting point and is a charming port in which to savor all the tradition and charm of the place, with the historic port, the seaside village dotted with inviting restaurants and quaint bars and the nearby Gothic cathedral. Wine is a strong element of local tradition and an attraction not to be missed, especially if you are lucky enough to visit the island in September, during the month of harvest. An intense life inside, accompanied by memorable views along the coast: not far from the docks, the beach of Porto Cristo brings visitors in a fairytale environment, away from the glories of social life; visit the Drach Caves, which house one of the oldest underground lakes in the world. Continuing north, the turquoise and emerald waters of the Natural Area of Cala Moltò, surrounded by pines and rocks on the water, are the emblem of the wild charm of the island and the ideal place for a relaxing dive.
The entire eastern coast is dotted with bays and viewports – Capdepera with the famous castle, Cala Ratjada, Cala Mesquida and Cala Varques, you are spoiled for choice.
The most northerly point of the island is Cap Formentor, a long strip of white rock that curves around itself creating an enchanting natural inlet, surmounted by lush vegetation: in addition to natural beauty, this area, with its kiosks and typical restaurants, offers other samples of the Majorcan tradition, before raising the anchor setting sail towards Menorca.
A concentrate of peace and magic, Menorca is the favorite destination for those looking for a holiday of relaxation and silence combined with a paradisiacal sea. 80 beaches and bays immersed in the Mediterranean forest give this island a magical atmosphere, far from the mass tourism of the surrounding islands.
From the folklore Binibeca and its evocative architecture inspired by the ancient fishing villages, the southern coast offers a succession of sunken inlets between the rocks and the Mediterranean scrub, where the waves enchant visitors with their clear sparkle: Cala en Turqueta, Cala Macarella, Cala Galdana, Cala Trebalùger are the most visited, all near the magnificent edge of Ciutadela, built close to the sea: in addition to the enchanting view of the port, during a walk through the surrounding alleys you can admire the Baroque and Gothic architecture, which culminate in the cathedral, the building symbol of the city.
Well hidden along the south coast, the natural caves of Cala Covas, dating back to prehistoric times, are one of the attractions not to be missed as you head towards the lighthouse of Capo d’Artrutx, the ideal point to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island.
On the western side, lying on the banks of a long inlet, the capital of the island, Mahon, boasts one of the largest natural ports in the world, as well as being among the most mundane and lively cities of the island: it is the ideal place to find leisure, good cuisine and typical boutiques. Evocative just like a postcard, the city reflects well the different cultures that have occurred in centuries over the island.
With around 300 days of sunshine a year, the Balearic Islands are a natural attraction for tourists from all over the world, who can appreciate the beauties of the interior and the frenetic nightlife of the main islands – Mallorca and Menorca – living at the same time a fascinating holiday by boat, between the clear waters of the two main islands of the archipelago and the fascinating coves typical of this area.