The Balearics consist of the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera and a hundred or so smaller islands. Ibiza is 80 km from the Spanish coast, while Majorca and Menorca lie some 200 km from Barcelona.

Sailing around the Balearic Islands is a real pleasure. With its clement climate, it is a real delight to stop over between San Antonio and Bosque islands or at Cala Conta.

Weather: The islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate. In summer it is hot and dry (average 25 °C) and winter remains mild (average 12 °C). Temperatures start rising from April and it is often still warm in October. As on many islands, the wind plays an important role. Mallorca is protected by the northern Sierra. Rains are scarce, falling in the spring and autumn. Menorca is flatter, the north wind having caused hundreds of kilometres of walls to be built to protect the fields. For those not so keen on hot weather, it is the best ventilated of the islands, while Ibiza has a more humid climate.

Sailing around the Balearic Islands: The best time for boat rental inn the Balearics is between May and October. Sailing is almost always easy going, but care is needed as srong gales sometimes brew-up unexpectedly. Note that the winds blow predominantly from the north, so adapt your navigation accordingly. Always remain vigilant and take the weather reports every day. The Mistral, an easterly wind blowing in winter is sometimes quite violent. Take precautions if you are sailing during that period.

Vent Portant Bases

Yacht Rental at Palma de Mallorca

La marina est  en plein centre de Palma sur la promenade. Elle offre des installations comme la surveillance de 24 heures de sécurité, le service maritime, voiture de courtoisie et de collecte des déchets. Vous trouverez a proximité des restaurants et un service de conciergerie…Il est facile de découvrir la ville à pieds.

Yacht Rental at Ibiza

Es Nautic, in San Antonio. You will find water, electricity, shower access with a secure magnetic card, fuel and sale of ice packs. Quality restaurant in the marina. Captaincy: info@esnautic.com

Practical Information

Ferries to the Balearics Islands: www.aferry.fr.

Flights: Several companies fly to the Balearic islands including Iberia, Vueling, Air Europa, Air France, Lufthansan and EasyJet… There are many inter-island flights operated by different airlines, also air-taxi services and tours by plane.

Papers: No special formalities for citizens of the European Union.

Vaccines: No vaccine is required to travel in the Balearic Islands

Currency: The euro is used on all the islands.

 

Office du tourisme de Mallorca : Plaça de la Reina, 2 07012 – Palma
Tel: +34 971 173 990
Fax: +34 971 173 994
Email: oit@conselldemallorca.net
www.infomallorca.net
Office de Tourisme Iles Baléares : www.illesbalears.es/fra/ilesbalears/home.jsp