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Majorca (Mallorca): Puerto de Pollensa 39ºN54'  003ºE05'

August 2009

I always dreamed to go to Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles. This Bonaire is not so far, but we did not stay as there was too much wind and there was a lot of swell. So we went to Puerto Pollensa. The marina is very chic, with design pool and clubhouse, only for members! We anchored very close in front of beautiful old holidays houses, along side the small beach. In the village you have all types of commerce.

A little further you will find Cala Formentor where you are obliged to use one of the few laid moorings ( 28€ per day. Quite as exclusive as its 5 stars hotel!

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Minorca : Cala Son Saura 39ºN55'  003ºE53'

September 2009

To cross between Majorca and Minorca, you have only to sail some 30 NM. Our objective was Cala Bosch  (Alcudia-Cala Bocsh), next to Puerto Tamarinda, which has a bridge at the entrance, preventing sail boats to enter it!

Cala Bosch was to small to our taste, as well was Cala de Son Aparets with their large swimming zones. Therefore we went to Cala Son Saura, that offers a large bay, two beautiful beaches of pink sand ( with nudist zone). Anchor at Playa de Bellavista, with sand bottom, as the other beach receives tourists boats.

The water is very clear, there are no bars, no mobile network even!

Only beach, sand and pine trees! PHOTOS


Minorca: Cala Santa Galdana 39ºN56'  003ºE57'


September 2009

Having left our little paradise of Cala Son Saura, we went to Cala San Galdana to have...a fresh pint of beer and some grilled fish in one of the numerous restaurant along side the beach. The bay is nice and well protected (except with SW winds), and the holding is fine. Nice sand beach with lots of tourists in this period of the year. Nevertheless Minorca is less crowded than Majorca, and with more English speaking tourists than Germans as in Majorca. PHOTOS


Minorca: Cala Trebeluja 39ºN55'  003ºE59'

September 2009

Calla Trebeluja is a true pearl. Large sandy beach, pine woods, and a small river that you can visit with your tender, or kayak in our case, for more than one kilometer. Few tourists on the beach, no bars, no mobile network, and only a few boats... a dream! For nature lovers. PHOTOS





Minorca: Cala Porté 39ºN52'  004ºE07'

September 2009


If you like to do aerobic and specially steps, you must stop at Cala Porté. The bay is not very large, just enough to accommodate ten boats, the beach is nice,...but you have to clime hundreds of steps before reaching the village. You will find all type of commerce, but for sure you will not want to purchase a lot in those conditions!

On the beach there are a few bars/restaurants but they take advantage of their location and charge you 2 € for a small mineral water...

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If you like free escalade there are a lot of spots. see by yourself: PHOTOS ESCALADE


Minorca:Mahon (Maó) 39ºN53'  004ºE17'

September 2009

Maó,the local name of  Mahon, is a large and well protected bay, where you will find ferries, large yachts (as the one of the picture belonging to a Mexican billionaire)  and a large number of motor and sail boats. You can findl aid moorings in three zones, but theu are quite distant from the town and harbor. So we decided to take a berth at the Marina Estrella (ex Sunseeker) where we paid 60€ per day (12-15m.). After a few days the price is negotiable.... In the winter it would cost you 450€ per month. The yacht Club mahon is by far more expensive, and the automatic laundry costs you there 6€ ...per kilo!

Along side the quay you have at the end a supermarket (a larger one if you clime the street: 1 km), a ship chandler and many coffee shops, bars (with WIFI)  and restaurants, as well as a newspaper shops that sell the international press. Note that most will close mid October.

Close to the ferries, you will find a large ship chandler and repair shops, as well as a shipyard at the extreme quay.

In town, that has a certain charm, you have all type of commerce open the all year, a nice fish market and a vegetables markets inside an old convent.

You should also visit the old fortifications build by the numerous invaders: Turks, British, French and finally Spanish.

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