Mallorca’s larger bays: Palma, Pollença and Alcúdia

A perfect destination to enjoy the Mediterranean

Mallorca’s larger bays are one of the island's main attractions, thanks both to the beauty of their beaches and to the services they offer. Exceptional locations that provide endless possibilities for leisure, numerous water sports and excellent port and marina installations. Towns steeped in history, such as Palma, the Port de Pollença and the Port de Alcúdia.

The large Palma bay comprises three of the island’s larger towns: Palma, Calvià and Llucmajor, and is the most densely-populated area of Mallorca. It comprises around 260 km2, with the Capes of Cala Figuera and Cap Blanc at either end.  The importance and quality of its port installations, among which are marinas, yacht clubs, loading docks or a maritime terminal, allow for docking of recreational vessels and large yachts, as well as loading vessels or large cruise ships arriving weekly.

The bay is also one of Europe's best regatta fields, site of exciting competitions such as the Mapfre King's Cup or the Princess Sofia Cup. Thanks to the island's mild climate, it is the chosen winter training spot for sailing teams from around the world.   

Part of the bay has a bicycle lane that is used year-round by sports people and by people just out to enjoy beautiful seaside views. There are beautiful beaches, such as Portals Vells, Son Maties, Portals Nous, Ses Illetes, Can Pere Antoni, S’Arenal and Cala Blava, around which residential and tourism centres have sprouted: Magaluf, Palmanova, Ses Illetes, Platja de Palma, Can Pastilla and S’Arenal, offering all types of services.

Two other spectacular bays are in northern Mallorca: Pollença and Alcúdia. The bahía de Pollença, surrounded by the Cape or Cap de Formentor and Cap des Pinar, has long sandy beaches and everything that is required for water sports, two marinas, a large gastronomical selection and always spectacular views. Port de Pollença is one of the island's main tourism towns, and the place chosen by many locals and visitors to spend their summers, as it has managed to maintain its essence of an old fishing town. A winding road leads to the peninsula of Formentor, with breath-taking cliffs guarded by the Colomer islet.

To the East, between the Capes of Es Pinar and Ferrutx, is the amazing Alcúdia bay, overlooked by the towns of Alcúdia, Muro and Santa Margalida. Its excellent conditions and facilities make it a beautiful mooring spot for all types of vessels, as well as cargo reception area and passenger exchange hub between the island of Menorca and the Peninsula.

Among its many attractions are the Parque Natural de S’Albuferawith signposted paths and birdwatching huts, and the forest surrounding the Talaia d'Alcúdia or de la Victòria. Next to the sea, long sandy beaches with all types of services such as the Platja d’Alcúdia, hidden coves such as Es Coll Baix and the tourism and residential centres of Port d’Alcúdia, Can Picafort and Colònia de Sant Pere.

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