Majorca South Coast - 7 Day Sailing Itinerary

Day 1 - Port d’Andratx

This is one of the prettiest harbours in Majorca which also makes it one of the most popular. On entrance you’ll see large villas climbing up the hillsides which are the first hint at the type of place you’re visiting. You can explore the town of Andratx which is a few miles inland or just stick to the harbour side bars and restaurants.

Day 2 - Sa Rapita

On the south-western coast of Majorca and just next to the long white sandy beach of Es Trenc you’ll find the town of Sa Rapita. It was once a stronghold against pirate attacks as is attested to by the watch tower of ‘Son Duri’, which still stands in the port at the Club Nautic de Sa Rapita. From the 16th to the 19th century this tower was one of a series, which set warning fires along the coast to send the message as far as Palma city to beware of invading pirates. The town itself is fairly un-exploited and has a ‘off the beaten track’ feel. Es Trenc beach, covering over 3km of coastline is the main draw to the area and one of the most beautiful beaches in Majorca.

  • Day 3 - Cala Figueres

    More than anywhere else on Majorca, Cala Figueres retains the atmosphere of a working fishing port. The white washed houses stretch down to the water’s edge and fishermen sit on the quayside fixing their nets. If you plan to arrive early you can often buy some of the catch of the day.
  • Day 4 - Cala Ratjada

    This small fishing village is popular thanks to its fine white sandy beaches and turquoise seas. There is a lighthouse a short walk away from the beach which offers some fantastic views over to Menorca.

Day 5 - Porto Cristo

Nestled at the end of a long, sheltered bay filled with turquoise water Porto Cristo, meaning “Port of Christ”, is a small fishing town on the south-east coast of Majorca. It’s said that Porto Cristo was given its name when a boat with a crucifix washed up on the beach at the time of the Christian invasion. It was the only place in Mallorca to be caught up in the Spanish Civil War, when it was briefly captured by Republican forces in 1936. For those with an interest in geology why not check out the Cuevas del Drach (Caves of the dragon) just on the edge of town? These calcareous formations were formed between 11 and 5.3 million years ago, during the Miocene era. Tours are available which last around an hour and include a classical music concert.

Day 6 - La Cabrera 

 The Cabrera National Park is centred around a pristine archipelago situated just 10km off the south coast of Mallorca. The Archipelago is made up of 19 small islands, all uninhabited, except for the largest, which shares its name with the National park itself. Cabrera means ‘Goatherd’ in Spanish and refers to the masses of goats which used to graze here was once home to a notorious prison camp during the Napoleonic wars it then became a military outpost in 1916 and it wasn’t until 1991 when the area was declared Spain’s first Maritime-Terrestrial National Park. Due to its biotic wealth and abundance of diverse bird species, the park has also been declared a Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds. We recommend arranging a hike with the park ranger to explore some of the main sights including the lighthouse and the caves at la Miranda.

Day 7 - Palma

Palma is the main town of Mallorca and is home to one of the largest marinas in Europe. Here you can explore the winding cobbled streets of Palma’s old town and lose yourself in the alleyways where you will find numerous tapas bars, restaurants and cafes hidden in the back streets.