Mallorca - West Coast
Marinas & Moorings
Stretching between Palma harbour to the east and the nature reserve of Dragonera Island to the west, the western section of the Mallorquin coastline offers numerous anchorage possibilities in picturesque bays as well as a number of well-sheltered marinas. Despite years of shore side real estate developments, this area has retained a lot of its natural beauty, and is an ideal cruising ground close to Palma. The chic Puerto Portals Marina, only a ten minute drive away from town, is home to many luxury yachts and has become a magnet for the rich and famous; it is no surprise that a wide range of yacht support businesses have elected to settle here. Slightly further afield, the new development of Port Adriano, a dedicated super yacht marina that opened its doors in late 2010 promises to further establish the west coast as a major up market yachting destination. Port Adriano hosted a number of yachting and cultural events during 2012, and is proving to be popular, with a large number of yachts in the harbour and boatyard. Still further, cruising yachts will discover Santa Ponsa with its scenic Yacht Club; many will push on towards the picturesque Port of Andratx, nestling in a deep bay surrounded by towering cliffs before heading on towards the north coast, Ibiza or Formentera.