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Majorca is a paradise to anchor in

The Balearics offer you the rare privilege of being able to sail to far-removed spots that cannot be accessed by land.

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to bathe in crystalline waters and marvel at the setting sun, hidden away in a cove far from the madding crowd, without any sound other than that of seagulls. In this section, you can find information and advice to enjoy your holidays sailing through these heavenly sea- and landscapes.

S’Amarador

S’Amarador (39º20’59’’N 3º11’9’’E)

Is located in the Mondragó Nature Reserve, making it one of the prettiest coves on the island thanks to its unspoilt surroundings. It is the perfect spot to anchor above a sandy seabed, with a maximum depth of 6 metres exposed to east-southeasterly winds.

Cala Pi

Cala Pi (39º21’35’’N 2º50’1’’E)

Surrounded by incredible walls of rock reaching more than 30 m in height, it owes its name to the pine trees around it and to the torrent that flows into it. We recommend that you enter through the central part of the cove so that you avoid the three large rocks portside. You should also be careful of the southerly wind that makes exiting difficult.

El Mago

El Mago (39º28’30’’N 2º31’17’’E)

Is a small and inviting cove that lies between the points of Xisclet and S’Estaca. It has had this name since Michael Caine shot a film here called The Magus in 1967. With a sandy bed, east-southeasterly winds and seaweed between 4-5 metres depth, it offers optimal conditions for anchoring.

Cala Llamp

Cala Llamp (39º31’53’’N 2º23’2’’E)

With its spectacular 300 m-high cliffs, is located at the foot of Sa Talaia Des Camp des Llamp, in a natural inlet. Considering the southerly, southeasterly and westerly winds blow moderately, it is perfect for anchoring. Its seabed of sand, shingle and rock offers 5 metres depth.

IF YOU WISH TO ANCHOR OR DIVE IN CABRERA YOU WILL NEED TO REQUEST AUTHORISATION FROM THE NATURE RESERVE OFFICES


Ten miles from La Colonia de Sant Jordi (Ses Salines) and a little more than one hour’s sail from Majorca lies the Archipelago of Cabrera, declared a Maritime-Terrestrial National Park on 29th April 1991 through Law 14/1991, for being home to native species and colonies of marine birds, and also possessing one of the best conserved seabeds on the Majorcan coastline.


This archipelago also forms a vital ecosystem for flora and fauna owing to it being a strategic stopover point on the migratory route of more than 150 species of bird, including Eleonora's Falcon and Audouin's Gull. Its marine bed is also an important part of the Park, with a large number of native invertebrates and more than 200 species of fish.


BASIC INFORMATION


• You can stay overnight in the bay if you moor on the buoys that are specially there for this purpose.
• A maximum of 50 yachts per day are permitted to anchor (two nights in July and August and seven nights during the rest of the year).
• The buoys can be occupied from 6 pm on the first day to 5 pm on the last day of the booking.
• The fee will depend on the length of the yacht, with 35 m being the maximum permitted.
• You can make your request by phone, online or email.

www.reservasparquesnacionales.es
Tel. + 34 971 177641 / autoritzacions@dgmabie.caib.es


Before dropping anchor, think about what type of seabed it is, the length of chain and be aware of wind and current conditions in this spot in particular, and also regulations in force.


There are 3 different zones for anchoring:

1. Unrestricted Anchorage. You can anchor freely off beaches and in coves providing there is a zone of sand, heeding safety regulations and preventing the anchor and chain from damaging the Posidonia.


2. Anchorage Regulated with Buoys.
• Red Buoys: for boats of less than 8 m
• White Buoys: for boats from 8 to 15 m
• Yellow Buoys: for boats from 15 to 25 m
• Green Buoys: for boats from 25 to 35 m


3. Restricted Anchorage. Here it is prohibited, for example, to anchor above Posidonia meadows. These zones are signalled with special buoys.


Some protected anchorage areas are:
Cabrera, Sa Dragonera, Cala Blava, Portopetro, Punta de L’Avançada and Cala d’Or.

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