Sailing the Balearic Islands in the summer. More than an option, an obligation
This beautiful enclave of the old Mare Nostrum is an archipelago made up of 5 islands and several islets. It is divided into two groups of islands, to the Northeast Las Gimnesias (Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera) and to the Southwest Las Pitiusas (Ibiza and Formentera).
Its mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, its beautiful landscapes and beaches, its vast cultural offer, its possibilities for leisure or relaxation and the hospitality of its inhabitants have made it a cosmopolitan place visited from all parts of the planet. , sometimes to spend vacations, and sometimes to stay forever.
On these islands you will find, through the Ocean Charter Club, the rental of boats in the Balearic Islands of all kinds and lengths of all sizes. Water sports facilities and first class services. No lover of the sea could give up the sensation of sleeping in protected waters, comfortably in the cabin, letting the waves gently roll it. In the Balearic Islands there are endless white sand beaches and sheltered coves where anchoring becomes a pleasure, after a wonderful day of sailing. In some of these places, you will need to use mooring buoys to preserve the endemic Posidonia algae, which are protected on all our islands.
The Balearic Islands has 56 marinas. 41 in Mallorca, 9 in Menorca, 6 in Ibiza and 2 in Formentera, with capacity for boats of all lengths. The vast majority of them have modern and advanced facilities that offer a wide range of services: catering on board, hull cleaning and repairs, restaurants to eat ashore, security guards, cranes ... everything necessary to supply the ship and its occupants without the need to move from the port if not desired. See all ports and services
Sailing the Balearic Islands
Ocean Charter Club offers you, both for a few hours and for several days, the best boat rental rates in the Balearic Islands, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the entire Mediterranean Sea. The most important wind on the island is the Tramuntana del NW with which we can enjoy authentic moments of pleasure in sailing, as long as it does not surprise us since it can appear suddenly, reaching the strength of the storm on some occasions. During the summer months it is more interesting to go around the island in an anti-clockwise direction, since we will have the possibility of taking better advantage of its winds. A good option is to find out in Ocean Charter Club how many possibilities it can offer you in terms of the type of boat and prices. To get to know the Balearic Islands enough and to explore its wonderful coasts, it is advisable to rent a boat and dedicate at least one week to each of the two largest islands (Mallorca and Menorca) and one more week to Ibiza and Formentera.
Eating in the Balearic Islands
Balearic gastronomy has many points of contact with Catalan and Valencian cuisine. It has purely Mediterranean characteristics. The islands have been conquered several times during their history by Arabs, French and English, which can be said to have left certain culinary influences, and it is worth mentioning that there are marked differences between Majorcan and Menorcan cuisine resulting from different cultural influences.
Typical products such as Ensaimada, Queso de Mahón, herbal liqueur, sobrasada or a fish tumbet or a caldereta de langosta by the sea, who would not want to go at least once in their life?
Main courses. Soups They have been the traditional essence for centuries, using the products of each season. They can be based on pork, fish or different meats, sometimes enriched with bread, pasta or legumes. Bullit. This is how the stew with chickpeas and rice is known, using pork and vegetable products. The peix variant, with fish, usually starts from a rock fish broth and is served with a layer of aioli. Guisat de peix and peix sec. Ibiza and Formentera specialties essential for any fish lover. The first is a seafood stew with potatoes and the second is dried fish that is eaten in a salad accompanied by hard bread. Lobster stew. It is the queen of the sea in the Balearic Islands, it is fished in an artisanal way with traditional baskets and with it an exquisite broth full of flavor is prepared. Coca and empanadas. The culture of bread is deeply rooted in the land and a good example is the rich flat doughs with which empanadas and sweet and salty cocas are prepared. They can be baked with all kinds of ingredients, although there is a predilection for trampó, a mixture of vegetables. The Mediterranean tradition of rice is mixed with products from the garden and the sea, with dishes such as brut rice, broth and very spicy, or black rice with baby squid. Good rices are also made with slaughter, mushrooms and game, when it is season. Ensaimadas and more. The delicate Ensaimada is the most famous product, a tender spiral dough that is exquisite by itself or stuffed. But the Balearic Islands offer more delicacies for those with a sweet tooth, such as the cheese flaó, the Ibizan greixonera with eggs and milk, the cat of almonds or small temptations such as rubiols, dumplings with various fillings, or pastissets, flower-shaped pasta.
What to see and do in the Balearic Islands:
The two largest islands are Mallorca and Ibiza. In the first, the capital, Palma, the Cabrera National Park and the Sierra de Tramontana stand out. Ibiza, for its part, is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its biodiversity and culture. Samples of the latter are the Phoenician site of Sa Caleta, the Puig des Molins necropolis and the historic center of Eivissa. Furthermore, the island of Ibiza is known worldwide for its endless fun nights in which music plays until the next day. Each island offers you a lot of things to see and do. Here are some of them: Sierra de Tramuntana (Palma de Mallorca), Mallorca Cathedral (Palma de Mallorca), Ses Illetes Beach (Formentera), Alcudia Old Town (Port d'Alcudia), Es Vedra (Ibiza Town) , Cala Compte Beach (Ibiza Town), Dalt Vila (Ibiza Town), Playa de Muro (Playa de Muro).
If you do not have a skipper license, you can always enjoy the sea by renting a boat with crew, to live an unforgettable vacation.
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