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    Sailing holidays in Porto Colom

    A Guide to setting sail in Porto Colom: Discover the charm and beauty of Mallorca's east coast

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Porto Colom

    A natural harbour on the eastern coast of Mallorca, the prime sailing destination of Portocolom boasts excellent seafood, brilliant diving opportunities, and access to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches. When you opt for a yacht charter in Portocolom, you will also be able to explore Mallorca's northern coast and easily reach the island of Menorca. 


    • Golden beaches, hidden coves and inspiring mountain scenery
    • Easy access to Menorca and the Cabrera Archipelago
    • Charming villages and seafront restaurants 
    • Best time to sail
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Portocolom, Marina Port de Mallorca, Marina de Bonaire
    • Languages spoken
      Spanish, Catalan
    • Closest airports
      Palma de Mallorca
    • Tips
      Cala d'or, Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, Dragon Caves in Porto Cristo
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    Sailing in Porto Colom

    When you go on a sailing holiday in Portocolom, you’ll soon see why Mallorca remains one of Europe’s top sailing destinations. Although it's never really cold in Mallorca, the prime time to enjoy sunny weather and warm temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s is between June and September.

    The island’s airport is near the capital of Palma, a mere 50-minute drive to Portocolom. Car hire or taxis are practical options for reaching the harbour. The local currency is the euro, and EU, American, and Canadian citizens can stay for up to three months visa-free. In addition to Portocolom, the island’s major ports include Marina Port de Mallorca in Palma and Marina de Bonaire in the north.

    Sailboats in Porto Colom

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    Bay near Portocolom

    Portocolom sailing holidays allow for easy access to the gorgeous beaches, charming fishing villages and natural wonders on the eastern and northern coasts of Mallorca. There are numerous beaches nearby, such as Cala Sa Nau, Cala d’Or, and Calas de Mallorca, to name a few.​ Not to be missed is the protected marine park of the Cabrera Archipelago which offers a unique range of sea life and marine flora. 

    While on your sailing holiday, get a taste of the local cuisine. Restaurants Sa Sinia and Club Nautico in Portocolom are excellent options and Bar HPC Blue and Es Cornet Lounge Bar are always popular for their selections of cocktails and high quality Spanish wines.

    Not to be missed is the protected marine park of the Cabrera Archipelago

    Expansive mountain vistas and other natural features also await on your next sailing holiday in Portocolom. If sailing in the late spring or early autumn, make sure to pack your hiking shoes to enjoy some of the best trails in Spain. Hike the trails of the Serra de Tramuntana, cycle the seaside roads or visit one of the island's 19 golf courses. 

    Diving enthusiasts will be happy to know that Portocolom is ideally situated near the East Coast Divers and Acqua Life dive centres, which offer the opportunity to dive or snorkel and explore underwater caverns in clear blue waters. Just a short distance to the north are the island’s famous and beautiful Dragon Caves, with lush surrounding gardens.

    View of Sierra Tramuntana in Mallorca
    Sierra Tramuntana

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    view of Cap de Formentor in Mallorca
    Cap de Formentor

    The local marina is your starting point for a sailing holiday in Portocolom​. Explore the seculded bays and impressive natural parks along the varied coast of the Spanish island. From Portocolom, you can sail south along the tranquil coves arround Cala d'Or, past the fishing village of Porto Petro and on to the stunning natural park of Mondrago. Next sail south to the Cabrera Archipelago or continue along the southeastern tip of the island as you make your way to the capital of Palma. You'll find several harbours to moor and perfect anchorages in calm bays along the eastern coast.

    Alternatively, sail north, stopping in Porto Cristo, Cala Millor and Cap de Formentor before hopping over to the beautiful island of Menorca. You'll find plenty of mooring buoys, including some available for long-term rent. Menorca also offers excellent facilities for island hoppers, including Marina Menorca.

    boat sailing to the island of Formentera

    Enjoy the best of summer weather, festivals and nightlife on a chartered boat in Mallorca. Water temperatures regularly exceed 26°C in the warm summer months. Wind speeds and wave heights are generally low to moderate, with wind speeds rarely exceeding 10 knots, and wave heights seldom touching 0.5m. Gentle afternoon sea breezes ensure that your sailing experience is smooth and pleasant. For a truly relaxing experience, you can also book a skippered sailing holiday in Portocolom through Zizoo.

    The marina in Portocolom is located in a large natural harbour and is especially well sheltered from the elements, making it a quiet and particularly convenient base for your sailing adventure around the stunning island of Mallorca. Although the perimeter of the island offers many anchorages as you venture out from Portocolom, advance marina bookings in popular spots are essential, as the area can book up quickly in July and August.


    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Spain

    Chartering a yacht in Spain is one of the best ways to explore the beauty and diversity of one of the world's most visited destinations. With 8000 km of stunning coastline, Spain is also one of the most dynamic sailing destinations. From the golden beaches of Marbella to the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, Spain offers the perfect mix of culture and relaxation. 


    • Incredible island regions
    • Stunning beaches
    • Vibrant cities, charming coastal villages and unbeatable nightlife 

    • Best time to sail
      May - September
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Barcelona, Balearic and Canary Islands, Malaga
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote
    • Tips
      Party island of Ibiza, Costa Blanca, architecture by Gaudi, fantastic cuisine