Palma de Mallorca 39°33’N 2°38’E
The four main Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – are situated in the Mediterranean and are the most attractive natural cruising areas of Spain. These islands are some of the Mediterranean’s prime transatlantic yacht transport destinations.
Nature has been generous to the Balearic Islands by creating many natural harbors, secluded coves and pretty anchorages. There is a lot to see both inland as well as in the ports along the coast. This region features a rich culture where the relaxed Spanish way of life still can be sampled in the many waterfront bars and restaurants. In addition to sailing there are many sporting opportunities such as golf, tennis, diving and horse riding.
The islands make an excellent yacht transport destination, because they feature many beautiful sights including Gothic architecture, hidden beaches, endless orchards of oranges and olives and hilltop villages.
Palma de Mallorca, the largest of the Balearics, is the island of contrasts. There is an incredible difference between its rough West Coast and flat East Coast that contains the small and picturesque fishing villages of Andraitx, Soller and Pollensa.
Out of the 365 days in the year, these magnificent islands are blessed with sun on 300 of them. The peak season is summer in June, July and August, but the out of season weather is still quite pleasant.
The capital, Palma, offers many cultural sights, restaurants and a dynamic nightlife. If you sail from Mallorca to Ibiza you will experience the joy of being accompanied by dolphins, and once you arrive in Ibiza there are many good marinas and hundreds of beautiful bays to explore.
DYT Yacht Transport offers transatlantic yacht transport to Palma de Mallorca. This destination is ideal for clients who desire to visit the picturesque islands of the Mediterranean.
General Information Balearic Islands
Area: total 5014 sq km (1935 sq miles).
Mallorca: 3640 sq km (1405 sq miles).
Menorca: 700 sq km (270 sq miles).
Ibiza: 572 sq km (220 sq miles).
Formentera: 100 sq km (38 sq miles).
Population: 821,820 (1999).
Population density: 164.0 per sq km.
Capital: Palma de Mallorca.
Population capital: 326,993 (1999).
Language: Spanish (Castillian), Catalan, Galician and Basque.
Religion: There is no official religion, but the majority of the population is Roman Catholic.
Time: Mainland Spain/Balearics: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity: 220 or 225 volts AC, 50Hz. Generally, round two-pin plugs and screw-type lamp fittings are in use.
Currency: Euro (€) = 100 cents.
Country Code: + 34 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~
The weather situation of Mallorca is ruled by a temperate sub tropical climate of the Mediterranean. Normally summers are very dry and hot, but the winters are humid and mild.
Bad weather is kept away by the mountain ranges. So the northwind that blows with up to 100 km per hour over the Mediterranean islands, is hindered to sweep over the whole island. Thus the precipitation per year of 1500 mm rain in the north west is much higher than in the south with only 400 mm.
In the months November until April one has to expect strong rains on the whole island. The rest of the months almost have no rain.
The maximum temperatures are not excessive, even in summer, owing to the cooling influence of the sea. Only August is characterised by high temperatures up to 40°C and high air humidity.
The climate during the winter is mild and dry, and temperatures below zero are practically unknown. However, teperature can cool dramatically at high altitudes.
The months April-June and September and October are the best times to visit.
CLUB DE MAR – MALLORCA
Max length: 350 meter
Muelle de Pelaires s/n
07015 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel.: + 34 971 403 611
MARINA PORT DE MALLORCA
Max length: 50 meter
Paseo Maritimo s/n
07014 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel.: + 34 971 289 693
Max length: 30 meter
Paseo Maritimo, No 1, Port d’Alcudia
07410 Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel.: + 34 971 546 000/04
Max length: 60 meter
Paseo Marítimo s/n (frente Parque Cuarentena)
07014 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Tel.: +34 971 454 395
SUPERYACHT & MEGAYACHT MARINA’s CLOSE TO MALLORCA
One Ocean Port Vell
Valencia Yacht Port
Mallorca’s international airport is about 8 km from the capital Palma. The island is such a popular destination that most international airlines fly direct. If you want to go via the mainland the cheapest flights tend to go from Barcelona and Valencia. Ferries to Mallorca also run from these cities and you can buy tickets in advance or at the ports.
PALMA DE MALLORCA AIRPORT (PMI)
Mallorca Airport, Balearic Islands, E-07611 Palma de Mallorca
8 km (5 miles) east of Palma de Mallorca
Tel: + 34 971 789 000
BARCELONA AIRPORT (BCN)
Barcelona Airport, Spain, Bloque Tecnico, Apto BCN, El Prat De Llobregat, E-08820 Barcelona
Tel.: + 34 (93) 298 38 38, (93) 298 38 51
Fax: + 34 (93) 298 37 37
VALENCIA AIRPORT (VLC)
Valencia Airport, Spain, Carretera del Aeropuerto s/n, E-46940 Manises/Valencia
Tel.: + 34 (96) 159 85 00
Fax: + 34 (96) 159 85 10
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic contact information for airports in Spain:
Country Code: + 34 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~
Time Zone: GMT + 1 ~
Business Language: Spanish
Susanne van Gelderen-Dijksterhuis
Camino de la Escollera 4
Floor 1 – Door D
07001 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Office Phone: +34 871 201 696
Mob.: +34 676 837 466
Miguel Puigserver S.A.
Carrer de la Mar, 6
07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Office Phone: +34 971 715 303
Office Fax: +34 971 714 460
Mob.: +34 667 669 000
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.
Loading Onboard DYT Carrier:
Notify our Loading Master upon your arrival on Channel 17 and wait for instructions.
Once loaded, check in with DYT Rep and bring:
- Original yacht registry (Bill of Sale or Bulders Certificate)
- Keys of the yacht clearly marked
- If approved, bring riders with prospective passports
US Ports – Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II.
NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.