Cocktails, tapas and shopping in Palma
This 9-day itinerary around the Balearic islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza will take you off the beaten track and into Spanish island life.
Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca are the largest of the Balearic Islands and particularly popular with those who want to charter a superyacht in the Balearic Islands.
Day 1: Cocktails, tapas and shopping in Palma
Most Balearic charters will start and finish in Palma, the capital of Mallorca. This is where most of the international flights come in, and where the best facilities for superyachts can be found. Once you’ve settled on board, take a stroll around the town.
Palma is a relatively undiscovered gem, mostly bypassed by mass-tourism as the package-holiday buses head straight for the beaches and resorts. Palma deserves at least a day of your time – the old town around the cathedral is wonderful, the Passeig de Born is home to some chic boutiques, and the area around the Placa Llotja is a delightful blend of bars, cafes, and historical buildings.
Cocktails at Abaco and tapas at La Boveda will make the perfect end to your day in Palma, followed by an evening stroll back to the yacht along the Paseo Maritimo.
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