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5 things to know about buying property in Mallorca

5 things to know about buying property in Mallorca

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Bay of Cala Pi Mallorca

There are some idyllic cruising grounds

For those chartering in Mallorca, the restrictions are milder than in the rest of Spain. Recent legislation states that yachts registered in non-EU countries are permitted to charter in the Balearics, an allowance that doesn’t extend to the rest of Spain. Additionally, as of January 1, 2018, the Balearic Government Licence required for charters will be valid for two years instead of just one. This, in addition to the flourishing Copa del Rey regatta that was sponsored this year by Mallorca SIR and grows in popularity each year, makes Mallorca an enticing spot for yachting.

“There are so many little coves that you can pull inside and anchor up,” says Wellesley. “There are a lot of little hidden ones that you wouldn’t even know were there – the island from the sea is completely different than inland. When you go up the west coast there are only beautiful little fishing villages, otherwise all you see is open pine tree forests, goats walking around and the towns are spread out immensely so it’s not as populated as people imagine.

“Go to Dragonera, which is on the south-western corner of the island,” Wellesley continues. “Then go up the west coast where it’s all national parkland. The penultimate top north-western corner is Soller and before that is the famous town of Deia, the artists’ community who's most famous resident was the poet laureate Robert Graves.”

Aside from the stunning anchorages scattered around the Balearics, Mallorca is home to a number of marinas with superyacht facilities, including the Stark Marina at Port Adriano, which can host yachts up to 100 metres and was designed by Phillipe himself. Additionally, Club de Vela caters to yachts up to 60 metres while Port de Mallorca can berth yachts up to 50 metres. With seemingly endless options, it’s understandable why the island is becoming more popular with the yachting community.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Allard One

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