The destination for golf and nautical sports
Palma's pleasant year-round temperatures are an invitation to enjoy a range of open-air sporting activities, and particularly golf and nautical sports. Golf lovers have at their disposal five courses (all with 18 holes) perfectly equipped and located in beautiful settings.
Palma is also a veritable paradise for lovers of the seaside, thanks to its five beaches, 8 bathing areas and 9 yacht clubs and marinas, which are ideal for those who want to explore the city from the coast and for activities such as sailing or sports fishing. Proof of the premium quality of these facilities are the competitions which are held in the city's waters, including the King's Cup Regatta or the Almirante Conde de Barcelona Trophy.
Then again, if you're looking for thrills you can try your hand at a whole range of activities - especially in summer - including windsurfing, kite-surfing, wakeboard, skate, and watch breakdance and capoeira displays right on the beach. There are also numerous sports facilities all around the city to enable everyone to experience Majorca in the most active possible way. Another fun way to explore Palma de Mallorca is along its bike lanes.
Fans of cycle-touring and hiking will find these are the perfect means of getting around the island, thanks to the network of signposted routes. From Palma, a route round the island of Majorca provides the opportunity to see many different landscapes. The Sierra de Tramuntana mountains are over 1,400 metres high, with important towns like Valldemossa, Sóller or Deià. This steep mountain range slopes down to the Mediterranean and creates unique places such as Cala de Deià cove, Port de Sóller or Cala Sa Calobra cove. Beyond Andratx we find the Sa Dragonera Nature Reserve. In the northeastern part of the island you will find the Alcúdia and Pollença bays, and the Formentor peninsula - important tourist locations where the pine forests reach the beach. Alcúdia still has the walls, the old Roman town of Pollentia, and an amphitheatre. The Albufera Nature Reserve is also nearby - it is one of the five reserves that exist in the Balearic Islands. From Palma, towards the eastern part of the island, Calarajada, we find towns like Manacor, Artá and Capdepera. And of course, visitors should not miss a trip to the Archipiélago de Cabrera national park, overlooking the southern coast of Majorca and part of the Palma municipal district.
Did you know?
Actors such as Michael Douglas and Jack Nicholson are fond of playing golf on Majorca's golf courses
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