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Watersports in Puerto Pollensa
July 5, 2021 | Blog
Backdropped by mountain crags to one side and the shimmering flats of a gorgeous Mediterranean embayment, Puerto Pollensa is one of Mallorca’s loveliest and most attraction-rich destinations. It’s also where you’ll find a plethora of top-quality Hoposa hotels and vacation apartments: the perfect accommodations for falling under the spell of Mallorca’s far northeastern coast.
With multiple top-grade beachfronts and numerous waterside restaurants, bars, and cafes, Puerto Pollensa is a wonderful place to kick back and relax—that goes without saying. But you can also get a bit more active if you so desire: not only via the excellent cycling and hiking available in the town’s scenic hinterland, but also right out on the waters of the Bay of Pollensa and its surrounds.
Beginners and experts alike pursue a variety of watersports here thanks to the optimal conditions, the stunning scenery, and a slew of rental outfitters, charters, and guiding companies in the vicinity.
The Bay of Pollensa: One of the Centers for Mallorcan Watersports
Broad, shallow, and sheltered, the Bay of Pollensa provides a wonderful opportunity to get out into some Mediterranean waters during your Hoposa getaway on Mallorca. The calm and kindly bay accommodates all manner of skill levels and a host of different nearshore activities.
Among the more popular is stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, which has become a global phenomenon in the 21st century. Although the sport has ancient roots in multiple coastal cultures around the world, modern SUP evolved from pioneering paddlers on the Hawaiian surf scene, and by the late aughts it had become perhaps the world’s fastest-growing paddlesport.
Stand-up paddleboarding is easy to do with a little practice, and you couldn’t ask for a more forgiving—or lovely—playground for honing your SUP skills than the Bay of Pollensa. You’ll find paddleboards easy to rent in Puerto Pollensa as well as numerous options for taking lessons or joining tours. Besides flatwater paddling and paddle-surfing, the bay invites practitioners of that crossover activity called SUP yoga: Sunrise sessions along a spectacular Mediterranean beachfront are unforgettable.
Kayaking is also a natural option here, whether you’re taking short jaunts in the bay along the Puerto Pollensa sands or trekking farther out—along the rugged splendor of the Cap de Formentor peninsula, for instance.
Summer breezes make the Bay of Pollensa one of the better spots in Mallorca for windsurfing, kiteboarding, and parasailing. You can take out a sailboat or join a sightseeing cruise.
If you feel like getting underwater, meanwhile, Puerto Pollensa’s a fantastic jumping-off point. There are some fine snorkeling and diving sites within easy reach. If you’ve never tried your hand at SCUBA before, the gentle, shallow Bay of Pollensa is an excellent place to learn; there are multiple companies offering lessons with expert certified instructors.
Take to the Mediterranean Waters on a Hoposa Getaway to Puerto Pollensa
Whether you’re snorkeling or diving over dreamy seagrass meadows, riding the wind on your kiteboard, or taking a serene kayak or SUP paddle as daybreak lights up the Serra de Tramuntana ridges, Puerto Pollensa is one of the best home bases for Mediterranean watersports anywhere in the Balearic Islands.
Call a Hoposa hotel or vacation apartment home in Mallorca’s charming northeastern port, and experience the pleasures of the friendly bay at its doorstep!