If you plan to embark on your charter in the Balearics, you may fly into the international airport in Palma Mallorca. This historic city is a major tourist destination. Although it has many hotel chains, shops, and all of the conveniences one would expect from a modern city, it has maintained its old architecture and charm. Her Old Downtown area features the original narrow streets and the gothic style Santa Maria cathedral that dates back to the 13th century.
Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca
This series of limestone mountains, which runs along the coast of Mallorca, not only offers stunning vistas but is also a pleasant change of pace from a holiday spent exclusively lounging on your charter or a beach. A significant portion of the Serra de Tramuntana is made up of wooded slopes that eventually give way to rocky crags and summits, as well as the occasional abandoned stone house or monastery. The traditional mountain communities that call these mountain ranges home have an unchanging quality, just like the mountain scenery that surrounds them. The majority of the western shoreline is steep and rocky, with very few sandy beaches and more pine-covered hillsides that lead down to the water. Ancient irrigation systems and dry stone platforms stretching back to the time when the area was occupied by the Arabic people show that they were able to make the most of the challenging agricultural terrain that the mountains presented to them. These historical remnants are still very much present in the area.
Le Seu Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca
Palma is not only a fantastic location to get used to living on a Spanish island, but it is also the epicenter of activity for windsurfing in the Balearic Islands, making it an ideal place to settle in. Visit Le Seu at some point while you are out and about discovering the surrounding region. This historic landmark, which was built in the Gothic style, performs nearly all of the functions that one would expect from a museum. It is highly recommended that you visit the cathedral in the middle of the day, when the light is at its brightest, as doing so will give you the best opportunity to appreciate the gigantic stained glass pieces that are housed within the cathedral to their greatest potential. Those with a passion for art should keep their eyes vigilant for Gaudi's contributions, which can be found strewn across this breathtaking sanctuary.
You also won't want to miss the lovely beaches of Mallorca. There are quite a number of great beaches on Mallorca to choose from. Just ask your captain or crew which beach they suggest and explain your preferences.
After you've taken in all Mallorca has to offer, it's time to move on to one of the other beautiful islands. If you are interested in less people, ask your captain to head on over to Formentera.