Category: Sailing

Category: Sailing

Cala Deià

Cala Deià is a small, picturesque shingle beach framed by the stunning Tramuntana mountains and located on the northwest coast of Mallorca. The rocky, rugged beach has very clear 6m deep waters and is only around 70m long.

The tiny cove beach is mostly made up of large rocks and small pebbles with glistening rock pools and great views. It has two restaurants; which both provide local cuisine such as tapas, paella and an assortment of fish.

Located just outside the beautiful village of Deià, the beach is very popular with locals and visitors and is a favourite destination for artists. It is not unusual to see the occasional celebrity on the beach.

Cala Deià is an ideal location for swimming, snorkelling and diving due to the crystal clear waters; however there are no equipment rental facilities on the beach so you will need to bring your own.

The beach is not considered to be family-friendly due to the rocky beach and lack of sand, it also has multiple jellyfish sightings during the summer months. The beach also has no umbrellas, lounge chairs, water sports activities or lifeguard and access to first aid is minimal. The beach does have toilets and showers.

Many visitors enjoy walking along the cliffs up to the former pirate tower with its terrific views.

You can get to the beach by car and if you arrive early enough, there is a small car park or you could park in the village and walk, it is around 3 km.

Deià is a small mountain-coastal village that has attracted artists, tourists and celebrities for many years. One of the prettiest villages in Mallorca, Deià is part of a landscape awarded World Heritage Site status. The writer Robert Graves famously lived in the village twice with many of his creative, artistic friends coming to visit and Deià quickly gained a reputation as an artist’s retreat.

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Learn to sail for fun

Not many people know that you can actually learn to sail in just a couple of days, OK, you won’t be competing with salty sea dogs after just a short time but you will know your Port from your Starboard, you’ll also learn some basic rope work, how to enter and exit a marina, maritime rules and many other things necessary to make you feel safe out on the water.

There’s no doubt about it, the island of Mallorca is beautiful. It can take a couple of weeks to really see the best the island has to offer, from picturesque coastal villages to majestic mountain views, Mallorca provides many opportunities to take picture-perfect photographs; however to really see just how beautiful the island is, it should be viewed from the water!

With hidden bays that can only be accessed by boat, perfect non-tidal waters, incredible weather and stunning views, Mallorca is a boater’s paradise.

There are a few different ways to find your sea legs on a sail boat; which for obvious reasons should always be with reputable and qualified instructors using boats and equipment that are fit for purpose.

Port Calanova near Palma is the home of the National Sailing School and they provide dinghy sailing courses for all levels and all age groups. The facilities and equipment are excellent and their instructors are highly qualified with many years of experience.

For those who fancy something a bit bigger than a dinghy, there are a couple of sailing schools on the island who provide a 2 day Start Yachting course with no prior experience or knowledge required.

Known as sailing experience days, these short courses are designed to make you fall in love with sailing and include plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and scenery in addition to learning the basics of boat handling, get some experience steering a yacht, rope work, sail handling and safety on board.

Once you’ve mastered the basics and have the ‘sailing bug’, there are further courses available from sailing for complete beginners to becoming qualified as a skipper. There really is no better place in Europe to learn how to sail.

For further information, contact Deep Blue Sea Training.