Why not take a Kayak Tour?

Guest post by PJ from Best Fishing Kayak Site

Are you adventurous at heart? If so, why not take a kayak tour of the coastline of Palma, I can guarantee that you will not regret it.

There are many reputable tours available, we found ours on Tripadvisor.com and booked in advance before we left home.

My family and I visited a few summers ago, being from Hawaii we are very much outdoorsy people that like our vacations to be fairly active. On our vacation we decided to take a guided kayak tour on the stunning turquoise water around the rocky coastline where we were able to explore caves, inlets and blowholes as well as seeing many aquatic birds on the way. Unfortunately, we did not see any dolphins although our guide said that do surface from time to time.

Our guided kayak tour was a great way for us to see some of the things that we would not have been able to get to by boat.

The guided tour took us around 3 hours, which was plenty of time for our family as we have young boys and they were worn out by the end of the trip. The cost from what I can recall was around 50 Euro per person which was inclusive of our kayak hire and guide for the 3 hours. The weather was fantastic on the day we went, the water was calm and you will not need to be an experienced kayaker. If you have any questions, contact the tour company and they will be able to go over the basics with you.

Remember to take sunscreen, hat and water. The temperature off the water can get hot and it is easy to get sunburned and dehydrated.

Happy kayaking!

3 Top things to do in Palma, Mallorca, SPAIN

There are very few places in this world quite as vibrant, charming and exciting as a resort city located on a sun-kissed island. Palma, the capital city of the Spanish island of Mallorca is just that, a resort city riddled with luxury hotels, cafes, trendy restaurants and an exceptional nightlife. Found in the Western part of the Mediterranean, this island city is often compared to Barcelona, Palma is only 15 minutes away from the airport by taxi and has to be one of the World’s most iconic boating location.

3 Top things to do in Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Apart from the beautiful scenery offered up by the fact that Palma is in one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean, there is also a ton of things to do when you visit. Here is a list summing up some of the most popular activities with tourists and locals alike.

Go boating on the turquoise sea:

 

Why would you visit an island and not enjoy all that the surrounding sea has to offer? If you are interested in a little sailing or boating then booking a ‘catamaran’ for a morning excursion is one of the best things to do. By visiting Ses Illetes, a small town 30 minutes away from Palma, you will find fine sandy beaches with a whole lot of boating activities to enjoy.

Marvel at the Cathedral “La Seu”:

This is one of the most stunning Gothic cathedrals in the World. The Cathedral “La Seu” is a highly treasured landmark in Palma. It was built between the 14th-16th century and hosts massive crowds on any regular day. If you want to experience its absolute splendor, go early so that you can see the morning light gloriously streaming through the rose window.

Enjoy contemporary art at the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art:

Marvel at the works of renowned artists such as Mirò and Picasso at the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art. Housed in a beautiful 18th century building, the museum is free to enter and is one of the most serene places in the entire island.

You could, of course, also go shopping on the ever busy streets of Sant Miquel and Jaume II. Try the local cuisine while you are at it. The “sobressada”, which is a soft cured sausage is absolutely divine. Enjoy the striking sunsets, the architecture, the weather, the people and an all-around island atmosphere that will simply wash your worries away.

 

What is the best time to visit Palma, Mallorca?

 

Being an island, you want to visit when the weather is warm and the skies are blue. This just so happens to be during spring (between March and May). During this period, your days will be beautifully warm and your nights soothingly cool. It is also one of the best times to go sailing around the island. The temperatures rarely go beyond 22 degrees Celsius and the skies are almost always blue.

 

The island of Mallorca is by far one of the most stunning places you will find in Spain. Whether you are interested in shopping, sunbathing, contemporary art or just sailing in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea, this is the place to visit.