Originally Posted by Tomtom39
Hi All -
Some advice would be good from anyone who has experienced or has any great ideas -
We have sailed our yacht from the UK and now wintering in the Beautiful town of Cartegena in Spain
where the climate is very good for the winter.
We are not retired so have limited time on the boat when the summer season starts again so planning on sailing around Mallorca, Ibizia, Menorca and Formentera. Given the above places are limited mooring
space and expensive we would be looking to moor on the Spanish coast and then hoping to the islands at chosen dates in the year.
Would Denia provide this experience give the 55NM distance to Ibizia?
Is Denia sheltered from strong winds and a good marina in peoples view?
Any other options as we are exploring all options at present...
I know well all those places and what you say seem not make much sense to me. Yes marinas
are very expensive on Baleares and many anchorages
are crowded but there is still many places where you can stay on anchor
safely and some not too much expensive marinas
were you can go for water
There are many big anchorages
on those Islands and only the smaller ones tend to get full. On places like Mahon, Formentera (beach on the SE), Ibiza (out of the Port), Porto Colom, Fornells, Palma bay, PolenÁa, Alcudia, Sant Antoni de Portmani, Illa Conillera, Porto Addaia, Es Grau or Porto Soller you will find always a place to stay on anchor
for the night.
Many of the boats stay on some of those places for the day but go to a marina at night.
If your boat is not big, say more than 40ft, you can also try to book a place for some days on the little marina of Fornells. Not that expensive and one of the most beautiful place on those Islands. But for that you have to book now, assuming they have some yet (only a handful of places for bigger boats).
Club Nŗutic Fornells
You can also stay there safely on anchor no matter the wind