Mallorca / Arenal (Club Nautico Arenal)

Continent
Europe
Country
Spain
Next Big City
Palma de Mallorca
Next Town
Palma de Mallorca
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Mole
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat behind the harbor mole.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Concrete
Beach Users:
June, July, August, September

Packed with tourists during summer.

Wind

Best Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW
Main Direction:
SW

A gift of nature makes it possible for sailors to go out and train for 92% of the days of the year, including the winter months. In normal weather conditions, the characteristic thermal breeze known as the Embat, a Southwesterly wind which starts to pick up around midday, has an average strength of 15 to 20 knots and spreads across the bay until sunset. Therefore, the winds in the Bay of Palma are in general lighter, but can intensify sporadically in winter due to northern weather changes. When this occurs the natural protection which is given by the mountains of up to 1000m of the Sierra de Tramuntana, allow training in the Bay of Palma to continue as normal. Under the usual marina breeze conditions in the Bay of Palma, tides are non-existent and surface currents are constant, rarely exceeding 6cm/s.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Arenal is a the southeast end of the bay of Palma de Mallorca. The spot is next to the harbor. Frequent bus connections with Palma City and the airport. International Palma airport, just 7 minutes away from the spot is one the best connecteds all over Europe. With low cost daily operating with the main cities of European Union, specially Germany and United Kingdom.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

From April to October respect the swimmers area that is very clearly marked with yellow buoys, if you go inside there is a risk of high penalty. Respect the locals and their advices.

Nightlife

Just 10 minutes away (by car, bus or taxi) from the centre of Palma, a city with an amazing atmosphere offering plenty of leisure activities, fun and nightlife. Best nightlife during summer.