Have you been kayaking on the north coast of Mallorca... where giant cliffs jutt straight out of the sea and the waters are transparent and turquoise? How would you like to explore the hidden underwater caves, look at fish and even dolphins?
In this corner of the island of Mallorca there are two unique enclaves, possibly the best for kayaking and canoeing holidays on the island; one is in the Bay of Pollensa to the south of Cape Formentor and the other is in Cala San Vicente on the extreme north coast. Given the length of the peninsula of Formentor, the kayaking routes on either side vary considerably and each starting point offers very different excursions.
The 4 coves of San Vicente: Cala Barques, Cala Molins, Cala Clara and Cala Carbó
Cala San Vicente is an idyllic place made up of four coves and surrounded by a rocky coastline cherry-piceked with underwater caves and rich in marine fauna. Set apart from the more touristy areas, Cala San Vicente is loved and sought-after for the transparency of its waters and the tranquility that is breathed here.
In high season however, even here in one of the most pristine areas of the island, the beaches get filled up and the cafes are lively with activity. But with kayaking it's different, you can paddle out onto the flat still waters, access the most inaccessible coves and experience the absolute silence of one of the wildest coastlines of Mallorca.
Món d'Aventura is an adventure sport and activity company specialised in providing guided tours by land and sea all over the north of Mallorca and offer kayak courses and excursions, as well as kayak rental and sale from their spot on Cala Molins beach in Cala San Vicente and more information at their shop in Pollensa old town. They also organise and run coastering, canyoning, climbing, hiking, caving, SUP and cliff-jumping trips.
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The Challenge Mallorca is an adventure company based in Alcudia. But given the superiority of the Cala San Vicente coastline, they tend to run their excursiones in the area, offering 4x4 off-road transport to Cala San Vicente as part of the deal. From here you will continue by kayak along the coast, with some trekking and rock jumping thrown in, as well as treasure hunting, diving into underwater caves and snorkeling.
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The Fortaleza, in the Bay of Port de Pollensa
Puerto Pollensa is located on the shore of the magnificent Bay of Pollensa, with Cape Formentor at its northernmost point, the marina in the center, and the rugged coast of Aucanada, Bonaire and Mal Pas to the south. Its horseshoe shape and location means it enjoys a particularly temperate climate and its shallow waters are ideal for beginners. Head towards the edges however, and you will find more wind and a steep coast with strange rock formations, dotted with many, many caves.
Run from a beach shack, south of the marina in Port de Pollensa, Kayak Mallorca organizes excursions for all levels with a multitude of different routes to discover. You can head towards Cap de Pinar south of the Bay of Pollensa or explore the underwater caves in the direction of Formentor. They also offer kayak rentals and courses for all levels.
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If you would like us to organise a guided tour or kayak rental in the north of Mallorca, please feel free to contact us directly or mention it when you reserve a room at our hotel in Puerto Pollensa.
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