Sailing Mallorca and Touring Barcelona with the Family

All four of our loved ones swept in late one afternoon in early August to spend a week with us. The sun was just setting over Andraitx – a lovely cala just north of Palma where Mira was docked.

Kicked off their first night with a delicious seafood meal and a stunning sunset at Rocamar, perched on the edge of the waterfront in the town of Port Andraitx.

To get into that relaxing vacation mood, we spent our first day relaxing and swimming at the scenic Gran Folies Beach Club in Cala Llamp.

There was swimming, relaxing, and cliff jumping.

Early the next morning we sailed up to the northwest corner of Mallorca to spend the day and night in Cala Sa Calobra. One of the most stunning anchorages in the Balearics – Sa Calobra is enclosed by steep rocky cliffs and two small pebbly beaches. A footpath and tunnel connect the beaches and allow a gorgeous view of the turquoise, crystal clear water.

A view of Mira through the tunnel’s window.

Perfect sunset with flat calm water in our anchorage for the night.

We first heard about coasteering in the Azores and were eager to give it a try! Coasteering is exploring the rocky coastline via swimming, cliff jumping, snorkeling and cave exploration. We spent the day with a local guide, José, near Cala Monjo on the southern coast of Mallorca.

No comment about why Pam is conspicuously absent ……..

Adrian Quetglas, an outstanding restaurant with a Michelin star, was the spot for our last night on Mallorca. His 7 course tasting menu was locally sourced and delicious!

The next day we jumped on a shuttle flight to Barcelona for the last 3 nights of vacation. Filled our days with sightseeing, wandering, shopping, eating, drinking and being silly – it was a perfect vacation!

Amazing panorama of Barcelona and its port from Montjuic.
At Rocambolesc – who knew they gave Michelin stars for ice cream?
Late night drinks at Boadas – cocktails since 1933.
Early morning excursion to one of Gaudi’s prizes – Park Güell.
Breath-taking exterior of La Sagrada Familia
Kaleidoscope of colors in the now finally complete interior of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.
Dinner at La Peninsular on the fringes of Barcelonetta.
Gaudi’s Casa Batlló
Sharing an ice-cold sangria at La Boqueria on Las Ramblas after a long day of sightseeing.
World famous Paella from Barcelona in a waterside restaurant.
Clearly a very fun late night at Eclipse on the rooftop overlooking Barcelona harbor.

NEXT POST: Our summer sailing Mira in the Balearic Islands. 

4 thoughts on “Sailing Mallorca and Touring Barcelona with the Family

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s