Once summer arrives, it’s impossible to turn your back on the sea. Nivia Born Boutique Hotel has prepared a fascinating route so you can discover the Bay of Palma, stretching from Cap de Cala Figuera to Cap Blanc.
From the Paseo del Born, wandering through the delightful gardens of S’Hort del Rei, you’ll arrive at Palma’s Paseo Marítimo, one of the city’s main arteries, stretching along over 5 kilometres and filled with cyclists, skaters, and people out enjoying a stroll. It’s a unique place with marvellous views of the Mediterranean, you’ll feel the sea breeze as you walk beneath the many palm trees and among interesting monuments, such as the Lonja de Palma, in Passeig Sagrera, or the Baluard de Sant Pere, which will surprise you as it reveals the remains of the ancient city walls, and the cultural hub at Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma.
The amazing choice of restaurants and bars in the area, offering sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine such as Restaurante Pesquero, Ca n’Eduardo, Sa Cranca, Mar de Nudos, or Varadero, will make you want to stop and pause for a while along this grand avenue to enjoy the immensity of the views, or admire a picture-postcard sunset.
Going in the opposite direction along the Paseo Maritimo, towards Portitxol, you can see the Parc de la Mar, with heart-stopping views of the Cathedral and a stunning lake. You can also see the Passeig Dalt Murada, which goes around the medieval walls from Calle Portella to the arch at Calle Almudaina. Another iconic emblem of the seafront is the Baluard del Príncep, an example of Renaissance military architecture. You’ll get some amazing photos if you climb up to the viewpoint.
In the middle of the Bay and about 5 km from Palma is Es Carnatge, which has interesting elements of Mallorcan heritage such as Las Casas del Carnatge or El Cuartel, which display cannon housings, trenches, and tunnels. This natural coastal area is known for its geology and for being the place where a fossilised ‘Myotragus balearicus’ was discovered. If travelling with your dog, you’ll find coves and pet-friendly zones that will delight your pet.
A day of sport fishing
Abandon the land and fully immerse yourself in the charms of the Mediterranean and its waters with a fishing trip in the Bay of Palma where you’ll discover the sea’s hidden treasures at between 6 and 10 miles from the Port de S’Arenal. Black bream, painted combers, scorpion fish… Have a go at bottom fishing from a ship at anchor and try “jigging” to land your best capture.