The Balearic Islands
The homeport of the S/Y Prana is Palma de Mallorca wich is also the capital of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands which are located in the Mediterranean Sea and are part of Spain. Like the other Balearic Islands Ibiza, Formentera and Minorca, the island is a popular sailing destination with many low cost airlines:
When you visit Cabrera, which is located just face to face to Mallorcas southern coast, and its lonely beaches, you will really feel like Robinson Crusoe. Cabrera was declared nature preserve in 1991, since then access is controlled by the Spanish National Institute for the Conservation of Nature.
Ibiza is approximaly seven hours of sailing from Majorca and can be sailed within daylight. Ibiza was a major trading post along the Mediterranean routes. Iberia began establishing its own trading stations along the nearby Balearic island of Majorca, from which large quantities of renowned Balearic slingers were hired as mercenaries who fought for Carthage. Ibiza has become a popular destination for sailors with a very popular nightlife.
Menorca takes its name from being smaller than nearby island of Majorca. It was called Nura by the Phoenicians in honoring their god Baal, meaning the "island of fire". Minorca has a population of approximately 82,000. Its highest point, called Monte Toro, is 358 m/1174 ft above sea level.
The island has a large collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules, and talaiots.
Formentera is th smallest and most southerly of the Balearic Archipelago. One of the main attractions of Formetera lies in the beauty of its nature. Typical Mediterranean flora and fauna can be found such as white pine and sabina trees. Long, white sandy beaches are speckeled with welcoming chiringos (beach bars) offering refreshing drinks and delicious tapas.
Popular sailing area's outside the balearic, most times one day or two days sailing distance are: