Great place for just about everything a cruiser could need! We spent the winter here, which was expensive, but worth it! More details on www.kotare.net
including information on services, marinas, shopping, chandlerys etc.
Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 28-Apr-2012
Mallorquin not Spanish
Even if you think you are starting to understand Spanish, you now find that the people are using another language; Mallorquin, which is Catalan, French and Spanish combined.
I studied a Spanish CD course while I was here for the winter, but at the end of it, realized that I had no clue what the people were saying around me.
Of course, many locals speak English and German too, as well as regular Spanish.
Palma is a fascinating city with every modern convenience combined with the splendours of the old town with myriad restaurants, sights and bars.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 14-Sep-2005
Club Nautico (Marina)
Convenient to town and all the sights, restaurants, clubs and museums.
We spent about 2 weeks here before beginning our circumnavigation of the island.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 04-Sep-2005
Laundry Service (Laundry)
This nice drop off laundry did my laundry each week throughout the winter. Usually ready next day. Nicely folded.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Dec-2008
Club de Mar (Marina)
Just Imagine wintered here in Club de Mar in 2006. Well protected from even bad weather that caused damage elsewhere.
It was not cheap. I think I paid €600 per month including electricity, but luckily I had some contract work to offset the cost, and I needed a secure place to keep the boat while I traveled.
Convenient to Carre Four supermarket just a two minute walk up the hill. Quite far from the center of town, but the bus service is good or a 15 minute bike ride.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 23-Oct-2005
Marine Machine (Perkins) (Services)
A supplier of Perkins diesel engine parts and services.
Ricard Ankerman 8 in PALMA DE MALLORCA.
Very nice, helpful people.
I had my old heat exchanger cleaned out by them before the 2006 season. I could not get a price from them when I dropped it off, and I told them I was a poor yachtsman and I worried about how much it would cost.
When I asked for the bill when I went to pick it up I was told that 'today it was free'. He said sometimes he does things for free just for good will.
Earlier in the season they had sourced a replacement raw water pump for my engine.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 14-Feb-2006
Belvedere Castle (Historic)
We caught a taxi up here and then walked down the steps to the village below.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 14-Sep-2005
C'an Pedro (Restaurant)
Excellent malloquine restaurant in Genova.
Calle Rector Vives No.4
Tel (971) 40 24 79Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 02-Jan-2008
Palma Old Town (Excursion)
Great place for resturants, bars & night life as well as the architecture. For more cruising information on Palma visit www.kotare.co.ukAlex & Carol [ Kotare ] 28-Apr-2012
One could spend months exploring the wonderful old streets of Palma.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 04-Sep-2005
El Corte Ingles (Shopping)
This is the large department store of Palma selling just about everything one can imagine.
There is a smaller Corte Ingles on Ave Jaume III.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 13-Feb-2008
Palma Train Station (Transport)
This is where you catch the train to the interior, and also the antique train to Soller.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 13-Sep-2005
Yacht Center Palma (Chandlery)
Yacht Center Palma & Marine Super Store
At the entrance to Club Nautico.
They also exchange Campingaz gas bottles.
I read that the other store at Club du Mar has closed.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 12-Apr-2009
Getting around by bus (Bus)
The local EMT bus website
has a great utility that one can use to plan your bus connections to anywhere on the island.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 19-Sep-2009
Carre Four Shopping Center (Supermarket)