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Spotlight On Port Cala Nova Marina

Port Calanova – a one stop shop for all your yachting and relaxation needs

Part marina, part sailing school, Port Calanova has a clear goal: to adapt to the needs and requirements of different users who are looking for a high-quality service, without losing the essence and prestige stemming from a long history, beginning in 1976 as the Calanova National Sailing School. It was originally opened in August of ‘76 by the King and Queen of Spain and combined a marina in fantastic surroundings with a team of highly-qualified specialists, offering services designed to meet the needs of everyone. The magnificent upgraded facilities and meticulous personal attention, make the new Port Calanova one of the best marinas on the island of Mallorca.

Port Calanova is an intimate and elegant marina that offers its guests a fantastic experience in which they can enjoy a wide range of water sports, two restaurants, a sports residence, shopping area and open-air and indoor spaces for holding any type of event. Added to this is a wide selection of cultural and leisure activities. The unrivalled location, 15 minutes in a car from the Airport, as well as being on the main bus routes out of Palma, and the proximity to major sites of interest such as Marvient, Illetas, Bellver Castle and Palma’s old town, allows guests to really enjoy their time. Gastronomy, sport, and relaxation all coming together under one sunny roof.


Port Calanova is an ideal marina offering year-round facilities and services. There are moorings for vessels of up to 25 metres in length, and a team of specialists on call 24 hours day, 7 days a week. There is also a 24 hour, self-service fuelling dock. In winter, boats can be stored out of the water and the team will be on hand to help with all service needs, from cleaning and provisioning to any type of maintenance or repair.


Restaurant and Bar


As part of the new marina facilities the newly opened Muelle 327 (reviewed in last month’s magazine) was doing a roaring trade. Its combination of chilled waterside ambience with a fantastically designed and well-priced restaurant is the perfect tonic to end a day on the water. Try the prawns or one of the incredible steak dishes, washed down with a crisp Mallorcan wine.


Opening as a type is the rooftop cocktail terrace, serving a more relaxed fare of burgers, nachos and fajitas alongside it’s signature cocktails on comfy loungers beneath sail like umbrellas. This is without a shadow of a doubt is going to be the place for sundowners and selfies this summer. It’s available to hire for parties, weddings and special events, but early booking is advisable. There is no better place to wind down in overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean that on Calanova’s perfect terrace.



The shipyard at Port Calanova is a great choice for the refit and repair of boats in Mallorca. It boasts a team of professionals who guarantee excellent results on each and every job. The shipyard services cover the following areas: pressure washing and acid cleaning; sanding; fibreglass works; painting; electronics; osmosis; polishing and carpentry; mechanics and electrics; stainless steel works; upholstery cleaning; antifouling; gelcoat finishing; varnishing; sand blasting and sail making.


Shipyard Facilities:

* 3000m2 of exterior ground surface for repairs.

* Self Propelled transporters.

* Dry Dock Area.

* Travel lift up to 75TN lifting capacity

* Water access ramp

* 3.5-meter-deep lifting pit

General Services:

* Water Pressure cleaning

* Ladders,

* Scaffolding,

* Working towers

* Rental equipment


Port Calanova firmly believes that safety in the workplace and respect for the environment are paramount. That’s why it has the technical and human resources to respond to these aspects with the utmost care. The shipyard facilities have a drainage network, decanting tanks, and waste collection and selection station (24-hour shoreside assistance and CCTV).

  • Suspension
  • Stays
  • Cleaning
  • Sandpapering
  • Scaffold
  • Antifouling
  • Painting
  • Repair
  • General polishing
  • Mechanics in general
  • Varnishes
  • Cowling and osmosis treatment
  • Gelcoat and fiberglass
  • Sail maker
  • Antifouling
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Stainless steel works



Port Calanova is an excellent option for mooring a boat in Mallorca, whether as a home port or a wonderful place for a temporary stay. Renting a mooring at the marina in Mallorca allows access to a whole host of services with the peace-of-mind and family-friendly atmosphere of a truly welcoming port. It currently boasts 172 moorings for boats between 6 and 25 metres LOA. All the moorings are equipped with mains power, (220 V, 380 V), water and WiFi, and are attended 24-hours a day by the shoreside team.


Port Calanova provides the latest technology, as the turret system has state-of-the-art software installed that allows the port to have a personalised consumption of supplies through a personal account for customers.


A key point regarding the moorings is the level of security, as the port uses a cutting-edge CCTV surveillance system that ensures guest safety, leaving the only worry to be what to do next.

Calanova Sports Residence

Wrapped in the relaxed atmosphere of the port, with an elegant environment and located in a privileged location, Calanova Sports Residence is the perfect place to stay at any time of the year when learning nautical skills during the day. Surrounded by the Mediterranean and countless beaches, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural and exclusive environment on the beautiful island.


The residence consists of  21 bright, double and triple rooms with stunning views overlooking the Marina on one side, and the sea on the other. Calanova Sports Residence also has 9 rooms that are ideal for teaching, meetings and conferences. Staying in the Calanova Residence gives guests access to a beautiful outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean and a fully equipped fitness centre.


Whilst staying at the Residence guests can choose between one of two Experience Packages (Nautical experience or Full Water Sports)  to get their fantastic holiday started in Mallorca.


Nautical Experience Package


  • Gastrodock Breakfast
  • Unlimited Kayak or SUP activity without an instructor.
  • Accident insurance, life vest and equipment.
  • Double room in Calanova Sports Residence (sea views or marina views)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool access


Full Water Sports


  • Gastrodock Breakfast
  • Unlimited Kayak or SUP activity without an instructor.
  • Half-hour activity on a Jet Ski , 15 minutes of Flyboard, 2 hours of private sailing classes or windsurfing with an instructor.
  • Accident insurance, life vest and equipment.
  • Double room in Calanova Sports Residence (sea views or marina views)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool access


National Sailing School

A sample of activities




For fans of extreme sports, Calanova is the perfect place. Flyboarding gives the thrill of ‘flying’ over water, reaching heady heights, then plunging into the sea and swimming like a dolphin. All this while admiring the Mallorcan coastline in a new and truly original way. This is an adrenaline-fuelled activity for all the family!




No visit to Mallorca is complete without having a go at stand-up paddle boarding, an easy yet fun sport allowing visitors to enjoy the stunning beaches of Cala Major.


Giant Paddle Board


For large groups, the port offers a giant paddle board that can fit up to 8 people at a time. A fun activity to live it up with friends and family. A group activity like nothing experienced before.


Jet skis


For those who do not have a boat license and want to enjoy the activity, close to the port is a private area for Jet Skis where guests can learn to drive and perform manoeuvres such as 360º turns and getting to full speed safely. For those with a licence, jet skis are available for hire.




Boat Charters in Mallorca

Port Calanova are lovers of the sea by nature and are convinced that the best way to discover Mallorca is by sailing around its beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Whether on holiday or living on the island, chartering a boat in Mallorca is a perfect way to enjoy the sea, discover the most beautiful spots on the island and spend a fabulous day with family and friends.


The boat charter service offers a wide choice, meaning visitors can select the most suitable vessel for their needs. If it’s a pleasant sail, choose one of the attractive, functionally designed sailing boats. If it’s a catamaran that is calling, check out the Leopard line from the world leaders in catamarans.


Chartering a boat in Port Calanova is a unique and unbeatable experience. Accompanied by loved ones, guests are able to sail the Mallorcan coast, swim in its crystalline, blue waters, discover its sea beds, and relax whilst enjoying an unforgettable sunset. Admire the views of the mountains that make up the majestic Serra de Tramuntana and other stunning areas of Mallorca from the privacy of a boat. Sailing is the best way to get away from it all and experience magic moments!


At Port Calanova there is the possibility to charter the following types of boats:


Summer Camp

With the arrival of summer, many parents worry about finding options to occupy their child’s time. In order to stop them from sitting in front of the TV all day long, Port Calanova lays on its famous summer camps, a great option for a kids’ holiday in Mallorca.


There are countless benefits to sport for children and teenagers, so the Calanova philosophy is based on educating them from a young age to include sporting activities in their daily routines and way of life. The summer camps are the best option for children to encourage them to take part in sports, to socialise and, above all, to have a great time.


If the kids are lovers of the sea and want to learn how to sail, the National Sailing School is the ideal choice for a summer camp.  Port Calanova has the best instructors to teach this fantastic sport or improve their technique. The camp has two levels, beginners and advanced, making it perfect for all children, regardless of their prior knowledge.


Meanwhile, the Vicente del Bosque summer camp will delight football lovers who also want to take part in other sporting activities. This camp combines football with sailing and other water-based sports, such as windsurfing or stand-up paddle boarding.


And at Port Calanova languages are also taken into account, which is why the International Summer Camp is held every year. The camp combines language learning – English or Spanish – with water-based sports. Classes are taught by native teachers and, at the end of the camp, children receive a diploma to certify that they’ve taken the language course.


Last but not least, there is Golf Camp, which combines golf with water-based sports. The summer camp encourages children to learn or improve their golfing technique with the best PGA professionals, while also enjoying the Mallorcan sea, thanks to classes of water-based sports.


All the summer camps are suitable for children between the ages of 10 to 15, and are held from Monday to Friday. Extra activities can sometimes be held at the weekend when the children can explore the most beautiful places in Mallorca.


The school provides the opportunity for children to stay at the Residence, located on the National Sailing School site, where they’ll enjoy a whole host of activities and games.


Calanova Partners


5 Star Yachts


5 Star yachts, newly based in Port Calanova, are very proud to be dealers for Absolute Yachts in Mallorca in collaboration Amo Yachts of Ibiza. They have wide experience of yachting in the area and with new & pre-owned, well maintained motor boats & yachts. With over 32 years’ experience in all aspects of the marine industry, they have the expertise to meet any requirements when selling or purchasing a yacht, mooring or requiring advice about services.

They offer a free consultation regarding all aspects of Mallorca yachting, from maintaining engines, to booking a table at a restaurant. They have an extensive network of associates in the UK & all over Europe, so whether buying or selling, the coverage is complete.

Balearic Marine Services

For all your yachting services and repairs, this multi-lingual company can be found in Port Calanova. From refit and repair to rescuing boats out at sea, Balearic Marine Services will fulfil all your needs


De Valk Yacht Brokers

De Valk is one of the longest-serving yacht brokerage companies in the world and has always prided itself on being among the most innovative. From opening Holland’s first brokerage marina and first covered sales marina, to pioneering the use of automation and the internet, everything they’ve done over the past seven decades has been designed to optimise the buyer and seller experience.


In 1987 a dedicated new De Valk office opened in Palma in Club de Mar.

Fast forward to present day and De Valk is now clearly positioned as a leading European brokerage house with a strong regional presence in the main sailing areas. As the market continues to become ever more international – 65% of buyers have a different nationality to the seller – De Valk leverages its excellent knowledge of the different processes involved in yacht ownership, in each country. This, in turn, secures a high-quality service enjoyed by clients over the first 70 years and for generations to come.


In summary


As the newest port on the block, Calanova is not pulling any punches. There is literally something for everyone, whether you are a yacht captain in need of a refit, a guest looking for a berth, a family needing to entertain the children, a water sports enthusiast wanting to improve their skills or simply a local wanting to enjoy a cold beer at sundown, this is the place has it all!





  • 172 Berths
  • Electricity 220v Singel-Phase 380v Three-Phase
  • Restaurant
  • 4 to 25m Length
  • Available 24h
  • Travelift 75 T.

Location: Avda. Joan Miró, 327. 07015 Palma de Mallorca | Baleares – España

Telephone: +34 971 40 25 12

Customer service hours

Monday to Friday:9:00-18:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 14:00



By Victoria Pearce

Photos Credit: Anouska Foss