Balearic Ports Received 749 Calls In 2016 And Are Expecting 865 Next Year
The five ports of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Alcudia, Mahon, Ibiza and La Savina, are all expecting more (or the same) amount of ships to call in 2017 as this year.
Palma will receive 559 calls, Alcudia 14, Mahon 102, Ibiza 187 and La Savina 3. Overall Balearic ports received 749 calls in 2016 and are expecting 865 next year. Passenger numbers have risen from 1,886,728 to 2,059,481 – a significant 9% increase.
From Palma, a tour of the city of Palma can take 1/2 or whole day. From Alcudia, take an excursion to Palma (only 45 minutes by bus) or Alcudia’s churches and sanctuaries route and the Roman City of Pollentia. From Mahon, take a trip to ‘Talayotic Menorca’, where there are more than 1,500 archaeological sites in 70sq mtr. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit these sites with a tour guide. This tour includes a cheese tasting.
From Ibiza, for overnight ships, sail to Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands. A turquoise island of beaches of fine sand, with beach clubs for sunbathing, routes for trekking or cycling and lighthouses. For short calls, Ibiza’s rich heritage has earned the recognition of Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1999. This rich heritage is represented by Dalt Vila, the old city that crowns the port and whose streets invite the traveller to wander slowly.
At Palma, work is underway to extend Poniente Norte wharf, with an investment of €23m and a surface of 36sq mtr. Likewise, APB has a plan for the construction of the new terminal 6 at Dique del Oeste, with an investment of €16m and a surface of 9.5sq mtr. Terminal 6 has been designed to specifically receive the largest cruise ships.