Paddleboarding is one of the trendiest sports around at the moment.
Also known as "standup paddleboarding", this activity consists of standing on a surfboard (in fact, it's slightly larger and more stable than a regular surfboard), while using a single-bladed paddle to move around.
Paddleboarding is quite simple. It requires a certain technique and is a comprehensive workout to get in shape (you work on your upper torso, lower torso and legs to maintain balance), but it's suitable for people of all ages.
In addition, and unlike other water sports, paddleboarding can be practised in the sea, rivers, or lakes, and there's no need for waves. In fact, it's better if the sea is calm and windless.
Mallorca, our own special paddleboarding paradise
Mallorca is an unmissable destination for many sportsmen and women, who find all the perfect conditions for outdoor activities on our island: beaches, mountains, good weather, rocky areas, paths, hiking routes, and more.
In Mallorca there are also many water sports schools where you can get started in disciplines such as standup paddleboarding. You can also rent equipment (surfboards, paddles, life jackets, etc.).
As for where to go paddleboarding in Mallorca, we can highlight the following:
One of the best places in Mallorca for paddleboarding.
The Malgrats Islands, declared a Protected Nature Reserve in 2004, are characterised by their crystal-clear, calm waters, and are a perfect spot to do some standup paddleboarding and enjoy the incredible views.
In fact, this is the place chosen by many to go paddleboarding around the reefs and surrounding fauna.
Santa Ponça and Palliser
Santa Ponça is a very touristy town.
Located in the southwest of Mallorca, it has two beaches: Santa Ponça and Caló d'en Pallisser.
The latter is known locally as the "little beach". It´s quiet, has few facilities, and is perfect for paddleboarding.
Santa Ponça is also the recommended starting point if you want to do a standup paddleboarding route in Las Malgrats.
Muro Beach (la playa de Muro)
Muro beach is one of our top recommendations for paddleboarding in Mallorca.
This beach. located in the northwest of the island, is more than 6 kilometres long - one of the longest in the archipelago.
Moreover, it's divided into several sections and has all the facilities you could want.
For this reason, many water sports schools have chosen this area to give their classes in.
Alcudia Beach (la playa de Alcudia)
Alcudia Beach is just over 3 kilometres long and is a true paradise thanks to its two great attractions: white sand and clear waters.
It's located in the north of Mallorca and has all the amenities you could want.
It's also one of Mallorca's blue flag beaches, which means it's ideal for safe paddleboarding
Cala Vella is the only cove in the municipality of Llucmajor, in the south of the island.
It's a real oasis of peace, quite isolated from the town centre, with little traffic and wonderful beauty. As a matter of fact, it’s located below a cliff that can only be accessed from the sea.
Thanks to its tranquil surroundings and calm waters, Cala Vella is an idyllic place for paddleboarding in Mallorca.
Playa del Toro is located very close to Pollença, on the northeast end of Mallorca, in a town famous for its beaches and translucent, calm waters - a truly magical spot to visit!
One of its best beaches for paddleboarding is El Toro, also known as Racó de sa Fragata.
This beach is striking for its reddish sands, which are protected by the Port Adriano breakwater.
As it isn't a very touristy beach, you won't find many sports schools here, but it's certainly a good place if you have your own equipment and you're keen to enjoy the sea.
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