What is Coasteering ?

Coasteering, a coastal route between the sea and the mountains

Dive into the thrilling adventure of coasteering and discover a unique combination of outdoor sports while exploring along the breathtaking coastline of Mallorca. Go into hidden caves, jump off cliffs and live an unforgettable experience that awakens your senses and connects you with nature in its purest form!

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Coasteering
Rapel cave

History of coasteering

The term seems to have been first used in 1973. In the book Sea Cliff Climbing, John Cleare and Robin Collomb said "A few enthusiasts believe that coasteering will become popular and has a big future".

In the late 1980s, a guide from Wales developed it as a commercial guided recreational activity, initially on the cliffs of St Davids in Pembrokeshire. They are now considered as the home of coasteering. By the mid-1990s, newspapers are publicizing several commercial companies offering the activity. It then spread to various regions of Great Britain and Europe to become popular in Spain and in Mallorca in the 2010s.

Source : International Federation Coasteering

What does coasteering mean?

This outdoor sport combines rock climbing, cliff jumping, swimming and snorkelling into one exciting activity.

Coasteering pieces together different challenges and opportunities to climb over rocks, test your limits while jumping off cliffs, and explore tidepools that are usually avoided on tours! Exploring coasts is becoming increasingly popular due to its wide range of activities. This new adventure has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for an intense adrenaline rush or a more relaxed approach – this activity has it all.

Where to practice in Mallorca ?

Mallorca offers a large possibilities to go and practice this recreational activity. From the south (Peguera) to north (Alcudia) of Tramuntana or the east coast near Porto Cristo, Coasteering is practised by our guides. It allows to see beautiful and various landscape, multiples possibilities to discover the island, exceptionnal cavities to swim into and for luckies, some unique moment with wildlife.

maps mallorca coasteering

When can it be practiced ?

As coasteering implies to jump and swim in the sea, weather condition is important. The best season for coasteering is summer. But Mallorca weather permits a practice of this fun activity mostly all the year. Indeed Mallorca presents a lot of advantages with his mediterranean weather all along the year : sunny, warm, calm sea.... Additionnaly, go coasteering in low season allows the excursion adventurers to be with no people around : a great bonus !

Who can do it ?

Couple, Family with or without kids, group of friends such as bachelor parties, incentives, schools... Coasteering can adapt itself to everyone, debutant or experts.

The only condition to practice : the will to have a lot of fun !

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