This is biggest of the five ports, which the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands manages. It is located in middle of the city, just in front of the maze of old streets that make up the Old Town.The waterfront promenade, which stole its location from the sea in the Sixties, connects the port from one end to the other. The port is divided into four very distinct zones: the commercial docks, the west dock (Dique del Oeste), the recreational docks and the shoreline dock (Ribera). It provides services that, having dealt with the limitations of space with the consolidation of the port, make it one of most important in all the Mediterranean for cruise ship transit. Adding to this is the commercial activity surrounding the cargo/container terminals; recreational navigation - the Bay of Palma is host to some of the most important regattas in the Med., including The King's Cup and the SAR Princess Sofia Trophy; passengers in transit and commercial fishing boats.
The combination of these factors has made it essential to optimize the use of the installations and above all the space.
With the perfect combination of traditional and advanced technology, this port is the physical demonstration of the Mediterranean philosophy ( slow and calm ), but with a modern character that makes it a location, which is highly regarded by both its inhabitants and visitors.