Porto Colom, Mallorca - Map and Information

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Porto Colom, Mallorca

Distances:

Accommodation within 2KM from

5 Km 
El Pino Apartments for Rent


Closest Towns and Shops

4.7 Km 
Calas de Mallorca
5.7 Km 
Cala d'Or
7.7 Km 
Portopetro


Closest Beaches

3.4 Km 
Cala Sa Nau




resorts, Porto Colom, Mallorca
Porto Colom, Spain

Claiming to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, this charming resort grew up around the original fishing village giving it a wonderful ambience.

It’s retained much of its character and the brightly coloured fishing houses at the end of the harbour gives you a real feel for Mallorcan life...so do make the effort to walk there if you’re based near the beach.
It has a large beach, 2 smaller ‘resort’ beaches and a modern mariner as well as the atmospheric old harbour. In the main it’s uncommercialised with a ‘local’ feel. Beloved by couples of all ages it also attracts families looking for a quieter holiday.

Beach:

The main beach is called Marcal and is about 500 metres from the centre of Porto Colom. It has good facilities, water sports and is safe for the younger members of the family. You can also catch boat trips to nearby Cala d’Or and Cala Figuera. It has been awarded the blue flag. There are other beaches near the centre of Porto Colom which tend to be popular with the locals.

Nightlife:

Not a whole lot happens in the resort in the evenings and out of the main season you may find that many of the bars have closed. Much of the entertainment in Porto Colom is hotel-based, although there are some excellent restaurants lining the harbour which are perfect for a romantic meal out. Celler Sa Sinia restaurant is one of the best, while Ollie's Bar is a reassuring British establishment for those wanting to watch football.

Who goes there:

Mainly couples and families wanting an ‘away-from-it-all’ holiday.

Accommodation:

Mid range hotels and self-catering accommodation to fit all budgets.

What to do:

  • The area is not good for transport, so if you’re planning on being out and about then hiring a car would be the best bet. It is worthwhile as there are many pretty sandy coves along the coastline.
  • There’s a popular Sunday market in Felanitx and a twice weekly market in Porto Colom (Tuesday and Saturdays) – our tip would be to get there early!
  • Caves of Ham (www.cueves-hams.com) is a fun day out or go to the larger and more impressive Caves del Drach (www.cuevasdeldrach.com) which has an underground lake. Next door to the caves is also a small aquarium so you could make a day of it.

Fiesta:

During mid July is the fiesta of La Verge del Carme when there’s usually a number of festivities including cultural events and live music.

Psst! The village prospered in the 19th century when the harbour was used to export wine. Sadly a virulent disease attacked the vines putting an end to all that...so, it was back to fishing!

 




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