Porto Colom

Porto Colom, Majorca, Spain

Porto Colom is on Majorca's south-eastern coast, around 70km from Palma Airport. Porto Colom is a resort with archaeological importance, as the site of one of the best preserved prehistoric burial sites on the island, known as 'navetas'.

Porto Colom

Set around a harbour Porto Colom is a small and relatively unspoilt resort, which has retained much of its fishing village charm.

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Porto Colom Hotels (11)

A modern apartment complex with a range of facilities, situated in the heart of Porto Colom, just 500m from the beach. An ideal choice for those looking for a laid-back break in Majorca....

The Pierre et Vacances Mallorca Portomar offer comfortable accommodation in a convenient location....

With such a good variety of facilities and easy access to the resort centre, it is easy to see why the Club Cala Marsal Hotel is popular with families....

The Ola El Vistamar Hotel offers good accommodation in a quiet area with good access to the nearby busy resorts which makes it an ideal destination for couples. An adult only hotel....

JS Cape Colom is a budget-friendly escape for couples, friends and solo travellers alike. Enjoy the most picturesque and perfect location whilst taking a dip in one of the two swimming pools, or take ...

The Ola Cecilia Club Apartments offer good, basic accommodation close to the white sandy cove of Cala Marsal and the fishing harbour of Porto Colom....

Comfortable hotel with a range of facilities and a peaceful setting, making this the ideal choice for a relaxing holiday....

Comfortable apartment complex with an ideal location near to the beach and the town centre; a perfect choice for those who like to have a self catering holiday near to all the amenities....

This quiet hotel has good access to the beach and the commercial centre which makes the perfect spot for a fun family holiday....

HPC Portocolom has pleasant rooms and a water front location, offering a good base to enjoy this charming village or explore the surrounding area...

Iberostar Heritage Llum Portocolom is a luxury boutique hotel, set along the seafront by a pretty harbour in the southeast of Majorca. ...

The beach

Just 500-metres from the harbour area of Porto Colom is the main beach Cala Marcal, an inlet of fine sand which gently slopes into clear calm water. There are plenty of facilities at hand, sun-beds and parasols for hire, a small playground for children and pedal boats. Refreshments are available at the beach bar, as well as several restaurants close by.

On the opposite side of the bay to the harbour there are a further two beaches S'Arenal Grand and S'Arenal Petit. Due to their location away from the resort hotels generally sees these beaches frequented by locals. There are two beach bars adjacent to the beaches.

Further south of the resort on the way to Cala d'Or is the Cala Sa Nau beach, a small unspoilt cove just 45-metres long and 70-metres wide with fine white sand and crystal clear water. Surrounded by low cliffs and pines this remote beach is well facilitated with sun-loungers and parasols available to hire, and a beach hut for refreshments.

Things to do

The resort's main historical attraction is the prehistoric burial site (navetas), as one of the best preserved on the island it's also one of the oldest. Other sights in the area include the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador found on top of the mountain known as Saint Salvador, and the Santueri Castle which sits on top of a rocky outcrop with walls which date from the 14th century.

There are also plenty of watersports on offer in Porto Colom, from the fun types such as the banana and doughnut rides, to the more skilled types such as water-skiing, sailing and windsurfing. There are several diving schools in the resort and plenty of places to hire equipment.

Out and about

There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars in Porto Colom, a number of which can be found around the harbour offering everything from traditional Mallorcan dishes to fine cuisine. Evenings are a laid-back affair here, though there are a couple of lively late night bars and discos.

There is not a wide selection of shops in Porto Colom except for everyday holiday essentials and souvenir shops; a small market takes place here twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays), a greater choice and a larger weekly market (Sundays) can be found at nearby Felanitx.

A small resort easily accessible by foot; and for those who enjoy getting out and about there is a regular bus service which runs inland to the town of Felanitx, and a further service all the way to the islands capital of Palma. Water-taxis provide an alternative and pleasant mode of transport and can take you to Cala d'Or and Cala Figuera.

Nearby attractions

There are a number of glass bottomed boat trips to take along the east coast, visiting remote beaches and other resorts such as Porto Cristo and Sa Coma. Land excursions include trips to the town of Manacor, famed for its artificial pearls; or the town of Felanitx, worth visiting on a Sunday morning just to experience the market which is widely recognised as being one of the best on the island.

The Exotic Parque Los Pajaros is found just outside the resort, it features a children's zoo, flamingos and a garden with a variety of cactus. Alternatively the Tropical Park Jumaica, situated on the road from Porto Cristo to Porto Colom, is a lush tropical garden with rare plants and free flying exotic birds.

For golfers the nearest golf course is Vall d'Or just a 10 minute drive away. The golf club also has a pool, driving range, paddle courts, a restaurant and sun terrace.

Just 10 km away in Porto Cristo are the popular Caves of Drach, the caves feature many caverns with beautifully formed stalactites and stalagmites, as well as a large subterranean lake where classical music recitals are performed daily.

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