The marina of Port de Andratx in Mallorca PORT D'ANDRATX A PART OF TRAMUNTANA

PORT D’ANDRATX HOLIDAY & DESTINATION GUIDE

Things to do in Port d’Andratx

Golfing Andratx Mallorca

PLAY GOLF AT THE BEAUTIFUL GOLF D’ANDRATX COURSE

Golfers love coming to Andratx, and there is an obvious reason for that; the Golf d’Andratx course. Golf d’Andratx is by far one of the most beautiful golf courses on the island situated in stunning settings with the Tramuntana rising in the background. The 18-hole course is full of fun and difficult challenges that will make it interesting to play no matter what your handicap is.

Sunday morning brunch and live music at the Liedtke art museum in Port d'Andratx

INDULGE IN A TASTEFUL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE AT THE LIEDTKE MUSEUM

The Liedtke Museum offers a wide selection of wonderful activities to indulge in, such as Art Dinner, Sunday brunch with live music, various seminars, and, of course the many wonderful collections of art works. The museum is situated in a unique villa on the rocky peninsula separating Port d’Andratx from Cala Marmassen and Cala Llamp.

CCA Andratx contemporary art exhibition

ENJOY A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AT THE CCA ANDRATX

One of Mallorca’a biggest and most renown exhibition spaces in the subject of contemporary art, is the CCA Andratx (Centre of Contemporary Art). The art museum is situated in an impressive old finca in beautiful natural settings near the old town of Andratx. As well as the many changing exhibitions, CCA also offer a wide selection of activities and event to indulge in.

Enjoy a refreshment at the marina of Port Andratx

ENJOY A REFRESHMENT AT THE ROMANTIC MARINA

Port d’Andratx is known as one of the most exclusive and lavish areas of Mallorca, a place that possess both natural beauty and some of the most expensive properties in Spain. Celebrities such as Brat Pitt, Claudia Schiffer and Kim Schumacher have all purchased property in Port d’Andratx along with many other prominent figures. Enjoy a nice lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants along the marina and roam the small shopping streets for designer clothes and jewelry. If you’re more into culture or walking, go see the church of Carmen or the medieval watchtower of Sant Carles.

ENJOY A DAY AT THE BEACH

There are a few beaches to choose from in Port d’Andratx, some of them all natural and virgin with crystal clear water. If you are looking for more space or simply more beach, head over to the area of Camp de Mar, also a part of Andratx, where you will find three wonderful beaches.

VISIT THE TRADITIONAL MARKETPLACE

Every Wednesday morning, the weekly market is held in the old town of Andratx. There are hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of local goods and delicacies and you get a chance to sample some typical Mallorcan produce and absorb this traditional part of the culture. This is also a great opportunity to discover the old town of Andratx and the many imposing estates.

Points of Interest

Church of Carmen in Port d'Andratx

ESGLÉSIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL CARMEN

The church of Carmen was built with donations and hands from the growing congregation of fishermen when Port d’Andratx started to to take form as a village. The church is a beautiful visit and, there are many processions starting here during the tradition celebrations in town.

The watchtower of Sant Carles is overlooking Port Andratx

WATCHTOWER OF SANT CARLES

The old watchtower of Sant Carles is overlooking the entire bay where Port d’Andratx is located in. It was built back in the 1500’s as a guard against pirates and other hostile intruders.

Son Mas estate and town hall of Andratx is home to a public art exhibition of changing artists

SON MAS / TOWN HALL OF ANDRATX

The fortified estate of Son Mas is one of the most emblematic building of Andratx. The property was built by a nobleman and later, the walls were enhanced and the massive tower added. Today, Son Mas is home to the town hall of Andratx and a public exhibition space where you can always find contemporary artworks on display.

Santa Maria church in Andratx is a point of interest in the town

ESGLÉSIA DE SANTA MARIA DE ANDRATX

Just like many other churches in Mallorca, the Santa maria church in Andratx is a beautiful sight, with its massive dimensions and fortified exterior that witness of rough times in the coastal area.

Beaches in Port d’Andratx

Even though there are several beaches in the area of Port d’Andratx, it is very far from a typical beach destination. Some of the beaches can be difficult to reach, and most of them are not found close to the town itself. Common to all beaches in Port d’Andratx is that they are all rather small and does not feature many amenities if any at all. Below you will find info about each of the beaches in Port d’Andratx and directions to get to them.

If the beaches of Port d’Andratx are too occupied or simply does not fall in your taste, you can head to the neighboring area of Camp de Mar where you will find three wonderful beaches to enjoy, one of them an all natural beach.

Platja Brismar

The beach of Platja Brismar is hardly a beach, but more a small sandy area next to the harbor of Port d’Andratx. Platja Brismar is flanked by the promenade with bars and the Hotel Brismar.

brismar beach next to the marina in port andratx
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Length30 m
Width17 m
Blue flagNo
ShowersNo
ToiletsNo
LifeguardNo
ParkingNo
Wheelchair accessYes
KioskNo
Restaurant/cafeteriaYes

Cala Fonoll

Cala Fonoll is found west of Port d’Andratx in a small cove flanked by rocky walls. The beach mainly consist of gravel and pebbles giving it a natural and soft underlay.

Directions

cala fonoll is a beach in port andratx mallorca
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Length63 m
Width29 m
Blue flagNo
ShowersNo
ToiletsYes
LifeguardNo
ParkingNo
Wheelchair accessNo
KioskNo
Restaurant/cafeteriaYes

Cala Marmassen

Cala Marmassen is not a real beach, but a cove that people still use for snorkeling and swimming. It is a bit difficult to reach due to the steep rocky slopes. There is no sand, gravel or pebbles, just big rocks. This is a place is for you who want to relax in beautiful natural surroundings and tranquility, and love seeking for hidden gems. The crystal clear water makes Cala Marmassen perfect for snorkeling.

Directions

cala marmassan is a natural beach found in port andratx mallorca
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Length345 m
Width35 m
Blue flagNo
ShowersNo
ToiletsNo
LifeguardNo
ParkingNo
Wheelchair accessNo
KioskNo
Restaurant/cafeteriaNo

Cala Llamp

Cala Llamp is by far the most popular beach in Port d’Andratx, even though there is no sand here.

Directions

cala llamp beach near port andratx mallorca
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Length122 m
Width26 m
Blue flagNo
ShowersYes
ToiletsYes
LifeguardNo
ParkingYes
Wheelchair accessNo
KioskNo
Restaurant/cafeteriaYes

Events & Happenings

January

Festes de Sant Antoni

If you are truly looking to experience Mallorcan culture and traditions, the celebration of Sant Anoti is priceless. It is one of the most deeply rooted traditions in the culture of the Mallorcan people, it dates back to the Middle Ages after the Catalan conquest of the island. On Saturday the 16th of January, you can experience dancing demons, fireworks and bonfires in the streets of Andratx’ old town, while on Sunday the 17th the blessings happens.

Where: Old town

When: 16th and 17th of January

February

Sa Rua

Before Lent, between “Fat Thursday” and “Ash Wednesday”, the feast of Carnival or “Carnestoltes” takes place in the old town and in the village of s’Arracó, which ends with the “Entierro de la Sardina” (Burial of the Sardine”) .

In keeping with tradition, the different towns of the region parade on the street, the typical“Ruas”. The children parade, “Ruetas”, are organized by the schools and walk the streets in the morning.

Where: Old town, s’Arracó

When: Between “Fat Thursday” and “Ash Wednesday”

April

Fira d’Andratx (Andratx Fair)

The Andratx fair is one of the most important and traditional happenings in the municipality, something both locals and tourists look forward to. The fair has been held since the middle of the 1980’s, a collaborative between the town hall and various associations to get the best and most appealing program lined up every year. Come indulge in a series of cultural and gastronomical activities, as well as a big market of Mallorcan products.

Where: Old town

When: First weekend of April

April fair

At the end of April it is once again time to dress up and set a festive mood in Andratx, this time it is the April fair which celebrates the springtime.

Where: Old town

When: Last weekend of April

June

Sant Pere

Patron saint of Andratx, Sant Pere (Saint Peter), is celebrated during the last half of June. The official date is June 29th, but it is tradition to begin the festivities already two weeks before. During these two weeks, you can indulge in an extensive program of fun and cultural activities all over the town. Some of the highlights include open-air dinners, concerts and games.

Where: Old town

When: Last half of June

Sant Joan night market

The night market in Camp de Mar is a rather new initiative, but a great one. Come enjoy a wide array of local products in various categories and indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of merchants and tourists haggling.

Where: Camp de Mar

When: June 23rd

July

Mare de Deú del Carme

The annual procession of Carmen is a major event in Port d’Andratx, and of high cultural importance. Beside from the procession, some of the other highlights of this celebration include a horse show, folk dances, open-air dinners and concerts.

Where: Port d’Andratx

When: Middle of July

Nit del Art d’Arracó

If you have interest in art, you will surely enjoy the annual art night fair in the charming village of s’Arracó. The art night is held in late July where you can find thousands of artworks exhibited in the streets.

Where: S’Arracó

When: Late July

August

Festes de Sant Elm

During the first two weeks of August, the charming fishing village of Sant Elm celebrates its patron saint, Catalina Tomàs.  You can look forward to a large number of fun and cultural events and activities held all over the village. One of the main events during this festival, is the reenactment of a battle between Moors and Christians held at the beach.

Where: Sant Elm

When: Beginning of August

Festa de Ses Madones

Come enjoy one of the most tradition-bound events in Andratx, when the annual Festa de Ses Madones is held. The events of this day are based on the legend of the brave ladies of Andratx, who by the mediation of the Virgin Mary defended the town again Ottoman intruders on August 2nd, 1578. The highlight of the day, is the picking up of each of these ladies on a donkey, and then bring them to the Plaça del Pou, where a flower offering is held accompanied by the music of La Balanguera. Following the flower offering, the group goes to the Santa Maria church for a mass, before finally going to the main square of the town where they perform the traditional dance ‘Balle de ses Madones’ .

Where: Old town

When: 2nd of August

Festes de Sa Coma i Son Curt

The small hamlets of Sa Coma and Son Curt, both celebrate the summer with a town festival in the middle of August. Open-air community dinners, exhibitions, markets, shows and contests are all part of an extensive program spanning over an entire week.

Where: Sa Coma, Son Curt

When: Second week of August

Festes de s’Arracó

From the last week of August and well in to the month of September, the village of s’Arracó celebrates Saint Augustine. You can look forward to more than two weeks of fun and cultural activities and events such as games, contests, exhibitions, concerts, tastings etc.

Where: S’Arracó

When: Late August – beginning of September

September

Campeonata P.R.E Sol de Tramuntana

In late September it is time for the great horse contest and exhibition held in Camp de Mar. The contest is limited to Spanish breeds only, a great opportunity to learn about these majestic animals.

Where: Camp de Mar

When: Late September

October

Fira Opportunitates

In October, the merchants associations of Andratx put together a big sales fair where all shops participate with huge discounts on their products. This fair is very popular amongst locals and tourists who come from all nearby areas to get a good bargain on shoes, clothes, jewellery etc.

Where: Old town

When: October

Mercat de les Flors

The annual flower market held in the main square of Andratx is a scenic and beautiful experience. Hundreds of Mediterranean species are on display, which really illuminates the town.

Where: Old town

When: Last days of October