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Portopetro, Mallorca, Things to do and hotels

Portopetro is especially enjoyed by active holidaymakers as well as athletes who come here for the many secret caves and nature’s own playground, which must be explored again and again.

Although Portopetro does not have its own beach, the old fishing village is growing more and more popular year by year, due to the direct access to the many beautiful natural areas.

Portopetro is less than a 10-minute drive from the more familiar and much larger Cala d’Or beach resort.

Boats anchored at the marina of Portopetro, Mallorca island, Spain.



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Why visit Portopetro

Things to do in Portopetro

Challenge your handicap at the local golf course

Vall d’Or Golf is known for being one of the most beautiful golf courses on the island. It is situated on the outskirts of Portopetro, about 5 minutes by car from the marina. The course offers 18 holes, plenty of challenges and a stunning view of the valley and coast.

Walking and relaxing in Mondragó Park

Nearly 800 ha of unspoilt scenic nature await in the Mondragó Park just south of Portopetro, a perfect place to relax. The park is home to more than 300 species of Balearic wildlife, and stony paths leads about in the nature so you can be sure to see it all. Mondragó Park is also home to two of Mallorca’s best beaches, s’Amarador and Cala Mondragó, perfect for a few hours of complete relaxation.

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea

From the marina of Portopetro you can join a boat excursion that will take you around the coastline to see all the beautiful little coves that are abundant on the east coast. There are a number of different cruises and vessels to choose from, one of the popular is the glass bottom catamaran cruise where you get to really see what is below the surface.

Go scuba diving

Take a dive to the deep blue sea and discover a the fascinating world of marine wildlife in the Balearic sea. There are a number of diving centers in Portopetro you can choose from, it is a very popular thing to do in this area. You can visit caves, reefs and valleys, discover the Mediterranean marine vegetation and meet curious creatures like octopuses, shrimps and tunas. There are of course also snorkeling excursions, perfect for all ages.

Road cycling

Road cycling is by far one of the most popular things to do in Mallorca, all year round. From Portopetro you can rent any type of bike and go on unlimited adventures following the extensive network of paved roads connecting villages, countryside, coves and mountains.

Cuevas del Drach

About 20 minutes from Portopetro you will find one of Mallorca’s major tourist attractions, the Cuevas del Drach, also known as the “Dragon Caves”.

Excursion to the Cuevas del Drach caves

Santuari de Sant Salvador

The mountaintop sanctuary of Sant Salvador offers one of the most beautiful panoramic vantage points on the entire island. Sant Salvador was originally built in the mid-14th century as a refuge to escape from the Black Death, but has later been a hermitage and monastery. Nowadays, it is a popular tourist attraction and pilgrim destination.

Visit the Santuari de Sant Salvador and enjoy the breathtaking views

Castell de Santueri

Castell de Santueri is one of Spain’s 10 most unique and spectacular castles. There are a number of legends associated with the history of this old fortress that was originally built during Moorish rule (903-1229), and was one of the last places to surrender when the Catalan troops conquered the island. The castle was in use last time in the 16th century when a violent revolt developed into a civil war on the island. The castle is one of three rocky castles in Mallorca, and you need a somewhat good condition to climb the last stretch to reach it.

Excursion to the unique medieval castle of Santueri

Closos de Can Gaià

Have you ever been curious about life 4,000 years ago? If so, you are in luck in Portocolom. Just outside the village, on the road leading toward Felanitx, you can find the excavation site of a real Bronze Age village. At a glance, it might look like a pile of organized rocks, but if you go and look at the info-board on the site you can see and understand what was once here. The Can Gaià village was one of the larger settlements on the eastern side of Mallorca and was characterized by the ship shaped buildings. It is a free to visit site and you are guaranteed to learn something new.

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Portopetro is located on the southeast coast of Mallorca, some 55 km (~34 miles) from Palma airport. The transfer time by car or taxi is about 40 minutes.

A taxi from the airport will cost about 65-70 euros.

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Unfortunately, there’s no weekly market in Portopetro. However, you can head to the main town of Santanyí on Wednesdays or Saturdays to enjoy a big market.

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The closest beaches from Portopetro are the Cala s’Amarador and Cala Mondragó in the Mondragó Park, and the beaches in the neighboring resort of Cala d’Or. All these beaches are less than a 10 minute drive from Portopetro.


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Practical Info

Useful Numbers

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Tourist Office: +34 971 65 74 63

Public Transport

Bus lines: 505, 521

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