Portopetro, Mallorca, Things to do and see, 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.
Things to do and see in Portocolom
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 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”.
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.
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.
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.
Best places to stay in Portocolom
Aparthotel Niu d’Aus ***
This smaller apartment hotel is located as an oasis in Portopetro, in undisturbed quiet surroundings. The apartments are friendly and spacious and have unique views of Portopetro’s marina and bay from the balcony. This is the perfect base for couples and families with young children looking for a quiet base close to restaurant life and activities. The apartment hotel offers good value for money.
Blau Privilege Portopetro Beach Resort & Spa *****
This 5-star luxury hotel has everything you need to create the setting for a wonderful holiday for both couples and families. The hotel is close to both beautiful nature areas and beaches, which makes it easy to get to experiences nearby. The hotel organizes a number of exciting activities and sports experiences, among others. kayaking, hiking and biking, which you can participate in and see some of the most beautiful places on the southeast coast. At the hotel itself you can pamper yourself in the large spa and wellness center, relax in a cabana by the pool and enjoy privacy in the large suites with their own terrace. This accommodation offer is ingenious for couples looking for a romantic luxury stay combined with an active holiday.
Agroturismo Na Martina
This agroturismo is located in the quiet undisturbed surroundings, just minutes from Portopetro itself, surrounded by forests and unspoilt nature. The charming country house offers a number of lovely facilities, which help to make the holiday extra relaxing and worry-free. The country house is family owned and the hosts ensure that you feel like a guest in their home, and the setting reflects a homely and authentic feeling of the real Mallorca. From the agro-tourism you have easy access to the area’s many activities, e.g. the beautiful Mondragó nature reserve and the port of Portopetro with its cozy restaurants. Agroturismo Na Martina is a perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic and relaxing holiday base in an authentic setting.
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