Do you actually know Porto Cristo?
The beautiful town on the east coast of Mallorca is also affectionately called by the locals of Manacor, the Port of Manacor (a common tradition in Mallorca that every village in close proximity to the sea, has its respective port).
About Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo is a town by the sea, or a small fishing village, which has simply developed well. Family friendly and relaxed, this region has hidden treasures that we will find out together!
History and culture in Portocristo
The port is part of the town of Manacor, and was formerly used for maritime business as well as by the many fishermen. Meanwhile, however, the port is not very active, except for some private boats and yachts. The popular and family-friendly vacation home.
The name comes from the 13th century, when Mallorca was reconquered, and translated this port was called “The Port of Christ”. The beautifully restored old facades and houses also reflect the splendor of old times….
Activities and stores in Porto Cristo
Apart from the fact that Manacor (which represents one of the best infrastructures in Mallorca in terms of supermarkets and stores next to Palma) is only 12 km away, Porto Cristo also has many stores and supermarkets so that you are supplied with everything your heart desires.
Admire the Torre des Falcons, the watchtower built in 1577, or take your time to visit the church “Mare de Deu del Carme”. But especially famous in Porto Cristo are the “Coves del Drach” and “Coves del Hams” (sometimes there is a small live concert during the regular guided tours). Some beaches and the Safari Zoo in the direction of Sa Coma are also part of the program.
Of course, you can also engage in many sports or water sports, such as diving, snorkeling, hiking, cycling, horseback riding…
The best beaches in Portocristo
Porto Cristo offers some of the most beautiful beaches on Mallorca. Here are a few of our personal highlights that are definitely worth checking out:
A slightly longer walk that compensates you with a beautiful natural beach with crystal clear water. Especially the cliff jumping is very common here (always be careful, such a thing should be checked beforehand by professionals).
A small and hidden natural beach that will make you fall in love. The zone is relatively quiet.
Surrounded by a vast natural park, this beach is one of the most famous and visited in the zone.
Small but nice, right next to Portocolom this Pintoresque natural beach including a great beach bar is worth a visit. Even in winter you can walk on the cliffs.
Golf courses in Porto Cristo and surroundings
There are several golf courses around Portocristo. The nearest (about 12km away), are the Pula
Golf course in the northeast behind Son Servera, and the Vall d’Or golf course between Portocolom and Cala d’Or.
Restaurants in Port Cristo
An international cuisine mixed with a great spot overlooking the marina. Especially at sunset with a glass of wine, it’s great to linger here and then have dinner. Vegans and vegetarians also get their money’s worth in this restaurant with several recipes.
Sa Sal Restaurant
Typical Mallorcan and Mediterranean food with the flair to match. Lots of natural stone and even a fireplace make this restaurant a little trip back in time.
With more than 20 years of experience as a chef on the island, Roland Schulte has created a great mix of local and seasonal ingredients for the dishes. It is especially recommended to try fresh fish.
Life in Porto Cristo
Porto Cristo is a quiet area with an international community. A good mix of locals and international residents. Porto Cristo is suitable as a year-round place to live, although it is busier in the summer due to some tourists.
The real estate market here, like the rest of the Southeast, has grown a lot in recent years. However, an interesting development also awaits the next few years. Especially luxury real estate has grown strongly due to influences like the Rafa Nadal Academy, or the new house of Rafa Nadal directly at the harbor of Porto Cristo.