The village of Portocolom
Portocolom has several beaches and is especially known for its small natural coves, beautiful fishing boats and delicious culinary options in theme gastronomy. The fishing village has a population of about 4,800 people, which number naturally increases in the summer.
The beaches in Portocolom
Cala Marçal beach is one of the largest sandy beaches in Portocolom. More than 90 meters long and 140 meters wide, this beach offers enough space to play volleyball, or some beach soccer. The
Cala Marsal Beachbar
makes delicious food and has a chill atmosphere, with background music and a nice team.
The s’Arenal beach and the Arenal Petit (the little brother just a few meters away and easily accessible on foot). This beach is especially well visited by locals, is also smaller than Cala Marsal, but offers a very authentic ambience.
For the kids there is a floating bathing island nearby, where you can slide into the water or jump from the diving board. The Arenal Beachbar Chiringuito de S’Arenal is known for delicious breakfasts (be sure to try the sandwiches with scrambled eggs and avocado, a dream) and romantic dinners where you sit with your feet right in the sand.
Of course, there is also the well-known “Blue Budde”, with good food and a beautiful view of both beaches, as well as the harbor and old town of Portocolom.
This secluded half beach, is already more of an insider, and is visited by 90% of the locals. A large bay with plenty of rocky and seaweed areas for sunbathing, and an old lookout bunker, give this “beach” a unique charm. Crystal clear water, and depending on the year sand present or not (but rather in small areas if it is present).
The “Secret Beaches” in Portocolom
Cala Brafi is a very hidden and small beach that can be reached by passing by Cala Marsal, parking at the top and last rotonda, and walking along a path for about 5 minutes. Only locals visit this beach, on foot or by boat, and some also like to do nudism here or come camping in the spring or summer.
This beach is really “next level”, the same way as Cala Brafi, but you have to walk on the cliffs for about 10 minutes. The beach has perhaps an area of 10 m2 maximum, and is mostly visited only by boat.
Other beautiful beaches in the immediate vicinity
Cala Murada/Cala Domingo
Cala Sa Nau
Which beach do you like to go to?