The charming harbour town in the southeast of Majorca
On the southern east coast of Mallorca is the largest natural harbour called Portocolom. The village has about 4500 inhabitants and belongs to the municipality of Felantix.
Portocolom is a beautiful traditional fishing village that has been largely unaffected by tourism.
Around 1863 Porto Colom benefited from phylloxera, which destroyed almost all the vines in France. The harbour of Porto Colom was developed and specially designed for the shipment of wine barrels. Viticulture boomed until approx. 1880 when phylloxera also destroyed Mallorca's vines.
However, Portocolom has certainly not lost any of its original charm: Old fishermen's and boathouses can still be found in the old town of Portocolom and many of the Majorcan "Llaüts" have their home port here.
From a culinary point of view, Portocolom offers the whole range from typical local kitchen up to exclusive restaurants. Locals and residents meet in a variety of bars for a "copa", to play billiards, watch football or just to chat.
Cala Marcal offers the tourist a beautiful large beach surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops.
In contrast, children-friendly and small is the beach "petit arenal" in Sa Punta. Pure romance can be experienced at the beach bar "Blue Bar" during the evening sunset with a dreamlike view for pure relaxation.
This is where "Viva España" is reflected with an incredible view over the harbour, the promenade of Portocolom and the mountains. Tapas fans will get what they are looking for, but so will snack lovers or those who enjoy a balanced meal.
Right next to it we have the so-called "Chiringuito de s'Arenal", where you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine with your feet in the sand. There are many places in Portocolom to unwind. The perfect place for those who want to enjoy luxury incognito or just the magic of Portocolom.
Portocolom also offers activities for athletes. There is a diving school, boat charters with and without a licence, jet ski tours and paddle or surfboard rentals. Tennis lovers can reach Rafael Nadal's academy in Manacor in 20 minutes or rent a court on site. Golf enthusiasts can swing a club at the Vall D'or golf course, 3 km away, or simply enjoy the stunning views of Portocolom at the Maxime restaurant.
Equestrian fans will find horse rental at the "Son Menut" riding stable, which also has a riding school and accommodation attached.