The village of Porto Cristo is a small fishing village in the Manacor region of Majorca. There is a strong feeling of tradition in Porto Cristo, which has been the centre of Majorca’s pearl industry. The harbour of Porto Cristo is the largest on the east coast of Majorca, ideal for sailing holidays. A holiday rental in Porto Cristo is a magnificent getaway, far from the tourist crowds, yet within miles of the beaches of Cala Millor and Cala Murada.
The nearby caves of Drac and Hams do attract coaches of fascinated tourists to the area, but you can happily visit the caves from a holiday rental in Porto Cristo either in the morning or evening when the tourist busses have long gone. The caves are certainly worth investigation from accommodation anywhere in the region, and they deserve the crown as the largest tourist attraction in Majorca. The pre-historic ruins of Sa Gruta and Son Moro, although less famous and less visited than the caves, are also well worth discovery, and there are a number of fascinating Roman relics found throughout the town.
Porto Cristo beach is a beautifully sheltered, clean little beach just a few minutes walk from the centre of town. There are excellent facilities for a day at the beach, with sun loungers, pedalos and parasols in plentiful supply. However, there are over 27km of beaches in the Porto Cristo municipality, nine of which have been awarded the much coveted European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety. Sailing and windsurfing holidays are particularly popular from Porto Cristo accommodation too.
There are some absolutely magnificent restaurants to visit in and around Porto Cristo, ideal after a day on the beaches or investigating the Caves of Drach and Hams. Overlooking the beaches, many hours can be spent trying local dishes and absorbing the atmosphere. If you would like to try your hand at cooking some of the dishes you are served, the weekly market in Porto Cristo is the best place to find fresh ingredients.
The beach resort of Cala d’Or is a huge attraction for visitors who love the beach life. The resort is scattered across the inlet, cove and cave strewn coastline of eastern Majorca, home to luxurious yachts, gin palaces and beautiful boats all year round. All the shops, restaurants and water sports centres you could wish for can be found in Cala d’Or, as well as beautifully secluded little beaches and fantastic walking routes.
The summer in Majorca is wonderfully long, lasting from early May, long into September, as daily temperatures routinely peak at around 34˚C during this period. Winter days still see daily peak temperatures of between 15 and 20˚C, meaning you can discover this wonderful region in comfort all year round.
A Porto Cristo holiday rental is located just an hour from Palma’s Son Sant Joan International Airport (PMI). There are a huge number of cheap flights arriving into Palma from the UK each day, provided by a huge number of airlines. There are some excellent coach transfers, fixed price taxi firms and Porto Cristo car hire firms to get you from the airport to your holiday rental in Porto Cristo, Majorca.