About Playa de Porto Cristo
Playa de Porto Cristo is the main beach of the former fisherman’s village called Porto Cristo, on the east coast of Mallorca, about 15 km from the inland town of Manacor. This is the heart of beach country Mallorca, with other resorts such as Cala Romantica, Cala Varques and Cala Murada, among others, all within a 10-20 minute drive. Portocolom is south of here, about 20-minutes by car. Playa de Porto Cristo is a nice sized, white sand beach about 350-metres long, that is surrounded by the village and off to sides is backed by steep cliffs. The Porto Cristo marina is right next to the beach. The water is calm and clear and ideal for families and small children.
It is a popular holiday destination particularly among Germans and French families, but locals but also appreciate the convenience and amenities. You can rent umbrellas and lounge chairs but there is limited water sports activities except paddle boats. There is a pontoon with a slide out in the water as well. There are changing facilities, showers and toilets onsite and there are plenty of restaurants and shops along the boardwalk with easy family fare such as pizza, paellas and burgers, as well as a beach bar selling basic refreshments.
The second largest town located on the north-eastern corner of Mallorca, Manacor is considered to be an industrial town offering lots of local shops, restaurants and bars. […] Manacor
With its blue flag beach, the east Mallorcan resort of Cala Millor is the perfect place for a family holiday; find out more with this abcMallorca guide. […] Cala Millor
Safety and Access
Playa de Porto Cristo is easily accessed by car from the main road coming in from Manacor. Parking in the town is free but can be quite crowded in summer months. There are also public buses from different villages that have a stop right by the beach. This is an accessible beach for handicapped and wheelchair users as the paved boardwalk runs right behind the beach and there is a ramp down to the sand.
This is a great location for anchoring a boat and the marina of Porto Cristo is within walking and swimming distance.
There is a lifeguard on duty here during the summer months.
Things to do on Playa de Porto Cristo
There are no water sports activities here except for paddle boats. Take one out to the large pontoon with a slide which many people like to swim out to as well. The Porto Cristo marina is next to the beach and you can hire a boat for the day.
There is a volleyball court on the sand and of course many souvenir shops to buy paddle ball and similar games. This is a family friend beach where many people enjoy beach games of this sort.
Walk along the cliffs to escape the crowds and appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape here.
Restaurants on Playa de Porto Cristo
Along the boardwalk at the beach the restaurants remain quite standard but good. Classic Spanish, Mallorcan, pizza and kid friendly food reigns supreme. That said, over the last few years Porto Cristo has become somewhat of a restaurant destination for the region of Mallorca, particularly in the summer months, with more well known chefs heading up restaurants in this town, offering a more diverse and gourmet cuisine.
A choice of traditional Mallorcan house or a romantic patio for alfresco dining, Sa Sal is a memorable experience offering creative Mediterranean dishes. Highly recommended! […] Sa Sal Restaurant in Porto Cristo
One of the best restaurants on the east coast and while not offering sea views the excellent food more than compensates…. Roland Schulte can certainly be classed as one of the top chefs on Mallorca. […] Roland Restaurant Porto Cristo
Views over Porto Cristo’s harbour are offered from this former old house, where tasty regional and international dishes are accompanied by friendly service. […] Quince: A waterside eatery in Porto Cristo
Hotels on Playa de Porto Cristo
There are many hotels of all sizes and budgets near Playa de Porto Cristo and around the port town. You’ll also find a range of self catering apartments and villas here as well. A bit further afield, The Hotel Son Mas is a high-end rural boutique hotel.
This luxurious hotel offers junior suites for all guests as well as featuring a spa that offers a range of facilities, and is superbly located close to Porto Cristo and Porto Colom. Book now! […] Son Mas Hotel Porto Cristo
Luxuriate in heady natural surroundings and the fine modern interior of Ses Cases de Fetget. This renowned hotel near Son Servera in Mallorca’s north east is among the island’s best. […] Ses Cases de Fetget
Nearby Playa de Porto Cristo
There are many beaches of all shapes and sizes around Porto Cristo including Cala Varques, Cala Romantica, and Sa Coma. For off-the beach visits, the famous cave systems of ‘Coves del Drach’ which means ‘the dragon caves’ and ‘Coves del Hams’ which means ‘the fish-hook caves’ and refers to the shape of the natural rock formations, are really worth a visit.
There are several golf courses in this area for all levels of golfers, whether beginner or advanced.
Close to Mallorca’s southeast resort of Cala d’Or and the attractive fishing port of Portocolom, this 18-hole course offers spectacular views of the coastline. It’s not a difficult course, but first-time players here will encounter some surprises. […] Vall d’Or Golf
Mallorca’s caves are evidence of a change in sea levels that took place thousands of years ago; their curious beauty a source of wonder and fascination. […] Caves in Mallorca
More Places on Mallorca
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