About Portals Nous
Portals Nous is a small, relaxed town west of Palma. Thanks to its location, just 12km from the capital and only a short walk from the glitzy marina of Puerto Portals, it’s a popular choice with both holidaymakers and residents. British second homeowners are particularly taken with the town, which retains a sense of community even in winter.
The main high street is focused along Carretera d’Andratx. Here you’ll find a selection of shops including fashion boutiques, newsagents, hardware stores, a supermarket, an independent book shop and a variety of restaurants.
From Portals Nous, you can access two beaches, a small bay called Cala Portals Nous or Cala Bendinat, and the larger, more well-known Platja de S’Oratori, more commonly known as Cala Portals Nous. This bigger beach is connected to the port, where you’ll find a marina full of beautiful yachts and fine dining options.
History and Culture of Portals Nous
Portals Nous dates back to the 1930s, though there is little sign of those early beginnings since there has been plenty of investment in the area over the years.
Wealthy second homeowners and permanent residents have refurbished traditional Mallorcan villas or constructed luxury apartments in the surrounding areas. The neighbourhood of Costa d’en Blanes, on the hills overlooking the town, is the setting for some of the most exclusive homes and enjoys stunning views of the southwest coast.
Shopping in Portals Nous
Portals Nous has all the essential shops catering for your every day needs as well as a few delightful independent boutiques. The Universal Bookshop, run by Kay Halley, has a great range of international books, knitting and sewing accessories and a wonderful community feel. Next door, there’s a charming gift shop called eStudio 3 and some small fashion boutiques. If you’re after luxury designer labels, then continue to nearby Puerto Portals.
Major Attractions in Portals Nous
Rather than museums and historic buildings, Portals Nous is predominantly a residential area with a beach side focus. That said, there are attractions not far away. Golfers will enjoy the proximity of Real Golf de Bendinat and Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort; while Marineland is a popular day out for families.
Things to do in Portals Nous
Most holidaymakers who come here during the warmer months will pass the time at the 100m long sandy Platja de S’Oratori beach, where you can hire kayaks, jet skis and peddle boats… and then relax with cocktails at Roxy Beach bar. There are also a number of bars and international restaurants open for lunch and dinner along the main high street.
For a feel-good factor away from the beach, Valentina at Portals de Yoga runs a range of restorative and energising yoga sessions throughout the week.
Playa d’Oratori, is a blue-flag beach near Puerto Portals & the village of Portals Nous. Top restaurants & chic ambiance make for a lively day at the beach. […] Cala Portals Nous (Playa d’Oratori)
Restaurants in Portals Nous
Despite being a small area, you’ll find flavours from around the globe including Indian and Japanese cuisine. For high-quality Peruvian gastronomy, Sumaq has won high praise. For refined Mediterranean dishes, spacious Casa Paco offers a very reasonable three-course lunch menu in a relaxed atmosphere. Chameli’s Bar and Restaurant is another popular choice for lunch or supper, and specialises in Italian food and stone-baked pizzas.
Hotels near Portals Nous
As a popular tourist destination there’s plenty of hotels within and surrounding the town. The 5-star Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous has had a luxurious makeover, while Portals Hills Boutique Hotel remains a glamorous hideaway on a hill overlooking the bay. Have a look at our guide for more options.
This designer boutique hotel in Portals Nous, close to Puerto Portals opened in 2015 with the concept of Miami-meets-Mallorca, offering a stylish Art Deco design. It’s a cool place to be! […] Portals Hills Boutique Hotel Portals Nous
Marcel Wanders has designed a playful adults-only hotel in Portals Nous for Iberostar Grand Hotel, with thematic suites and customised relaxation packages. […] A visit to Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous
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Holiday villa rentals near Portals Nous
If you prefer the privacy of a luxury holiday villa close to the village of Portals Nous and Puerto Portals, there is an excellent selection of upmarket properties available to choose from here.
Villa Verano in southwest Mallorca’s Puerto Portals marina is the perfect holiday accommodation for those seeking to try kite-surfing or hone your serve, seaside. […] Villa Verano, seaworthy and serene
Sea views and lush verdant gardens at Villa Chanden in the southwest of Mallorca offer a sublime opportunity for family holidays and repose. […] Villa Chanden on majestic Mallorca
Villa Rose, tucked above the sea in Puerto Portals, offers guests elegant deco-era style in the glamorous southwest of Mallorca. […] Villa Rose, roaring 20’s elegance in Puerto Portals
Minimalist Villa Vincente on Mallorca’s southwest coast gives holiday guests contemporary chic paired with gorgeous Mediterranean views. […] Villa Vincente, exquisite Mediterranean minimalism
Holiday rental Villa Sol y Mar hangs oceanside on a cliff along Mallorca’s southwest coast in Puerto Portals Marina. Tiered terraces offer epic views of the sea. […] Med-Mod style at Villa Sol y Mar Puerto Portals
A modern holiday villa rental close to the beach and nightlife of Puerto Portals and Portals Nous offering stunning sea views. A heaven for maritime lovers. […] A modern sea view holiday villa in Portals Hills
Villa Pia is an urbanite’s island paradise. For those enamoured with modern Mediterranean style it has all the amenities one could wish for. […] Holiday villa rental Pia, pura vida in Puerto Portals
Where the sky and sea meet in Mallorca’s southwest Portals Nous, Villa Olympia rests above the sea, a modern homage to ancient ideologies with amenities. […] Portals Nous villa, a classical sanctuary, reinvented
Events in Portals Nous
Portals Nous, Puerto Portals and Bendinat come together for their programme of August festivities. It involves a mix of activities from sports competitions, craft workshops to picnics and open air concerts. Another popular annual event is the Sunset Market, which is held during the summer evenings along the promenade at the port.
Living in Portals Nous
Portals Nous is a desirable place to live given its closeness to Palma, position beside the seaside and proximity to the beautiful Southwest coast. It has access to great amenities and is home to Agora Portals International School, the largest international private school on Mallorca.
Prices of properties naturally vary; the higher you climb the Costa d’en Blanes hill, the higher the price. There are a number of estate agents in this area including the latest offices of Von Poll Real Estate.
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Puerto Portals is a five minute drive away, or twenty minute walk, from Portals Nous and with its yacht-filled marina, swanky bars and designer boutiques will satisfy anyone craving an injection of glamour. Bendinat is also very close with a beautiful golf resort of Bendinat and sea front restaurants. Port Adriano, another luxury port, is just 12km further west, and hosts a number of different events during the year.
The beach resort of Illetes is also close. Finally, Palma de Mallorca is only 10 minutes by car.
Puerto Portals is the glamour hotspot of Mallorca with numerous luxury yachts, top class restaurants and the best international designer brands on offer. […] Puerto Portals
The popular residential area of Bendinat enjoys a prime coastal position. It is home to an abundance of luxury villas and apartments. The nearby golf club and some beautiful hotels and small calas. […] Bendinat
Port Adriano: The Philippe Starck designed harbour of 80 sailing and motor yacht moorings, 40 fashion boutiques, chill-out bars and restaurants. Visit now! […] Port Adriano
A well established, popular holiday restort in the southwest of Mallorca with beautiful sandy beaches and turquoise waters, beach clubs, hotels, restaurants… click here for your complete guide to Illetes. […] Illetes
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