Update 24/09/19. Portocolom, a town located on the east coast of Mallorca. Its exceptional natural harbor stands out.
Portocolom is a smallish town located on the east coast of Mallorca. The natural harbour is very appealing and a wonderful place for boat people watching. Definitely a mature community, we now know that humans settled here at Portocolom over 2,000 years ago. Perhaps, like the Romans, they too valued such a beautiful and secure idyll. As the centuries passed the town of Portocolom based its prosperity on the harvest of the sea. This never changed until the first tourists discovered this lovely place. Today, the local economy is based more on tourism than it is on fishing.
Portocolom never entirely surrendered to change and maintains its relationship with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The harbour's nautical club Club Nautico enjoys a prestigious reputation. This is not due entirely to its charming location but to the fact that it is one of the best equipped and serviced in Mallorca. Like the harbour, the marina is always busy with much coming and going. For this reason it is always a pleasing spectacle for residents and tourists alike. The harbour's lighthouse is quite a distinctive feature.
Beach life and beach sports feature very much in local amenities. The main blue flag awarded beach, cleaned daily, is just half a kilometre from the town centre, a pleasant enough walk. If you wish to check out the other 'nearby' popular beaches then your own transport is advisable as public transport is poor. During the walk to the aforementioned seafront you will pass, or not pass, many shops, bars and restaurants.
Your visit will likely include a Sunday to relax. Why not use part of the Sabbath to browse the Felanitx Sunday Market, which is popular for all the right reasons. A regular bus service is used for this route. Otherwise, that market's main traders set up their stalls in Portocolom on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
A popular town, Portocolom has managed growth and related affairs well. There are always adequate facilities, a sound infrastructure in place to take good care of visitors. A wide selection of hotels, pensions and apartments make certain that there is something to meet all needs and budgets. Much the same can be said dining out possibilities. Very much middle brow, there is nothing brash about Portocolom. Don't expect to find a plethora of karaoke bars or in your face commercialism.
Highly recommended by tourist guides is the parish church of Mare de Deu del Carme. Built in neo-Gothic style, it is located in the Plaza de Sant Jaume. Otherwise, there are a number of beaches to be enjoyed but one's own means of transport is advisable.
How to arrive:
Portocolom is located southeast of Mallorca. From Palma you must first go to Campos through the Ma-19 highway, then the Ma-5120 road will take you to Felanitx to finally take the Ma-4010 road to reach the town of Porto Colom.