Porto Cristo

Porto Cristo is a picturesque old fishing village which has grown over time into a small, relaxed holiday resort. It is also an important harbour for leisure boats and local fishing craft.

There are many good beaches in the calas along this beautiful coastline. And there is an excellent sandy beach on the seafront of the town itself, with a good selection of seafood restaurants and cafes close by. The town has the feel of an older resort, giving it a character lacking in those established more recently.

There are many things to do in and around Porto Cristo. It is famous for the Cuevas de Drach (Caves of Drach), a network of caves just to the south of the town. Other resorts such as Cala Ratjada and Cala Millor are within easy reach as is Porto Colom, one of the most picturesque coastal towns in Mallorca. Some of the smaller calas can only be reached by dirt track, offering uncrowded, idyllic days at the beach.

There are plenty of sporting and recreational activities too, including most types of water sports and golf, which is well catered for with the Vall d’Or 9-hole course about 15 minutes drive away.

Journey time to Porto Cristo from Palma airport is around 1 hour.

Properties and prices

Porto Cristo has been a resort for many years and is popular with the Spanish as well as other nationalities. There are small community apartment developments in the town and villas along the seafront of its outskirts. The town has an all-year-round community so could be a consideration for someone intending to live permanently in this area. Its main appeal however is as a location for holiday homes.

Property prices in Porto Cristo are mid-range for the East Coast. Decent apartments range from around €200,000, townhouses from €320,000 and villas from €650,000.