Porto Colom is located on the east
coast of Mallorca, approx. eight kilometres north of
The town is named after Christopher Columbus, who was claimed to
have been born in Porto Colom. However, there is not much proof to
The beach in general
The largest and nicest beach in Porto Colom is Cala Marcal, which is
located in the southern part of town.
The beach is located inside a
beautiful bay with rocks on both sides. Here the fine-grained sand
beach is well protected against waves and undercurrents.
The beach has all the usual
facilities, such as sun lounges, sunshades, showers and toilets.
During the high season, the beach is also supervised by a lifeguard.
Visitors coming by car will be able
to park in the streets just south of the beach. Here you will also
find a supermarket where you can buy all you need for a day at the
The beach has a small playground for the youngest children. For the
older children there is plenty of room for playing and ball games.
The water deepens slowly and waves are rare. So it is, basically, a
perfect beach for children.
Porto Colom has the largest natural harbour in Mallorca and it has
many interesting places for divers. In the many diving schools in
town, beginners can get a diving certificate, whereas more
experienced divers can go on diving trips to see ship wrecks,
underwater caves etc.
At the beach, it is possible to rent
water bikes and the snorkelling conditions along the rocks are
There are several cafés and restaurants on the right side of the
beach. From here, there is a good view of the beach and the lovely
bay. There is also a large beach bar on the beach.
Porto Colom holiday resort
Porto Colom is a nice and quiet town, which does not attract too
many tourists. This can be seen by the many ordinary shops in town,
including a large supermarket and a pharmacy.
Most of the hotels in town are
medium-sized family hotels with peace and quiet like the rest of the
town. This also applies to the apartment hotel Mallorca Portomar,
which has a spectacular sea view.
The evenings can be spent near the
harbour or the town square where there are different bars, cafés and
restaurants. The best restaurant in town,
Sa Llotja, is located close to the
harbour. During the last weekend in June, the restaurant competes
against the other restaurants in town in the competition Fira
Gastronomica d’Es Pop with focus on squid.
Another major event is the
TriStar Mallorca Triathlon where
you can enrol for the official distance or a shorter distance. This
event takes place every year in April.