It’s a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike and offers a wide range of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
From its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters to its quaint streets and lively nightlife, there is something for everyone in Porto Cristo during your next Majorca holiday.
Porto Cristo was formally known as Cala de Manacor until its name was changed in 1912 to commemorate the old legend that an image of Christ landed in the cove (Cala) in the year 1260.
The town itself has a familiar feel to it and you could liken it to a Devon seaside town, an amalgam of perhaps Torquay, Brixham and Paignton.
The holiday resort of Cales de Mallorca is a nearby popular destination & can be easily reached by car, bus or taxi.
Things To Do in Porto Cristo
The shops line the main street (plenty of souvenirs to be had) and there are the usual restaurants and cafes for refreshment – there is even a ‘Burger King’!
The town still has a small working fishing fleet and, although tourism is now the major ‘euro earner,’ you can still see the little boats putting out to sea come late afternoon.
As with other towns on this eastern coast, the various glass-bottomed catamarans are put in here and you can get aboard one at the port.
If lazing in the sun is your wish – then the beach is adjacent to the main street!
As previously mentioned in another article, the famous Caves of Drac (Dragon Caves) are a short walk from the town centre, or simply walk down by the quayside where you will find more bars and restaurants to choose from should you want a relaxing drink or meal.
During the evening you may be lucky enough to see the ‘fleet’ coming back from their fishing, whilst sitting in a waterside bar.
If you’re looking to go out of town, try Cales de Mallorca, which has a lot of restaurants & a great kids area with go-karts, trampolines, etc.
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Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.