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Der Strand von Portals Nous, Bild: Mistervlad / shutterstock

Portals Nous – Mallorca’s sophisticated pearl

Portals Nous is located about twelve kilometers west of Mallorca’s island capital Palma and is still relatively undiscovered as a direct destination on the island. The place is very relaxed and not crowded. It is a suitable holiday home, even if it does not have any noteworthy sights of its own. However, these can be reached within a short distance. In addition, two beautiful beaches and the necessary tourist infrastructure are in the immediate vicinity. The large Platja de S’Oratori and the small bay Cala Portals Nous are within easy walking distance. Smaller shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors as well as hardware stores and restaurants have also settled around Portals Nous. Holidaymakers can thus spend a relaxed holiday.

Sights in and around Portals Nous

Marina of Puerto Portals

After a walk of only about 20 minutes, guests from Portals Nous can reach the impressive marina of Puerto Portals. The area is glamorous and there’s plenty to see: chic yachts bob in the splendour of the sea, designer boutiques beckon with the latest trends and the island’s best restaurants are waiting to delight the hungry palate. Ideally, the visit to Puerto Portals should be done twice – during the day and again in the evening. In the evening, many of the boat owners are on their yacht and have often switched on the impressive lighting of their ship, some with underbody light.

Island capital Palma

About twelve kilometers northeast of Portals Nous is the island’s capital Palma – a must on every trip to Mallorca and by no means the same as the notorious Playa de Palma. If you don’t have a rental car, you can easily get to Palma by public transport. For this excursion, it is advisable to plan a full day. In addition to its beautiful La Seu Cathedral, the city has many other sights to offer, such as the Arab Gardens. Breaks can be taken in small dreamy cafés as well as in the numerous tapas bars spread throughout the old town. Delicatessen shops invite you to try their Serrano hams hanging from the ceiling and the fashion shops have attractive offers in almost every season.

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Tramuntana Mountains

Excursions into the mountains of the island can be carried out with a rental car, scooter or as part of an organized day trip. Directly behind the capital begins the road that leads along the west coast of the island to the northernmost point of Mallorca. The landscape changes again around every bend and becomes increasingly imposing. The Tramuntana Mountains offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea as well as a lot of fun driving the serpentine road. Stopping bays and vantage points are ideal for short photo stops in between.

Aquapark Marineland

If you like water or travel as a family, you can spend an eventful day at the water park right on the edge of Portals Nous. Marineland offers the opportunity to swim in the pool or on the man-made beach, as well as get impressively close to the inhabitants of the sea. You can see colorful fish, sea lions and dolphins, but also sharks and crocodiles.

Special features of Portals Nous

Dragon's Cave Porto Cristo
The Dragon’s Cave in Porto Cristo, Image: Balate Dorin / shutterstock

The special features of Portals Nous are obvious: dreamlike turquoise sandy beaches, exclusivity, peace and relaxation as well as the proximity to all the important sights of the island of Mallorca. Evening walks along the beach promenade are balm for the soul and are especially possible around Portals Nous, as the place is not overrun by tourists at any time of the year.

Despite the quiet location of the village, Portals Nous is a suitable starting point for excursions around the island or by boat. The Caves of Drach of Porto Cristo, which are located in the east of the island, are offered including hotel pick-up from Puerto Portals. The stalactite caves have an interior lake where an impressive light and music show is held for visitors.

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Holidaymakers who want to take a day trip by boat can head to the island of La Dragonera, located southwest of Mallorca. During this tour, a swimming stop is also made and a barbecue is often offered on the ship’s deck.

Tips for a trip to Portals Nous

Playa Oratorio, Portals Nous
Playa Oratorio in Portals Nous, Image: Sergey Dzyuba / shutterstock

If you stay in Portals Nous, you should not miss the beautiful view from the Punta Portals headland. In good weather, there is the best view here, which under ideal conditions reaches as far as Magaluf. The path to Punta is already very idyllic, as it always leads along the sea from the bay of Cala Portals Nous.

A highlight and at the same time the best place to go for a beautiful sunset is the Roxy Beach Club in Portals Nous. The beach bar can be reached by boat or via a narrow trail. Cold drinks and small snacks are served on a stone terrace directly by the sea – pure holiday feeling!

Since the area around Portals Nous is still very natural and has beautiful paths, a bike tour is a special tip in this area. Again and again, the view opens up to the bays below the path and the turquoise glitter of the Mediterranean Sea.

Portals Nous is an insider tip for Mallorca travellers and offers a fantastic area in the middle of the lush pine forests and at the same time the proximity and accessibility of all the main attractions of the island of Mallorca.