On the southeast coast of Majorca there is a sun and beach destination that must be enjoyed without haste. We are talking about Porto Petro (or Portopetro) - one of the pearls the Santanyí area and, ultimately, of the whole coastline of the Balearic Islands. This protected territory of great beauty, located very close to a traditional fishing port, yacht club and bays with fine sand and transparent waters, is a perfect choice for your holidays in Majorca. We encourage you to check out this destination in person and invite you to stay at one of the best Majorca resorts in Porto Petro - Iberostar Club Cala Barca hotel.
Located next to the well-known tourist spot Cala d’Or and the idyllic Cala Mondragó, this spectacular corner is a safe and peaceful environment, suitable for any type of holiday.
If you are making a list of places to visit in Majorca near Porto Petro, Cala d’Or should definitely be at the top of your list. It is a residential area surrounded by various settlements such as Cala Ferrera, Cala Serena and Porto Petro itself. Previously known as Ses Puntetes, Cala d’Or comprises three photogenic bays.
The first, Cala Llonga, is the largest, with an avenue of the same name running alongside the bay, where the Cala d’Or port, also called Cala d'Or Marina, is located. It was built in 1969 in a natural opening of the coast, and it now offers a wide range of leisure activities.
Another special feature of Cala Llonga is its origins, represented even today by certain buildings in the town. In fact, Ibizan architect Josep Costa Ferrer founded the area in 1932. It was he, who created the town, built in 1950s houses and the Anglican Church, located on Plaza de la Figuera, in the architectural style of Ibiza. Cala Llonga was even originally called Cala d'Hort, as it reminded the archgitect of a garden cove in his homeland of Ibiza.
One of the main places of interest in Cala Llonga is Es Fortí which was built in 1730 during the War of the Spanish Succession and which stands on the eastern end of the Es Fortí Avenue.
The other two bays of Porto Petro are Cala Petita (officially Cala d Or), located beside Cala Llonga, and Cala Grossa which lies right next to Cala Petita.
Moreover, don’t forget the magnificent Mondragó Nature Reserve. The park acquired its status in 1992 and since 1995 has been considered a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds. In addition to the undeniable ecological and aesthetical value of the place (the Park boasts spectacular pinewoods and cliffs), Mondragó is also interesting from an ethnological point of view as it still exhibits some typical stone huts (barracas de roter) typical of the region. These are small constructions made of dry stone which were used to store tools and to shelter animals and people from the cold and rain.
This protected area has two beaches with fine sand and crystal-clear shallow waters. The most important one is Cala Mondragó. Also known as Sa Font de n'Alis, it is considered one of the most beautiful and one of the best beaches in Majorca.
Finally, it takes just 25 minutes from Porto Petro to get to the impressive caves of Drach - one of the most famous tourist attractions in Majorca.
The range of activities in Porto Petro is huge. In fact, lovers of the sea, water sports and outdoor activities in general are more than welcome in the Royal Sailing Club of Porto Petro (Real Club Náutico), where all kinds of leisure boats are available. In addition, you can take excursions from there along the magnificent coast and visit the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park.
But if you want to go shopping, there is no better place than the two most important pedestrian shopping streets in Cala d Or: Avenida de Bélgica and Calle de Andreu Roig, where you will find many stores and restaurants to your taste.
At the same time, the two streets are an ideal place to try some of the best of typical Majorcan cuisine, starting with sobrassada and ending with the famous ensaimadas. But don’t forget to try the sweet empanadillas and buñuelos, the dried sausages and, of course, the exquisite vegetables, cultivated in the gardens of the island.
To allow you to fully enjoy all the luxury and beauty of Porto Petro, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts invites you to the Iberostar Club Cala Barca hotel. This luxurious 4 star hotel in Majorca puts modern facilities at your disposal such as eight swimming pools, a wide range of services and a team of professionals that will make you stay an unforgettable experience. The Iberostar Club Cala Barca is without a doubt one of our best hotels in Majorca.
This sea front hotel is perfect for those planning family holidays to Majorca, as it has everything necessary to make sure your kids have a great holiday too. For example, check out the children’s activity programme or the children’s pools offered by Iberostar Club Cala Barca. Additional to help parents make the most of your holidays without worrying about cooking, Club Cala Barca offers you an option for all-inclusive Majorca holidays.
And as for adults, they can pamper themselves with a relaxing massage session at any time in our Spa.
Plus, fans of physical activity also have an opportunity to keep themselves in shape by practicing all kinds of sports in Majorca. Attend Zumba or Pilates classes, have fun and test your marksmanship trying archery, or hike through the most beautiful places of the area, there is so much to choose from.
Iberostar Club Cala Barca hotel in Porto Petro is an ideal choice for those who seek rest and relaxation in a magnificent setting.
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