Situated on the outskirts is the beach of Puerto Portinatx, which is also an ideal destination for climbing and diving fans. Located only a few minutes away over the cliffs to the northern side of the beach is a rugged cliff face from where you have great views of the surrounding area and of the open sea. Also nearby is another slightly hidden beach which, although tiny and stony, offers peace and solitude with scenery of rocks and fishing boats in the water. The crystal clear water in the bay offers excellent conditions for diving. A diving school on the promenade of Puerto Portinatx organises various tours to explore the underwater world.
In the area around Portinatx there are a few other bays, such as Cala Xarraca and Cala d'en Serra, which have retained their original character and are surrounded by amazing natural scenery. They are usually not that busy, but offer excellent snorkelling conditions and also have small chiringuitos where you can buy snacks and drinks. A little further to the north-east, where the foothills of a forested mountain range meet the sea, lies Cala Sant Vicent which has several large hotels directly at the beach. This bay is however a good example of how impressive, natural surroundings can greatly enhance a destination otherwise known for its mass tourism.
Some kilometres south of Cala Sant Vicent is Playa des Aguas Blancas beach which has an extremely relaxed atmosphere and attracts a colourful mixture of families, nudists, homosexuals and aging hippies. At the foot of the mighty cliffs, it can quickly get crowded in the summer here, with its lovely natural combination of a jagged cliff face, fine sand and turquoise water.
"Swimming fun and rock climbing for families"
"Paradise for kids"
"Small beach in rocky surroundings"
"Tiny natural beach in an intimate setting"
"Hippies play the drums while the sun sets"
"Quaint beach surrounded by rocks"
"Tiny beach for fans of rocks and cliffs"
"Sand, Snorkelling and Smoothies"