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Cala Portixol

Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Between the bustle in the narrow streets of the island's capital and the mass tourist beaches of Playa de Palma and Playa Es Arenal, the small bay of Cala Portixol offers a peaceful alternative for those who want to dip their toes in the local lifestyle and who feel at home in a trendy setting. The little houses of the former fishing village of Portixol characterise the bay's scenery and are home to many small restaurants and tapas bars. The newly designed promenade is a hub for bathers, joggers and inline skaters. In front of it lies a sandy beach which is popular particularly with young people from Palma. They come here to relax in a setting that is peaceful, despite its central location.

Cala Portixol - Small relaxing bay for residents of Palma

The charm of the old fishing village of Portixol has been preserved, even though the district has long been part of the island city of Palma and not far off, large apartment blocks tower into the sky. For several years Portixol has been one of the fashionable areas of Palma and attracts young people, not just from the surrounding area. The little bay of Cala Portixol is lined with small fishing cottages, which are gradually being restored. They are home to trendy little restaurants and cafés. In front of them in the bay, which is sheltered by large rocks, lies a small beach of fine sand that is interspersed with pebbles in places.

The Portixol district is right next to a harbour and is just three kilometres from the centre of Palma. Walking along the promenade you reach the old town in about 20 minutes. There are parking spaces for cars in the surrounding streets. The modern promenade has separate lanes for bicycles and reaches all the way to the large holiday resort of Es Arenal to the south-east. Modern wooden sunshades on the coastal path catch the eye and there are also numerous benches with a view over the sea.

This beach is very popular with the people of Palma, especially with young people. It is a hub not only for those who are looking for relaxation and want to cool off in the sea, but also for joggers, cyclists and inline skaters. The menus of the surrounding restaurants are clearly influenced by the local cuisine and range from simple tapas to delicious paella.

Tourists come here too to experience an authentic slice of island life. However, Cala Portixol is not particularly adapted to the needs of summer holidaymakers. There are no water sports operators or lifeguards on this beach.

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Cala Portixol is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
Place 31 of 96
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 29 of 96
The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 40 of 96
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 38 of 96
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Bar Yam Portixol Map icon
Bar Yam Portixol

Offer: Food, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

www.yamportixol.com
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  • Bar Yam Portixol
    Bar Yam Portixol To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

    www.yamportixol.com
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geo coordinates: 39.560372, 2.67131
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