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Playa Romàntica

Portocristo, Majorca

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa Romàntica certainly deserves its name from a visual point of view, although in summer it is too busy to be a truly romantic spot. Even so, the broad expanse of sand, which stretches a long way back inland, has space to accommodate a lot more holidaymakers. In the water the situation is much the same: you can swim out a good two hundred metres and you'll still be within the bay. This bathers' paradise, framed by picturesque rocky headlands has just one small flaw: despite daily cleaning of the water and the sand, patches of seaweed constantly keep developing both in and on the water. If you can overlook this and are prepared to swim around them, you will find ideal conditions for a fabulous day at the beach.

Playa Romàntica - Extensive sandy beach between rocks covered in rich green vegetation

Originally this beach was named, as is usual on Majorca, after the place where it is situated, in this case S'Estany d'en Mas. But since the bay is so picturesque and idyllic, its name was summarily changed to Playa Romàntica, which is of course more memorable and has a positive ring to it. The sands stretch for about 100 metres along the coastline and back inland for almost 180 metres. Even when the beach is much-frequented, as is almost always the case in the height of summer, more than half the sand is still empty. At that time of year, however, most of the loungers under the numerous attractive straw beach umbrellas are inevitably taken.

Playa Romàntica Bay is framed on both sides by rocky headlands, partly overgrown with lush green vegetation, and reaching out into the sea. On one side there is a relatively highly-priced restaurant famous for its paella and fish dishes. From that side a promenade leads to a large hotel nearby, although this is not visible from the beach. The rock face opposite is undeveloped and natural. There is also a small shop, with an integrated pizzeria, and a beach bar at the back of Playa Romàntica. On both sides there are holiday apartments and hotels scattered amongst the trees, but none are more than two stories high, which makes for pleasant surroundings.

Since the bay reaches a long way back inland, it embraces a generous expanse of sea. You can swim out a good 200 metres and you'll still be inside the bay. This affords excellent protection from waves and currents, and keen swimmers and "lilo skippers" make the most of it. Snorkelling amongst the rocks is good fun here as well. There are no water sports on offer at Playa Romàntica, although there is a volleyball court at the back of the beach. A ride on a glass bottom boat called "Moonfish" will give you a chance to check out the underwater world along the nearby coast.

The water is cleaned daily. Even so there is a constant build-up of natural debris in the form of seaweed, which unfortunately detracts from the visual appearance of Playa Romàntica. If this doesn't bother you, you can skirt around it on your way into the sea, and a few metres further out you'll find almost unbelievably clear turquoise water. Couples and families from right across Europe are especially fond of coming to Playa Romàntica.

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Playa Romàntica 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: 7/10 points
Place 15 of 96
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 18 of 96
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 2/10 points
Place 17 of 96
Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 62 of 96
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
5/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
6/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Restaurante Vela Romàntica Map icon
Restaurante Vela Romàntica

Offer: Food, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Glas Bottom Moonfish
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Boat

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Restaurante Vela Romàntica
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    Offer: Food, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Glas Bottom Moonfish
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    Offer:
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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 39.517047, 3.30861
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  • Jellyfish