Portocolom tourist information

Christopher Columbus

Portocolom is a stunning village located on the eastern coast of Majorca, Spain. With its gorgeous marina, historic buildings, and crystal-clear waters, Portocolom is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island.

One of the most striking features of Portocolom is its picturesque marina, which is lined with traditional fishing boats and yachts. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the harbor, admiring the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and soaking up the relaxed atmosphere. The marina is also home to a number of seafood restaurants, serving up the freshest catches of the day. The village is claimed rather dubiously as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, although there is little evidence to support this.

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Fishing village charm

Lying 12km north of Cala d’Or and within the district of Felanitx, Portocolom has retained much of its traditional fishing village charm with fishing boats, sailing boats and the occasional luxury motor yacht anchored in the calm waters of the bay.

The village is very popular with Mallorcan and Spanish visitors mainly due to its small fishing port atmosphere, lighthouse & pastel-coloured houses lining the waterfront. The harbour has a long quay where local fishing boats mix with pleasure craft.

Another popular attraction in Portocolom is the church of Sant Vicenç, which dates back to the 14th century. The church is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture and is considered one of the finest religious buildings on the island. Visitors can admire the intricate stone carvings and stained-glass windows, as well as take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.



Until the rise of tourism at the turn of the 20th century the town was a working fishing port busy supplying wine to France until a Phylloxera blight wiped out many of the Mallorcan vineyards and Portocolom’s role as a port was made redundant. The village has only recently discovered its new life as an attractive tourist resort.

Portocolom is also a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities available, including scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing. The crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean provide the perfect conditions for these activities, and visitors can admire the diverse marine life, including colourful fish, sea turtles, and dolphins.

The lighthouse in Portocolom, Majorca, is a historic and iconic landmark located on the eastern coast of the island. It was built in the late 19th century to guide ships safely into the harbor and has been in operation ever since. The lighthouse stands at a height of 35 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding coast and sea. The lighthouse is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to admire its historical significance and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in the panoramic views of the harbor and the surrounding countryside.

Portocolom’s main beach is the blue flag 500m Cala Marcal with very soft sands and water that is fairly shallow, and which deepens gradually. It is located to the south of the marina and village and is family friendly. Other beaches around the area are S’Arenal Grand and S’Arenal Petit.



Other attractions and things to do around the village include a pre-historic ‘naveta’ or burial ground dating back to around 2000 BC and the Sanctuary of la Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador, a monastery dating back to the mid-14th century.

In addition to its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Portocolom is also a great place to indulge in some shopping and dining. The village boasts a number of local shops selling traditional crafts and souvenirs, as well as a variety of restaurants serving delicious local and international cuisine.

In conclusion, Portocolom is a stunning and diverse village that offers visitors the chance to experience the best of Majorca. Whether you are looking for history, culture, water sports, or just a relaxing holiday, Portocolom is the perfect destination for your next trip to Majorca.

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