Porto Cristo, located in a privileged spot along the eastern coast in Manacor, is one of the most important tourist attractions in Mallorca.
- How to get there: Ma-15 road to Manacor and continue 12km along the port road following the indications.
- What to visit: The port, the Sa Carrotja Basilica, the Drach caves and the Hams caves, the Serral dels Falcons Tower.
- Where to eat: In the port area we will find a great variety of restaurants.
- Popular Gastronomy: Fish and paellas.
- Nearby places of interest: Calas de Mallorca, Cala Rajada.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Porto Cristo has traditionally been a fisherman’s refuge, whose seaport activity dates back to the Roman domination.
Legend has it that the city is so named after Italian mariners left a figure of Christ at the port.
Its natural port, one of the largest of the island, is ideal for the practise of aquatic sports. The beach offers all typical facilities and several companies organise boat trips along the coast.
Its proximity to the Caves of Drach and Hams Caves, one of the underground wonders hidden on the island, has brought about a large influx of tourists.
Another nearby attraction is the Calas de Mallorca area, a series of paradisiacal beaches, with fine sand and crystal clear waters ideal for bathing in. The Cala Malgrana, Cala Domingos and Cala Anguila bays are some of the many Mediterranean beauty spots that can be found here on the island of Mallorca, and are incredible places to enjoy a swim away from the bustle of the city.