Holidays to Porto Cristo
Holidays to Porto Cristo are about rest and relaxation. The resort is situated on the largely unspoiled east coast of the island and as a result is a popular choice for holiday makers looking to find an authentic Spanish holiday experience.
The ancient fishing village is surrounded by some of Majorca’s most spectacular scenery and is still an operational port. If you’re up early enough you’ll see the local fishermen setting off for a day on the seas. Porto Cristo is a very sleepy little village best suited to those wanting to soak up some sun and relax with a book but there are a number of historic and naturally attractions that the area can boast.
Time to explore Porto Cristo
Any budding archeologists will be fascinated by the prehistoric remains at Sa Gruta and Son Moro, in addition to this Porto Cristo is home to a Roman basilica on the Avinguda de Joan Amer which is very interesting to explore. The nearby town of Manacor is the the heart of Majorca’s pearl industry and a visit there will allow you to watch the manufacturing process of these upmarket imitation gems. For other shopping opportunities check out Porto Cristo’s Sunday market. Starting at 8am you’ll need to be up with the lark to make the best of the large array of wares on offer.
A definite stop on your holiday to Porto Cristo is a visit to the Coves del Hams ‘Cave of Hams’ and the Coves del Drach ‘Dragon Caves’.These spectacular natural phenomena are hauntingly beautiful and the Dragon Caves are home to the largest underground lake in Europe. For even more natural beauty stop by the Tropical Park. This extraordinary feat of horticultural engineering is a 25,000 square metre plot that has been transformed from an arid patch of earth into a lush and verdant tropical garden. Wandering at your leisure will ensure you see a vast array of rare tropical plants and animals, an absolute must for any nature enthusiast. You can also discover other resorts on Majorca. Why not visit the neighbouring resort of Cala Millor? or explore the capital city of Palma?
What to do in the evenings on your lastminute.com holiday to Porto Cristo
In essence this is a quiet, family resort but, there’s more going on in the town’s restaurants along the quayside where the sights and sounds mingle with the delicious scent of fresh vegetables and herbs being cooked to compliment the catch of the day. You won’t find night clubs here but what you will get is charming Spanish village entertainment in a quaint and relaxing setting that is second to none. Order a glass of local wine, an array of tapas dishes, or some fresh local shellfish, kick off your shoes, look out across the bay and thoroughly enjoy your well earned rest on holiday in Porto Cristo. Book your affordable holiday to Porto Cristo today with lastminute.com and let the dream begin.
Porto Cristo Travel Information
Spanish (English widely spoken)
GMT/BST +1 hour
2 hours 15 minutes