OD Port Portals is located in Mallorca, Spain, one of the four largest islands in the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma de Mallorca as the capital. Mallorca is known for its beach resorts and sheltered coves, lime stone mountains, and Roman and Moorish remains. In Palma, the Santa Maria Cathedral dates back to the 13th century. The city also hosts the annual Copa del Rey regatta. Stone built villages include Pollença, with its art galleries and summer classical music festival, and hillside Fornalutx, which is surrounded by citrus plantations on mountain terraces.
OD Port Portals is situated in Puerto Portals (Portals Nous), the most exclusive port of Mallorca. Located just 7 kilometers from Palma, it is a meeting point for the international jet set. Puerto Portals offers moorings for yachts over 50 meters, bars, first class restaurants, and a select choice of boutiques. The beaches of Costa d’en Blanes and Portals Nous Beach and the Royal Bendinat golf course are close to the hotel. Golf Son Vida is 10 kilometers away. OD Port Portals is 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the PMI-Palma de Mallorca Airport. The Palma Convention Center, Palma City Hall, ATB (Agència de Turisme de les Illes Balears), and the Consell Insular de Mallorca are all within 13 kilometers. Parc Bit is 18 kilometers from the hotel.
There are numerous sights to explore in Mallorca. Within 12 kilometers of the hotel are: La Seu-The Cathedral, La Lonja, Bellver Castle, Santa Catalina district & market, Es Baluard Museum, Puerto Adriano, Pilar & Joan Miró Foundation, and Portixol. The Palma Aquarium is 23 kilometers away and Puerto de Andratx is 25 kilometers from the hotel. Other items of interest are: Soller, Deia & Valldemossa (35 kilometers), Es Trenc Beach and Cap de Formentor (60 kilometers), Rafa Nadal Foundation (63 kilometers), and Caves of Drach (70 kilometers).
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One of the island’s glamour spots, with its elegant restaurants, bars, luxurious motor yachts and sailboats, Puerto Portals draws a prominent and wealthy audience every year based on their proximity to Palma, short transfer times to the airport, excellent golf courses at their doorstep and sandy beaches. The area is always busy and lively with restaurants and nightlife all year ‘round.
Palma de Mallorca - Old Town and Port
Palma de Mallorca offers a vibrant city experience with the advantage of a seafront. The historic center of Old Town is filled with pedestrian narrow streets, making it easy to amble around and take in the sights. The main landmark is the majestic 14th century La Seu Cathedral. Behind the cathedral and the Royal Palace (Palau de l'Almudaina), the narrow streets wind to reveal peaceful courtyards, pretty squares and Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture. Perching above the city is the 14th century Castell de Bellver. Other areas to visit in the city include Santa Catalina, a bohemian area with a great market, and numerous restaurants and bars; La Lonja, Palma’s oldest fishing quarter; and Pasep Marítimo, Palma’s celebrated party zone, which begins at Real Club Náutico and extends to Club de Mar.
Palma Cathedral (La Seu) and The Royal Palace
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu, is a Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Palma, built on the site of a pre-existing Arab mosque. Its imposing buttresses of soft yellow sandstone overlook the impressive bay. The cathedral’s interior offers a combination of classic Gothic architecture with a 20th century touch of “modernista” by architect Gaudi. It is the proud symbol of the city and of the island. The Royal Palace of La Almudaina is the Alcázar of Palma, Mallorca’s capital. Having been built as an Arabian Fort, it was claimed as the official royal residence in the early 14th century.
Bellver Castle is a Gothic-style circular castle on a hill 3 kilometers to the west of the center of Palma. It was built for King Jaume II of Mallorca in the 14th century. Surrounded by pine trees, this beautifully preserved 700 year old hill top castle offers spectacular views over the bay.
Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
For a cultural experience in Palma, Es Baluard is the museum of modern and contemporary art. It is housed in a 21st century building sympathetically integrated into a 16th century bastion, and the Pilar & Joan Miró Foundation. For the final 27 years of his life, the famous artist and sculptor, Joan Miro, worked from this studio. His studio is preserved here and is set alongside the impressive modern building that houses over 6,000 pieces of his work.
Port d'Alcúdia is the north of Mallorca's biggest resort. Platja d' Alcúdia offers a long sandy shoreline extending to a massive 14 kilometers. Meanwhile, Alcúdia Old Town, a mere 20 minute walk from the port and beach, offers the visitor a chance to step back in time to the 13th century. Visitors can stroll the alleyways and walk along the walled section. There is also a street market which is open on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Ferrocarril de Sóller
The Ferrocarril de Sóller, acronym FS, is an interurban railway and the name for the company which operates the electrified 3 foot narrow gauge tracks running between the towns of Sóller and Palma de Mallorca. The historic electric train takes a route north from the capital across the plains, winding through mountains and 13 tunnels of the Serra de Tramunta, finally ending in the large railway station of the northern town of Sóller.
Santuari de Lluc
The Santuari de Lluc is a monastery and pilgrimage site located in the municipality of Escorca in northwest Mallorca. It is located in a basin on a height of 525 meters and is surrounded by a number of high mountains, including the Puig de Massanella. The sanctuary was founded in the 13th century after a Moorish shepherd found a statue of the Virgin Mary on the site where the monastery was later erected. Lluc is considered to be the most important pilgrimage site on Mallorca and it is also known for its boys’ choir.
Cap de Formentor
On the northern tip of Mallorca is the Cap de Formentor, where the top end of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range meets the Mediterranean. The locals call it the Meeting Point of the Winds. It offers spectacular views and there is a lighthouse begging for photos. Formentor Beach is a lovely pine-clad beach in a beautiful cove on the peninsula, with views of the mountains.
Cuevas del Drach
Located on Mallorca’s east coast, the Caves of Drach are without a doubt one of the island’s most outstanding tourist attractions extending for almost 1,200 meters, with internal heights of 25 meters above the cave floor. The four caves, called Black Cave, White Cave, Cave of Luis Salvador, and Cave of the French, are connected to each other. They are in the municipality of Manacor, near the locality of Porto Cristo.