Luxury Villas To Rent In Portocolom

Nestled along Mallorca’s eastern coast, Portocolom, located in the district of Felanitx, stands out as one of the most attractive villages in the region. Situated just 12 km north of Cala d’Or, this traditional fishing village retains much of its original charm, with picturesque boathouses, a lighthouse, and colourful boats adorning its sheltered bay.

Why to choose Portocolom?

With a wide range of bars and restaurants, Portocolom serves as a bustling hub for visitors exploring the eastern part of the island. Steeped in history, the village was named after Christopher Columbus, who was allegedly born here, and features ancient archaeological sites dating back to 2000 BC. Despite its quieter atmosphere in the off-season, Portocolom maintains a tranquil ambiance year-round, attracting an international community drawn to its pastel-hued houses and magnificent views. Whether strolling along the quayside, browsing local shops, or exploring nearby markets in Felanitx and Santanyí, Portocolom offers a delightful blend of relaxation and cultural discovery for travellers seeking an authentic Mallorcan experience.

Renting a holiday villa in Portocolom offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the village’s authentic atmosphere while enjoying the comforts of a private accommodation. 

Beaches and coves near Portocolom

The main beach, Cala Marcal, boasts blue flag status and offers sandy shallow waters ideal for families, along with all the waterfront amenities.

Nearby, S’Arenal Grand and S’Arenal Petit provide additional options for beachgoers seeking quieter spots. Beaches with sand, pebbles and rock with an excellent restaurant right at the beach.

S’Algar. This fine-grain sand beach is part of a small harbour and has a curious feature: depending on the sea conditions it may not have sand all the time.

Cala Murada and Cala Domingos are two more interesting coves to visit. They are located 8 km north of Portocolom.

Caves: Cova dels Ases and Cova dels Coloms, can be reached by boat or when diving or snorkelling.

Top 3 villages to discover around Portocolom

Felanitx: Located just a short distance from Portocolom, Felanitx is a charming village known for its traditional architecture, historic sites, and vibrant local culture. Explore its narrow streets, visit the local market, and admire the picturesque surroundings.

Santanyí: Another nearby village worth exploring is Santanyí, renowned for its artisan crafts, bustling markets, and beautiful architecture. Wander through its quaint streets, browse the local shops, and experience the authentic Mallorcan atmosphere.

S’Horta: Situated in the countryside surrounding Portocolom, S’Horta is a tranquil village known for its scenic beauty and peaceful ambiance. Take a leisurely stroll through its idyllic streets, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, and discover the charm of rural Mallorca.

Here are some things you can't miss while in Portocolom:

  • Explore the picturesque harbour: Wander along the long quay where pleasure craft mingle with local fishing boats. Take in the scenic views of the bay, the charming boathouses, and the historic lighthouse.
  • Visit Cala Marcal Beach: Spend a relaxing day at Cala Marcal, the main beach in Portocolom. Enjoy its soft sandy shores and shallow waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Take advantage of the beachfront facilities and soak up the Mediterranean sun.
  • Discover the historic sites: Explore the ancient archeological sites near Portocolom, including the prehistoric ‘naveta’ burial ground dating back to around 2000 BC. Learn about the area’s rich history and cultural heritage as you wander through its historic streets.
  • Take a boat trip: Experience the beauty of Portocolom from the water by taking a boat trip around the bay. Admire the stunning coastal scenery, visit nearby coves and caves, and enjoy the tranquillity of the sea.
  • Enjoy local cuisine: Indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine at one of Portocolom’s charming restaurants. Sample fresh seafood dishes, traditional Mallorcan specialties, and international fare while overlooking the harbour or the village streets.

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