Holidays to Porto Colom
A laid-back resort
Porto Colom gets its name from legendary explorer, Christopher Columbus, who was allegedly born in the petite fishing village. Still, it draws in the crowds for other reasons. The natural harbour comes ringed with pastel-shaded houses, fishermen’s boats and a clutch of first-class restaurants and bars. You won’t find fast food joints or late-night clubs here – this place is traditional down to its bones.
The beach here is very much a family affair. A cove of fine sand gently shelves into the shallow sea, so it’s perfect for paddling water babies and snorkelers. And there’s a bar supplying refreshing cocktails for grown-ups. If you fancy a change, there are also the twin beaches of S’Arenal Grand and S’Arenal Petit across the bay. They’re linked by a promenade full of shops, bars and restaurants.
You’re just a hop along the coast from a string of seaside towns and pretty coves. There are daily boat trips to some of the island’s best beaches, like secluded Cala Mitjana and Cala Serena. For something completely different, Palma is an hour’s drive inland. Here, you can duck into tapas bars in the old town or hit the capital’s museums, shops and galleries.
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You’ll find most of the restaurants by Porto Colom’s marina. The dining scene here ranges from family-run eateries to contemporary…View details »