The town of Porto Colom is to look cute with his little old town and harbor, tourism has not yet become established here.
Porto Colom is a port city on the east coast of the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. The village has 4031 inhabitants (2007). Porto Colom is part of the municipality of Porto Colom. Porto Colom, Majorca has the largest natural harbor, which is indeed now used largely for private boat traffic, but still represents one of the most important fishing ports on the island. The city is divided into an Old Town area around the port, which is considered by many to be one of the best preserved old towns in Mallorca, and in a touristy urbanization in the south around the bay of Cala Marcal. Porto Colom says he is of himself, birthplace of the navigator Christopher Columbus. In particular, the name of the community against the Mirror name of the discoverer. The large bay harbor provides a natural protection against wind and water. The place is small with its old town and the harbor to look nice, tourism has not yet become established here. In the southern part of town is a small hotel district. Behind it lies the bay of Cala Marcal '. Two other small beaches are found near the residential area 'Sa Punta', on the opposite side of the bay of Porto Colom. Cala Marcal: At the beautiful bay of Cala Marcal on the east coast of Majorca, the visitor not only a glorious white, gently sloping sandy beach, turquoise waters, but also with the best wind surfing and snorkeling conditions. Various been moved above the beach Terrace Local invite you to enjoy the magnificent views of the 90 meter long and 150 meters wide bay. Bathers can rent beach chairs and umbrellas, a beach and watch a first-aid station is available. You can reach the Cala Marcal, which lies north of the port town of Porto Colom, on the coast road towards the same place. Here you must turn off his car, because there is no private parking. Once Porto Colom was the landing place of the Felanitx of approximately twelve kilometers further inland. In the 19th Century had its heyday the port boomed and foreign trade. Around the year 1863 France had to because of a phylloxera plague suffered great losses in the wine industry: benefited from Porto Colom and exported huge quantities of Majorcan wine in southern France. Today, Porto Colom presented rather sleepy and quiet - the small, narrow streets wind their way to rolling hills through the village and the church stands a compact just beyond the brightly colored houses. Below the residential area are countless boat sheds at the landing, in the west an avenue runs around the bay, which opens a wonderful view over the harbor and the many moored boats. The harbor is the center of Porto Colom, there are over 500 berths here. Due to its popularity, however, he is almost always fully occupied and you get it very difficult to tie ups. Many boat owners moored without permission should therefore, but on the other hand now be taken for reasons of environmental protection. The harbor, there are a variety of bars and good restaurants where you can get fresh fish. The restaurant Sa Sinia is even known island-wide and has a good reputation that has been fed by the Spanish king here. Somewhat off the port, separated by a hill, there is a small tourist area of Cala Marcal. With approximately 2,000 beds, it is here, however, compared with other zones, relatively quiet. The hotels are increasing and are usually only accessible on foot, but it offers beautiful views. The beach at Cala Marcal is only 250 meters wide and is surrounded by large Aleppo pines. On the headland in front of the lighthouse at Punta de Ses Crests, there are two small but very beautiful sandy beaches, which are interconnected and are visited by few tourists. The nightlife in Porto Colom is rather moderate, but he who seeks peace and relaxation, can spend a relaxing holiday.