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Porto Cristo

Porto Cristo is one of the largest resorts on the east coast of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The village belongs to the municipality of Manacor. The name Porto Cristo goes back to a statue of Christ the shipwrecked after being rescued gave the place.
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Porto Cristo is an old Majorcan fishing village in the east of Mallorca, about 65 km away from the capital and the airport. The fishing still plays a role even though the largest revenue now comes from tourism . Known primarily the place but through the caves Coves del Drac, also called Dragon's Lair. The largest cave system in Mallorca. Inside the Caves of Drach is the llac Marel (or Martel), one of the largest underground lakes in the world. The name Porto Cristo goes according to legend, back to an in 1260 rescued from the highest distress sailor, who set up a crucifix from you for his salvation on site. The place itself was only founded in 1888. Until then, the Cala Manacor was safe haven for fishermen of Manacor region. Coined the place is its beautiful marina and the rocks on both sides of the protected harbor entrance. A walk along the pier is a must. Here Porto Cristo shows its unvarnished side. Porto Cristo has a picturesque old town with narrow streets and many historic buildings. Right next to the harbor in Porto Cristo is the small but beautiful town beach. The sandy and clean beach is about 300 meters long and about 20 meters wide. The water is very clear. The beach is protected by rocks north and jump on the other side is the beautiful marina. In contrast to many other places on the coast of Majorca, these new activities have in Porto Cristo especially in terms of hotel construction, very contained. Therefore, the place looks maybe not so modern, but has retained much of its initial beauty. In the holiday resort Porto Cristo Novo the beaches of Cala Anguila, Cala Mandia and Cala Magrana lie. The beach of Cala Anguila is located in the catchment area of this holiday resort and is only accessible via a staircase. Although the beach is not very long, it reaches deep into the interior, nearly 200 m. Crystal clear turquoise water and a fine sandy beach in the summer months attract many tourists. The Cala Mandia charmed by its wonderful location. Surrounded by a picturesque rocky coast, as well as the Cala Anguila, it is a good place for snorkeling. The two bays are ideal for families as the beaches and shallow sea. Here you will find restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, shops and much more. The Cala Estany or also called Cala Romantica is a purely a holiday. Here you will find some hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The beach, with fine white sand, here is 100 m long and 160 m wide. Here provide lifeguards used for site security. Also you can rent chairs and umbrellas. There is lots of activity in the summer months. Probably the excellent water sports facilities are one reason why. There are, among others, a sailing school and a surf school. In both of these facilities, they can learn these sports or put their existing skills. The portfolio of AM Real Estate Mallorca has a variety of properties in the area around Porto Cristo. Real estate Offers like Villas in first line, land with sea views, to renovate townhouses, apartments but also commercial real estate such as hotels or restaurants as for sale property or even for long term rental.