Classy Porto Cristo, has a sweep of golden beach and a harbour filled with local fishing boats. Daytimes are lazy; sunbathing, swimming and water sports with the only task deciding which of the eateries to have lunch in. Evenings are unhurried too; a stroll around the shops and a walk along the promenade before choosing the perfect place for an aperitif as the sun sets.
The resort has a history. The Caves of Drach, lying on the doorstep of Porto Cristo, were first mentioned in a letter from the 14th century. These 4 large chambers of stalactites, stalagmites and vast underground lake are a wonderful natural phenomenon that has enchanted visitors ever since and helped to put the resort on the tourist map.
Initially Porto Cristo was a Spanish holiday hot spot as the narrow inlet gave natural protection to pleasure craft and fishing boats. This harbour, now modernised, still adds an air of sophistication today.
This resort will most definitely charm you with its laid back, slightly retro feel. It's developed into a friendly holiday destination that still has a Spanish 'heart and soul' and that's evident in the fabulous seafood you can enjoy here and the lack of Foreign owned bars.
Should you want a 'fix' of tourist hustle and bustle you can enjoy a day trip to nearby Cala Millor with its wealth of shops and eateries. Which goes to show that choosing Porto Cristo for your holiday destination gives you the best of both worlds.
Spotlight Tip: enjoy a day trip to Arta which has a bustling weekly market (Tuesday) a stunningly positioned church and a hilltop fortress.