Nestled in the south-west of Majorca, the port of Andratx is a quaint fishing village renowned for its stylish working port and charming atmosphere. With its beautiful harbour situated on the clear waters of the Mediterranean, it’s an ever-popular hotspot for the yachting community, whilst the engulfing hillside is dotted with villas owned by Hollywood’s finest and the savviest expats.
But just a stone’s throw away from the bustling port lies a mix of nature, culture and some of the Balearics’ most heavenly beaches. Adventure-seekers should grab a hiking map from the local tourist office and explore the rugged Serra Tramuntana mountain range for a trail guaranteed to result in a well-deserved view. If you prefer to admire from afar, head to the white sands of the nearby beaches and soak in the luscious scenery from your sun lounger.
With a balmy climate all year round, Puerto de Andratx provides the perfect escape for travellers even outside of the school holidays – especially if you’re looking to embrace the local culture. Line the cobbled streets of the nearby town of Andratx to witness the spectacular Easter parade, or head over in April and learn something new (whilst gorging on the local cuisine) at the famed Agricultural fair. Whether you’re relaxing, exploring or simply taking in scenes in the harbour-side restaurants, we think Puerto de Andratx has the magnetic charm that will keep you coming back, year after year.
Camp de Mar
Although Camp de Mar is a popular tourist spot, it most certainly doesn’t feel like one. With no tower blocks or expat bars in sight, the small resort boasts an array of boutique hotels, palm tree-lined promenades and the dramatic rocky backdrop that makes this area of Majorca so special. It’s less than three miles from Puerto de Andratx and is a great option for travellers wanting to make use of its well-maintained beach.
Once the home of King Jaume I and only three miles from Puerto de Andratx, the ancient town of Andratx is the perfect destination for those looking for relaxation with a heavy dose of culture. Deep in the valley of the Serra Tramuntana mountains, this sleepy town is surrounded by orange, olive and almond groves that reach full bloom in February. Head to the local market on Wednesday mornings to sample the fruits of their labour. When you’ve finished shopping, make time to climb up to the 13th century Church of Santa Maria. Not only will it treat you to the best view of the town and beyond, but you’ll get a rich sense of Majorca’s history.
Only a short bus ride from Port de Andratx is another fishing village, San Telmo. Featuring a dreamy white beach and an unrivalled view, it’s a popular destination for day-trippers. It boasts easy access to the isle of Sa Dragonera, an uninhabited nature reserve where you can get up close and personal with the local wildlife. The shallow waters of the Mediterranean here make this charming spot child-friendly, whereas the bustling bars lining the seafront provide much entertainment for adults.
Exploring Puerto de Andratx…
Golf de Andratx
Located just outside of the port lies one of Majorca’s most popular golf courses. Creatively built into the rolling hills of Andratx, it’s worth the trip just to soak in the stunning mountain views between holes.
Sa Dragonera Natural Park
Take the short boat ride across to the Sa Dragonera Natural Park for a truly unique experience. Lose yourself in the hiking trails and coves, and get friendly with the many lizards that live here. Divers will love taking the plunge into the rich marine life, as well as the opportunity to explore underwater wreckages
Cala Llamp Bay
Tucked around the corner from the port, Cala Llamp Bay is one of the best-kept secrets on the south-west coast. The high cliffs give way to breathtaking views and warm, calm waters. Perhaps not the choice of the avid sunbather, thanks to its small size and lack of sand, but it’s a great option for swimming and exploring the rock pools.
Cala Santa Ponsa
Entertainment and relaxation go hand in hand at Santa Ponsa beach. The towering palm trees blend into a shore of golden sand and crisp waters, rightfully earning it a coveted Blue Flag award. Just a moment away from the serenity is a promenade bursting with bars, restaurants and shops for when you’ve had enough sun.
Being a working fishing village, you can sit outside the restaurants dotted along the harbour and watch the fishermen haul in your dinner for the evening. But if seafood isn’t your thing, it’s not all that this charming port town has to offer. Thanks to the rich agriculture and endless sunshine, it’s hard to find a restaurant where the produce hasn’t been sourced locally. For those wanting to dine off the beaten track, tear yourself away from the glitzy waterfront to Carrer d’Isaac Peral that runs parallel for softly lit gems in an authentic atmosphere.
No matter what your holiday preference, Puerto de Andratx has plenty of choices. Luxurious beaches soaked in culture and adventure, all nuzzled in the breathtaking embrace of the Serra Tramuntana. You’ll struggle not to fall in love with this energetic fishing village.
Booking your holiday to Puerto de Andratx with easyJet holidays is a simple way to enjoy this Majorcan secret. With direct flights straight to the heart of the island, easyJet could have you sipping local wine in the harbour in no time. Even better, you can save when you book your flight and hotel together with easyJet holidays.
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