A sophisticated marina town

El Toro is a small port town situated on Majorca’s south-west coast. It melts into neighbouring Santa Ponsa, a larger and livelier resort. It’s a great choice if you want to stay somewhere fairly peaceful, but close to Majorca’s best bits. Palma, the island’s beguiling capital, is just over a half-hour drive from here, and neon-lit Magaluf is just 10 minutes away if you fancy a night on the town. El Toro Beach is the resort’s heart, a sandy stretch that unravels for 250 metres, lapped by the azure waves of the Balearic Sea. It’s ideal for families, with cafés and ice-cream kiosks nearby, and calm waves just right for tots. Close by, you’ll find the glamorous marina of Port Adriano, which is packed with yachts and overlooked by stylish bars and restaurants, plus a good clutch of designer stores.

Your El Toro questions, answered

El Toro’s beach is perfect if you’ve got little ones in tow, plusthe Wild West-themed Western Waterpark is an easy drive away.

The neighbouring town of Santa Ponsa has three brilliant courses, where you can tee off in the sunshine.

El Toro has a few souvenir and convenience stores, but the port is studded with boutiques offering designer names.

Best things to do in El Toro

Embrace the watersports

Try jet skiing, kayaking or diving. You can also charter a sailboat here to soak up the views of Majorca’s picturesque coastline.

Explore Palma

It’s just over a 30-minute drive to Majorca’s good-looking capital. Here, you’ll find a great shopping scene, a spectacular Gothic cathedral anda timewarp old town.

Catch a show

Magaluf’s Pirate Adventure Show is a top night out. Expect to be wined and dined while dazzling at acrobatics, comedy and incredible sets and costumes.