Majorca’s so-called ‘Port of Christ’ (legend has it a rowboat once bobbed into the harbour containing only a crucifix) is a gorgeous suntrap resort that moves at its own leisurely pace. Porto Cristo is still a working fishing village, making its waterfront restaurants dreamy spots from which to watch the boats moor up and deliver their daily catch in the lunchtime sunshine. Yet there’s so much more to Porto Cristo holidays than watching the waves.
Its long, sheltered bay and Blue Flag-certified beach are huge draws on holidays to Porto Cristo, as are the magnificent underground network of Dragon Caves. There are golf courses close at hand for grown-ups, and plenty to keep young kids busy, including a mini safari park and boat trips. And, architecturally, the town is full of traditional Spanish character. After only a few hours in this harbourside gem, you’ll certainly be hooked.