Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Porto Cristo Beach

Portocristo, Port de Portocristo, Port de Manacor or Cala Manacor is situated at 12 kilometres from Manacor.

This z-shaped sea inlet, surrounded by high and beautiful cliffs has a wide cove in the interior, a fishing port and a marina, as well as one of the most beautiful and sheltered natural ports o the western coast of the Balearic Islands, and also one of the most important touristic centres of Majorca.

This big beach of the Port de Manacor is characterized by its fine-grained golden sand, it is beautiful and has a sea promenade populated by trees.

The marine and underwater conditions are very good for anchoring boats. The best place is parallel to the cliffs, on the starboard side of the breakwater at the entrance to the port, separated from the beach, and the depth ranges from four to five metres on a sandy ground.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The free or pay-parking area is not very big, but you can reach the beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located at 50 metres from the beach.

These characteristics explain that the beach is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.
Portocristo is a historical place , you might see Torre de Manacor, built in 1555 and located in Serra dels Falcons, and there have been dramatic scenes between the republican and national troops during the Civil War.

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