Dragon Caves & Beautiful Scenery: Porto Cristo, Majorca

The next stop on the East Coast tour was the town of Porto-Cristo. Just a few miles down the road from Rafael Nadal’s home in Manacor, this is a pretty little town in a great spot. Unlike many of the resorts along the east coast, Porto Cristo is much quieter and seems to have a much more local vibe compared to the very English/German heavy contingent elsewhere.

The town is set in a beautiful cove which hosts a small but delightful beach along with a marina which plays host to a nice array of expensive yachtage. With the coast lined with the compulsory cafes and restaurants it’s easy to spend days on end switching between the beach and the bar.

Cuevas Del Drach

If the adventure traveller in you gets a bit restless tanning and lazing in the deep blue then the Cuevas del Drach (Caves of the Dragon) are just around the corner and should definitely be included in your itinerary. Just 5 minutes out of the town centre, the caves take you underground into a world of stalagmites, stalactites and underground lakes that are lit up to stunning effect. The walk ends when you reach a natural underground auditorium and are greeted with boats floating on the lake playing classical music from onboard. It’s a really unique experience.

Cala Millor

If you fancy stretching your wings away from Porto Cristo then Cala Millor is just a ten minute drive down the coast. Similar to the other resort destinations on the coast it has the nice beach and blue seas, but brings with it the tourist crowds. It’s a fine place to explore out of town for an hour or two but it’s more than likely the charm of Porto-Cristo will draw you back in. With a great beach, crystal clear seas and a great backdrop, along with some genuine Majorcan culture, it’s hard to know what else to ask for.

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