The next stop was Porto Colom, another fishing town further up the coast. Whilst not as charming as Porto Petro, it is still more than worth a stop to soak up some of the more authentic Majorcan lifestyle without the hoards of tourists in the beach resorts.
From Porto Colom we were making our way to Porto Cristo for the night, but with one final stop en route. Cala Romantica is another cove tucked away in amongst the hills with a great beach and blue waters. As you walk along the small street to the beach the houses lining it are covered with flowers and create a very intimate setting. Unfortunately, as it opens out on to the beach it is not quite the secret you imagined as the crowds appear.
It’s fair to say that the east coast has some incredible natural attractions. The beaches and crystal clear seas would rival any, though personally i enjoy a quieter experience at the beach – the price of a great destination i guess! If you can put up with the crowds then you can sample some top class beach destinations, but if you do one thing mentioned here, get to Porto Petro; it’s a corker!