As one of the island’s glamour spots, Puerto Portals is the place to “see and be seen”, especially during the summer months, and it is more than likely that you will meet a celebrity or two here. Paris Hilton, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Jenson Button and Bill Gates have all been spotted in Puerto Portals. Classy boutiques and stylish restaurants line up here. The Ritzi and the Cappuccino are particularly popular. But the Spoon, Flanigans and Wellies are also always well booked.
Portals Nous doesn’t have any museums or historic buildings, because this is primarily a residential area with an emphasis on beaches and yachts. And yet there are many attractions in the vicinity. Golfers, for example, will like the proximity to the Real Golf de Bendinat and the Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort, while Marineland promises a fun-filled family day out.
Both beaches offer water sports such as surfing, jet skiing, pedal boating and kayaking. So if you don’t just want to splash around, you can let off steam to your heart’s content. The Platja d’en Blanes is surrounded by tennis courts of the Sporting Club. Those who want to hit a few balls in the cooler seasons should have neither a lack of opportunities nor opponents.
Guests who prefer smaller balls are also catered for, as there are no less than six golf courses in the vicinity of Portals Nous. Four of them are in the north (Son Vida, Golf Son Ouint, Son Muntaner Golf, Real Club Bendinat) and two in the south (Golf Santa Ponca and T Golf & Country Club). The closest is the well-known and exclusive Golf Club Bendinat.
Portals Nous has around 2,700 inhabitants and borders directly on the villa district of Bendinat, which was named after the neo-Gothic and rebuilt castle of the same name. The castle is now privately owned and can only be seen from the motorway. A small sandy beach can be found at the end of a narrow path leaving the main road. From this path, a trail leads up to Punta Portals, a protruding rocky outcrop. The walk is worthwhile, as you are rewarded with a fantastic view of the western side of the bay of Palma de Mallorca all the way over to Magaluf.
The most beautiful beach in the bay of Palma de Mallorca and the noble marina of Portals Nous are located under the cliffs of the Costa de Bendinat, which are up to 30 m high. This beach can only be reached by steep stairs and there is another entrance at the back of the marina buildings. On the downstream viewing terrace of the “Oratori”, a chapel with outbuildings, you can admire Mallorca from an elevated perspective.