Port d‘Andratx

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Port d‘Andratx

Port d'Andratx - noble coastal town in the southwest of Mallorca

Port d'Andratx is located on the southwest coast of Mallorca and is one of the most exclusive addresses on the island. The coastal town has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the western Mediterranean, and in the summer is a meeting place for prominent public figures.

The Maritime ambience of Port d'Andratx

Port d'Andratx in Mallorca

Surrounded by the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, Port d'Andratx is located in a charming natural harbour on the southwest coast. The coastal town has developed over the years to be the playground of the rich and beautiful. Numerous celebrities from film, television, business and sports live in the exclusive villas on the rocky coast. The upscale lifestyle is reflected, among other things, in high restaurant prices, which in Port d'Andratx are well above the Mallorcan average.

In the summer months the marina is a hive of activity, as sophisticated luxury yachts bob up and down on the turquoise waters. Somewhat reminiscent of a Norwegian fjord it is located in a picturesque bay surrounded by mountains. The marina area is awash with small cafes, bars and restaurants, where you can watch the hustle and bustle of the quayside over a cappuccino.

Excursions to Port d'Andratx

Port d‘Andratx does not have a beach, but nevertheless has some charming destinations to offer. Away from the marina, in the historic old town, the hustle and bustle dissipates quickly. A little further inland is the town of Andratx, surrounded by orange and lemon tree plantations in a basin. Mountain ranges surround the site from three sides and only the west is void of lofty peaks. This geographic peculiarity leads to low pressure on the mountains and consequently the highest rainfall on Mallorca.

In the centre of Andratx, you will find a mixture of Catalan and colonial architecture. The oldest part of the city with the Gothic church of Santa Maria and numerous baroque buildings is at the top of the hill. Diving aficionados can book an expedition in the El Buceo diving centre in Port d'Andratx.

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