Port d'Andratx, a paradise for outdoor sports
A working fishermen's harbour and also where some of the rich and famous have built their holiday homes in the surrounding hillside, Port d'Andratx is both charming and has a sophisticated feel. It's just over 30 kilometres west of Palma and is easiest to reach by car. If time is on your side, the 102 bus takes 1hr 20 from Palma and gives you a bit of a tour around the south-west of the island.
This is a popular place for divers since it's close to the fish-filled clear waters of the islet Sa Dragonera, a nature reserve. If you've ever fancied learning to scuba dive, head to the Balear Divers centre which caters for all levels. The small island offers some great walks too, and hikers can access it by ferry from the port.
As well as stylish boutiques and cafés, Port Andratx boasts some delicious fish and seafood restaurants, including Rocamar Restaurant on the seafront, and Marisqueria Galicia on Calle Isaac Peral. If you can stay to watch the sunset, your trip will be twice as memorable, particularly in the summer months, where the atmosphere in this port is unmatchable.
The town of Andratx is a 10-minute drive from the port, and its main attraction is the CCA centre, which has the largest contemporary art collection in Mallorca.
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