Things to Do in Port d'Andratx
Port d'Andratx is centred around the nautical and fishing industries. The well-equipped marina Club de Vela has moorings for 500 boats. Port d'Andratx's lovely scenery also attracts many hikers and cyclists, thanks to the good selection of routes to follow.
There are several different boat trips you can take from Port d’Andratx, for instance, Carlomar offer half-day, full-day and sunset tours on their traditional Mallorcan motor yacht. From Port d’Andratx or the neighbouring coastal village of Sant Elm, it's a short boat trip over to Sa Dragonera. Once you reach the island, you can explore the hiking trails and coves, and get friendly with the many native lizards who live here!
The best way to explore the coastline around Port d'Andratx is by taking to the water. Chartering your own private yacht gives you the independence to anchor in one of the many hidden coves, nooks and crannies all awaiting to be to discovered on the rugged western coast. It’s possible to have it for a day or longer with trusted companies like Prima Boats, Easy Boats, First Yacht Balear and Smart Boats Mallorca.
Club de Vela offer sailing lessons and canoeing throughout the year, but there’s also the opportunity to explore the mysterious underwater world off Mallorca’s western coastline at one of the local diving schools.
Gran Folies has become a top hang out for the jet-setting beautiful, rich and famous. Set amongst the rocks, it’s a little bit calmer than some of the other beach clubs on the island, being less about partying and more about relaxing and sipping on cocktails by the pool. There’s also a wonderful restaurant here, so why not stop by for a spot of lunch?
Being at the bottom of a valley on the edge of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range there are plenty of walking trails to try in the area. One of the most popular is the leisurely hike between Port d’Andratx and Sant Elm along a high coastal path. If you want the best views over Sa Dragonera, then we recommend the hike from the neighbouring Sant Elm that leads to the abandoned Trappist monastery of Sa Trapa before descending down into one of the most breathtaking valleys in Mallorca, a round trip of around 3 hours.
Cyclists can enjoy the coastal hill roads or delve deep into the Tramuntana mountains for a more challenging ride. The route from Andratx through to Port de Pollença has been described as one of the best in the world. It passes through wonderfully pretty coastal villages including Estellencs and Banyalbufar then cuts across through iconic mountain villages of Valldemossa, Deia, Soller, Lluc and Pollenca before ending in Port de Pollenca. Whichever route you decide to take, there are various companies on hand to rent you a bike.
Andratx Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course which can be found near Camp de Mar, just a few kilometres from Port d’Andratx. The signature 6th hole here will challenge even the most experienced golfers, as it is known as the “Longest Hole in Spain” at 609 metres from the back tees.
There is a boho-chic vibe to the shops in Port d’Andratx where you can find a good range of summer dresses, high-end swimwear, kimonos, sandals, straw bags and more in the summer months. Whether you find yourself on the waterfront or the back streets of town, you'll come across anything from touristy gift shops to designer boutiques, gourmet food and wine stores, to little convenience stores. Keep an eye out for the wonderful interior design stores in the area too. Beach House is a big hit amongst the home and boat owners in Mallorca. As you might guess from the name, there is a beachy nautical theme in this particular store. Another good one is K&K, a Dutch interior design store located one street behind the harbour front. In terms of supermarkets, there’s an Eroski and an Aprop within Port d’Andratx. Health fanatics will be pleased to know the Spanish organic supermarket Veritas can be found in the town too.
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