Portals Nous is a small town 10km to the west of Palma. This is the place to stay if you want to spend time at the swanky marina of Puerto Portals.
Portal Nous is a pleasant little town with a small selection of shops, cafes and restaurants above the marina. Its popularity is all thanks to its beautiful beaches, local facilities and proximity to both Puerto Portals and Palma.
The origins of Portals Nous date back to the 1930s but the buildings in the area suggest there was a lot of investment in tourism in the late 20th century here. The town itself is centered around Carretera Andratx, owing to the selection of local and international restaurants, bars, beauty salons and convenience shops along this strip of road. There are a number of apartment blocks, villas and hotels in the town and the neighbouring area.
Many affluent British, German and Swedish internationals have chosen to buy second homes in the surrounding areas. Bendinat, to the east of Portals Nous, has some pretty impressive apartment complexes whilst, above Portals Nous, is the hilly settlement known as Costa d'en Blanes. The villas in this area get more exclusive the further up the hillside you go, and the views of the sea and Palma to the east are astonishing. Even if you don't stay here, you can still take a walk up to the top along little lanes and see how the other half live.