Nowadays it is difficult to define the exact point where Portixol becomes Molinar. Some say before the Rambla. Others see the point just before the newly renovated port of Molinar.
El Molinar owes its name to the numerous windmills that are so typical of Mallorca. Our colleague has written a good article about the history of this fashionable area.
Molinar is perhaps even more uninspired and a bit more "normal" than Portixol. The small street that runs between the houses on the seafront and the sea is quieter than in Portixol with its one-way system. And the parking strip is not there. This means there is less traffic and more peace and quiet than in Portixol. However, the range of restaurants and bars is also somewhat smaller and also somewhat simpler.
All of Palma strolls between Portixol and Molinar at the weekend. The nearest town is Ciudad Jardín. There is a large sandy beach and a large number of restaurants. As a residential area, it is less popular compared to Portixol and Molinar because, on the one hand, the planes are much more audible. On the other hand, the distance to Palma is simply greater.
Sport is also possible...
The seafront promenade invites you to take a pleasant stroll, while the coastal cycle path connects the port of Palma de Mallorca with El Arenal over a distance of 20 kilometres. The entire stretch of coast is frequented by sportsmen and connoisseurs, countless cafés and restaurants invite you to linger, or buy a fishing rod and see what you can catch?
Old town on foot
The old town of Palma is a 20-30 minute walk away, past the beautiful cathedral. Just around the corner you will find supermarkets, small grocery shops, a well-known local butcher, bicycle rental, gyms and everything your heart desires. A car is more of a hindrance in Portixol and parking spaces are scarce in summer.
We rent out beautiful houses and flats here, check out the project Molinar Townhouse take a look!
Please also note our new projects that we are developing for sale. elMar, a brilliant large townhouse in Molinar in the first sea line, is particularly exciting in my opinion.
Advantages of El Molinar:
Proximity to the beach: One of the outstanding features of El Molinar is its close proximity to the beach. Residents of this neighborhood have the privilege of being just steps away from warm sandy beaches and the refreshing Mediterranean Sea. This allows for relaxing beach days, walks along the coast and enjoying spectacular sunsets over the sea.
Sea View: Many properties in El Molinar offer breathtaking views of the sea. Whether you live in an apartment, townhome, or villa, the ability to have the vast ocean in front of your eyes gives this neighborhood a special appeal. The view of the water can be inspiring at any time of the day, providing a sense of calm and serenity.
Coastal living: El Molinar has a charming and relaxed coastal flair. There are cozy beach bars, cafes and restaurants along the promenade serving local and international cuisine. The pleasant atmosphere and the sound of the waves create an inviting environment to enjoy the Mallorcan way of life.
Local supply: El Molinar offers a good infrastructure for daily needs. There are supermarkets, stores, pharmacies and other services nearby, offering convenience and comfort to residents. You can do your shopping on foot, making you independent of a vehicle.
Disadvantages of El Molinar:
Parking Situation: As with many coastal areas, finding parking in El Molinar can be a challenge, especially during the busier summer months. It can be difficult to find a parking space nearby, and residents may need to apply for a parking permit. Using public transportation or alternative transportation such as bicycles may be recommended to overcome this challenge.
Tourism and visitor flows: Due to the attractiveness of its coastal location and proximity to Palma de Mallorca, El Molinar attracts tourists and visitors. This can lead to increased traffic and a livelier environment at peak times. For residents seeking peace and privacy, this can occasionally be considered disruptive.
Real estate prices: The coveted location right by the sea has an impact on real estate prices in El Molinar