Actually, Portixol does not officially exist. The district of Palma around which everything revolves is El Molinar. It stretches from the Marina Plaza complex, which is not really worth mentioning architecturally, to the next town, Ciudad Jardin. The part closer to Palma is a former neighbourhood of Molinar called Portixol, or El Portitxol in Mallorquin. Then comes El Molinar itself, named after the many windmills so typical of Mallorca. Our colleague has written a nice article about the history of this trendy neighbourhood.
Portixol, the small fishing village right by the sea, is almost more of a hipster hangout today, but with a lot of charm and heart. It is probably the most popular hot spot in Palma de Mallorca.
The mixture of local, almost village-like serenity and lively, trendy gastronomy is certainly what makes this beautiful place so appealing. All of Palma strolls here at the weekend. But in the evenings and during the week, Mallorcan serenity settles over the beautiful little bay again ...
Sport also goes ...
The waterfront promenade invites you to take a leisurely stroll, and the coastal cycle path connects the port of Palma de Mallorca with El Arenal over 20 kilometres. The entire stretch of coast is frequented by sportsmen and connoisseurs, and countless cafés and restaurants invite you to linger. Or buy a fishing rod and see what you catch?
Old town on foot
It takes 20-30 minutes to walk to the old town of Palma, past the beautiful cathedral. Just around the corner you will find supermarkets, small grocery shops, a famous local butcher's shop, bicycle rental, gyms and whatever your heart desires. A car is more of a hindrance in Portixol, parking spaces are scarce in summer.
It's not every day that the sun shines! Especially in winter, it can be really stormy and rainy. Take a look at the weather:
But most of the time it is beautiful ...