History Port de Manacor
The name of the village is the Spanish name of "The Port of Christ". Behind the name are a few myths and legends; it is said that in 1260 AD during the Christian invasion of Mallorca a small fishing boat with a crucifix was washed ashore. Another legend says that an ox carrying a statue of God trotted through the city. When he arrived in the centre, he stopped and refused to walk. The locals saw it as a sign that it was a place where Christ wanted to be and the name "Port of Christ" was born.
About the city
Porto Cristo is not a typical tourist destination, but rather a traditional fishing village. In the natural harbour, one of the largest on the east coast, fishing boats are bobbing along. On the other hand, the new marina "Porto Cristo Nautica" offers shelter and home to sport boats and luxury yachts.
The city is charming, cozy and quiet. An extended walk through the town will take you to some charming bars and traditional restaurants. Along the coastline there are some particularly beautiful restaurants with magnificent views of the Mediterranean. Stop here and let your soul dangle.
Don't expect an exciting nightlife in Es Port, the evenings are quiet and relaxed. You'd rather enjoy a cool beer or a fine wine in the evening sun. For a more lively evening you can go to Cala Manacor, which is only a short taxi ride away. There are a few supermarkets and all the basic facilities you need for your holiday. The neighbouring town of Manacor is also home to Mallorca's famous pearl industry.
There is a wonderful and clean beach in this coastal town, with crystal clear water, which is so typical of the Mediterranean Sea of the Balearic Islands. Everywhere along the coast there are these typical "calas", secluded bays, white sandy beaches and azure waters.
Places to visit
The nearby Manacor is rich in cultural sights and the centre of the pearl industry.
One of the biggest tourist attractions in Mallorca are the caves of Drac and Hams, near Cala Manacor. Sometimes the small coastal town is full of visitors who only come here because of the impressive caves.
The resort enjoys typical Mediterranean weather with mild winters and hot summers. In July and August the weather is hot and sunny with around 11 hours of sunshine a day. In winter the weather can be cool, but on most days you can enjoy a mild and Mediterranean climate.