Portals Vells is a small beach popular among locals for its stunning white sand and blue ocean. It is located in the small village of Portals Vells.
If you’re looking for a lovely day trip with a beautiful beach surrounded by a gorgeous pine forest and simply slipping away from the hustle and bustle, look no further.
Let’s learn more about this stunning place.
- Beach length: 30m
- Beach depth: 20m
- Beach type: Sandy
- Showers: No
- Sunbeds to rent: Yes
- Lifeguard: Yes, Peak Season
- Toilets: Yes
- Watersports: No
- Postcode: 7181
What is Portals Vells Like?
Portals Vells is a small and clean beach in Calvià. It is only 30m long and 20m wide, but it offers some amazing sand and clear blue water.
The beach gets busy in the peak season (July and August), so grab a spot early in the day to avoid disappointment.
Portals Vells Beach is in a small village of the same name. It is located around 7km from the party destination and resort town, Magaluf, but there isn’t public transport to get there, so you’ll need a car or a cab.
This beach is a little secret among locals, with only 50 citizens in the village. But the beach is easily accessible from the main road.
Plus, you can even sail right into the sandy bay of Portals Vells, which is popular among tourists who hire a boat or cruise.
The entire bay has stunning blue water, making it perfect for seeing the local sea life.
If you have the time, we highly recommend the small hike up to Cova de la Mare de Deu, a stunning rock chapel built by fishermen. You simply walk along the rocky cliffs at the main beach of Portals Vells and make your way up.
If you’re after some shopping, the nearest town, Sol de Mallorca, offers unique must-see shops.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
There is one restaurant at Portals Vells that has some excellent local cuisine.
However, the nearby towns have many options for you to enjoy, so don’t worry too much. Additionally, Playa del Rei has a beach bar with snacks and drinks.
There are toilets onsite, and you can hire sun loungers, but they are limited because of the beach’s size.
Lifeguard & Water Sports
Since the beach is so small, there isn’t a lifeguard on duty usually, but there may be one during peak times. So you’ll need to be careful about swimming and paddling. It’s best to swim with a partner and not be alone.
There aren’t any water sports available on Portals Vells, but the crystal blue waters are the perfect place to grab your snorkel and meet the local sea life. Note there aren’t vendors at the beach, so make sure you bring all your gear.
Is Portals Vells Beach Family-friendly?
Yes, Portails Vells is family-friendly, the soft sand is terrific for playing, and the shallow water is great for first-time swimmers.
However, there aren’t lifeguards off-peak, so you’ll need to keep an eye out.
Where to Park at Portals Vells Beach
There is ample free car parking at the entrance to the beach, so it’s a win-win, considering there isn’t any public transport to the beach.
Other Nearby Beaches
There are three beaches in the vicinity, with Portals Vells beach being the main beach.
The other two beaches are close to Portals Vells, which you can get to on foot.
Playa del Rei is a white sand beach that offers refreshments and a lifeguard during peak times. It is 30 meters long, and the Mediterranean Sea remains at a lovely 1.5 meters deep as far out as 100 meters.
El Mago is a bit smaller than Portals Vells beach at 20 meters long. It has stunning white sand to enjoy drinks from the onsite beach bar and is Majorca’s official nudist beach.
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
There aren’t any hotels in Portals Vells, but you’ll find a range of accommodation options about 10-15 minutes away, including:
- HSM Atlantic Park
- Sol Guadalupe
- INNSiDE by Meliá Calviá Beach
- Sol Wave House All Suites