Puerto Portinatx is located towards the back of a narrow bay and offers visitors ample parking in the large car park. The beach is narrow, but the sand is golden and fine, making beach walks comfortable and enjoyable. The area around the beach is popular with hikers who can challenge themselves with the rocky coastline that runs around the bay; ultimately, the stunning ocean views make for a perfect reward for any exertion. Those who wish to explore the area may wish to seek out the beach of Playa Sa Guardiola, which appears to be hidden by the rocks at Puerto Portinatx but can be accessed via a walk along the shoreline. The coast around Puerto Portinatx is relatively undeveloped in comparison to the south of the island. There are a few hotel developments dotted along the vista, but much of the destination’s appeal lies in the unspoilt natural geography and sympathetic development.
Once on the beach, it’s clear to see why families flock to the shoreline during their stay in the area. The sand gently slopes down to meet the turquoise waters that are perfect for paddling and swimming due to the location in the bay. The beach’s location means that it is not impacted by strong currents, making it perfect for young swimmers. Those looking to grab a tan can hire sun loungers, comfortable chairs and parasols along the beach, which is busy yet never feels overcrowded.
The promenade that runs behind the beach includes a small beach bar that serves refreshments and snacks at a competitive price and two further restaurants offering a more comprehensive menu to visitors. Every Saturday night the beach bar hosts a small beach party playing Balearic house music which is popular with younger visitors to the resort. The promenade is also home to a diving school that is well equipped to take budding divers out to visit the beautiful world under the sea, including a small shipwreck just off the coast.