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Despite being less than 2km south of the much larger and popular resort of Cala d’Or, the lack of a beach has ensured that Porto Petro has never blossomed into a busy tourist destination, instead retaining its character as a small, intimate resort, centred on a picturesque cove and natural harbour lined with fishing vessels and yachts.
The village is flanked by wooded hills in which white villages nestle among pine and olive trees, while down by the marina white washed and stone cottages vie with simple restaurants and trinket shops. The area only has a population of 500 residents although this swells in the summer months.
Venturing south from the village is the Mondragó National Park which covers some 2000 acres of wetland and forests in the east of the island. A nature lover's paradise, it is brimming with many indigenous species of animals and plants and thoughtful, clearly indicated trails have been created for walkers.
The park is home to martens, genets and hedgehogs as well as a wide variety of bird species. If coming by car, the N’Alis car park offers useful walking maps of the local terrain.
For those wanting some shopping therapy, there are markets at nearby Santanyi on Wednesdays, and at Felanitx, 10kms away, every Sunday morning. The busier resort of Cala D’Or also provides those seeking nightlife with its many late night bars and restaurants.
Cala d'Or is a modern purpose built resort that has grown from a small traditional Mallorcan fishing village. Over the years the resort has expanded, and now covers an area of over 4km of small sandy coves and creeks. The largest of these coves is called Cala Llonga, which has been developed into a large marina that effectively splits the resort in two.
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