El Toro & Port Adriano
El Toro could be considered a small, quiet locality in south-western Majorca if it weren’t for the luxurious marina of Port Adriano. The latter is deemed to be one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean. Since the harbour was completely redesigned in 2012, superyachts of up to 100 metres can now moor here – much larger craft than in Puerto Portals, for example. Even if you don’t have a boat moored to the stylish bollards here, you can still stroll by, enjoying the maritime atmosphere and a taste of this whole world. The designer of the marina is none other than French ace designer Philippe Starck, who has also presented the glamorous scenery in the proper light with lamps reminiscent of Grandma’s good old living-room lamp.
The marina is an upmarket spot in the municipality of Calvià so it’s sort of the top dog in El Toro. It draws plenty of visitors, with numerous events such as concerts, yoga sessions at sunset, the Isla Race obstacle course and the Aftersun Market. This is a shopping paradise too, with stores carrying designer clothing and the finest of beachwear. Furthermore, there are all types of yacht and nautical services available, including boat charters.
Chilling out, feasting like a king
You’ll find a whole range of restaurants here, serving tasty fish, charcoal-grilled and vegan specialities. Fans of Asian and Italian cuisine will also be happy campers. And on the outer pier, you’ll no doubt be tempted by the delicious options at Coast by East Mallorca and Sansibar Wine (an offshoot of the iconic Sansibar restaurant from the German North Sea island of Sylt). This is just the place to chill out and watch boats!
Hello, Sleeping Beauty!
El Toro has evolved tremendously, not least due to the Port. It’s almost as if it awoke from a deep slumber. Suddenly, everyone was paying attention to El Toro! And now they’ve discovered its beautiful features… such as the beach of El Toro, right next to the harbour. Its official name is “Cala de ses Penyes Rotges”, but most people simply call it Playa de El Toro. This beach has light golden sand that gently slopes into the shallow water, so it’s very suitable for children.
Sleeping soundly, relaxing
Meanwhile, the comfortable, “adults only” five-star hotel Pure Salt Port Adriano sits up on a cliff above the beach and the harbour, and it boasts a chic spa & wellness area. Sea-view suites are almost a given here.
Get the scuba gear ready
The Mar Balear Dive Center will take you into the mysterious underwater world. It also rents out kayaks and jet skis and offers courses in sailing and standup paddleboarding. The dive centre is open all year round!
International property owners
Golfers can indulge in their hobby to their hearts’ content on the T Golf & Country Club golf course, for example, not to mention Santa Ponça I, II, and III. And a trip into nearby Santa Ponça offers shopping and plenty more besides. El Toro, about 35 kilometres from Palma airport, is a really interesting location if you’re looking for property far away from mass tourism. Here, you’ll discover an international neighbourhood where residents love to spend the glorious days by the sea, in the sea and on the sea. Enjoying their life in the beautiful south-west of Majorca.