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Platja de l'Oratori
Portals Nous, Cala Portals Nous
Calvià
Vigilance medium
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Platja de l'Oratori also known as Portals Nous, Cala Portals Nous

Platja Oratori de Portals Nous or Cala Portals Nous is situated at 11 kilometres from Palma, between the eastern breakwater of Puerto Portals and Bendinat.

This sandy area which is not too big is characterized by its fine-grained greyish sand and in front of the coast there is Illa d'en Sales, where you are not recommended to anchor because of the sandbanks and rocks toward south and west.

The best option for anchoring boats is between the small island and the beach. In this area there is a sandy ground with seaweed and a depth of three metres. On the eastern side of Platja Oratori de Portals Nous there are some rocks which emerge from the water and which you have to avoid.

The navigators consider that Puerto Portals is one of the best infrastructures of the Balearic archipelago and Europe, where you can find some of the most beautiful and expensive boats of the Mediterranean basin, some of the best restaurants of the Balearic Islands and some popular night clubs ideal for young people who live here or visit Majorca. The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area next to the beach. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located next to the beach.

These characteristics explain that the beach is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Palmanova
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca


  • Ramp for disabled
  • Phones
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rents
  • Anchorage
  • Kiosk/resorts
  • Diving or sports area
Municipality information Calvià

The municipality of Calvià is situated at in the southwest of Majorca, and it is the second most important municipality by population. The origin of its name is uncertain (it might come from the Latin patronymic calvianum).

The landscape goes from Marina del Cap de Cala Figuera (an extensive flat and dry area), a central part (area of hills and more or less open hills), a northern sector with mountains (Serra de Tramuntana, Puig de Galatzó, 1027 metres high; holm oaks preserved) to a coast of 54 kilometres with cliffs, small islands, coves and sandy areas. This coastal diversity explains that this area has been declared Zona de Especial Protección para la Avifauna, as well as one of the most important European regions for mass tourism.

The conquest of the Islamic Majorca began on the 10th of September 1229 in Santa Ponça with the disembarkation of the Christian king Jaume I d'Aragó and his troops. In the 16th and 17th centuries it suffered Saracene attacks, and a defence system of towers was built, and there has also been banditry. Between 1860 and 1950 there has been an enormous emigration toward Palma, Cuba, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Algeria.

In the sixties the touristic boom began, with the most important demographic, economic and social transformation of Majorca during the second half of the 20th century.

The cultural variety includes Talaiot de Son Miralles, Roman village sa Mesquida, Capella de la Pedra Sagrada, Torre des Moro, Oratori de Portals Nous, Castell de Bendinat, Església parroquial de Sant Joan Baptista, Molí des Castellet.
The municipality has 28 beaches.
  • Inhabitants: 46564
  • Extension: 145.00 km2
  • Density: 321.00 h/km2
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    1000 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    50 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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