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Platja de Portals Vells I
Portals Vells I, Sa Caleta des Portals Vells
Calvià
Vigilance low
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Platja de Portals Vells I also known as Portals Vells I, Sa Caleta des Portals Vells

Portals Vells I or sa Caleta des Portals Vells is situated at nine kilometres from Magaluf, and it is a part of Cala Portals Vells, a sea inlet between Punta des Xisclet and s'Estaca, which is divided into different parts that finish on this beach, sa Platgeta, Platja del Mago and Platja del Rei.

This beautiful beach is surrounded by a thick pine wood which goes from Cap de Cala Figuera to Refaubetx, and next to Illot del Toro and Illes es Malgrat they belong to Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès declared by the Parlament de les Illes Balears and the Àrea Natural de Especial Protección para las Aves by the European Union.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are excellent, as well as for diving. This beach is open to the wind from the east and southeast and has a sandy ground with seaweed with a depth of five metres. Sa Caleta is near Club Nàutic Portals Vells.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs until sa Platgeta des Portals Vells. You can park for free at the rear. From here you will reach sa Caleta after a two hectometres walk. Once you are there you should visit la Cova de la Mare de Déu, an old marès (sandstone) quarry, the blocks of which were used in the 14th and 15th century to build the cathedral of Palma and the church of Santa Eulàlia.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too 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 - Magaluf
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Tourist Information - Mallorca

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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: 
    30 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    20 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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