15 May 2016

Porto Cristo and Deep Blue Seas


Before exploring Palma and admiring the Mallorcan countryside, I first reached east for a much needed me-time.

Three days with book in one hand, cocktail in the other and a bit of discovering in between.
Visiting in April had its advantages - there weren't that many tourists around and beaches were empty. But the downside was the changeable weather. I was keen to make the most of it regardless.
I woke up early ready to catch the sun rays peaking through the clouds.

I am not an early raiser but it certainly felt great to walk 5k so early in the morning. Wish I could push myself to do that more often.


I chose to stay in Porto Cristo, fishing town on east coast for its beautiful blue-green sea, golden sand beaches, rocky cliffs, caves and harbours. Very quiet, perfect for those that seek peace and tranquility like I did.

There are two popular theories on how the town got its name - first comes from a legend that in 1260AD, a fishing boat carrying a crucifix was washed ashore. The other is that two oxen who were carrying an icon of Christ to Palma, stopped there and refused to move further. The icon stayed, and the town was renamed in its honour.
I found a great little restaurant with the most incredible view of the shimmering deep blue sea.
Perfect place to relax and put your feet up.
Porto Cristo is famous for Caves of Drac and Caves of Hams, one of the biggest attractions on the island. Caves of Drac, known as Dragon Caves due to the fact the dragon features in many Mallorcan fairytales as a symbol of strength.
Lovely harbour.
Dusk was falling slowly, so I made my way to the beach to catch the sunset. Magical golden hour and dazzling light bathing everything in a beautiful, golden hue.
Next day, the sun was shining brightly on the waters as I set off along the coast in search of the best beaches.

The blue shades of the Mallorcan sea is almost unreal, shifting from turquoise, sapphire, aquamarine  to deep blue. Almost a mosaic of every shade of blue.
Cala Varques, one of the most unspoilt and virgin beaches on the east coast of Mallorca. You get a real sense of wildness here surrounded by cliffs and rocky caves.

Breathtaking.
After a delicious lunch in the port, I headed to the beach to dip my toes in the sea for the last time.

It looked like someone had sprinkled glitter all over the beach.
Perfect few days to kick back, relax and recharge batteries. Feeling rested, I headed south to meet a friend for few days to explore Palma and stay in the most charming Castell Son Claret hotel surrounded by La Sierra de Tramontana mountains.

Mallorca, you have exceeded all my expectations. I will most certainly be back!
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  1. Anonymous16.5.16

    Beautiful photos, looked like you had a wonderful time in Mallorca. Tina

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    1. I certainly did, thank you very much Tina

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  2. Stunning photos!

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  3. Omg this place is soo perfect...Love the photos
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you. It is a wonderful place, add to your places to visit Z x

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  4. Anonymous17.5.16

    What a lovely place.

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    1. It really is a magical place!

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  5. Heeral21.5.16

    Absolutely stunning! Will love to come back and explore this side :) xxx

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    1. You would love it! Do it xx

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  6. That sea view from the restaurant is just beautiful! Must pay a visit after seeing your enviable photos!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. Lunch with a view hey?

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  7. Absolutely stunning! Now I have to go and try the food and gaze into the sea!

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    1. Thanks Mich. I think we should go back and explore the island pronto.

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  8. The colour of that water is just mind blowing beautiful! You must have had such a wonderful time :)

    Megan
    Denton & Lou 

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    1. I really had thank you. There was just not enough time to see and do everything I wanted, this place is beautiful. But then, you must be used to beautiful scenery in Aus :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you so much Tamara x

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  10. The place just looks so beautiful no wonder you enjoyed being there! I would love to go there one day as your photos made it look so appealing, just the type of place I would like to explore :)

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You would love it, such a wonderful country to explore Julia x

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