Portals Nous is a small town 10km to the west of Palma, and is the place to stay if you want to spend time in the glamorous marina of Puerto Portals.

Portal Nous sits above the marina, and is a pleasant little town with a small selection of convenience shops and cafes. It’s popular with British second home owners, probably because of its proximity to Palma and its location on the south west coast.

There are quite a few apartment blocks and suburbs consisting of private villas, but not many hotels actually within the town.

Above Portal Nous is the hilly settlement known as Costa d’en Blanes. The villas in this area get more exclusive the further up the hillside you go, and the views of the sea and Palma to the east are astonishing. Even if you don’t stay here, you can still take a walk up to the top along little lanes, and see exactly how the other half live.