The most exclusive marina
Port Portals, in Palma de Majorca bay, is the marina offering the finest services and all the connections needed by the immense yachts that dock there. From the first sunny, warm days, the rich and famous anchor their yachts here, both to enjoy the Majorcan coast as well as the boats that rivals theirs in beauty, size and exclusivity.
The main dock, where the best restaurants and bars are located, is the favorite spot for summer encounters or meeting a star of the movies or the music world. Tristán, a restaurant with two Michelin stars, is one of the most exclusive on the island, although you have to make a reservation or be a member of the jet set to enjoy its excellent cuisine and the marvelous view from its terrace. You just may find yourself sitting next to Claudia Schiffer, Ana Belén, Francisco Rivera, Penélope Cruz or Miguel Bosé and savoring dishes like lobster medallions with avocado and white asparagus, lasagna prepared with pigeon, roast with seta mushrooms and black truffle sauce, prawn raviolis in butter or magret soufflé with mocha sabayon.
Gerhard Schwaiger, proprietor of Tristán, has known how to get the best chefs and also be part of Majorca’s summer jet set. Bistró de Tristán, situated next door and also owned by him, features the same ambiance but serves dishes that are more restrained.
Private parties around Port Portals fill the gossip columns during the warm summers. Everyone is still talking about the opening of Karma Circle, with its famous strawberry champagne, the “pirate adventure” in Magaluf’s BCM nightclub, or Kivi Leo Fahey’s birthday party in Western Under Water Park, that lasted well into the following morning.
Port Portals flaunts its beauty and that of the people who enliven it. And the fiesta lasts all summer.
39° 32’ N / 02° 35’ E
VHF: Canal 9
Services: Drinking water, electricity, derrick, mechanic, elevator, 24-hour security, meteorological and tide information, restrooms, showers, bars, restaurants, supermarket, laundry, nurse’s station, bank, car rental and Internet access.
Capacity: 670 slips.
T 971 17 11 00
F 971 17 11 17
Edificio Ponent 1
T 971 67 55 47
Text: Araceli Cano ± Photo: Patrick Monney