In Portocristo you can see more backpackers than in most other places on Mallorca. Porto Cristo consists of many narrow streets behind the big port. Here you will find small and cheap restaurants, shops, little pensions and other family businesses. It’s interesting to take a stroll along the small, romantic channel filled with many small boats, which land here. You can watch the fishermen drying there nets and unloading their boats. In Portocristo there are more small boats of the locals and not so many of the big yachts of foreigners like in most other places on Mallorca.
Caves near Portocristo: Just before you enter Portocristo coming from
Palma de Mallorca there are big signs, which advertise the caves Coves de
Hams. But the more interesting caves are the Dragon Caves (Coves de Drac),
located a kilometre after driving through Portocristo near the road in
direction Porto Colom. The Dragon Caves are very well signposted. The amount
of visitors, the parking area and the number of buses in summer are
gigantic. For around €8 (2008) you get a guided tour through the caves
including the big underground lake. There is a band playing classical music
near the lake, which is a bit kitschy. The visit of the Dragon Caves is
certainly not uninteresting but it is not a "Must See" in your Mallorca
holiday. Many visitors complain about long waiting times, the hype and the
show. The tours through he other caves, the Coves de Hams, are similar. The
entrance fee is almost the same but the caves itself are less impressing
than the dragon caves.