Sunset from El Portixol

This was one of the most impressive sunsets I have ever seen and I am proud to say it happened back at home, in Mallorca. I love going for long walks along the seaside at Palma bay and this sunset caught me around the trendy area of El Portixol, in East Palma. Famous for being the typical fishing and seaside village, it is now one of the most expensive areas of Palma to buy a house, with property prices skyrocketing even during the recent crisis! No wonder why, this area has it all. Even if living here might be getting a bit expensive (with an average price of around 3,300 euros per square metre), many people living in Palma still love coming here for their walks or to keep active, as it is the perfect place to go jogging, with the sea breeze bathing your senses.

It is only a stone’s throw away from central Palma, it has the sea on your doorstep, really cool tapas and cocktail bars, bakeries, restaurants and stunning places to just chill out. Right next to the airport motorway and other famous holiday resorts with sandy beaches such as s’Arenal, but without all the crowds. There is a real push going on for refurbishing old houses and selling them with a modern touch. Who would not want to live here?

In the picture, you can see Portixol’s lighthouse and the southern part of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains in the background. Due to the shape of Palma bay, you can guess other areas of West Palma are in front of you, such as Cas Català, Illetes or Bendinat. You can also identify the hill at the top of which you can find Bellver Castle (if you learned the lesson from the previous post). Oh boy, what a view!

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