To feel good and enjoy – a dream hotel on the picturesque east coast of Mallorca, that is the Barefoot Hotel in Portocolom. Its bohemian chic breathes the serenity of the Balearics and is anchored in the colours, shapes, furnishings and generously sized rooms of this small, family-friendly hotel. Restrained luxury with natural colours and materials forms the basis of the pleasant design concept for this design hotel.
Situated in Portocolom, not far from the small harbour, only about 1.5 km from the nearest bathing beach “Cala Marcal”, it offers all the prerequisites for a relaxing holiday with sporting and many other experiences at the same time.
The hotel has 60 rooms and suites, some with terrace or balcony and private Jacuzzi. The basic architecture of the hotel with its pleasantly large rooms and lounges is modern – but pleasantly adapted to Majorcan traditions and perfectly fitted into the surrounding nature. The picturesque and unspoilt nature is taken up and continued here in the building and furnishings.
The fine sandy beach “Cala Marcal” is within easy reach. Sunbeds and parasols are available on the public beach for a fee. For those who like diving, the nearby “Skualo Adventure Sports Centre” offers all possibilities to explore the underwater world of Mallorca: PADI dives, introductory dives or diving visits to underwater sea caves.
Meals are offered by the Barefoot Hotel in Portocolom in two restaurants with rooftop and sun terraces. For variety in dining, there are many chic restaurants on the street surrounding the hotel to explore. The beach restaurant “S’Arenal de Portocolom”, just a few minutes’ drive away, is also particularly appealing. Bamboo hammocks under pine and tamarisk trees to relax in and enjoy seasonal salads, fruit platters and seafood are the specialities here.
Extreme care in the quality, freshness and originality of the ingredients, this also characterises the breakfast at the Barefoot Hotel, which can be enjoyed every day of the holiday.
The hotel’s child-friendliness should be emphasised, which is reflected not least in the practicalities: children’s tableware and toys are a matter of course in the hotel’s two restaurants.
The class of the Barefoot Hotel is also reflected in the fact that, in addition to a pool for cooling off or early morning exercise, a sauna with hamam has also been set up. Individual wellness offers can be arranged here at any time.
The “Parque National de Mondrago” is a special kind of excursion experience. This impressive nature park, established 30 years ago, is only about 20 minutes by car from the hotel. It offers access to beautiful and secluded stretches of beach and views of wild and romantic rock formations in several gorges, which can become raging torrents during rainfall. The park is accessible by a number of hiking trails and cycle paths, and is also accessible by car on a few roads during opening hours. Here grow the rare wild olive tree, various varieties of juniper and oleander, in damp areas tamarisk and in the cultivated zone also the almond, fig and carob trees that characterise Mallorca. The natural environment is home to turtles, countless reptiles, more than 70 species of birds and also the small-spotted genet, which has become rare on other Balearic islands.
The Barefoothotel is the perfect place in this environment of the original Mallorca. Here, the special nature, culture and philosophy of life of this Mediterranean island are taken up, implemented and made tangible in the architecture and hotel concept.