Puerto Andratx is a AAA location at the westernmost tip of the island. A stunning location, its small fishing fleet nestles on the town quay within a wide, open bay whilst the yacht club & marina sit across the harbour.
Why buy property in Puerto Andratx?
- Puerto Andratx has a dramatic setting against the backdrop of the Tramuntana mountain range. Its harbourside is crammed with bars, eateries & boutiques and its laidback feel has drawn second home owners as far back as the 1970s when the first, distinctive Pedro Otzoup apartment complexes began to spring up on the port’s south facing slopes. The surrounding hillsides and peninsula are scattered with properties which have excellent sea and harbour views
- The port is relatively unspoilt, with no high rise buildings and only 3 independent hotels
- It’s an upmarket, sophisticated destination rather than a family resort. There are only two tiny beaches in the harbour itself, mainly frequented by locals, however, it’s flanked by two white sand beaches – Camp de Mar 4 minutes east & San Telmo 8 minutes west
What you should know about property in Puerto Andratx
- Choice of child-friendly properties within the apartment complexes is somewhat restricted, as the majority are built on steep inclines with lots of steps, lifts and small pools
- There are a limited number of detached properties within walking distance to facilities & even less with direct water access
- Many properties have septic tanks and water deliveries by tanker, which is not problematic
- The best coastal positions were taken in the 1980s by apartment complexes designed by the architect Pedro Otzoup. They pepper the SW coast and can easily be recognised by their enamel plaques, often depicting mermaids or sea creatures. The majority have been renovated but many retain distinctive, original features – a Mediterranean/Mexican fusion of wooden beams, curved archways & open fireplaces
Información geográfica © Instituto Geográfico Nacional de España
Properties on the north side of Puerto Andratx
Property within walking distance to the harbourside The small, west facing urbanisation of “Villas de Andratx” is one of the few places you will find detached villas where you can walk into the port.
Property in Cala Marmacen The urbanisation of Cala Marmacen curves around a hillside, so there are properties with far reaching sea views in all directions.
Property on La Mola South facing properties, predominantly detached villas, on this peninsula are rather exposed but they offer uninterrupted views to the Bay of Palma. West facing properties on La Mola include apartment communities with harbour entrance and Dragonera views.
Property in Cala Llamp Cala Llamp is a cove facing south and west. Detached villas on parallel roads run across a relatively steep escarpment. Plots are as small as 800 sq metres and a number of properties only have off-street car ports rather than garages. However, there are good views of Palma Bay and the anchorage below which is busy in summer. The Gran Folies complex dominates the hillside with 20 luxury apartment blocks. The Bendinat group built the traditional Sa Cala community and the contemporary, 18 unit Las Vistas (penthouses with outdoor spas) completed in 2009. The Beach Club at the foot of Cala Llamp is a misnomer as there’s no beach, but the rocky plateau incorporates a popular open air, salt water pool with bar, chill out zone and restaurant.
Property in Las Brisas A select urbanisation on the ridge above Cala Llamp of 20 prestigious properties with stunning sea, harbour and coastal views. Generous plots of 1,500 – 6,600 square metres. 24 hour security.
Properties on the south side of Puerto Andratx
Puerto Andratx front line Many of the frontline properties are owned by Mallorquin families and passed down through the generations. Beyond the yacht club, a handful have private docks and boathouses.
Puig d’Espart This area above the breakwater has a steep approach but there are excellent views of the harbour from properties which have sun all day. Predominantly 1980s/early 1990s apartment complexes (eg. Montamar, Cascadas) with lots of steps and in some cases, lifts.
Cala Moragues A deep valley behind Puig d’Espart. A mixture of detached villas and apartment communities by the well known developer Taylor Woodrow. Sea views vary depending on the property’s position. The closer to the valley entrance and the higher up, the better the sea views.
Montport Montport I and II are established, south facing residential areas set high above a rustic zone. Properties typically overlook a green expanse with panoramic views of the harbour, surrounding hills and out to sea. Larger plots provide more privacy. There are no apartments.
Puerto Andratx in 2018
The municipality of Andratx has been undergoing an important facelift after collecting payment to cover the €44m cost of renewing the entire infrastructure of ten urbanisations which the council claims were never legally recognised when they were built as far back as the 1970s. Plans are underway to install mains water and drainage, underground electricity & telephone lines, resurface roads, create pavements & erect street lighting. Invoices amounting to €16,000 – €25,000 on average, were sent to 2,500 residents in 2010 based on the maximum area of construction permitted on each plot. Owners could pay in 4 installments over 2 years. However, the council refused to start work until it received 75% of the necessary funds & at the same time refused to grant construction licences.
This ban has now been lifted, with the exception of La Mola, & more than 100 applications have since been approved which has been a welcome boost to the local economy. In co-operation with IB-RED, free wifi zones have been introduced at Camp de Mar beach, Andratx square, Andratx town hall & Port Andratx. In general, there are insufficient luxury properties to meet demand, especially newly constructed, contemporary buildings.
Property prices in Puerto Andratx
- As anywhere in the world, property prices in Puerto Andratx are dictated by a very large number of factors but primarily by supply. In the second home market, vendor motivation is also important especially in the current economic climate
- Disregard general press reports on pricing in Spain. Mallorca is 3,640 square kilometres (1,400 square miles) which is twice the area of Greater London with its 32 boroughs. It is half the size of the entire municipality of Stockholm and nearly 5 times the size of New York City. Therefore, prices in Mallorca can vary for the same type of property depending on exact location on the island