Cala d'Or - South-East coast of Majorca
Cala d’Or is a purpose built resort making it tailor made for tourists, mainly families and couples.
The resort lies one and a half hours away from Son Sant Joan International airport. The hotels in the area are around 2-4 stars and offer most board basis.
With few high rise buildings on the island it retains its quaint small village feel having been a small fishing community in its past.
Cala d’Or hosts as many as seven beaches and mini coves dotted around, but with becoming a very popular resort they manage to get very busy at points during the summer. The largest of the coves is called Cala Llonga and has become a large marina splitting the resort in two.
A daily bus runs to the islands capital Palma several times a day.
Cala D'or – Sights and Activities
As most people do, the beach is a great place to spend time where families play in the sea and sand and couples relax taking in the suns rays. On the Cala d’Or beaches you have the ability to hire sun loungers, parasols and pedalos. Activity centres provide trampolines and there are also water sports available in the form of wind surfing and scuba diving. If beaches near there become too crowded get the morning bus to En Trenc, this beautiful beach has clear blue water and golden sand, backed by pine trees and dunes. Though beware En Trenc is popular with nudists.
If the beach becomes a little too crowed why not try hiking, cycling or perhaps bird watching. There is also an 18 hole golf course available just about 4 miles away. Local excursions can be found also like visiting the Caves of Drach or even a coach trip to nearby Palma or Alcudia. Public transport is reliable, with regular bus trips to Palma and there are also taxis which charge reasonable prices. There are also plenty of shops selling leather clothing, art, souvenirs and designer clothes.
Cala D'or – Food and Nightlife
People can be picky when it comes to food abroad and although Cala d'Or maintains its small village identity it still offers a great variety of cuisine. On searching for where to dine you will come across English, German, Spanish, Chinese and Indian restaurants so everyone is catered for. There’s also restaurants’ serving more local traditional foods for the more adventurous.
Cala d’Or has a good nightlife with 5 different clubs in and around the resort for young groups and couples, and they remain open till dawn. The entertainment side of nightlife in the area is mainly kept to hotels and bars. Although there has been an increase in late bars and clubs they are in keeping with the area and are not considered rowdy.
Cala D'or - Weather Info
Summer weather in Cala d’Or is typically hot with little rainfall. The main summer months from June to August have the highest temperatures averaging above 30 C, with a delightful sea breeze cooling the island on some days.
Spring/Autumn is arguably the best time to visit the resort with things not being so busy and still able to enjoy great weather, autumn being the slighting hotter of the two seasons.
Winter is obviously the milder of the seasons to visit, coupled with the lower temperature this time of year sees the most rainfall. However you’re always likely to get sunshine during some stage of the day making the island as a whole warm all year round.