Cala Mayor lies on the southern coast of Majorca, a serene resort only a short journey away from the hustle and bustle of Palma. The charm of Cala Mayor is its tranquillity; a hidden gem, the resort offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway ideal for families and couples, free from the usual crowd of holidaymakers. The resort perfectly captures the rustic authenticity of Spain with its whitewashed villas and gorgeous restaurants, while retaining a livelihood and culture unmatched anywhere else on the island.
Travellers can expect to enjoy the Spanish sun year-round in Cala Mayor with highs of 28 Cº- and what better way to earn a tan than relaxing on the golden sands of the Playa de Cala Mayor beach looking over the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea? If you’re the more adventurous type, look no further- the world-famous Caves of Drach are only a short distance from Cala Mayor, and families will love the dolphin show at Marineland in Portals Nous. Boat trips from the bay offer travellers a stunning view of the Marivent Palace, the preferred holiday home of the Spanish Royal Family. Queen Sofia is known to take excursions around Palma in the summer months, so keep an eye out!
Shopaholics will be pleased to know that Cala Mayor provides plenty of retail therapy. From hand-crafted souvenirs to designer boutiques, the shops of Palma have something for everyone. If you prefer to dance the night away, a short walk takes you straight to the heart of the city, filled with some of Majorca’s best clubs and bars- or take the bus to the legendary party town of Magaluf just down the coast. Alternatively, take it easy and relax in one of Cala Mayor’s many beachside bars and restaurants under the crimson Spanish sunset. Whatever your pleasure, Cala Mayor makes an idyllic destination for any holidaymaker.
The centre of Palma lies only a stone’s throw from Cala Mayor, the largest and most prosperous city in the Balearic Islands. Palma has a diverse history, and the influence of the many civilisations that have colonised the island can be seen throughout the city. Once a mosque built during the Muslim occupation of Majorca in the middle ages, the spires of the La Seu Cathedral can be seeing towering over the city.
Not far from the Cathedral is the Roman-inspired Old Town, a maze of winding streets and alleys packed with intimate restaurants and museums reminiscent of Italy showing off the rich culture of the city. A short walk from the Old Town takes travellers to the Arab Baths and the Ca’n Fontirroig gardens, a stunning reminder of the city’s Arab ancestry.
Just a kilometre away from Cala Mayor in Porto Pi, tourists can find the incredible ‘Porto Pi Centro Comercial’ shopping and leisure complex, where you can expect to spend hours sampling some of Spain’s best designer boutiques and culinary delights. Porto Pi also features one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the world, sure to delight any history fanatic.
Down the southwestern coast of Majorca from Cala Mayor, the stunning neon lights of the Punta Ballena strip illuminate the night sky over Magaluf in the summer months. Brimming with world-famous nightclubs such as BCM Planet Dance and the Boomerang Club, the most ravenous of party animals can rave until the morning, take a brief siesta, and do it all again! If that’s not enough, the highlight of the Magaluf calendar takes place from May through August with the Mallorca Rocks festival taking over the BH Hotel. The festival features incredible pool parties and brings in world-class DJs every week from David Guetta to Basshunter.
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Relax on Playa de Cala Mayor
The main beach of Cala Mayor offers the perfect opportunity for tourists to relax and unwind. With sunbeds, parasols, showers and toilets, Playa de Cala Mayor spares no expense. If you’re feeling peckish, grab a light lunch, coffee or cocktail at the Barreto bar. Looking to relax in seclusion? Take a walk down the coast and settle in one of the many peaceful little coves poking out over the shore.
Nit de Foc
Once a year on the evening of the Fiesta de Sant Joan, Cala Mayor lights up for Nit de Foc- the ‘Night of Fire’. The resort comes alive with locals and travellers alike dancing in the streets, with fireworks and bonfires illuminating the night. Nit de Foc is a truly magnificent event sure to delight adults and children alike and is not to be missed.
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró
The renowned Spanish artist Joan Miró lived in Cala Mayor for much of his life, and the studios in which he completed some of his most iconic works are open to the public. Walk through the gardens that provided the artist with the inspiration for his masterpieces, and see for yourself the hand-crafted sculptures that Miró so carefully created.
Cala Mayor and the surrounding resorts are the central hub of Majorca’s finest cuisine. A walk along the coast takes you past the Italian delights of A Popa, while the restaurants of the nearby marina showcase the island’s delicious fresh-caught seafood. Of course, traditional Spanish tapas bars are on every corner, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice with the many dishes on offer.
Tourists can quench their thirst at one of Cala Mayor’s many beachside bars and cafés, or take a walk into town and kick back with a cocktail at the classy jazz bars of La Llonja.
Whether you’re with family or with friends, Cala Mayor is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful sights of Majorca. Travelling to Cala Mayor has never been easier. With easyJet holidays, you are guaranteed a worry-free booking process- and why not book your travel and accommodation together to save even more on your holiday? Book now and easyJet holidays will have you relaxing under the Spanish sun before you know it.