Seeking some sunshine with a dose of style? Cala d’Or is nestled on Majorca’s vibrant south coast and offers a sophisticated alternative to the bright lights and raucous nights of other resorts. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of nightlife to be found on this glittering coastline. Instead, welcome yourself to a destination known for its glamour – whether you’re dining in one of its fine restaurants, lingering over a drink at the bar or making the most of its irresistible shopping opportunities.
As far as Majorca’s resorts go, Cala d’Or could be described as the sassy big sister of its neighbouring towns. While it began its existence as a quiet fishing village, it has since become one of the most popular hotspots on the island. Cobbled streets and ancient architecture ensured it has retained its traditional charm, offering plenty of Spanish style for your next getaway. Head to the harbour and you’ll encounter the superyachts of Cala d’Or’s rich and famous alongside top restaurants and chic bars or head to the beachside for an opportunity to top up your tan in scenic surroundings.
Majorca’s spirited capital is just an hour’s drive away, making it a great option for a day trip. The first thing you’ll catch a glimpse of is the iconic Le Seu cathedral dominating the skyline. Take a stroll around Palma to experience its alluring gothic architecture, or head to the city’s designer shops for a spot of retail therapy.
Set on Majorca’s north-east coast, Alcudia offers a more traditional alternative to Cala d’Or. With stunning coastlines and a historic old town, there’s plenty to keep you occupied – whether you’re looking to discover more about its ancient Roman origins, or just spend time at the beach. Head to the Sunday market for an authentic taste of Majorca.
Puerto Pollensa offers a laid-back destination for those wanting to experience the ‘real’ Majorca. Take a stroll along its picturesque promenade or sample a traditional seafood paella in one of the beachfront restaurants. There is even a week-long fiesta to be enjoyed in the summer months, complete with music, fireworks and even a mock battle.
Exploring Cala d’Or...
Hike through Cala Mondrago National Park
This stunning national park can be found just 15 minutes away from the resort itself. Perfect for those keen to don their hiking boots, this spot is one of the most beautiful in Majorca. Explore the stunning sand dunes, weave your way through pine forests or lounge around on the beach – just don’t forget your camera.
Enjoy a thriving nightlife
While Cala d’Or is known as one of Majorca’s quieter resorts, it still knows how to let its hair down. Visit the main strip and you’ll find a number or cocktail bars and clubs to keep you captivated until dawn. An ideal night out, whether you fancy a go on the karaoke or want to linger at the bar and listen to some live music.
Try out some water sports
Cala d’Or is an ideal place to embrace your sense of adventure, regardless of whether you’re a seasoned pro or a keen beginner. Those looking to shimmy into a wetsuit and go diving should visit Cala Ferrera with its forest backdrop and rocky outcrops. Cala Esmeralda is the hotspot for windsurfing, while along the coast you can experience everything from snorkelling to banana boating.
Beaches in Cala d’Or
If you’re seeking the ultimate beach break, Cala d’Or is the ideal destination. The resort features no less than seven beaches, so there’s plenty of sand to land your beach towel. Cala Gran is the biggest beach of them all, where you’ll find sunbeds and parasols aplenty around as well as a café serving up all-day snacks.
For a dose of holiday peace and quiet, visit one of the other secluded coves – the water is warm and clear, and it’d be rude not to go for a paddle. Cala d’Or beach is favoured by families, especially those with children. The gently shelving sand and shallow waters means it’s a great place for little ones to play
Cala d’Or cuisine
Food and drink in Cala d’Or is traditionally Spanish, with plenty of flavour. You won’t have to go too far to discover a great tapas restaurant or cosy café to enjoy some of the local fare. Dishes make use of local produce too, with zesty lemons and juicy olives adding a touch of sunshine to your meals. Try Arros Brut, a traditional rice-based dish, or devour some bunyols – Cala d’Or’s delicious equivalent to the doughnut!
Restaurants in Cala d’Or
There are many great places to eat and drink along the coast, with several family-run restaurants specialising in traditional Spanish tapas and delicious local dishes. Being so close to the coast, it’s no surprise that seafood features highly on the menu. You’ll find shrimp paella in many of the eateries along the marina, and delicious it is too!
Holidays to Cala d’Or are great for all holidaymakers; from families craving a quiet break, to those seeking a dose of sophistication. While the beaches offer a great setting to relax and unwind, Cala d’Or’s excellent nightlife will keep you occupied come sundown. Enjoy water sports along the coast, visit the area’s scenic parks or take a day trip to one of the neighbouring resorts – Cala d’Or is guaranteed to make the most of your next getaway.
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