Cala d’ Or was once a fishing village on the south east coast of Majorca (Mallorca), now a popular, picturesque, purpose built holiday resort area. This modern resort has grown and developed over the years and is made up of three main areas Cala d’ Or, Cala Egos and Cala Ferrera – the large marina ‘divides’ the resort into two parts. There are plenty of sandy coves to visit during your stay here, Cala Gran is the closest to the resort centre and is in effect the ‘main beach ‘, behind Cala Gran is a pedestrian area where there are cafes, restaurants& bars plus a variety of shops and boutiques for you to enjoy.
The beach areas do get very busy at weekends and in the main holiday season, there are ‘safe’ areas for swimming and some beaches do have lifeguards. You can enjoy various watersports, but watersports are not allowed in the ‘safe ‘areas. Many people hire a sun-bed, a parasol and relax, while enjoying the sun, sea and sand. You can hire a pedalo and have some family fun to. There is a mini road train which runs regularly between the beaches and resort areas. You will also find boat trips on offer around the resort. The Marina is a popular tourist spot here you can admire the lovely yachts, and do some people watching while having some refreshment at one of the restaurants/bars!
It is worth hiring a car to enable you to see much more of this beautiful island. Approximately a 20 minute drive away from Cala d’ Or is the lovely fishing village Cala Figuera. Another enjoyable trip out is to Porto Cristo a beautiful coastal town with a natural harbour, you can join the many tourists by visiting the cave complexes. The Caves of Drach and Hams are well worth seeing. There are various popular markets that may be of interest, the nearby Sunday morning market at the old town of Felanitx is popular, and you can purchase local pottery as a memento of your visit.
Cala d’ Or is a somewhat ‘low key resort compared to some, with much of the evening entertainment to be found in the hotels and apartment complexes. You can check with your tour operator or brochures to find out what type of entertainment they offer. There are a number of lively’ bars for your enjoyment, some with play areas, and some nice restaurants to try. You will find cuisine to suit most tastes; also a variety of fast food outlets if you prefer. Other activities available nearby are golf, tennis, cycling, and horse riding.
The distance from the Palma to the resort area is approximately 60km. Flight time from the U.K. is around 2½ hours.
If you are looking for a reasonably relaxed holiday spot this may well suit you.
Majorca (Mallorca) is the largest of the Balearic Islands and has lots to offer its visitors with many fine beaches, wonderful countryside, mountains and caves, there is something to suit most everyone.
Author: - Kerry Hope