Cala d’Or perfectly combines sheltered beaches, stylish shops, chic restaurants, and fun bars into an ideal Majorcan resort. This popular destination on the East Coast of Majorca is spread out around a series of small sandy coves and an elegant marina. Villas Plus has a choice of villas in Cala d'Or within walking distance of various beaches. Others have a sea view to make the most of the location. There are activities to keep the children entertained including mini go-karts, trampolines, and play areas. The famous Caves of Drach are within a short distance and make a memorable day out.
Local Markets and Shopping
Cala d'Or has a central pedestrianised zone filled with shops and supermarkets. The surrounding areas, including Cala Egos and Cala Ferrera, have a range of smaller shops selling local souvenirs. In the summer, night markets spring up in the centre of town as well as in Cala Egos one night a week. Only a 20 minute drive away are shopping opportunities in Felanitx and Santanyi, where local artisan products and leather goods can be bought to take home.
Bars and restaurants
If you want a night or two off cooking at your villa in Cala d'Or, eating out will be one of the highlights of your holiday. As you would expect, seafood is a major part of the menus here, especially the smart restaurants around the marina. You can try some excellent Spanish dishes such as shrimp paella and squid in its own ink. If you prefer a more familiar menu, you’ll find plenty of international and fast food options. Many of the coves have simple beach cafes if you don’t want to pack a picnic.
Cala d'Or might be one of the island’s more sophisticated holiday resorts, but it still knows how to party. There is no shortage of cocktail bars, clubs, and live music venues with most on the main strip staying open until the early hours.
Beaches in Cala d'Or
There are seven sandy coves in Cala d’Or including Es Forti and Cala Ferrera with small, yet perfectly formed, beaches. It’s worth visiting a few to find your favourite. You can try windsurfing, diving and snorkelling too. Facilities are available so, at the end of a day at the beach, you can shower off the sand and sun cream and visit the beach bars for a well-deserved sundowner!
Keep the children happy with the many playgrounds, mini golf and family activities in Cala d'Or. To see the resort from a different perspective, why not try the glass bottom boat? If you fancy a fun day out, take a 40 minute drive to the Aqualand Waterpark. Don’t miss the magical Caves of Drach, just over half an hour away by car, with its underground lake that you navigate by boat for a truly unique experience.
Places of Interest
It is worth visiting Mondrago Natural Park, famous for its fine white sandy beaches and only twenty minutes’ drive away down winding lanes. You can really get back to nature here on the two beaches, S'Aramador and Mondrago that are linked by a promenade. The sea here is a vivid turquoise and a number of trails leading along the coastline plus plenty of birds and other wildlife will keep you absorbed.
For some culture, visit Majorca’s beautiful capital, Palma, which is an hour from Cala d’Or. See the spectacular Gothic cathedral, artist Joan Miro's gallery or Bellver castle. The marina is full of stylish yachts and their effortlessly dressed owners and is a good place for a long lunch.
The popular Vall d'Or Golf Club is around 4 miles north of Cala d'Or if you enjoy a round or two.