About Cala d’Or
For a holiday combining days on the beach, fun evenings and visits to some interesting nearby places, many find Cala d’Or hard to beat. Check out the www.abc-mallorca.com guide to Cala d’Dor to find the best it has to offer.
Cala d’Or is a popular holiday resort, south of Porto Colom on the east coast. In fact, Cala d’Or is actually a number of individual resorts which have become connected through development over the years and are usually marketed under the one name.
As well as the original Cala d’Or, other beaches include Cala Gran, Cala Petita, Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda and Cala Serena. There’s pretty much a beach for most tastes and it is possible to find quieter areas for those who like a more relaxing holiday. As a result of its growth, this is a self-contained purpose-built resort with endless bars and restaurants, varied nightlife, and a wealth of shopping opportunities – including some chic boutiques.
At the heart of Cala d’Or is the smart marina and Cala d’Or Yacht Club. The quaysides here are lined with a bewildering choice of restaurants.
History and Culture of Cala d’Or
Cala D’or was one of the original major tourist resorts in Mallorca. The architecture was intended to mimic the white washed villas and buildings of Ibiza – even hotels construction was regulated to ensure that this was the general character of the area.
The town attracts a mixed, international crowd of tourists and caters well for internationals. Here you will find lively entertainment during the summer months, but the Cala d’Or does become much quieter in off-peak periods.
Shopping in Cala d’Or
There is a large pedestrianized area with a wide range of shopping available during the summer months.
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Major Attractions in Cala d’Or
The main attraction of Cala d’Or is the range of excellent facilities available for the perfect beach holiday. Huge fun is the mini ‘train’ which runs along the roads for holidaymakers between the main resort and beaches.
The town is also an excellent base for exploring some of the best natural and historical sightseeing that east Mallorca has to offer. You can find many excursions within easy distance from the town including the magnificent Drac caves at nearby Porto Cristo, the Bronze Age settlement at Arta or the castle at Capdepera.
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Things to do in Cala d’Or
If you are looking for a traditional bucket and spade holiday for the family Cala d’Or will provide everything you need. The pedestrianised zones are also handy for those with children in buggies or those with limited mobility.
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For younger (or not so younger) singles and couples there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a little night-life. Whether you enjoy clubbing, karaoke or fine dining you are likely to find it here in Cala d’Or.
If you are looking for sport, there is golf at the Vall d’Or Golf Club which has 18 holes and enjoys magnificent sea views.
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As you would expect from a coastal resort there are is also a choice of many watersports including scuba, sailing surfing and much more.
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For those who want to escape to nature for a day it is well worth a visit to the nearby Mondrago national park. As well as hiking and horse riding you can also visit one of Mallorca’s best unspoilt beaches here.
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Restaurants in Cala d’Or
Many restaurants here offer similar, fairly typical menus, so it’s worth browsing carefully to find the places offering more interesting fare. Highly recommended are Rucula Restaurant, where you can enjoy a mediterranean lunch or dinner, and Port Petit Restaurant, where you can literally dine like royalty – King Juan Carlos has eaten here.
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Hotels in Cala d’Or
Cala d’Or has numerous hotels and a good deal of residential development.
Events in Cala d’Or
For many years Cala d’Or has been home to the German-organized International Jazz Festival, which takes place over a week each June.
Living in Cala d’Or
Cala d’Or is typical of an eastern resort in Mallorca with bustling summers and quiet winters. Many places close out of season. The community is mixed and if you don’t mind travelling a little for major shopping out-of-season, you can still bag a bargain property.
Many of the properties consist of traditional, white-washed Mediterranean architecture. You can pay less than 100,000 euros for a modest apartment. Villas are very affordable compared to other areas and you will typically to pay from 500,000 euros to 3 million euros for a detached property with a pool.
Surrounding Areas to Cala d’Or
From Cala d’Or, it’s not far to the attractive market town of Santanyí, where you can visit a very good market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The town is home to some good shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Here, you’ll be able to buy one of the island’s top local gourmet products,
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Llum de Sal – salt harvested from nearby Ses Salines.
Santanyí has a large resident German population and, as a result, many of the town’s old buildings have been tastefully restored.
There is also much to see at the adjacent towns of Porto Petro and Porto Colom.
We hope you have enjoyed our guide to beautiful Cala d’Or, why not see more guides from www.abc-mallorca.com to make the most of your time in Mallorca?
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