About Cala Murada
Cala Murada is a small, sophisticated beach resort in the south east of Mallorca located within the municipality of Manacor. Find out why this very pretty little former fishing port has become popular for those in search of a luxury lifestyle with this abc-mallorca guide to this little-known holiday destination.
History and Culture of Cala Murada
Cala Murada has had settlements dating back to the Bronze Age and there are rumours of a murky past involving smugglers, spies and mysterious international visitors during the Franco regime. Today this stunning coastal town still enjoys a small, international community, but is mostly a place to visit for a holiday – far away from the noise and bustle of some of the larger resorts in east Mallorca.
Cala Murada was traditionally a working fishing port but is now better known for its safe, sandy beach and dramatic rugged coastline. This town attracts a well-heeled crowd looking to escape the regular tourist haunts and was flagged as an up-and-coming area before the global property crisis took hold.
Shopping in Cala Murada
You will find the basics available in Cala Murada but more extensive shopping will require a trip to the largest nearby town of Manacor, which also heads up the municipality where Cala Murada is based. If you fancy taking home some authentic souvenirs it is worth keeping a look-out for local exhibitions of arts and crafts. There is also a regular market near the beach every Thursday.
Major Attractions in Cala Murada
The biggest attraction to Cala Murada is the blue flag beach which attracts locals as well as visitors. This beach is very family-friendly and suitable for those who are not strong swimmers as it is well sheltered and sandy. There is a bar on the beach and sunbeds, toilets and other facilities.
The ‘Torrent des Fangar’ is a river which runs into the sea near here and forms a small natural lake.
The ‘Cova de la Cala Murada’ is a little dwelling carved out of the rock during the Bronze Age and legend has it that this was used by smugglers to stash contraband. If you enjoy visiting caves the ‘Caves of Drach’ and ‘Caves of Ham’ are within easy distance for a day trip near Porto Cristo.
Things to do in Cala Murada
Cala Murada is a place to relax and enjoy the beach sunbathing, swimming snorkeling or trying your hand at watersports. The east of Mallorca is renowned for its secret coves and caves, making it an ideal place for scuba and sailing.
The rural areas surrounding the village are also very pretty for hiking and biking.
If you like playing golf, the Val d’Or Golf resort is only 10 kilometres away.
Close to Mallorca’s southeast resort of Cala d’Or and the attractive fishing port of Portocolom, this course offers spectacular views of the coastline. […] Vall d’Or Golf
If you enjoy wine, Felanitx is within easy travelling distance and is the heart of Mallorca’s second wine district. Tours are available to many of the excellent vineyards in this area.
For those in search of more lively nightlife the nearby resort of Portocolom offers a wider choice of bars and restaurants as does Cala d’Or which is a little further away but still within easy distance.
Restaurants in Cala Murada
Cala Murada is very close to agricultural towns in Mallorca which grow high quality fresh produce and wine. You will not have to travel far to sample some of the best that Mallorca has to offer.
An excellent restaurant on the east coast of Mallorca offering superb cuisine of the highest standard. Cosy restaurant interior as well as a water front terrace in summertime. […] Sol y Vida Restaurant Cala Murada
Port Colom is one of the most interesting gourmet towns on Mallorca. Within a very close proximity you will find five excellent restaurants. Bon profit! […] Restaurants in Portocolom
Hotels in Cala Murada
As a holiday resort Cala Murada offer accommodation at many price points. For those in search of true luxury there are also many excellent rural and boutique hotels within easy distance.
Mallorca is an ideal place to spend your holidays with a lots of hotels. Are you looking for a hotel near the beach or boutique hotel? Here you’ll find it!
Events in Cala Murada
Cala Murada stages several exhibitions and arts and craft fairs during the summer season.
Living in Cala Murada
Cala Murada is a quiet place to live with only a few hundred residents. The community is mixed and international, but more popular as a place for a holiday home than for year-round living.
Wander around the village of Cala Murada you will find a mixture of old and new architecture. As well as the typical village houses there are high-end architect designed villas and modern apartments and town houses. For such a small place you are likely to find a large selection of different properties. Expect to pay as little as 150,000 euros for a town house with most properties available for less than 500,000 euros although you can pay up to 2.5 million euros for a high-quality villa.
Sshhhh! Mallorca’s Eastern region is a well-kept secret; sidestep the resorts and you’ll find yourself in a land of pristine bays and historic villages. […] Your guide to living on the East coast
Nearby Cala Murada
Head over to Felanitx or Manacor if you are in search of a larger town. The busier resorts of Porto Colom and Cala d’Or are quite close by as are the pretty coastal towns of Cales de Mallorca and Cala Tropicana.
There are also many pretty wine-producing rural villages slightly in-land such as Son Macia, Son Negre and Son Mesquida.
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The second largest town located on the north-eastern corner of Mallorca, Manacor is considered to be an industrial town offering lots of local shops, restaurants and bars. […] Manacor
Portocolom is the gem of the east coast of Mallorca, find out about the best on offer for holidays, living, eating and attractions with abcMallorca. […] Portocolom
Cala d’Or is great If you enjoy traditional holidays. So check out the abcMallorca guide to the best hotels, shopping, restaurants and attractions. […] Cala d’Or
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