Cala d'Or - or the “Golden Bay” - is a popular holiday resort on the southeast coast of Mallorca. It is located south of Portocolom and near the coastal town of Portopetro. In Cala d'Or you can experience a complete holiday with wonderful beaches, interesting excursions, well-preserved nature and a varied nightlife. It is a place suitable for families and couples.
The nearest town to Cala d'Or is Santanyi which is further inside. The fishing port of Portopetro is only five minutes away by car and can also be reached by train.
The region is largely characterized by numerous small scenic bays and sandy beaches. In addition to the homonymous beach of Cala d'Or, there are many others to explore: Cala Gran, Cala Petita, Cala Ferrera, Cala Egos, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Galera and Cala d'es Forti.
There are beaches for all tastes and quieter areas for those who prefer a more relaxed break. The city also offers a good mix of bars, restaurants and different places that liven up the nightlife. Plus, there's no shortage of shopping options that also include a handful of chic boutiques.
Be sure to visit her marina and Cala d’Or Yacht Club, most of which is open to the public. The docks are lined with restaurants, bars, supermarkets and banks. With nearly 600 berths - along with Palma, Port Adriano or Andratx - Cala d'Or is one of the largest and most luxurious marinas on the island and a great place to stop and explore the city and its surroundings.
What to see in Cala d'Or
This is an excellent place for a beach holiday thanks to its stunning beaches and impressive facilities. One of the main attractions is the mini 'train' that runs through the streets to take tourists between the main resort and the beaches.
The town is a great base for exploring some of the best natural and historical attractions that the south-east of Mallorca has to offer:
- The historic fort 'It is Fortí'from the 18th century with its cannons and embrasures - a protected site, cultural heritage of the Balearic Islands
- Along the way you can enjoy some of the rugged coastal scenery in Mallorca
- The nature reserve "Mondragó Natural Park"Not far from the fort and the beautiful sandy beaches such as Ses Fonts de n'Alísals, S'Amarador and Cala Mondragó, considered one of the most beautiful in Mallorca
- The magnificent Coves de Drac and Coves de Hams caves near Porto Cristo
- The beautiful town of Capdepera with its wonderfully preserved medieval castle
Cala d'Or is an excellent destination for family fun. The pedestrian areas are close at hand for those with children in pushchairs or people with reduced mobility.
It offers many small beaches of fine sand including Cala Gran, Cala d'Or, Cala Egos, Cala Es Forti, Cala Serena and Cala Esmeralda, minibuses regularly connect the beaches and resorts.
There are numerous water sports activities to practice thanks especially to its impressive marina where you can rent boats of all kinds (some without a license). On the beach it is possible to rent paddle boards, surfboards and other sports equipment.
You can find beautiful spots to snorkel, there is also the possibility of diving with one of the dive centers.
How to reach us
Palma Airport is one of the busiest in all of Europe during the summer months. You can fly with almost any European airline, including major low cost airlines.
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Cala d'Or is 59 km from Palma Airport (approximately 50 minutes by car). To reach this destination, take the highway towards Santanyí. Once the highway ends, go through the town of Campos and follow the signs to Santanyí and then you will find the detour to Cala d'Or.
How to get to Palma de Mallorca from Cala D'Or
From Cala d'Or you can easily reach other points of tourist interest on the island, if you have arental car.
For tourists who don't have a vehicle, there is a public bus service, which is quite active during the summer months.
Line 501 is the one that goes from Cala d'Or to Palma and its journey takes 1 hour and 50 minutes, with several stops in between.
Within the tourist complex that is Cala d'Or, there are many hotels and apartments in almost every corner. The outskirts of the city are home to peaceful rural villas and hotels, while the area near the coast is dotted with numerous all-inclusive hotels, spa hotels, resort hotels, boutique hotels and apartments.
There are hotels of all categories, so certainly there is no shortage of elegant and expensive resorts, but there are also numerous mid-range options.Find a hotel in Cala d'Or