Majorca - Cala d'Or
Cala d'Or is today a smart modern resort on the East Coast of Majorca just 65km (as the crow flies) from the capital Palma. Popular with visitors the resort has managed to expand without too many high rise hotels and without loosing its essential Majorcan charm. There are two principle beaches, the biggest is Cala Llonga, though at just 40m wide and 100m deep it cannot really described as large. Nearby is the pine tree backed cove of Cala d'Or from which the resort takes it's name - it is smaller and can become busy in high season. In additional there are 8 or 9 smaller coves near by that can be easily accessed on foot or by car.
If you want to escape further a field then take the bus to Es Trenc - a beautiful beach which stretches for around 5 kilometers with clear blue sea and sheltered by a back drop of pine trees and sand dunes. There are chairs and umbrellas for hire and a beach bar but it is also a great place to take a picnic.
The Marina at Cala Llonga and the pedestrianized area form the heart of the resort and you will find a wide range of bars and restaurants in this area. The 'nightlife' is subdued and very different very the livelier resorts located on the south coast - it's a great choice if you enjoy a drink and a meal and a little people watching in the evenings - but it's not for those looking for entertainment to take them dancing into the early hours!
Every year around the 15th August the resort celebrates the Fiesta of la Mare de Deu del Mar (Our Lady of the Sea) with a maritime procession around the harbour, concerts and other events. There is also a Jazz Festival in July with a range of international performers.
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If you want to do more than explore and relax on the sandy beaches of Cala d'Or the East coast of Majorca offers great cycling and walking country, the landscape being more gently that the rugged West coast and bikes can easily be hired in resort. There is a good bus service from the resort and the capital Palma can be easily accessed for a day of sightseeing or shopping. Other places to explore in the area include 'Castillo de Santueri' with it's interesting Moorish history; the Caves of Hams and the rather better know Caves of Drach.
There are a range of hotels, apartments and villas in the area but here are our top choices:
The Hotel Cala d'Or we think has the best location in the resort, adjacent to the beach, set amongst pine trees and gardens but with the center an easy walk away. The hotel features a beach terrace, restaurant and pool bar but we recommend booking on B&B basis so you can take advantage of the many restaurants close by. The hotel has just 95 rooms and is always a popular choice so book as early as possible.
The Sol Cala d'Or Apartments offer a well located flexible self catering option with studios or one bedroom apartments available. Just 150 meters from the beach and 250 meters from the resort center with their own swimming pool, children's pool and sun terraces. A great choice for families, with a kids club in high season and options for Half board or All Inclusive.
For a larger family or group of friends we recommend the Margarita Villa - sleeping up to 6 people with three bedrooms and two bathrooms it is well located close to the beach and resort center so that you don't need to drive anywhere. It has it's own private pool, BBQ and full kitchen. Prices range from £609 (£104pp) per week in low season to £1569 (£262pp) per week in high season and we can arrange flights, transfers and car hire for you.
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