Cala d’Or: the east coast of Mallorca

Today we will be on the east coast of Mallorca, in the town of Cala d’Or, 50km from Palma de Mallorca. Cala d’Or is one of the major centers of the east coast in terms of restaurants/hotels and entertainment. Here you can find both children’s playgrounds, mini-golf, and discos for adults. You will surely find so many Germans and English at any time of the year, it is a very popular area for them.

RENT A CAR

Mallorca is a very large island, I strongly recommend a rental car rather than a motorcycle. But if you have decided to visit only a part of the island for parking reasons, a motorcycle is better, it takes up less space. The hotel where we slept as I told you has free parking, but also in Cala D’or you can find many free parking spaces.

If you have decided not to rent a car, you can arrive in Cala D’Or by public transport. There are buses departing from the airport, in your case, it will be the A51 line (€ 9 one way), fares and timetable.

 

Cala Marçal
Cala Marçal

 

BEACHES

I think the beaches on the east coast are the best, and among the most varied, found from sand to rocks. Wherever you go, always bring a bottle of water and sandwiches, there are not always Chiringuitos or very often they are very expensive. To choose the perfect beach depends on what type of beach people you are:

FAMILIES = means little walking from the car to the beach and sand, so I recommend Cala Marçal Beach, Playa Cala Gran and Playa de Es Trenc.

SNORKELING LOVER = the best is Caló del Moro, 25min from the parking lot, rocky beach and with many fish.

NO STRESS = You want to have the beach 2 minutes from the car, a nearby bar, and a deck to relax. In this case, your beach is Cala Marçal Beach.

 

Playa de Es Trenc
Playa de Es Trenc

CALA D’OR

Cala d’Or is one of the first coastal tourist resorts of Mallorca, built around 1933. Originally it was intended to reproduce an image of Ibiza, mostly white houses with flat roofs. The original name was Cala d’Hort, although it referred to the current Cala d’Or.

Cala d’Or is an ideal tourist center for families, couples and lovers of sailing. The area stands out for its sandy beaches, which will delight all types of bathers and its numerous small coves. The beaches you will find are Cala Gran, Cala Petita, Cala Ferrera, Cala Egos, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Galera, and Cala d’Es Forti.

Nearby is the Mondragó natural park. It includes wonderful sandy beaches such as Ses Fonts de n’Alis, S’Amarador, and Cala Mondragó considered one of the most beautiful bays of Mallorca.

 

Cala D'Or
Cala D’Or

WHERE TO SLEEP

I personally chose the Résidence Pierre et Vacances Mallorca Cecilia. A comfortable aparthotel, with kitchen and swimming pool, 50km from Palma, on the east coast paying € 60 a night (June). The bed was not comfortable being a sofa bed but for 3 nights it was perfect. Possibility of breakfast or half board and parking free. It is the best option if you are a couple who does not want to dine all day out or go with children. I recommend before arriving at the hotel to shop at a former Lidl or Caprabo supermarket.

MAP OF THE ISLAND

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