Things to do in Cala d’Or

Must-see Cala d’Or sights

Explore the wonders of Majorca holidays with a spotlight on Cala d’Or: A beautiful area of Spain, this wonderful resort area in Majorca offers everything from glistening yacht marinas to fine sands, making it a fantastic getaway.

  1. Visit the different coves
  2. Enjoy the tasty cuisine of Cala d’Or
  3. Head to the lovely beaches in the area
  4. Visit the Mondragó Natural Park
  5. Enjoy a thrilling dive
  6. Make the most of watersports
  7. Go dancing in Cala d’Or!
  8. Take a splash in a waterpark

Cala d’Or translates as ‘Golden Bay’ in English. And that is exactly what you get. Guaranteed sunshine and sparkling sands are just two reasons to enjoy a Cala d'Or holiday this summer.

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1. Visit the different caves

Pretty Cala d’Or includes a selection of coves: Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Gran and Cala Llonga. Each of the different calas, meaning bays, possess their own unique character. Former fishing harbours have been transformed into 21-century marinas, while some of the coves display beaches which are surrounded by lush woodland and soaring cliffs - the settings are truly charming. There’s also a small train connecting them, making the whole area easier to navigate and access. If you’re looking for Cala d’Or holidays, we recommend visiting in the summer, when its temperatures are at their very best.

Best for: Pristine coves

While you’re there: Make sure to bring your camera to take some snaps of these pretty coves!

2. Enjoy the tasty cuisine of Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or has something for every type of traveller. If you’re a foodie, there are plenty of wonderful restaurants for you to choose from. The main marina is where it’s at for a whole section of food spots (think fantastic seafood and Mediterranean meals) while you can dine with a twinkling view of the waterfront behind you. The town centre is also home to many cute little places to eat.

Best for: Foodie travellers

While you’re there: Restaurante Botavara is a great place to dine. Order the salt baked sea bass for something really special.

3. Head to the lovely beaches in the area

Get down to the beach area of Cala d'Or early to reserve your spot in the sunshine! The waters are crystal-clear, the sands are golden and fine - it’s all incredibly inviting. On a summer’s day dip into the water and make the most of the pleasant temperatures of Cala d’Or.

Best for: Beach-goers

While you’re there: Alternatively, grab a book, park on the sand and watch the world go by.

4. Visit the Mondragó Natural Park

If you love bird spotting, Mondragó Natural Park is just for you. At nearly 2,000 acres there's a lot to find here! Stroll through lush grassland and meander through ravines while you listen to the cheerful sing-song of the birds who call this place home. Visiting this particular park is one of the most relaxing things to do in Cala d’Or for sure.

Best for: The great outdoors

While you’re there: Note that free parking is available here.

5. Enjoy a thrilling dive

Home to clear waters, Cala d’Or offers a wealth of attractions. There are plenty of diving centres which allow you to dip in the water and find lots of marine life. Spot octopuses, fish and barracudas and much more. It’s a memorable experience in Cala d’Or.

Best for: Exploring the water

While you’re there: There are plenty of dive centres suitable for children too - a fun family day out for sure!

6. Make the most of watersports

There are plenty more water activities to enjoy in Cala d’Or. Set out on the water with a kayak, try windsurfing or enjoy paddle surfing. If you prefer a more tranquil water activity, fishing opportunities are rife here.. Enjoying watersports is definitely one of the best things to do in Cala d’Or.

Best for: Cala d’Or adventure

While you’re there: There are plenty of boat excursions in Cala d’Or. You can see lots of glorious landscapes and native flora and fauna.

7. Go dancing in Cala d’Or!

Get your dancing shoes on in Cala d’Or - you're in for a treat! From music bars and glittering locations by the water, Cala d’Or's vibrant nightlife at its very best. If you’re looking to watch live sports, there are plenty of places for this too.

Best for: Evening entertainment

While you’re there: Head to Mabu-Hay for a fun night out. Open since 1982, this joint has been attracting visitors for decades.

8. Take a splash in a waterpark

What to do in Cala d’Or? Take a splash of course! The nearest waterpark to Cala d'Or is Arenal Aqualand. It’s a well-recommended spot. With clean waters and plenty of waterslides on offer, this is a great place to spend a thrilling day with the kids.

Best for: An exciting waterpark

While you’re there: Arenal Aqualand is a 50-minute drive from Cala d’Or - it’s well worth the visit.

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