Things To Do

Cala D’or

Cala D'or Scenery Once a quaint fishing port, Cala D’or is now an exclusive villa resort situated on the south east coast of Mallorca, one of the most popular holiday destinations for British holidaymakers for many years.

Cala D’or is an ideal family resort, with something to suit all ages and tastes.  There are seven sandy beaches with beautiful turquoise water, in the immediate vicinity of the apartment, the nearest of which is a few minutes walk away.  Just a short drive will reveal many other beaches/coves such as Mondrago, Samarador, Sanau or Es Trenc.  One of the local yellow buses leaves Cala Egos regularly and takes you directly to Cala Mondrago, which is our favourite beach in the area.  All the beaches are safe for small children and ideal for snorkelling, swimming or just lazing in the sun. 

Cala D’or Marina is a large, modern marina boasting some huge yachts to make you go green with envy.  It is quite spectacular to sit in one of the many restaurants situated just yards from the yachts and enjoy a meal and a few bottles of wine, dreaming of that lottery win!  The marina is only a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment.

There are many places of interest in and around Cala D’or but one of the main attractions is the vast choice of restaurants unsurpassed anywhere else on the island.   There really are too many to mention, but our favourites include Blanco y Negro (overlooking the yachts on the marina) and Bar Madrid (cheap and cheerful in Cala Egos), both of which we would highly recommend.

The pedestrian area in the centre of Cala D’or offers excellent shopping into the late evening, along with many bars, restaurants and ice cream parlours for you to visit, relax and watch the world go by.  The centre of Cala D’or also has many nightclubs and bars open until the small hours!

For those interested in sport, there is tennis, horse riding, windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and ten pin bowling.  There is an excellent 18-hole golf course a few minutes drive from Cala D’or.  There is even a mini-golf course for the kids in the centre of Cala D’or!

 

Mallorca

Palma Cathederal Mallorca is a beautiful island and if you get the chance to explore by hiring a car (if only for 1 day) then we would highly recommend it.

The capital, Palma, is an ancient, Mediterranean port city marked by its beautiful blend of Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance monuments, palm trees, yacht harbours, modern luxury hotels and apartments.  The Cathedral and Port dominate Palma, and are both well worth a look.  There is a wide variety of shops to in Palma, including some excellent department stores.

Take a drive out to Felanitx & visit the magnificent mountain top monastery of San Salvador with its spectacular views.  Visit the famous 13th century orange-stone church at Felanitx and take time to walk around the market, held every Sunday from 10am till 2pm.

The Coves del Drach (or Caves of Drach) situated just north of Porto Cristo (on the east coast) is one of the most popular tourist attractions.  These are a series of spectacular underground caves.  Guided tours through the caves commence on the hour and culminate at the lake where everybody is seated and the lights are turned out. After the concert visitors can queue to take a very short boat trip across the lake on their way out.
Children under seven go free and for adults it's around £5.30 (€6.60). Guided tours commence on the hour every hour.

Santanyi has a market day on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Head for the centre and you will find local cafes and tapas bars (near the big church) situated within a lovely courtyard, dominated at one end by the imposing church.

Cala Figuera is a small fishing port, which has a selection of cafes and bars – a lovely location for a relaxing stroll.

Colonia St Jordi has a small marina and a lovely sandy beach with crystal clear waters, pine groves and salt pans.

The Safari Park near Sa Coma / Cala Millor features the opportunity to drive around the park viewing baboons, giraffes, elephants and antelope.

The beaches at Cala Santanyi and Cala Llombards are both worth a visit.

For many more places of interest on Mallorca go to http://www.idealspain.com/Pages/Places/mallorca/mallorca.htm