Although Majorca is well known for its purpose-built holiday resorts, Cala Bona is something different. Originally a small, fishing village, it’s grown to accommodate the demands from visitors and tourists, but retained most of its original charm and quirks. Away from the palm-fringed beach, you’ll find narrow, winding streets which might be a little challenging to drive through, but provide plenty of opportunity for discovering charming shops and cafés. Cala Bona still has a working harbour and you’ll often see fishermen repairing their nets or preparing for a trip, aided by a cup of strong coffee, with a dash of brandy thrown in for good measure! With a harbour peppered with bobbing boats, excellent restaurants, and some superb shopping to be had, Cala Bona holidays are ideal for families and couples who really want to get away from it all.
Things to do
The waterfront is the heart of Majorca's Cala Bona resort. This is where you’ll find the beach and a lively promenade peppered with shops, bars and eateries. There’s also the opportunity to book a boat-trip to see the underwater side of Majorca. Glass-bottomed boats are immensely popular, giving you a chance to see what’s under the waves without getting wet! For golfing enthusiasts, there are four golf clubs nearby, with the nearest only around 15 minutes away from the town centre. Just an hour away you’ll find Alcudia waterpark, packed with rides, slides, and vast swimming pools. For family-friendly fun a little closer to home, enjoy an unforgettable wildlife experience at Safari Zoo in Sa Coma.
When the sun’s shining, it’s hard to beat lazy days at the beach. The soft sand stretches for over a kilometre along the coast, perfect for finding a quiet spot or settling down on a sun lounger. Go swimming and snorkelling in the sea, or have a go at some of the water sports on offer. To get out of the midday heat, browse the shops that line the promenade, or sit down for a refreshing drink and bite to eat in one of the bars and restaurants.
There’s lots to do away from the beach, whether you want to go on a boat trip, try scuba diving or explore some of Majorca’s fascinating caves. Hire a car to go and visit some of the east coast’s pretty little fishing villages, or treat the kids to a fun-filled day at Alcudia’s water park, which is less than an hour’s drive away. If you’ve always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, you can do this in Cala
Get involved with the town’s vibrant culture while you’re there, whether you’re enjoying an al fresco meal by the harbour, or browsing the market in nearby Son Severa, which is held on Friday mornings. Go for a romantic sunset stroll along the promenade, or spend your evenings having a few drinks in one of Cala Bona’s lively bars.