Cala Dor holidays

Cala d’Or holidays are an eclectic mix of the sleek and the chic, tempered with old-school charm. Cala d’Or started out as a small fishing village, which expanded to meet the rising demands of visitors and tourists. It’s kept much of its old charm, so among the gleaming hotels, you’ll find narrow backstreets housing quirky shops, traditional restaurants, and local bars.

The jewel in the crown is the stunning marina, which adds a whiff of Cannes sophistication to the resort. If you’re a confirmed water lover then you’ll enjoy the range of marine activities on offer, including boat tours and kayaking. Cyclists can take advantage of the warm weather and excellent riding routes, or you can hit the beach with the family and get some serious sunbathing in. Don’t leave your holiday without enjoying a grilled sea bass meal in one of the scenic harbour restaurants.

A relaxing place to stay

You’ll find clusters of shops and places to eat and drink around each cove (or ‘cala’), so you’ll have lots of choice; they’re all linked by a mini train, making it easy to get from one to another. The area’s changed a lot since it was discovered by a group of artists nearly a hundred years ago, but Cala d’Or’s still one of the quieter resorts in Majorca. You can still enjoy the same beautiful summer weather, picturesque views and pine-scented air. Hire a bike for the full effect, or spend a day at the beautiful Parc Natural de Mondrago, a coastal nature reserve that’s not far from Cala d’Or.

Coastal delights

From the luxury yachts bobbing in the marina to memorable scuba diving trips, most of the highlights of your holiday in Cala d’Or will come from the sea. You can visit hidden coves and nearby resorts along the coast, or hire a boat for a leisurely excursion on the water. Perhaps the biggest treat of all is the mouth-watering seafood served in the classy restaurants on Cala d’Or marina. Follow your meal with cocktails for the perfect evening. Or, if you prefer your evenings a little livelier, make your way to the karaoke bars and live music in the mini resort centres.

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Temperature: 9-26 (°C)

Cala d’Or enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters.

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Flight time from UK

Approximately two and a half hours, with transfer times from the airport of around an hour and a half.

Cala Dor is best for...

Water Lovers: Rent your own kayak to paddle around the bays, or see the underwater wonders on a trip in a glass-bottomed boat. 

Scenery lovers: In addition to palm-fringed beaches, looming limestone cliffs and turquoise waters, you can check out the expensive yachts on an afternoon stroll around the famous marina. 

Foodies: Enjoy a grilled fish lunch in one of the charming restaurants on the harbour. 

Fast facts for Cala Dor

Language: The primary language spoken is Spanish, but you’ll find that most of the locals speak good English.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Cala d'Or is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Palma Airport. It takes 1.5 hours to transfer to Cala d'Or.

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Cala d'Or is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at: https://www.illesbalears.es/ing/majorca/home.jsp.  

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain  for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

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Getting around Cala Dor

By foot: Most of the main attractions are situated around the port, which is within easy walking distance from most of the resort’s accommodation.

By car: If you want to explore the small villages and beaches surrounding the resort, you’ll need to hire a car. There are several car rental companies, both locally and at Palma de Mallorca Airport.  

By bike: Cala d’Or has great cycling routes with fantastic scenery, and there are plenty of places to hire bikes throughout the resort.

Events in Cala Dor

All That Jazz: Attracting jazz bands from around the world, the International Jazz Festival is a must-see if you’re in Cala d’Or in July. 

Local Fiesta: The annual Our Lady of the Sea Festival takes place in August and features a grand maritime procession, alongside sporting and musical events. 

Easter Celebrations: Watch the streets of come alive with traditional processions and parades during one of the most spectacular public holidays Cala d’Or has in its calendar. 

Cala Dor weather

Temperature: 9-26 (°C) 

If you’re taking a holiday to Cala d’Or with sunshine in mind, make sure to book in the summer months of June, July or August. During the summer, the temperatures average around 26°C, peaking at around 30°C. It’s also the best time for swimming, as the sea heats up to a comfortable 25°C. For smaller crowds, take your Cala D’Or holidays in the spring. The temperatures are still warm, peaking at around 23°C. Autumn sees similar weather, but with some rain, while the winters are wet with the mercury hovering around 15°C in the afternoons. 

 

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