Cala Dor travel guide

Weather and climate

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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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. 

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Fast Facts

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: http://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.

Holiday destinations related to Cala Dor:

  • Alcudia
  • Ca'n Picafort
  • Magaluf
  • Palma Nova
  • Cala Bona
  • Cala Millor
  • Calas De Mallorca
  • Puerto Pollensa
  • Sa Coma
  • Santa Ponsa
  • Getting Around

    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

    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.