Located on the stunning east coast of Majorca, Calas de Mallorca holidays boast golden sand beaches, making it a popular choice with families and couples. It’s more relaxed and peaceful than many of the busier towns on the south west coast of the island. There’s still plenty to do with a wide choice of activities, restaurants, bars, and entertainment on offer in this modern, purpose-built resort. The crystal clear water at Cala Domingos Grans beach is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Or soak up the rays with the striking limestone cliffs at Cala S’Almonia cove as your backdrop.
Temperature: 10-26 (°C) °C
Calas de Mallorca experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with sunny, warm summers and mild winters.
Flight time from UK:
Approximately 2 hours
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Your holiday to Calas de Mallorca can be as relaxing or active as you want. Enjoy the sunshine and a little splash in the sea at one of the beautiful sandy beaches in the area. If you’re looking for another beach, head to Cala Domingos Grans for golden sand and warm, clear waters for swimming and snorkeling. Why not try something new from the wide selection of water sports on offer in the town? You can hunt for souvenirs at the nearby Felanitx Sunday market, or take your pick from the wide variety of cuisine available, from authentic tapas or delicious paella to fast food and that family favourite, ice cream!
If you love soft, golden sandy beaches you’ll be spoilt for choice on your holiday. The largest beach is Calas Domingos, which is popular with families and the locals alike. Here you can hire a sunbed and parasol and have a go at the choice of water sports on offer. If you’re looking for a little more peace and quiet, venture to Cala S’Almonia cove. It’s reached via a short walk along the coast path and although the beach is small, the crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming. Cala Antena and Cala Domingos Petit are other popular local beaches. Most of the beaches are gently sloping, making them safe for nervous swimmers and little kids, so if you’re a toe-dipper rather than a water baby, these beaches will suit you perfectly.
You’ll find a mix of international and local restaurants and cafés in the town, catering to every taste. There are plenty of family-friendly options and many along the seafront come with a wonderful view. Delicious local dishes on offer include tapas and fideua, the local form of paella, which is made with noodles instead of rice. If you have fussy eaters with you then don’t worry, there are plenty of family favourites like burgers and pizza on offer too.
While the town itself has a great range of shops to choose from, you can also enjoy a spot of retail therapy at a choice of local markets. Nearby Felanitx hosts a famous Sunday market, where you can pick up everything from local handicrafts and jewellery, to clothes and delicious local produce. It’s considered by many as the best market on the whole island, and attracts lots of sellers and buyers looking for something special or a bargain. On Mondays head to Manacor market, where you’ll find clothes, bags, and local food. Traders do expect you to haggle, so bagging a bargain can be part of the fun!
Language: The language spoken is Spanish
Currency: The currency is the Euro (€)
Local time: Calas de Mallorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Palma Airport. The transfer time to Calas de Mallorca is 1.5 hours.
Flight time from the UK: The Calas de Mallorca flight time is 2.5 hours.
Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found here www.seemallorca.com
Visa & Health: Before your holiday, visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain
Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here.
Beach lovers: Relax on the soft sand of Cala Domingos Beach.
Amateur Divers: Make the most of the clear water with a snorkeling or diving trip to explore the Mediterranean’s rich marine life.
Family fun: Find a bar in the town with a traditional Spanish guitarist playing or enjoy drinks and karaoke until the early hours.
Temperature: 10-26 (°C)
Highs up to 32°C and an average of 13 hours of sunshine a day make the summer months the ideal time to hit the beach. The weather and sea temperature stays pleasantly warm right into the autumn, although the chance of rain is much higher. In the winter months it’s dryer and temperatures hover around the mid-teens, making it a very popular time for cyclists to visit. It starts to warm up from mid-spring, with temperatures hitting the high teens by the end of the season.
Cultural festival: For two days in January, locals light bonfires, sing traditional songs and roast botifarrons (a local type of blood sausage, which tastes much better than it sounds!) in honour of Sant Antoni Abat, the patron saint of animals. The festivities conclude with a huge parade and blessing in front of the church in Manacor.
Carnival: Calas de Mallorca holds an annual carnival, which starts on the Thursday before Lent. There’s a whole week of celebrations, from parades to fancy-dress parties, so be sure to pack your glad rags and join the party.
Spring festival: Nearby Manacor hosts a full programme of activities every June. From open-air concerts to sporting events, there’s lots to see and do.
By car: Hiring a car lets you explore the island to find hidden beaches or head up into the mountains in the north. You can rent a car in the town centre, or pick one up at the airport for even more choice.
By bus: Local buses can take you to Palma, Manacor and Porto Cristo. Services are generally more frequent during the busier summer season.
By road train: During the summer, Calas de Mallorca runs a road train service from the hotels to the beach. Check with your reception for timetable information.