by Mac Candee
things to do in cala d'or mallorca

Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Want to plan ahead for your next trip? I’ve got another beautiful place in Spain on my spotlight today. And that is Cala d’Or – a beautiful town on the east coast of Palma de Mallorca. A beautiful stop next to mainland Spain, I spent seven days there and can’t wait to tell you what I’ve learned.

If you like videos better than articles, I’ve got you covered. You can CLICK HERE or find it below. You will not only find out more about Cala d’Or, but also see some of the amazing scenery shots I’ve managed to take – this place is truly a thing of beauty.

Before we jump into this picturesque little town, it’s important to note that this list is in no particular order – each attraction is different and has its own charm. I’ve only listed my recommendations, which have their own qualities and magnetic pull, so you can find something that best fits your interests. There is truly something for everyone here, and you can use this list to plan your trip so that you can enjoy it best. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting spots in Cala d’Or, when is the best time to visit, what to see and things to do.

So… when is the best time to visit Cala d’Or, Spain? The best time depends on what your travel preference is. The spring and autumn months are ideal for visitors who prefer less tourists and less heat, while still getting a milder, but still warm climate and sea. If you enjoy a less crowded trip, this will work better for you. At this time, the weather is still very enjoyable – not too hot, not too cold, and you have the added benefit of avoiding the crowds. During June, July and August, you can expect the highest temperatures and the driest weather, as well as the biggest wave of tourists. Most summer days are great for the beach, but it can get pretty crowded as well. So it ultimately depends on you what you prefer – a milder temperature and less tourists, or lots of sun and more people.

Now on to our recommended 5 Things to do in Cala d’Or, Spain!

1) Cala Ferrera Beach


This is one of the more popular beaches in Cala d’Or. Nonetheless, it offers wonderful scenery, a great place to rest and enjoy the day, as well as small shops for drinks and food. You can rent out an umbrella and a chair, or you can just grab a towel and you’re set to go. But if you choose the latter – you’d have to make sure you get there a little early because it can get crowded quickly. Just make sure you’re wary of the end of the season, which is at the end of October. Keep that in mind when planning your trip, since you can enjoy a more friendly weather, and skip the crowd, but it’s also possible that you run into colder temperatures and rain.

2) Playa Cala Esmeralda


This is one of the prettiest beaches in Cala d’Or. The cliffs overlooking this beach offer some amazing views, but remain careful, as they are pretty high and it can be dangerous. I’ve spent some time here, watching the sunset and taking breathtaking videos. The scenery here is one to amaze, and you can spend some quality time with the sea and the beauty of nature here. You can watch amazing sunrises and sunsets at this location and it’s something I’d definitely recommend you visit. Trust me – you will enjoy it!

3) Cala Gran Beach


This beach has the added benefit of being closer to the city center. It is smaller, with less water surface, but if you like sunbathing – this is the best place for you, since there is a lot of room for putting your towel down and enjoying the day. If you feel hungry or thirsty, there are enough beach bars for you to choose from and you don’t have to go very far to find them at all – they’ll be right next to you. It’s a great place to hang out as well, since it has many look out points, where you can just relax and listen to the sea while surrounded by nature all around.

4) Explore the Marina


It is about half of a mile walking distance from our previous point. You can take a walk and dine out on the Marina, since there are many great restaurants for you to choose from. If you like boats, this is an amazing place for you to stroll, enjoy the beautiful blue waters and the myriad of different boats docked here. Also, if you’d like to rent one, you can do that here to, as there are many options for you to choose from. Other attractions include boat tours that you can take part in, as well as speed boat trips.

5) Glass Bottom Boat


This is an attraction you can take to other destinations nearby, while enjoying the view from underwater. Just the boat ride itself is amazing, but you also get to visit more places along the coastline. It’s very reasonably priced for what you get. You can see different areas around Mallorca and visit some other beaches that are further away. As the title suggests, it is a boat with a glass bottom, which not only sounds amazing, but is an amazing experience to be able to see the fish and marine life swimming under your feet.

Closing Thoughts

These are just five of the things I recommend doing in Cala d’Or, but you can find much more once you arrive. It is a very popular tourist destination, so you know you’re going to have amazing restaurants and experiences. There are also interesting day trips you can take to the nearby places, but as I didn’t do that myself, I’m leaving it up to you to explore and be amazed by this beautiful city.

If you have the time, there are many more amazing things you can do in and around Cala d'Or, Mallorca, Spain.

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