Our Editorial team's advice
Between Colonia Sant Jordi and Cala Mesquida is a series of isolated calas (coves), which are often hard to reach. Located along a rocky and rugged coast, you might feel like you're in Ireland when you visit Cala d'Or! This seaside resort on the southeast coast of Majorca has a lively town centre.
The coves are beautiful: Cala d'Es Pou, Cala Mondrago, Cala Barca and Cala Egos.
A glass bottom boat, the Starfish, offers trips between Cala Figuera and the traditional fishing village of Porto Colom, making stops at Cala Mondrago, Cala Barca, Porto Petro, Cala Egos and Cala d'Or, the seaside resort with many bars, restaurants and shops. We also recommend taking the small train (for a fee) that makes trips between the beaches throughout the day. In this area, the beaches are small rocky inlets. Space is limited and there are lots of people, so it can be hard to find somewhere to lay your towel. Despite this, coves are beautiful with their crystal clear water and fine sand.
- + The untamed coastline and well preserved nature.
- + The hotels blend into the landscape.
- + The lively centre of Cala d'Or.
- - The resort is far from Palma and the airport.
- - The crowds at the coves in high season.
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To think about
In winter, life in the seaside resorts comes to a bit of a standstill. An advantage if you are looking for somewhere quiet, but for a more lively atmosphere, it's best to head to the old city of Palma during these months. On the other hand, the southeast coast comes alive in summer while managing to maintain its authenticity in a well preserved natural setting, unlike the urbanised area of Palma.
Cala Mondrago is a superb beach, but one to be avoided in high season (May to early September), as you will have to park miles away and there is never any space to put your towel! Which slightly spoils the charm of the place...
As an island, Majorca has many lobster, cuttlefish and fish soup recipes. Make sure you try tumbet, a kind of lasagne made from potatoes and aubergines with a tomato and pepper sauce. You will also find pork and cold cuts. For dessert, try the ensaimada, a spiral-shaped pastry.
To bring back
A wide variety of traditional Majorcan crafts. In addition to the famous, world-renowned pearls of Manacor, glass is still made here using traditional techniques, as are ceramics. You can also buy tapestries, embossed leather bags, wrought iron, copper and olive wood objects and herbal liqueurs.
Weather Cala D'or
These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Cala D'or . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Cala D'or so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Cala D'or , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
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Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.
Bad weather indicators
Dry / Optimal
Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).
Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).
Sea temperature between 18°C and 20°C. Wind speed between 7 mph and 18 mph.
Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.
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