If you’ve never been to Cala d’Or, that little piece of land on the edge of Majorca, then you’re missing out on one of the best-kept secrets in the Mediterranean. Gorgeous and relaxing, it’s one of the few remaining gems in a busy, overcrowded series of islands.
Honestly, I’m tempted not to say anything about this place, because I’d like to preserve the peace and semi-obscurity of the area. But sharing is caring, as they say, and I think we could all do with a bit of leisure after the last few years. So here are a few places worth checking out during your next trip to Cala d’Or.
The Town Centre
The heart of Cala d’Or, the town centre is where you’ll find everything from bars to fashion boutiques to go-cart racing. Don’t forget to stop by a local restaurant and try some paella valenciana, a Spanish favourite!
Once you’ve had your fill of the town, retreat to the countryside and the amazing villas in Cala d’Or with pools. With clean roads, gentle breezes and quaint collections of white Spanish houses dotting blue skies, villas in Cala d’Or offers some of the most beautiful sights on the coast.
Able to dock more than 500 ships, the marina is not only an impressive sight, but a local hangout for everyone from fisherman to street musicians. It’s a great place for friendly conversation and people-watching.
If you aren’t afraid of getting a little wet, hop on one of those ships you were so admiring and enjoy a trip at sea. One of the most famous attractions of Cala d’Or is their glass-bottomed boats, allowing travellers to watch fish and even the occasional (peaceful!) shark to swim along with them.
The Caves of Drach
Just a short trip from the towns and villas in Cala d’Or, the Caves of Drach, or the “Dragon Caves,” are an eerie journey into the heart of darkness. Don’t worry about your fear, though: Once you find the 1150m underground lake, it’s all worth it.
The Fiesta of la Mare de Déu del Mar
Literally “The Celebration of Our Lady of the Sea,” this fiesta is one of the highlights of a Cala d’Or summer. Drink, dance and enjoy everything from outdoor concerts to sports competitions on the water as everyone comes together for a good time.
These are just a few of the major attractions of Cala d’Or. You’ll find plenty more to see and experience if you’re willing to give up the “big islands” and try somewhere new. You won’t regret it, I promise!