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01·JUN·2018

Fall in love with Calas de Mallorca this summer

The island of Mallorca is a truly stunning and beautiful place. As the largest Balearic Island, Mallorca is a popular tourist destination, especially for Europeans looking to escape the cities and enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean climate and culture. Dotted around the island you can find a myriad of small coastal towns and purpose-built resorts that welcome in holidaymakers and contain superb facilities, beaches, and  amenities.

One such resort is the beautiful and tranquil Cales de Mallorca – this article provides everything you need to know about this resort and why you should consider venturing there this summer! This purpose built resort is part of the municipality of Manacor and is a great destination for families.

Location

Cales de Mallorca can be found on the eastern coast of the island, approximately equidistant from Cala D’or and Cala Millor. The main route that runs past Cales de Mallorca is the Ma-4014 that stretches for much of the east coast of Mallorca. From Palma airport, the journey takes approximately 1 hour and the drive is pleasant through the central parts of the island. The closest major town is Manacor and the drive here takes approximately 30 minutes.

Hotels

Despite its small size, Cales de Mallorca actually has a host of fantastic hotels ranging in budget and quality. If you are traveling on a shoestring there is plenty of low-budget accommodation options, whereas if you can afford a little more, there are some high-quality resorts too. The following are some notable hotels within Cales de Mallorca:

- Globales America (pool, several bars, next to Cala Domingos bay)
- Club Hotel Tropicana Mallorca (private beach, beautiful surroundings)
- Sol Cala Antena (several pools, room balconies, excellent prices)
- Sol Calas de Mallorca (ocean-facing pool, cheap prices, great location)
- Hotel Cala Murada (apartments available, pool, mini golf)

If a resort hotel is not your style, you can also find a range of apartments and bed and breakfast and even a couple of hostels too for the discerning backpacker.

Beaches

Due to the coastal formation of Cales de Mallorca (and in fact much of the eastern coast of Mallorca), there are practically no long stretches of golden beach. If you want an expansive beach that stretches for miles then we suggest heading to the eastern coast of Spain to a location such as Alicante or Valencia. What Cales de Mallorca does have however is a series of truly beautiful sheltered bays that nestle in-between the cliffs. The below is a list of some of the best beaches/bays in this region:

- Cala Domingos (two separate beaches and fantastic facilities)
- Cala Antena (one beach, great selection of adjacent walking trails)
- Cala Magraner (further to the north, secluded and quiet)
- Cala Murada (sheltered bay with calm waters and plenty of sun loungers)
 
All of these beaches are within a short distance of the center of Cales de Mallorca and can be reached within 10-15 minutes via car.


Restaurants

Surrounding the hotels of Cales de Mallorca you can find a plethora of superb restaurants, cafes, and bars. This quiet and purpose-built resort has practically everything you need and there is no need to venture out if you want to enjoy a high-quality dining experience. The following are some of the top-rated restaurants in Cales de Mallorca:

- Grand Central Pub (cocktails, snacks, full meals and live entertainment)
- Pizzeria D'Alfil (superb pizza selection plus other meals such as steak and burgers)
- Restaurante Mallorca (traditional Spanish dishes, ideally located)
- Sancho Panza (delicious salads and Mediterranean dishes)

These are just a handful of the main restaurants in Cales de Mallorca but there are many more. If you walk through the streets surrounding Plaça Mallorca you can find some fantastic establishments that cater to everyone’s tastes.

We hope you have found this guide useful. By now you should have a clearer understanding of what Cales de Mallorca has to offer. This resort truly is a magnificent place to visit and will provide you with a memorable Mallorca experience.

If you enjoy exploring, you will also find Cales de Mallorca as the perfect base from which to drive through the eastern coast of the island. From this resort, you can easily each other interesting places such as Portocolom, Cala D’or, Porto Cristo and Cala Millor. Don’t forget that Drivalia can offer a hire car service from Palma airport which could complement your adventures in and around Cales de Mallorca.