Calas de Mallorca Travel Guide
Overview The relaxed and quiet purpose-built holiday resort of Calas de
Mallorca is in the centre of the east coast of the island, close to
the towns of Manacor and Felanitx. The resort is set on a cliff top
and is therefore not ideal for those with disabilities or for the
elderly, but does have lovely views and good beaches, and is
popular with families with small children. Playa Domingos is the
principal beach and offers warm, crystal clear water that is
perfect for snorkelling; the water can, however, get quite rough at
times. There is a promenade along the headland of Calas de Mallorca
which affords some spectacular views out to the Mediterranean, and
provides a glorious stamping ground for keen walkers. Calas de
Mallorca is conveniently close to a number of other resorts,
including Porto Cristo, Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Porto Colom and Cala
d'Or, which all make for great excursions.
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Shopping Calas de Mallorca has the usual selection of tourist shops near
the hotels in the Centro Commercial. There is a Sunday morning
market in nearby Felanitx that has a selection of souvenirs,
including good examples of local pottery. The prices are high,
especially for tourists, so be prepared to bargain if you want a
Restaurants Calas de Mallorca has great restaurants for holidaymakers to
enjoy, the best of which include C'an Gusti, Cosme Oliver Pila,
Explotaciones Hoteleras Edama and Jose Noguera Julia.
Nightlife The resort is not known for its nightlife. There is a small
collection of bars and restaurants in the Centro Commercial. While
most of Calas de Mallorca's nightlife is hotel-based, there are a
few live music venues and one or two clubs of which Jupiter's and
Tiffany's have received positive reviews.
Activities The nearby town of Manacor is the home of the Majorca Pearl
Industry, which manufactures pearls from a mixture of glass and
pulverized fish scales. Avid golfers will enjoy the Vall d'Or golf
course, which is only ten minutes away. Numerous excursions to
nearby villages and resorts and all their attendant pleasures and
attractions are possible.
Negatives Public transport is limited and unreliable. The beaches have
strong undercurrents and are not suitable for weak swimmers. Calas
de Mallorca is not frequented by the single 18 to 30 age set.