Information & Facts
Cala d'Or has seven beaches, of which the largest is Cala Gran,
all with fine white sand and clear shallow water for holiday makers
to enjoy. The larger beaches have good facilities offering
watersports including sailing, windsurfing and scuba-diving. Those
wishing to venture further afield can take a 'champagne cruise'
along the coastline, ride a mini-train to picturesque Cala Mondrago
with its two lovely coves, or take excursions to the villages of
Cala Figuera, Puerto Petro, Sa Colonia de Sant Jordi or the isle of
Cabrera. Most hotels offer full entertainment programmes for
children, and there are trampolines and mini go-karts at
Mallorcalandia, as well as mini-golf in the town centre.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Cala d'Or is definitely a family-oriented holiday resort, not
catering for the 18-30 single set, particularly those who enjoy a
wild night-life. The music bars and discos are usually quiet by
2am. The main resort beaches can become enormously crowded,
particularly during July and August, and holiday-makers have to be
up and about early if they hope to secure a sunbed for the day. It
is possible to bus, or hire a car, to travel to nearby less
populated beaches and coves, but these are not likely to offer all
the facilities of the resort beaches.
Nightlife in Cala d'Or is tasteful and stylish, rather than
frenetic, centred around the many cocktail bars and discos. Don Ron
Heroes Bar is one of the places to go for a good night out in Cala
d'Or. The latest music rocks Linekers, and the most popular
nightclubs in town are Disco Alfa and Farrahs Planet Ibiza.
Hollywoods is the local karaoke bar, while the Dirty Duck pub is
known as the gay-friendly establishment.
Cala d'Or's upmarket restaurants are situated around the marina,
which is usually abuzz with a lively international crowd enjoying a
variety of cuisines. The centre of town offers fast food outlets,
tapas bars, pizza parlours, burger joints and several British pub
'n grub type establishments. Eateries that come highly recommended
in Cala d'Or are Acuarius, Shangrila, Restaurante Vicente and
Cala d'Or is known as the best shopping district on Mallorca,
its main shopping street, Avinguda Tagomago, filled with chic
boutiques, leather shops and galleries appealing to locals and
holidaymakers alike. Designer clothes and shoes, in particular, are
available at reasonable prices. Souvenir shopping is fun with the
wide variety of local crafts, traditional pottery and glass, and
olive wood carvings available at several stores, and at the Sunday
morning flea market in Felanitx. Visitors can also find bargains in
designer sunglasses, jewellery and perfume. Those in self-catering
apartments who need sustenance will find all they require at the
resort's biggest supermarket, Caprabo, near the resort entrance.
The supermarket opens until 9pm every night (except Sundays, when
it closes at 2pm).
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).