Information & Facts
The nearby town of Manacor is the home of the Majorca Pearl
Industry, which manufactures pearls from a mixture of glass and
pulverised fish scales. Avid golfers will enjoy the Vall d'Or golf
course, which is only ten minutes away.
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.
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 and
the resort's cliff-top location means that it is not well suited
for elderly patrons or those with disabilities.
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 or
Tiffany's have received positive reviews.
Calas de Mallorca has great restaurants for holidaymakers to
enjoy, the best of which are C'an Gusti, Cosme Oliver Pila,
Explotaciones Hoteleras Edama and Jose Noguera Julia.
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
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).