Cala Mayor, Majorca, Spain

Cala Mayor provides a quiet base close to the nightlife and shops of Palma. This laidback resort features a number of good restaurants, and don't be surprised if you catch a glimpse of the Spanish Royal family who have their summer residence here.

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Cala Mayor

Cala Mayor offers visitors the ideal base for enjoyable days on the beach and for those seeking a bit more from sun and sand on their holiday at just 4km from the city is within easy reach of Palma's lively nightlife scene, historic sites, great shops and restaurants.

The transfer time is 20 minutes from Palma Airport.

Read more about: The beach | Things to do | Out and about | Nearby activities | Cala Mayor Reviews

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Blue Bay Hotel Photograph of Blue Bay Hotel
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Blue Bay Hotel has a welcoming atmosphere and views over the bay of Palma. There are swimming pools for adults and children on-site and the beach is approx 500 metres away, to which there is a summert...

4.1 / 5 from 15 reviews

Be Live Marivent Hotel Photograph of Be Live Marivent Hotel
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Ideally located on the beach, the Be Live Marivent is an adult only hotel, making the perfect choice for a relaxing holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Nixe Palace Hotel Photograph of Nixe Palace Hotel
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Nixe Palace Hotel enjoys a superb setting with fantastic views of the sea, a great choice for relaxing and soaking up the sun....

3.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

BQ Belvedere Hotel Photograph of BQ Belvedere Hotel
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Just minutes away from the coast, the BQ Belvedere is ideally located in sun-kissed Cala Mayor, and offers a great value All Inclusive service for the whole family. ...

4.3 / 5 from 71 reviews

Be Live Costa Palma Hotel Photograph of Be Live Costa Palma Hotel
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This adults only hotel (min. age 16yrs) is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing base, though close enough to enjoy the city of Palma which is just 5km away. The steep incline of the resort may not...

Be Live La Cala Hotel Photograph of Be Live La Cala Hotel
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This adult only hotel offers a great location on the beachfront and within easy reach of Palma's lively centre....

Joan Miro Hotel Photograph of Joan Miro Hotel
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The Dali Hotel is centrally located, just opposite the Palacio de Marivent (The Royal Family summer residence)....

Mirablau Hotel Photograph of Mirablau Hotel
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Mirablau Hotel provides comfortable accommodation, its location is ideal for enjoying the local beach and exploring the city of Palma....

San Telmo Hotel Photograph of San Telmo Hotel
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There is so much to do at the San Telmo Hotel and in the surrounding area, whether it is golf you are interested in or the historical attractions of Palma....

Uto Palace Hotel Photograph of Uto Palace Hotel
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Uto Palace Hotel makes a great base for visiting the historic city of Palma with it's many attractions and entertainment venues....

Cala Mayor Reviews

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2017
Accommodation:BQ Belvedere Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Minutes from Palma, local bus every 20 minutes.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:BQ Belvedere Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

We choose Cala Mayor for our holiday destination because it has lovely city beach where we love to come for a quick swim. It is home to amazing Joan Miro museum which is a real treat for art lovers. But mostly, we love Cala Mayor for its proximity to the city of Palma. Palma is an amazing place to see, walk around or have a drink meal in one of its trendy and sophisticated restaurants.

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2017
Accommodation:BQ Belvedere Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely area, nice beach, shops local just one bus away.

Holiday Date:25th Jun 2017
Accommodation:BQ Belvedere Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Cala Mayor lovely beach with big waves when rough sea. Nice beach restaurant. Lots of umbrellas and sun beds. Very clean. Loved their beach.

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The beach

The fine white sandy beach in Cala Mayor is 200-metres in length and 80-metres wide, it's protected on both sides by rocky outcrops keeping the water calm and clear. There are plenty of the usual facilities available with pedalos, sun-loungers and parasols available for hire as well as public showers and toilets, beach bars and restaurants. There are also ramps for wheelchair users and lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

Things to do

The Cala Nova sailing school is less than 1km from the resort centre and offers training courses for windsurfing and sailing during the peak holiday periods. The resort is also well placed for other sporting activities such as the Royal Bendinat Golf Club and the exclusive marina at Puerto Portals.

Situated in Cala Mayor is Joan Miro's old house and studio which is open to the public (Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro) and features a large permanent exhibition of his work.

At the neighbouring village of Genova only 1km away are the Cuevas de Genova, these caves are the smallest on Majorca and may not be as impressive as the Cuevas de Drach, but interesting all the same.

Out and about

Cala Mayor offers a number of restaurants, cafes and bars serving tapas and international cuisines. Nightlife is limited within the resort, though the great feature about staying here is that it is within easy reach of the islands capital where an even wider selection of dining options, bars and nightclubs can be found.

Cala Mayor does not have a large selection of shops, though within easy walking distance is the shopping centre called Porto Pi, which offers numerous shops, eating and leisure facilities.

As a suburb of Palma, the resort has good bus connections providing a convenient way to reach neighbouring resorts.

Nearby activities

A very popular evening attraction is the Pirates Adventure (Els Pirates), which is based just outside of Magaluf (approx 8km away). A pirate themed dinner and show, with performances most evenings, there's a special late night adult's only performance in addition to the family show.

The Marineland which is located in the nearby resort of Portal Nous is a popular attraction for families with young children, the park features an aquarium with rays and sharks, and the shows includes performing sea lions, parrots and dolphins.

Further family fun can be enjoyed at the Western Waterpark found just outside the resort of Magaluf, the park is full of thrilling water-slides and fun pools for all ages to enjoy. Other fun attractions include Go-Karting and the Katmandu Fun-House both in Magaluf, and Golf Fantasia found in the heart of Palma Nova featuring three enjoyable courses.

Full of historical sites and museums Palma makes an ideal day excursion; visit the Gothic sights of La Seu Cathedral and Basilica de Sant Francesc, Palace de L'Almudaina found next to the cathedral and Castell de Bellver the only circular castle in Spain.

Enjoy the scenic train journey from Palma to Soller, it takes a magnificently picturesque route and with vintage carriages is a pleasurable and popular tourist attraction. Once in Soller you can extend your trip onto Port de Soller, where a vintage tram connects with the arrival of the train.

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