Cala d’Or is a picturesque holiday destination in the district of Santanyi, situated on the popular southeast coast of Mallorca (Majorca) around 65 km from Palma Airport. The resort covers the area from Cala Serena to Cala Egos, all of which have small sandy coves rather than many other popular resorts with long beaches or promenades. There are 7 bays in all, Cala Serena, Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, (or Caló des Corrals) Cala Gran, Cala Petita, (or Cala d’Or) Caló d’es Pou, (or Caleta d’es Pou), and Cala Egos (or Caló de Ses Egües)
The marina ‘Port Petit’ separates the main centre of town and Cala Egos. The port is perfect for an evening stroll or you can sit and relax in one of the many restaurants or bars for a meal or cocktail or 2. If you are looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant Mias Boathouse comes highly recommend for tapas and drinks and has a spectacular view of the harbour.
The village was founded by the Ibizan architect Josep Costa Ferrer after he bought land in the 1930s which he named Cala D’Hort at the time. Don Pep as he was known, started to develop the area in Ibizan style architecture: low, white buildings with flat roofs, inspired by his life in Ibiza. Although Cala d’Or has grown considerably over the years, with strict planning regulations the majority of buildings have stayed true to the original Ibizan style design, making it one of the most picturesque resorts on the Island.
For more information and discover hidden gems in the local area please visit the tourist information website visitcalador