The coastline of Cala d'Or

Cala d'Or

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

Cala d'or Mallorca sunrise
The beach, Calo d'es Pou Es Forti, Cala Egos
calo de pou es forti
Calo des Pou beach playa summer sunrise
Mar mediterraneo Cala Egos

Tentol is situated in Cala Egos, between the coves Calo d’es pou and Cala Egos.  Both beaches are a short walk away in opposite directions.  Calo d’es pou is the smallest of the 7 coves but has full facilities and a beach bar.  The local starfish boat picks up to the left of the beach.  Starfish have a variety of cruises available, including dolphin watching, a fun way to pass a few hours, relax and see the coast from the sea.  For more information check out the Starfish website.  On return, you only have a few minutes walk to Tentol for a refreshment on the terrace.

We always recommend a walk to Es Forti, early if possible to see the sunrise, and if you are lucky it can be quite spectacular.  The Fort was built around 1735, originally constructed to protect the area from pirate landings.  Nowadays it’s a tourist attraction and only a 10 minute walk from us.

Cala Egos has all you need for a holiday of a lifetime, from grand villas with sea views to smaller apartments, large hotels and all-inclusive options.  There are several supermarkets, including a newly refurbished Eroski, European Medical centre with multi-lingual professionals, (with fast covid tests) pharmacy, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, live music, karaoke, bike & car hire, money exchange, cashpoints etc.  The church and post office are in the centre of Cala d’Or.  For taxi trips or transfers we recommend a local taxi, Jesus No. 44, he is reliable, has competitive prices and speaks English, although all Cala d’Or taxis are very good. 

If you would like to venture out of Cala d’Or, you can’t beat Restaurant Sa Farinera, for an allround authentic Mallorcan experience.  It is a 10 minute drive from Tentol through Calonge, on the outskirts of the village of S’Horta.  Or take a 30 minute drive to the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador, renowned for being one of the best viewpoints on the Island.  From the main road towards Felanitx, you turn off left up a winding road leading to a hilltop church & former mid 13th century monastery.  On clear days the panoramic views stretch as far as Cabrera, Cap de Formentor and Castell de Santueri, a 14th century rock castle built into the cliffs on the site of a ruined Arab fortress.  The last monk left the monastery in 1992 and the monastery was redesigned into the Petit Hotel Sant Salvador.

Local market days are:

Santanyi – Wednesday & Saturday

Felanitx – Sunday

Many visitors return to Cala d’Or year after year.  We wish you a wonderful time in the area, we are always happy to help in any way we can to make your time here a memorable one.  We hope to see you soon!

Toni A, Toni P,  Jesús, Patricia, Conchi & the team at Tentol

Avenida Sa Marina 51 | Cala Egos | Cala d’Or | 07660 | Mallorca

OPEN 08.30-23.30

MONDAYS CLOSED

We speak Mallorcan, Spanish, English, French, German and more.

CONTACT US: hola@restaurantetentol.com or call +34 971 65 92 21

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