Cala d'Or

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Cala d'Or
Cala d'Or is located in Spain
Cala d'Or
Cala d'Or
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°22′27″N 3°13′52″E / 39.37417°N 3.23111°E / 39.37417; 3.23111
Autonomous communityBalearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
Judicial districtManacor
62 m (203 ft)
 • Total3,823
WebsiteOfficial website
Marina de Cala d'Or
Spiaggia di cala egos.jpg

Cala d'Or is a village on the east coast of Majorca, in the municipality of Santanyí, Balearic Islands, Spain, consisting of three principal areas: the town centre of Cala d'Or, Cala Egos and Cala Ferrera. It offers many small, fine sandy beaches including Cala Gran, Cala d'Or, Cala Egos, Cala Es Forti, Cala Serena and Cala Esmeralda

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A mini 'road train' regularly runs for holidaymakers between different parts of the resort and the beaches. The town centre is very lively in the summer months but much more low key than the larger and more populated resorts in Majorca. The pedestrianised area offers a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants. Also popular is the marina area which welcomes yachts and chartered boats throughout the year, offering some of the best protection from storms in the whole of Majorca, although the entrance can be very tight for turning. The marina is also near restaurants and bars suiting most European cultures.[citation needed]

The majority of buildings in Cala d'Or are painted in traditional Mediterranean white. The outskirts of the settlement are home to holiday villas whereas nearer to the coast it is dotted with several hotels and apartments.

Cala d'Or is approximately 45 minutes from Palma airport but suffers very little from through traffic. The nearest major town to Cala d'Or is Santanyi which lies further inland. The pretty fishing port of Porto Petro is only a five-minute journey by car and can also be reached by the mini train.[citation needed]

The resorts of Cala D'or and Cala Egos are in the municipality of Santanyi in the south east of Majorca and these resorts are very popular with families or couples from all over Europe.[citation needed]

Cala D'or was one of the first major tourist resorts in Mallorca. The buildings were themed on Ibiza, small pretty white-washed villas, apartments and houses and even the hotels had to stick rigidly with this theme.

Over the years this area has grown in size and more and more tourists come to explore fine dining and enjoy the quiet areas near the natural park of Mondrago. Many of the hotels in Cala D'Or & Cala Egos offer all-inclusive holidays, but there are also luxurious villas and appartment for rent.

Cala D'Or attracts mostly western European tourists such as Germans, British and French.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 39°22′27″N 3°13′52″E / 39.37417°N 3.23111°E / 39.37417; 3.23111