Officially Cala Major in the local language, this coastal and residential town in the city of Palma de Mallorca, in the Mediterranean Balearic Islands, is for many, one of the favourite destinations in Spain. Are you in the mood to discover why? Well, don't miss a detail, because in this guide we bring you the essential information to make the most of your holidays in Cala Mayor.
Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, and overlooking the beautiful Bay of Palma, the popular neighbourhood of Cala Mayor has a large influx of tourists during the summer months. In addition, it should be noted that it is especially popular with families, as it is a quiet, beautiful place, with a wide range of leisure available and close to the centre of Palma and the most important monuments.
And how could it not be popular? If we still don't know anyone who has been able to resist the charms of the place: its palm trees, the beautiful beach of Cala Mayor, its beach bars, the sea of chic, restaurants, the famous shopping centre of Porto Pi 5 minutes away... We would stay and live!
The beautiful beach of Cala Mayor, the closest to the centre of Palma, covers part of the south-west coast of the island of Mallorca. It is a wide Blue Flag beach, sheltered by stone on both sides, central, and with several restaurants, bars and services in the vicinity. Its waters of a beautiful light blue, almost crystalline, and its fine white sand, you will fall in love from the minute one.
The beach is about 250 metres long, with public baths and showers, ramps to ensure better accessibility, lifeguards, hammocks and parasols for rent.
The location of this beach is one of the most famous, as it is next to the shopping centre of Porto Pi, and also the Palace of Marivent, where the royal family summer. Soon you will see that in this locality, or coastal resort, diverse cultures converge. In fact, in Cala Mayor we find a large international community consisting not only of local Mallorcan residents but also many people from the UK who have been on the island for decades (so, just in front of the Marivent Palace, we find one of the oldest British schools on Mallorca).
As in the rest of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, in Cala Mayor you can enjoy the wonderful Mediterranean climate that has so many lovers. Warm temperatures throughout most of the year, very sunny summers, and calm winters easily bearable in terms of cold (the coldest month is usually January, but during the day you can enjoy temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius).
The area of Cala Mayor is especially quiet and has wonderful weather, particularly in the summer when it has the largest influx of local people and tourists. The sea is always quite calm, which makes Cala Mayor Beach perfect for enjoying a swim and a relaxing day in the sun (ideal if travelling with children).
Cala Mayor is your best option if you want to enjoy a complete holiday in Mallorca full of sun, fun and culture. Furthermore, as it is part of Palma and is only a few minutes away from the city centre, you can easily access the monuments and main tourist attractions of the island, such as Palma Cathedral, known as La Seu, or Bellver Castle.
Some of the best plans and things to do in Cala Mayor are to visit its beautiful beach, visit the Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, enjoy a day of shopping in Porto Pi, and take a jump to the centre of Palma and visit the Cathedral, La Almudaina or the Es Baluard Museum. If you want to take a look at some of these essential plans, take a look at our suggestions.
Cala Mayor is one of the best areas to enjoy a quiet holiday in Mallorca. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular summer resorts on the island, and travellers from all over the world come here in search of sunshine, relaxation and proximity to the centre. Therefore, in the area, you will find numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and dream chiringuitos. Without a doubt, if what you are looking for is a perfect holiday, in a privileged location in Cala Mayor, and where you don't lack anything, the Blue Bay hotel is your best option.
MLL's great Hotel Blue Bay is located in one of the quietest areas of Cala Mayor, Mallorca. It is only 10 minutes from the centre of Palma, 500 metres from the famous beach of Cala Mayor, and with enviable facilities. It has two bars, two swimming pools (outside there are also hammocks), private parking for clients and incredible views of the Bay of Palma. Imagine the wonderful sunsets you can enjoy from your own room! If you want to know a little more about the Blue Bay, one of Mallorca's most popular hotels, we recommend you read this other post in which we tell you everything in detail: Hotel MLL Blue Bay en Cala Mayor.
We hope that this post on how to live the best holidays in Cala Mayor has been interesting for you and that you have been able to discover its best corners. See you soon in Mallorca!