The urbanization Calas de Mallorca is a typical, purpose built holiday resort as found frequently on Mallorca. Located at the east coast of Mallorca in the community of Manacor between Porto Cristo and Porto Colom, it is a much loved summer holiday destination. Calas de Mallorca is a relaxed and quiet beach resort with the sole purpose to provide the ultimate holiday experience. Especially for families but also for young adults and beach lovers, it attracts a mixed crowd of all ages, especially among British and German tourists.
Apartment complexes and middle-class, all-inclusive hotels dominate Calas de Mallorca. The city center is filled with restaurants, bars, pubs, mini-markets and shops. As it is a purpose built town, you will not find any special landmarks or interesting sight here. It is a mere sun and beach resort, which nothing more to offer than beaches and some night entertainment. There is not too much variety in town itself, with only a few family and leisure activities. Most entertainment is provided by the hotels from early morning until midnight. It is only after the hotel bars close, that the bars and pubs in town fill up and start their entertainment. However, you should always check out the bar’s timetables, as sometimes some good live music bands perform on stage.
Surrounded by three bays with golden sand beaches, Calas de Mallorca is typical beach resort, offering sun, sand and relaxation. Most popular beaches are Cala Domingo Gran and Cala Domingo Petit (also called Playa Tropicana), as these are the two bigger beaches. The third beach is Cala Antena, a steep walk down from the village. The blue flag at the beaches indicates excellent water quality and good beach service and the shallow water is well suited for children. However, there are also strong underwater currents when it gets deeper. At the beach you can practice pedalos and other water sports as well as rent sun chairs and sunshades.
Most part of the urbanization is located on top of calcareous sandstone, which is tunneled by various caves. Most probably you will spot the one or other entrance to a cave while swimming in the ocean. Do not hesitate to enter a cave, it is a worthwhile experience: you can breath in these caves and you will even find small gravel beaches. A small tip, you will find one cave when swimming from Cala Domingos Gran towards Cala Domingos Petit.
A long coastal path connects Cala Domingos and Cala Antena. Between the cliffs, this path leads directly along the ocean, some meters above sea level, providing you with a stunning view over the Mediterranean. If you are too lazy to walk, a small electronic train – the Calas Express – stops at the most important spots in town. This train only runs during summer season and costs 4.50 € for adults and 2.50 € for children. Furthermore, the holiday resort offers two mini golf courses and two children’s playgrounds for some family fun time.
During summer month, there is the direct bus number 415 between Palma and Calas de Mallorca. The bus kine 424 runs between Manacor and Calas de Mallorca but has a changing timetable in winter and summer. By car you can drive via Manacor or Felanix and then follow the road signs.