Cala d’Or is one of the most popular southern coastal areas of Mallorca, it is made up of a series of small sandy coves that share similar characteristics. We can find from magnificent beaches to shopping, gastronomy and nightlife areas, as well as interesting excursions. The Cala d’Or marina called Port Peti, has the exceptional marina, one of the most valued in Mallorca.
In addition to the Cala d’Or beach we find Cala Gran, Cala Petita, Cala Ferrera, Cala Egos, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Galera and Cala d’es Forti. Its beaches are deeper than long and are characterized by clear turquoise waters that contrast with the low sandstone cliffs in which they are framed.
The two closest excursions are the old military fortress Es Fortí from the 18th century, which was declared a site of cultural interest, and the Mondragó Natural Park and its surrounding forests. Mondragó includes splendid sandy beaches such as Ses Fonts de n’Alis, S’Amarador and Cala Mondragó, the latter considered one of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca.
The center of Cala d’Or has a long pedestrian area with a large number of shops that sell all kinds of products.
Cala d’Or is very characteristic for its whitewashed cubic-shaped houses, flat roofs, typical Balearic stone walls and landscaped areas flanked by pine trees.
Cala Egos (or caló de ses Egos)
It is a narrow and curved bay of fine sand that is located south of Cala d’Or. It is a small beach about 30 meters wide. It is located between two large hotel complexes. On both sides of the rocks, residents have installed ladders to access the sea without having to cross the beach.
Caló d'es Pou (or caleta d'es Pou)
Caló d’es Pou is located to the south of the bay of Cala d’Or, in the interior of Cala Llonga. It is a small cove of white sand, which is approximately 30 meters wide and 50 meters deep.
Cala Gran is the largest bay in Cala d’Or. The bushy pine trees that grow along the rocks help preserve the natural beauty of this white sand beach.
It receives its name for being the largest of all the coves that are part of the town. This beach is characterized by its narrowness, its steep walls, its fine sand, its lush pine forest that surrounds it on the sides, and the tranquility of its waters.
Cala Petita (officially Cala d'Or and formerly known as Caló de ses Dones)
It is the closest to the marina. It is surrounded by a lush pine forest and low bushes that protect it from the wind together with the rock formations on its sides. The latter prevent us from seeing the open sea on the horizon
It is made of white sand and is flanked by low-lying rocks, ending in a small sandy area, with fine sand and little unevenness. It has terraces covered with sand on the back.
Also known as Caló des Corrals, it is 25 meters wide, with white sand and 40 meters deep. The beautiful bay owes its name to the color of the water, with shades from green to blue, crystalline, transparent and with sandy bottoms. It is possible to enjoy the views from the rocky path that is on one side of the cove.
It is located north of Cala Esmeralda. It has white sand and a coastline that is 60 meters wide. It is one of the largest beaches in Cala d’Or.
The islet of Farallón de Cala Ferrera is located in the vicinity of the wide natural mouth that gives access to this portion of the coastline.
It is the neighboring cove of Cala Ferrera, but it is quite different with white sand. The picturesque bay is only 20 meters wide.
This sandy area is surrounded by vertical cliffs, low in height and with a multitude of caves, as well as the typical Mediterranean coastal pine forest.
Cala Sa Nau
It is less than 5 km northeast of Cala d’Or. Its sand is white and its waters are crystal clear. The natural landscape is the predominant one.