Cala Mayor, also called Cala Major, is
located only a few kilometres west of Palma de Mallorca. From the
airport, there are about 20 minutes by car.
The beach in general
The lovely beach in Cala Mayor is a little more than 200 metres long
and up to 80 metres wide. The beach is mainly surrounded by hotels,
but there is also room for some high palm trees.
The beach was improved and extended some
years ago with fine-grained sand, which was shipped to Cala Mayor by
boat. The water is clear, and high waves are a seldom sight.
It is possible to rent sun lounges and
sunshades at the beach and it has access to showers and toilets.
Right next to the beach, there is a small supermarket where you can
buy drinks etc., so you don't have to carry a lot with you.
The beach is popular during the height
of summer, particularly on Sundays when the Majorcans also go to the
beach. On days like these, it may be difficult to find a parking
space in the streets behind the beach.
The beach is child-friendly. The water deepens slowly and annoying
waves are rare. However, there is not much room to play during the
height of summer.
Water sports activities
It is possible to rent water bikes, but apart from that there are no
water sports activities.
Behind the beach, there is a sea front with a fine selection of
restaurants and beach bars.
Cala Major holiday resort
Cala Mayor is one of the oldest tourist areas in Mallorca, but
during recent years, a lot of money has been invested in a
renovation of the town and this is also for the benefit of its
Along the main street Av. Joan Miró,
there are many restaurants, bars and tourist shops. If you require a
larger selection of restaurants and shops, Palma de Mallorca is not
Cala Mayor is known for the Marivent
palace (Palacio Marivent), where the Spanish royal family often
spend their holidays. However, the largest tourist attraction is
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, where
many of the works of Joan Miró are on display. The famous Spanish
painter lived in Cala Mayor for the last 20 years of his life.