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Find information on Cala Bona in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cala Bona is on the east coast of Majorca close to Cala Millor. Unlike the latter resort which was purpose built, Cala Bona is an old fishing port which has expanded over the years to accommodate the increasing volume of visitors. It nevertheless manages to retain its relaxed traditional atmosphere much loved by holiday makers. With a small number of sandy beaches and clear blue water it is a firm favourite with British tourists.
A Cala Bona holiday offers accommodation in an attractive resort with a traditional atmosphere and a working harbour. It is the ideal resort for relaxing by both night and day.
Cala Bona appeals to people of all ages but is particularly popular with families and those looking for a relaxing beach holiday with good food and wine in the evening. However it is a good base for those who choose a more energetic holiday as Cala Millor, just twenty-five minutes walk away, has a wide range of sporting facilities both in and out of the water.
The holiday season in Cala Bona begins in April and ends in late October. Temperatures range from twenty to mid thirty degrees centigrade.
Cala Bona on Majorca’s east coast is a delightful resort with its small working harbour where you can watch the daily catch being landed while sitting in one of the many cafes or restaurants which line the harbour. Stroll through the narrow streets near the harbour and you will find numerous bars where you can stop and rest a while. There are a small number of sandy coves in Cala Bona, mostly protected by rocky outcrops. The beaches are clean and the waters sparklingly clear and shallow making them perfect for families with small children. A palm lined promenade runs down the length of the resort. For those who want water sporting facilities, the nearby resort of Cala Millor has a wide choice of activities including wave rider boats, scuba diving and fishing. Glass bottomed boats make regular trips along the scenic eastern coast. Rancho Willy in Cala Bona has horses and ponies for hire for those who like horse riding. As this is a popular pastime it is best to book the horses in advance in order to avoid disappointment. The Auto Safari Zoo which has a variety of African animals is another popular attraction. There is a mini train which transports visitors around the zoo thus avoiding damage to hire cars by the rather destructive monkeys who have a penchant for windscreen wipers and aerials. There are some good golf courses in the area the best of them being Pula Golf. The entry fee reflects the high standard of the course which is set in marvellous scenery with spectacular views, the best of them being from the fifteenth hole. One of Majorca’s most popular attractions lies on the east coast. Visitors travel from all over the island to visit Drach’s Caves which have an incredible array of stalactites and stalagmites all dramatically illuminated. Concerts are held in the largest cavern which also holds a lake.
Entertainment in Cala Bona is mainly hotel based although there are some bars that provide live music. The British bars often provide activities such as quizzes and race night. For those seeking livelier evenings with all night discos the neighbouring resort of Cala Millor is only a five minute taxi ride away.
Cala Bona has a large number of gift and souvenir shops giving plenty of opportunities for purchasing holiday mementos. Leather goods, embroidered linens, ceramics and glass goods are favourites. The nearest market is in Son Servera on Fridays but it is worth travelling twenty kilometres inland to Manacor on Mondays, to sample the market there. Away from the tourist seaside resorts you will experience the traditional daily lives of Majorcans. The town, with its old churches, watch towers and windmills, is also the centre of the pearl industry on the island. Visitors can tour the factories and watch the manufacturing process before buying a souvenir.
Cala Bona has a wide choice of restaurants. Those down by the harbour provide a perfect setting for an evening meal with their reflected lights bobbing in the water. The restaurants serve a variety of Spanish, Italian and English food. The fish restaurants in Cala Bona are excellent with fish freshly caught by the local fishermen. Local wines are very pleasing to the palate and are inexpensive.