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Cala Mayor lies on the south west coast of Majorca a short distance from Palma. It was a very popular place in the early years of the package holiday boom, but then its popularity diminished and it became a residential area favoured by the city folk of Palma. Lately there has been renewed interest in Cala Mayor and a good deal of money has gone into its redevelopment. Accommodation and facilities are very good and its proximity to Palma is an added attraction.
Cala Mayor, on the Bay of Palma, is home to the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family. As it is mainly residential, it is a fairly relaxed resort. It has a wonderful beach of pale sand washed by clear waters. Although nightlife here is fairly muted, Palma, Palma Nova and Magaluf, with their many pubs and clubs, are only a few kilometres away.
A Cala Major holiday is popular with visitors of all ages. Families with small children are attracted by the sandy beach and the clear blue water. There are many leisure activities including some water sports. Couples of all ages enjoy being close to Palma with its historic buildings, its shops and its restaurants.
The holiday season in Cala Major begins in April and ends in late October. Temperatures range from twenty to mid thirty degrees centigrade.
Cala Mayor in the south west coast of Majorca benefits from a thirty minute transfer from the airport. It is a residential area surrounded by rugged headlands on the Bay of Palma. The Marivent Palace, the summer residence of the Spanish royal family, lies on a headland overlooking the golden sands and the bay.
There have been many improvements made recently including an extension to the sandy beach and the planting of many palms. Cala Major is a picturesque resort offering a relaxing holiday with a guarantee of summer sun. There is often a breeze blowing across the bay and this tends to reduce temperatures slightly which makes the summer heat very comfortable. While there are limited opportunities for water sports from the beach there are many more in neighbouring Palma Nova and Magaluf.
There are a good number of shops, bars and restaurants along the palm-lined waterfront providing a wide range of goods and menus.
There are many leisure facilities close to Cala Major, including golf courses in the hills, Marineland in Portals Nous with dolphin shows, and go-carting in Magaluf.
There is much to see in Palma with its medieval quarter, its vast array of specialist shops and its superb marina.
A Cala Major holiday offers a relaxing break, basking in sunshine on golden sands, with the opportunity of partaking in the vibrant nightlife and the leisure facilities of neighbouring resorts.
Much of the nightlife in Cala Major is hotel based. Entertainment in the resort is fairly low-key with bars and restaurants providing pleasant venues for evening drinks over dinner. For those wishing to party through the night, the neighbouring resorts of Palma Nova and Magaluf, as well as Palma itself, are only a short taxi ride away.
Cala Major has many shops providing holiday essentials as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops giving plenty of opportunities for purchasing holiday mementos. Leather goods, embroidered linens, ceramics and glass goods are favourite purchases. Palma is only a short bus ride away where there you will find a huge range of specialist shops and boutiques.
Cala Major has a good choice of restaurants serving traditional as well as international cuisine. Fish features prominently on menus and there are some excellent fish restaurants overlooking the bay. Tapas are a good way to sample local food as a variety of dishes is served in small portions, ideal as a first course or to fill the sometimes lengthy gap between lunch and dinner.
Local wines are very pleasing to the palate and are inexpensive.