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Set on the south east coast of Majorca and overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea, Cala d'Or is a popular holiday resort that hasn't lost its traditional atmosphere. While it has developed into a superb hotspot for vacationers, this one time fishing village boasts plenty of charm and character, not to mention some incredible beaches that are undoubtedly a major magnet for the area. Perfect for families and couples alike, affordable Cala d'Or holidays would be an ideal choice for a piece of summer sun. With golden sands, shallow and warm waters and plenty of authentic Spanish food to tickle your tastebuds, there's something for everyone in this beautiful Balearic resort.
Caves of Drach
A popular attraction in Porto Cristo, on the south east coast of Majorca, the Caves of Drach are a series of four underground caves that are connected to eachother by lakes and streams. Join a tour and marvel at the sights all around you, where stalactite and stalagmite formations add to the haunting atmosphere. An orchestra perform a short concert, aboard a boat, at the end of the tour to add to the experience.
Join an excursion or hop on a local bus and set off for a day in the Majorcan capital of Palma, where you can spend the day sightseeing, shopping or thriving off the hustle and bustle. The Gothic cathedral that dominates the harbour is an impressive sight to see, and while the modern districts are home to some fantastic boutiques and outlets that would satiate any hunger to shop, the Medieval Quarter's cobbled streets are home to an array of tapas bistros, antique shops and delicious patisserie stalls.
Turquoise clear waters, white sands and perfect for a day of relaxation, Cala Llombards is less than half an hour from Cala d'Or and provides a beautiful backdrop for a day in the sun. Grab some flippers and snorkel in the azure sea or stroll around the quaint fishing village to find a laid-back beach bar that would be perfect for a bite to eat. Before you leave, a walk to Es Pontas will greet you with a majestic natural arch that juts out into the sea ' a perfect spot for a photo opportunity.
Head into the Mountains
Step away from the sweeping sands for the day and join the Orange Blossom Trail that takes you into the Tramuntana Mountains, where the holidaymaker hotspots say goodbye and make way for pretty villages and hidden coves virtually untouched by tourist hands. The village of Sóller would be a perfect spot to while away an afternoon, while a ride on the Orange Blossom Express will take you on a journey through exquisite mountain scenes as you sit comfortably in a vintage wooden carriage.
Try your Hand at Windsurfing
Perfect for the daredevils who are desperate for a try at this exhilarating sport, the Cala Esmeralda beach in the heart of town is full of sheltered areas and is the best spot on the island to have a go. Make a splash and sign up for tuition to get to grips with the equipment before taking to the water in a hands-on attempt at staying upright.
With seven sandy coves and plenty of fun for all the family, Cala d'Or holidays offer plenty of versatility that can appeal to people of all ages. Shelving sands and turquoise waters create the perfect playground for children while loved-up couples will be greeted with an array of romantic walks and sunsets to admire.
Beach bums and beach babes alike will feel right at home with a holiday on the Balearic Islands. With couples and family holidays in Cala d'Or available from Direct Holidays at affordable prices, the perfect Mediterranean beach break is within your grasps.