Locations, Locations, Locations
Cala D'Or has grown over the years from a small fishing village into a modern purpose built resort. Although easily the largest resort in the area, its development has been undertaken in a traditional Ibizenco style and with no high rise structures to disrupt the landscape the town still has the feeling of a small village about it. The white buildings integrate well into the natural environment of pine trees, rocky coves and seven fine sandy beaches all lapped by warm clear waters.
The elegant marina with its new and exclusive yacht club is a mooring for some of the most elite luxury yachts in the Mediterranean. Here you can enjoy the relaxing ambience of the area whilst dining in one of the dozens of restaurants all overlooking the harbour. Away from the marina, the pedestrianised town centre offers a most complete range of bars, terraces, shops and chic boutiques selling designer clothes and jewellery as well as a wide variety of excellent restaurants offering everything from traditional Mallorcan food to the best in international cuisine.
The resort also has a number of lively late night bars and clubs mostly centred around the pedestrian zone and in the cultural field there is an annual jazz festival in the summer but overall, in keeping with the rest the area, Cala D'Or is generally a quiet, low key resort suited to those seeking a relaxed lifestyle.
Cala D’Or has the best private health facilities in the area located mostly in its main avenue. It also has a cultural centre, a post office, tennis club and a good bus service connecting to Palma.
Cala D’Or is an excellent place to own a property with a number of quiet residential areas offering a range of modern apartments, town houses and villas all within easy reach of one of the seven local beaches. The Cala Egos and Es Forti areas are particularly popular with UK buyers.
Porto Colom is located at the northern end of a large natural harbour and is a small fishing village which has remained virtually unchanged over the years.
In the town there is a splendid sandstone church and brightly coloured fishermen’s cottages with traditional style fishing boats moored alongside. The town is one of the many in the Mediterranean that claim to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Further around from the town is a small sandy beach set amongst pine trees and a picturesque lighthouse.
At the southern end of the bay there is a modern marina with waterfront bars and restaurants which is becoming one of the coast’s most popular mooring spots for small leisure craft.
In the next bay from the town, the small resort of Cala Marçal has a large clean sandy beach which can be relatively uncrowded even at the height of the holiday season. Inland from the marina there is a popular residential area offering a full range of modern, well designed properties. This area is also well served by a good supermarket, shops and some excellent local bars and restaurants.
Calonge is a tranquil village enjoying sweeping views across the countryside down to the coast and the resort of Cala D’ Or some 4 kilometres away.
The village has three superb restaurants (Mallorcan, Thai and Italian) and some colourful local bars, one of which often offers live music at weekends.
There is a large village square with a picturesque stone church, a local bakery and a small selection of shops.
The village has a select range of modern residential apartments and town houses and is an ideal spot for those seeking a more traditional Mallorcan lifestyle but with all the facilities of Cala D’Or close at hand.
Porto Petro is located just along the coast from Cala D’Or and is a small select resort with a picturesque harbour, delightful waterfront fish restaurants and a small selection of cafes and shops.
Once a trading port, it is now home to the Reial Club Nàutic (Royal Sailing Club) and most of the boats here are small pleasure craft.
It is the gateway to the National Park Mondrago, a protected natural area containing the beautiful white sand beaches of Cala Mondrago and S'Amarador, and the surrounding countryside characterised by quiet country lanes, fields of almond, fig and carob trees and dry stone walls and houses.
New development in Porto Petro is fairly limited and the property market consists mainly of resale apartments, villas and beautiful fincas in the surrounding countryside