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Cala d'Or On A Budget

Cala d'Or is a very popular Majorca destination that makes a very pleasant alternative to busier resorts such as Palma and Magaluf. If you're hankering for some peace and quiet to go with the Balearic sunshine, sea and sand, this attractive coastal village is very unlikely to disappoint.

In addition to booking your flights and holiday accommodation, be sure to take advantage of our Cala d'Or airport transfers. That way, you'll have one less thing to think about when you arrive.

Where to stay

Cost-conscious travellers to Majorca might like to consider booking a hostel as opposed to a hotel. That said, it is possible to find good-value hotels in this part of the island. For instance, Fowlers Hotel and Hotel d'Or are a pair of two-star establishments that rate well and don't cost the earth.

As far as hostels are concerned, three of the best include Hostal Mistral, Hostal Leo d'Or and Petit Hostal Ventura – all of which are clean, comfortable and affordable.

Getting around

Cala d'Or is a pretty compact resort village so navigating it on foot shouldn't pose too many issues, especially if you intend to spend most of your time on the beach. If you do plan to spread your wings a bit, the 501 bus runs throughout the day, serving Cala Gran and Palma – and many points in between. Operated by TIB – Majorca's public transport network, fares are modest and if you buy a saver ticket, you can enjoy at least 20 trips at a discounted rate.

If you prefer to travel independently, consider hiring a bike – there are a handful of cycle rental outlets in and around the village for that very purpose.

Full tummy, happy bank balance

It won't be necessary to splash the cash on expensive meals during your Cala d'Or stay. This is because there are plenty of modestly priced eateries that serve up tasty, nutritional food. And, of course, you can always make your own meals, especially if you're partial to enjoying flavour-packed sandwiches. You'll find lots of supermarkets dotted around the resort so getting the necessary ingredients together won't be an issue.

At Holiday Extras, we try to do our bit by offering low-cost airport transfersthat provide a smooth start to each holiday.