Seasonal Activities in Cala d'Or
Organising a holiday isn't just about booking flights,airport transfers and accommodation – you will also need to think about what you'd like to do once you arrive. Here are our top picks for seasonal activities in the region of Cala d'Or in Majorca.
If you're staying in Cala d'Or, Es Fortí is a must-see attraction, no matter the weather. This is an eighteenth-century fort with views of the surrounding coastal area. Complete with cannons, it is a great place to take children, who will undoubtedly enjoy exploring the heritage site and taking in the history. Slightly further afield, the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador is a half-hour drive from Cala d'Or. This is a fourteenth-century monastery situated at the top of a steep hill. Once at the top, visitors can see for miles on a clear day, so this is a fantastic daytrip for spring and summer.
If cultural excursions aren't your thing, why not participate in an outdoor activity during your stay? All year round, keen cyclists and horse riders can travel the many suitable tracks in the region, while those who enjoy water sports are catered for at the Cala Gran and Cala Llonga beaches. Scuba diving, kite surfing and windsurfing are all on offer at these beaches throughout the summer. Alternatively, holidaymakers can buy tickets for a trip on a glass-bottomed boat or hire a pedalo when the weather is fine.
Food-lovers can rejoice, as there is a wide range of eating establishments in Cala d'Or, and many are open all year. Visitors can taste traditional Spanish cuisine in the numerous restaurants specialising in fresh seafood dishes, but there is also the opportunity to eat pizza, British pub meals and even fast food. For a truly memorable experience, head to Cala Gran and dine in one of its open-air seafood restaurants. If you have access to a car, you could also make a trip to Inca in north-west Majorca to explore its Saturday morning market.
If you are in Cala d'Or in May, you will have the chance to attend the Festival de Jazz de Cala d'Or – a six-day jazz festival that has been running since 1994. In August, however, you can catch the folk festival and the Santa María del Mar festival, which boasts processions, games, food and, of course, music.
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