Cala Bona Holidays
If you’re looking for a laid back Majorca holiday, one that includes rustic elements and a small-town feel with boutique shopping and local dining, then look no further than the resort of Cala Bona. Built in a relaxed fishing town that has been there for hundreds of years, right at the harbour, enjoy access to tiny beach enclaves, cafes, and lunches at waterfront spots that are nestled along the original winding streets.
Instead of the never-ending kilometres of beachfront that can go on forever, Cala Bona is more so known for a patchwork of small sandy spots that are divided by manmade rocky coves. In total, there are 2 kilometres of beachfront areas to work with, helping guests to find a little spot that is all their own, without the massive tourist influxes.
Coupled with a flair for modern style and twist, Cala Bona also includes pedestrianised sidewalks and travel routes, a modern centre with shops and bars, and access to amenities that will make your beach stay convenient and as enjoyable as possible. On the waterfront, stroll the promenade filled with shops, bars, and eateries that exist along the calm water’s edge.
As opposed to the Ibiza and Palma counterparts, Cala Bona is not filled with the neon lights and partying until the wee hours of the morning. Instead, enjoy time at harbour front bars and pubs, with soft music and live performances, as well as karaoke. If you fancy something more exciting, walk just 15 minutes to Cala Millor where you can enter the clubs and discos at your leisure.
Of course, don’t forget to take a day trip to the Caves of Drach on Majorca, where you can immerse yourself in a settling of stalagmites and stalactites that of course, provide a backdrop for some of the most beautiful photos ever taken.
Things to know about Cala Bona
- Currency: Euro Exchange rate: £1.00 to € 1.15
- Timezone: Europe/Madrid (UTC+1)
- Language: Spanish
- Belfast International (BFS): 2:55
- Birmingham International (BHX): 2:30
- Edinburgh (EDI): 4:20
- London Gatwick (LGW): 2:20
- London Luton (LTN): 2:25
- London Southend (SEN): 2:25
- London Stansted (STN): 2:25
- Manchester (MAN): 2:30
Top accommodations in Cala Bona
Hotel Gran SolThe hotel is situated in front of the sea, in Cala Bona, a fishing village, where fishermen can be seen heading out to sea from its pre...
Protur Bonaire AparthotelThe Aparthotel Bonaire is situated just a short stroll from the picturesque Cala Bona harbour and only 200 m. from a small beach. The a...
Protur Alicia HotelSituated in an excellent location along the seafront overlooking the promenade, the award-winning Hotel Alicia, which is part of the Pr...
Protur BonamarPart of the highly regarded Protur group, the Bonamar is in a great position facing the promenade, with a wonderful sea view and just a...
Protur Bahia Azul ApartmentosThe attractive Bahia Azul, totally refurbished for summer 2003, with its secluded sunbathing areas is a great place for you to get-away...
Hipotels Eurotel Punta Rotja & S...The Eurotel Punta Rotja Thalasso-Spa & Golf, offers impressive ocean views from its setting on Costa de los Pinos bay & beach. It has e...
Hotel Cala BonaThe Cala Bona Hotel enjoys a marvellous central position and has a very friendly atmosphere. A favourite with British guests mean they...
Residencia Son FlorianaThis small 4 star hotel is located in Cala Bona very close to the beach. The hotel only has 8 guest rooms, all of which are tastefully...
Hotel LevanteThe Hotels Levante and Levante Park operate as a complex so guests may use the amenities of both hotels. The Levante attracts many repe...
Hotel Catalonia del MarCatalonia Consul is located in the maritime promenade of Cala Bona (Son Servera). This is one of the best beach and leisure areas on th...
Things to do in Cala Bona
Like the rest of Majorca, Cala Bona comes with its fair share of activities. Whether you want to stay local, drive 15-minutes away, or go on a day trip, there is plenty to see and do, both in and out, of the hot Spanish sun:
- Caves of Drach: At just a 20-minute drive from Cala Bona, you have to ensure you make a trip to see the Caves of Drach, arguably Majorca’s biggest tourist draw. Filled with colourful stalagmites and other natural cave formations that make it look like something out of a colouring book, if you book your time properly, you can even attend one of the world’s biggest underground concerts at the submerged lakes.
- Punta de n’Amer Nature Reserve: If you are making the trip to the caves, when you are done, stroll through the famous nature preserve that includes dunes and pine forests. It’s certainly an easy and impressive romantic getaway for anytime of the day.
- Virgen del Carmen Festival: As a fishing village, every year, the town goes crazy for what’s called the Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of seaman. Taking place on July 16th, enjoy a town-wide celebration with dancing, drinking, and plenty of seafood to go around.
- Son Servera’s Market: Looking for a day of window shopping and picking? Attend the town’s Son Servera’s Market, where you can sift through local wares and gifts, right at your fingertips. Bring home one of a kind Spanish souvenirs to give to friends and family.
- Snorkelling: Due to the calm nature and design of the Cala Bona beaches, they provide some of the best snorkelling opportunities imaginable. Float out to sea with classes and look down at the beautiful aquatic world below you. Bring a waterproof camera for memories that will last a lifetime!
Between Cala Bona and Cala Millor, you have 2 kilometres of sandy beachfronts to work with. Unlike the neighbouring towns and cities, Cala Bona does not have expansive, massive untouched white beaches with no end in sight. Instead, the fishing village keeps things quainter with sporadic openings of small beaches, saddled with rocks and natural oceanic finds.
At Cala Bona, you’ll find a calmer ocean and current, making it a much more relaxed and laid back beaching experience. If you really spend time scouring the little beach enclaves at your fingertips, you can find coves and hidden hideaways that you can make all your own! Be sure to bring water shoes so as not to injure your feet on the beaches.
For easy day trips, you can make your way to Cala D’or and other destinations on Majorca that come with larger, more expansive beaches. Try the Alcudia Beach if you are looking to engage in surfing or water sports, like parasailing and skim boarding, or Ca’n Picafort Beach for 13 kilometres of white sand beach just staring back at you.
Remember: Cala Bona is a Spanish beach, which means it receives some of the hottest and most direct sunrays in Europe. Plan and pack accordingly so you are prepared for the intensity of the sun.
Food & drink
Cala Bona comes with plenty of authentic Spanish dining opportunities, boasting award-winning seafood restaurants and bars, sangria, paella for days, and fruity cocktails that are made with locally sourced ingredients:
- Seafront Bars: Although Cala Bona doesn’t go crazy at night, the fishermen’s village certainly knows how to whip up a delicious cocktail, paired perfectly with the catch of the day. Be sure to spend some time hopping between the various seafood bars and restaurants, enjoying everything from lobster to clams, paired with Spanish wine sourced on the mainland.
- Promenade Tapas: Stroll along the promenade and grab one tapas per establishment to ensure you see and taste it all. Enjoy the different takes on seafood favourites and classics, which are all brought in by the town’s fishermen throughout the day.
- Café Thalassa: As a fishing town, you really couldn’t enjoy dining any closer to the water as you can in Cala Bona. Grab a colourful cocktail right at Café Thalassa as you make your way into the evening, snapping insane sunset pictures of you and your friends/special someone.
- Son Floriana: Enjoy massive spreads of paella and other seafood-based delicacies, with special shows and performances lined up throughout the week. You’ll think you’ve arrived at the Spanish version of Broadway – and this time, with dinner!
Contrary to other bustling centres located on Majorca, Cala Bona has distinguished itself from the competition as a quieter, sleepier, and more relaxed Balearic Island getaway. That means you won’t find the DJs spinning until breakfast, or the clubs that spill out their foam parties in the street. But what you will find is:
- Karaoke: Most major bars and restaurants provide a backdrop for fun and family friend karaoke every evening. Be sure to check their websites for what nights the outdoor singing entertainment is available.
- Quiz Nights: Test your knowledge at a game of trivia and win potential prizes and free drinks at your leisure.
- Live Entertainment: Many of the upscale restaurants and bars will have live performances, musical artists, and instrumentalists providing a calm and soothing backdrop to your meal or evening out.
- Bingo Nights: Like the quiz nights, try your luck at bingo and potentially win big prizes, free meals, and free drinks before the night is over.
Of course, don’t feel like you can’t have the crazy EDM night you always dreamed of. With just a quick walk to Cala Millor, you can dance the night away at some of the most iconic dance bars and venues in all of Majorca.
One of the best parts of Cala Bona is that it is quiet and serene at night, ensuring you will receive some of the most restful sleep of your life!