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Find out about the top 22 great things to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor if you are planning a holiday to these immensely popular resorts on the east coast of Mallorca (Majorca), Spain.
Cala Bona and Cala Millor are joined by a coastal path and cycle path meaning that you will enjoy two resorts packed with things to do, for the price of booking your holiday in one.
What’s more both resorts are fantastically located on the East Coast of Majorca with great access to other resorts, port towns and some of the best attractions on the island.
So what are the main things to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor?
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1. Walking to Cala Bona and Cala Millor, Mallorca,
Number one on my list of things to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor is being able to walk between the two resorts easily.
In fact, this coastal pathway walk is one of my favourite ‘resort walks’ on the island spanning approximately 3.5km taking around 45 minutes to walk from the north side of Cala Bona just beyond the marina, right along the coast down towards the most southerly point of Cala Millor breach.
The views are just stunning and the entire walkway has great accessibility due to being largely flat and wheelchair/mobility scooter and pram and pushchair friendly.
You will also find some lovely swimming areas away from Cala Millor’s busy beach. Plus you will have the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of cafes, bars, ice cream shops and restaurants for refreshments or a meal along the way.
If you walk the entire length of Cala Millor or Cala Bona but don’t want to walk back then there are many TIB buses you can take including the 424 bus. Find out more about taking the TIB bus in Mallorca here.
There is also a bike path running alongside this coastal path. Both Cala Bona and Cala Millor have several rent-a-bike options which leads me on to the next of my favourite things to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
2. Rent bikes in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
There are several bike rental shops right through Cala Bon and Cala Millor. The most popular bikes to rent are the four-wheeled safari bikes (they look alike bike-cars!).
With riders being able to share the pedalling, this is a great family-friendly must-do activity in Cala Bona and Cala Millor.
Safari bikes normally rent for around 7€ to 8€ for an hour and I’ll update this article as we go into the Summer if I see that prices have changed. However, you may be able to negotiate a great day rate which will allow you to spend the day on one of the beaches in the resort where you are not staying.
It’s also possible to rent mountain bikes, mopeds and even Segways from many of these shops.
The bike route can also take you further than just Cala Bona and Cala Millor, covering some 20 km from Sa Coma to Costa del Pins.
You can find out more about this route by checking out this link here.
3. Boat trips from Cala Bona and Cala Millor, Mallorca
There is a huge selection of boat trips to choose from in both Cala Bona and Cala Millor, whether you want to explore the coastline or go further afield.
Most of the boats stop at the pier in Cala Millor and then go along to the marina in Cala Bona to pick up other passengers before heading either up or down the coast.
These boat trips are a great inexpensive way of exploring the coast and many of these boat trips offer the opportunity to stop for a swim in clear blue deep waters away from the beach.
Don’t forget your snorkelling gear!
If you would like to book the most popular boat trip in Cala Bona or Cala Millor, you can do so here:
4. Parasailing and Jet Ski in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
If you like your holiday activities to be more adrenaline packed then also consider experiencing parasailing and jet skiing in Cala Millor.
There are various activity offices selling these experiences right through the resort, but when the season starts in 2023, I will investigate not only prices, but the very best to recommend to you.
Don’t forget with any extreme sports comes with some risk, so make sure you have booked adequate travel insurance before booking. I will also check out the most reputable too, so make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel to get the update.
5. Scuba diving and snorkelling in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
In the video playing on the page, you can see I popped into Albatros Scuba diving in Cala Bona. This looked to me like a great dive shop and the Google reviews rate this with 4.5 stars.
You can see on the Google reviews that this dive centre also caters for children too, and they come highly recommended.
As with parasailing, also make sure you carry good insurance. And talk to the instructors first.
I’ve been scuba diving many times around the world (never in Mallorca), but you will get an idea of the type of dive you will go on by passing by the offices as other divers are gearing up and getting ready to go out.
If everything feels panicky and rushed, you will know the dive will be rushed. If it’s friendly, organised and calm then you can expect this experience too. This is just from my own personal experience.
6. Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
One of the most unique aspects of staying in and around Cala Bona and Cala Millor is being able to book a hot air balloon ride.
One-hour rides take place at either sunrise or sunset, and the meeting point is at the Bonanza Restaurant on Calle Sa Roca 2 in Cala Millor.
Insurance is included. So for something really different to do in Cala Bona and Cala Millor, enjoy the relaxing but epic views right across Mallorca with a glass of champagne and some great information about the scenery. The tour includes a flight certificate and photos.
You can book it here:
7. Horse Riding in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
Horse riders of every age and level can enjoy horse riding in Cala Millor and Cala Bona.
You can see one of the pick up points in my video just north of the Cala Bona marina to visit Rancho Bonanza.
Little kids can ride ponies in the centre for just 5€ per session, or book horse-riding excursions which are available with prices from around 30€.
Excursions take place throughout the day during the Summer season, ad there is an opportunity to book the sunrise session.
This is also a great opportunity to get out in nature in the Punta N’Amer natural park to see another side of the island outside the resorts.
8. Kids activity park, Cala Bona, Mallorca
If you are travelling to Cala Bona or Cala Millor with kids, then you will see that there are plenty of free playgrounds. While these kids’ parks are free, you will find there is a great activity park with bouncy castles, trampolines a mini-carting track.
This is as you head on into Cala Bona from Cala Millor – just follow the bike path and you’ll see the activity park.
During Summer 2022, the bouncy trampolines were around 5€ a go, but adults will find a cocktail bar inside the park, so even more reason to take the kids.
9. Buggy tours from Cala Millor, Mallorca
Another great way to explore the area around Cala Millor and Cala Bona is by a half day buggy tour and see areas on the island that many visitors won’t.
This is in my opinion the best tour as it takes you in the coolest way possible to some amazing views – from the fire tower in Puerto Cristo, the beautiful Felantix and then onto the highest point on the east coast of Mallorca, Sant Salvador which is over 500 metres above sea level.
You can book the buggy here, and don’t forget your driving license.
10. Karting in Cala Millor
If you’re travelling with a speed demon, then you may wish to try karting in Cala Millor.
With racing options for children from 5 years old, juniors from 8 years old and for those 16 plus, this is a great option to get that Formula 1 feeling on holiday in Mallorca.
Check out Karting in Cala Millor on Facebook and Google, which opens from around the 1 April daily at the start of the Summer season.
11. Sea Caving in Cala Millor
Another adrenaline-packed activity in Cala Bona and Cala Millor is Sea Caving.
Don’t worry too much though – this activity won’t take you right under the rocks into watery caverns. Instead, this trip involves a coastal path walk, swimming out around 300 metres into what is described as a ‘vertical cave system.”
All equipment is provided including wetsuits and helmets and is fun for families with kids over the age of 12.
You can book this really alternative activity here:
12. Fun for kids in Cala Millor
Just like in Cala Bona, you will find plenty of kid’s entertainment in Cala Millor. Outside Mile’s restaurant, you will find some arcade games like air hockey, pool tables and mini-merry-go-rounds.
Also there is a dedicated kids park Happy Park with a mini-go carting track, bouncey castles and games, similar to what you will find in Cala Bona behind the CM Castell de Mar hotel in Cala Millor centre on Carrer Olivera, 3.
13. Market day in Cala Millor
If you’re staying Cala Millor and Cala Bona during the Summer season, then head to the weekly market which is held on a Monday on Calle Eucaliptus.
Here you will find fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables as well as locally made products.
If you are staying in self-catering accommodation, then I really recommend getting fresh produce from these local markets. Not only is the quality better, but it’s also often much cheaper than you’ll find in the supermarkets.
14. Day trip to Son Severa Market
This day trip from Cala Millor or Cala Bona is a fantastic morning out.
Son Severa is a lovely East Coast old town with a cultural centre, and on a Friday, a bustling marketplace.
I have written an article all about Son Severa market and how to get there which includes a video, which you can see here and on my Youtube channel.
15. Day trip to Palma de Mallorca from Cala Bona and Cala Millor
A popular activity on a rainy day is to take the red and yellow TIB bus into the capital Palma de Mallorca.
There is plenty to do in Palma and surrounding areas in terms of sightseeing.
I really recommend if time is short to pick up a Palma City Sightseeing bus ticket which will quickly transport you to all the major sights. You can buy it here.
You can take the 401 TIB bus from Cala Millor which will take you to Palma in about an hour and a half. Check out the timetable here.
16. Visiting Porto Cristo from Cala Bona and Cala Millor
Porto Cristo also makes a great day out. It’s a lovely traditional port town just down the coast from Cala Bona and Cala Millor.
If you visit on a Sunday, you can enjoy the market and then visit a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Sunday paella.
And don’t forget Porto Cristo is home to some of the biggest attractions in Mallorca – the Caves of Drach, the Hams Caves and also Dinosaurland (Mallorca’s version of Jurrasic Park) which you also book here!
17. Visit Sa Coma and S’Illot
Just down the coast also from Cala Bona and Cala Millor are the resorts of Sa Coma and S’Illot. Jump on the 401 bus and walk from one resort to the other.
Again, there is a lovely coastal pathways and some great beaches to enjoy along the way. The best restaurants can be found in S’Illot itself.
Market day is on a Wednesday evening from 7 pm around Carrer Card, 22 during the Summer months only.
18. Day out in Cala Ratjada
Staying in Cala Bona and Cala Millor also means being perfectly positioned to explore further afield. You will see the Moonfish Cala Ratajada express coming into the marina in Cala Bona.
For around 30€ return, spend the day in Cala Ratajada.
There is a lovely walk along this predominantly German resort, but you will find some lovely beaches here, and fabulous coastal restaurants.
19 Rafal Nadal Museum Xperience
Another great trip to do in the Cala Bona and Cala Millor area is to the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience.
This is a must see for tennis and sports fans. The museum showcases Rafa Nadal’s career through a interactive displays and media.
I called the museum to find out how to get there by bus from the resorts, however, they were unable to tell me. So do let me know in comments below if you have visited the museum by bus and which bus to take.
You can book a ticket here.
20. Cala Millor FREE lending library
If you’re more interested in a quieter holiday experience from your sunbed, then grab a spot on the beach and head to the little lending library just off Cala Millor beach.
Books are available in a variety of languages including English and German. I even saw a few Italian books here too.
If you can’t find what you are looking for check out these great fiction books about Mallorca. Don’t forget when you’ve finished your book on holiday, save space in your case, and donate it back to the lending library for others to enjoy.
21. Hotel activities in Cala Bona and Cala Millor (bingo, aqua-aerobics, kids club)
Visitors to Cala Bona and Cala Rataja are spoiled for choice in terms of hotel accommodation and most of the big hotels offer not only great kids clubs so parents can have a proper break, but also great activities for adults.
Many complexes will offer aqua aerobics so if you spend time returning to the all-you-can-eat buffet you can work it off any excess, plus you’ll find Bingo too.
I noticed in the video you can find playing on the page that the Levante hotel in Cala Bona pool area was taken over by bingo when I was making this video!
22. Experience the nightlife in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
If you’re staying in a hotel that provides entertainment, then make sure you get out of the hotel and into the bars and clubs in Cala Bona and Cala Millor.
I can say from my own personal experience that the atmosphere is possibly the best on the island.
Nightlife caters for a slightly older crowd than Magaluf and Arenal, but I found it to be really friendly.
I have videos on the Mallorca Under the Sun Youtube channel which you can view here in Cala Bona and here in Cala Millor, and I’ve also written about Cala Bona nightlife here and Cala Millor nightlife here.