Find out what Calas de Mallorca is really like if you are thinking of booking a Summer holiday to Mallorca.

This article will look at the advantages and the disadvantages of staying in the Calas de Mallorca to help you find out if this resort is for you.

There is very little accurate information about the Calas de Mallorca online. However, following my trip in the Summer, and from my experience, I hope this article will weigh up the pros and cons of holidaying in the Calas de Mallroca to give you the information before you book

You will find some of the best value holiday deals in the Calas de Mallorca with the package holiday companies offering great value, so booking a holiday here is tempting.

You can check out how package holiday prices compare with Jet2 here.

However, find out what to expect before you book to avoid disappointment.

And if you want to find out more about this resort, don’t forget you can read a full guide to Calas de Mallorca here.

The Pros of Booking a Holiday to Calas de Mallorca

1. Breathtaking Beaches | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Calas de Mallorca boasts some of the most picturesque beaches on the island, making this a major draw for holidaymakers.

The crystalline turquoise blue waters lap the golden sands of Cala Domingos, Cala Antena, and Cala Murada offering some of the most idyllic settings for sunbathing and water sports.

Visitors can enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, boat trips, or simply unwinding by the beautiful beaches.

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Cala Domingos beach, Calas de Mallorca

2. Family-Friendly Atmosphere | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Is the Calas de Mallorca family-friendly? Yes, it is!

The resort is well known for being family-friendly, making it an ideal destination for those travelling with children looking for great hotels with fantastic kids’ clubs.

Also, I have spoken to holidaymakers who return year after year due to the fact the resort is so family-friendly and that hotel and restaurant staff even remember their names!

Most hotels cater specifically to families, offering kids’ clubs, entertainment programs, child-friendly facilities and an all-inclusive offering making this a value-for-money resort.

Plus those who stay here seem to love their holiday experience!

Check out the video I made for the Mallorca under the Sun YouTube channel here to see what holidaymakers think of Calas de Mallorca.

The couple I interviewed commented on the crime-free and relaxed nature of the resort.

You can watch their interview here.

And new for 2023, you will find a little animal zoo and a crazy golf course right in the heart of Calas de Mallorca which is just perfect for visiting families with small children.

3. All-Inclusive Options | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Calas de Mallorca has some great all-inclusive hotels, meaning that with meals, drinks, entertainment and transfers included in the package, visitors can focus on enjoying their holiday without worrying about additional expenses.

You can check out the all-inclusive hotels here, and then compare them to the cost of other package holidays in Mallorca.

4. Scenic Coastal Walks | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

There are not many resorts in Mallorca that offer such amazing coastal path walks.

The Passeig Maritim in the Calas de Mallorca is the main pathway which runs along the resort. Get some great views from here.

But that’s not all. You can follow the coastal path down to Porto Colom.

From the rugged cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean to lush greenery lining the paths, these trails offer a perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Calas de Mallorca (while stopping at some lovely beaches and restaurants along the way).

TOP TIP: Wear adequate footwear when doing any of these coastal path walks and avoid walking too far in the hot Summer months.

5. Value for Money Restaurants | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

The resort features an array of restaurants serving authentic Spanish, Mallorcan and international food.

What’s more, you will find meals and drinks here to be a little cheaper than many resorts in the southwest of Mallorca, such as in Palmanova or Santa Ponsa.

This means if you wish to escape the all-inclusive buffet, you can do so without spending a fortune..

The Cons of Booking a Holiday to Calas de Mallorca

1. Crowded During Peak Season | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

 Like many popular tourist destinations, Calas de Mallorca can become crowded, especially during peak holiday seasons.

Visitors looking for a quieter experience might prefer to plan their trip from April to June, or September and October to avoid the bustling crowds.

Just be aware though that the weather isn’t as guaranteed to be as hot as July and August during this time.

To find out what Spring weather is like in Mallorca, check out this article here.

To find out what Autumn weather is like in Mallorca, check out this article here.

You will also find Cala Antena to not be as accessible as Cala Domingos due to the steep steps heading down to the beach.

That said, the water is here turquoise blue and if you can make the climb, you will find this beach to be less busy than the others.

One other point, the Cala Domingos is a narrow beach and runs quite deep so it can feel especially busy in the Summer.

There are limited sunbeds and beach umbrellas here too, so get there early if you want to grab a rental!

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cala antena calas de mallorca

2. Limited Nightlife Options | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Most of the nightlife is centred around the all-inclusive hotels and I talked to holidaymakers, and they mentioned the entertainment would finish early, leaving the resort quiet.

And while there are bars and entertainment venues in Calas de Mallorca, the nightlife is relatively limited compared to larger towns or resorts on the island.

Those seeking vibrant nightlife may need to venture to nearby resorts like Cala d’Or or Cala Millor.

If lively nightlife is important to you, then it may be worth just booking your holiday to another resort rather than spending money on taxis to and from the other resorts.

3. Limited Cultural Attractions | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

Calas de Mallorca is primarily a resort area, and as such, it lacks the historical and cultural attractions found in other parts of Mallorca.

Travellers interested in exploring ancient architecture and local history may need to plan day trips to nearby towns such as Felanitx, Porto Cristo or Porto Colom.

However, the Calas de Mallorca is located close to one of the most popular attractions in Mallorca – the Caves of Drach and the Hams Caves which you can see here.

Both of these attractions are wonderful cave formations and I highly recommend booking tickets if you are on holiday in the Calas de Mallorca or to an area around Porto Cristo.

You may also wish to stay in Porto Cristo, which you can read about here.

4. Public transport challenges to Calas de Mallorca | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

The Calas de Mallorca’s location can pose challenges for those relying on public transportation.

The resort is well connected during the Summer months and you can check out how to get around Mallorca here by TIB bus, however, be prepared for long bus journeys and changing onto other lines if you wish to see other areas of the island.

Renting a car might be advisable for those wishing to explore beyond Calas de Mallorca and visit other parts of the island and may save time getting around.

Check out rates with here and with Expedia Car rentals search engine which brings together the best prices here (and who I’ve been booking with this Summer).

5. Location of Calas de Mallorca | What Calas de Mallorca is Really Like

The transfer from Palma airport can take a couple of hours or more depending on how many hotel stops are made along the way.

What’s more, there is no direct TIB bus from Palma airport to Calas de Mallorca either.

The location is great if you do not wish to venture far, and just enjoy a relaxing holiday in the resort, but you will notice the distance if you are looking at using this as a base to explore Mallorca.

Taking the bus to Palma and enjoying a day out will mean taking an entire day out of your holiday and lots of time on the bus.

Is the cheaper cost of a holiday worth the slightly out-of-the-way location?

Let me know what your experience is of staying in the Calas de Mallorca in the comments below.

To find out more about this resort, read a full guide to Calas de Mallorca here.

To find your perfect holiday in the Calas de Mallorca, check out holiday prices here.