There was a time when all the beaches in Mallorca were like this: clear water, fine sand and a beautiful pine forest behind. Cala d’Or, besides being one of the oldest residential areas in the island, has managed to preserve its essence and offers visitors everything they are looking for: charm, rest and the sea. Since the first constructions back in 1933, Cala d’Or has changed very much. Even its name, which was originally Cala d’Hort, was lost to become one that defines it a lot better: Cala d’Or (The Golden Bay). Since the first constructions back in 1933, Cala d’Or has changed very much. Even its name, which was originally Cala d’Hort, was lost to become one that defines it a lot better: Cala d’Or (The Golden Bay).
An artist from the neighbouring island of Ibiza, Josep Costa, started it all. He first stepped on this unspoilt spot back in the 30s and dreamt of making it a meeting place for his friends who were painters, writers and sculptors. In that period, the land was of no value and nothing could be grown, so Josep Costa decided to buy those lands inhabited only by rocks, bushes, pines and turquoise water. This is where his idea to create a small summer holiday village like the ones in his homeland came from; with white houses, surrounded by pines, flat roofs and wooden beams and arches. Today, a favourite amoing travellers, Cala d’Or still gives off the personality and charm that are common in Ibiza, the white island.
With time, Cala d’Or has become a perfect place to relax. Full of plans, this tourist centre is proud to have one of the most complete offers of the island. Cuisine, culture, leisure, restaurants, hotels, beaches, guided tours… Cala d’Or is a small world designed for your enjoyment. Now the most important tourist centre in Santanyí, Cala d’Or has excellent transport connecting it with the rest of the island. The efforts made to keep their facilities and services up to date have been worth it and now Cala d’Or is a sure bet, since it combines tradition and modernity to perfection; the comfort we’re all looking for for our holidays.