In the southern half of the east coast of Majorca you can find the smart resort of Cala d'Or. The Balearic Islands feature a variety of different beach towns to visit, but once you spend some time in the town of Cala d'Or, with its small village feel, you may want to stay for a while. Located about 65 km east of Palma de Mallorca, the drive from Son Saint Joan International airport should take less than 2 hours by car hire Majorca.
Cala d'Or began from a small traditional Mallorcan fishing village and grew into what is today a modern purpose-built resort. Covering and area of over 4 km, including sandy coves and creeks, this beach town has avoided the commercialization of other Balearic areas, you will not see any huge discos or high rise buildings here.
The focal point of the town centre is a pedestrian zone around the area of Cala Gran, where you can find various shops, bars and restaurants. What you won't find however, are the waterparks, mini-golf, and other attractions like what you find in Alducia. The beach at Cala Gran is the largest in town. Near here is the Cala d'Or cove, from which the town gets its name. This pine fringed cove is perfect for an afternoon with a sun lounger and parasol, both of which can be rented at the beach.
With the freedom of your own car Majorca car hire you can visit the Sunday morning market in the nearby town of Felanitx. This is recognized as being one of the best on the island, and is well with the visit. Pick up some locally made pottery, as well as local fruit and produce.