The furthest beach and area from Cala D'or centre but only a 10 minute walk. There is a shopping centre here with the usual gift shops but also a chemist, car hire , a supermarket and many eating and drinking places. There is a huge childrens play area that only opens in the evenings.The beach is reasonable size and there are beds and parasols to...more
Good and bad - possibly one of the town centres better restaurants but very mixed. We had no problems eating here - the English woman at the entrance made us feel very welcome and asked the staff to look after us which they did and when I mentioned I was allergic to peppers she made sure the chef cooked a paella for us without peppers. However an English couple at the next table complained about the undercooked food they had been served the owner initially ignored them and then denied she was the owner and just a waitress. She took the food away but it was never brought back and they simply walked away.
However most people here, as we did, seemed to enjoy the eating experience. The food is well presented and although it caters mainly for English people there were people eating here from all over Europe. The kitchens are clean and the rest rooms acceptable.
The restaurant is on a busy precinct and great for people watching.
Favorite Dish: We ate here twice - the starters are rather expensive for what they are but the main courses are good value and the mixed paella very filling - freshly made within 30 minutes and not cooked from frozen as many restarants here do.
Cala D'ors nightlife is a mix of karoke bars, English style pubs , pubs with tribute acts and restaurants. Although the town has visitors from all over Europe the entertainment is probably best if like us you are from England.
The best tribute bar is Trpoical Gardens on a walk way in the town centre - we saw a very good Beatles tribute band here |(Los Bitels!) and entertainmnet is free. Across town at another open air venue we saw a reasonable Tina Turner and a good Rod Stewart.
The choice of restaurants is varied - everything from Spanish to Chinese with everything in between but the best restaurants are at the Marina.
The only public transport in Cala D'or is a land train that travels once an hour (not in the afternoons) between Cala Ferrera and Cala Egos via the Marina. The 2012 fare is 2.95 single and 4.00 return.
A very strange service - as the train stops the driver gets out to sell tickets but then decides there are people on the train who have not paid and asks them to get off. This all wastes time as some of the people do have tickets! The journey goes through some areas of the town that are derelict or just housing areas and no one seems to know where the train goes - we travelled around the area on a single ticket because we had no idea where we were going or where to get off. The rather excitable driver also stopped abruptly to argue with car drivers he thought were driving badly (I think) - quite a funny experience but do not rely on this land train too much.
Spain does not have a smoking ban as England (or other northern European countries do) and it is unpleasant to sit in cafes or bars and find some one smoking at the next table.
You can go to Porto Colom by local bus or the best way, by Glass Bottom Boat. The town has two parts - the newer part has a few shops and a Tuesday market but the old part of town is a beautiful small Majorcan village full of interesting views as you wander around. There is a church , closed on the day of our visit , a general shop and cafe and not much else but is colourful and has atmosphere.