Cala d'Or (South)
Cala d'Or is a village of 4,200 inhabitants belonging to the municipality of Santanyí and is located on the rugged southeast coast of the island, some 60 kilometres south of Palma. Cala d'Or was created by a merger of individual urbanisations with its eponymous capital in the centre. The "Golden Bay" is one of the most popular places for travellers. With its calm waters, sandy bays and family atmosphere, Cala d'Or is a pleasant alternative to the more popular tourist destinations in Mallorca. Cala Gran, Cala Serena and Cala Esmeralda are the most famous beaches of the area. In Cala d'Or you can discover its wonderful natural harbour of Cala Llonga, one of the most important marinas of the island and the third of the Balearic Islands, which, according to the sailors, is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Typical for Cala d'Or are the cubic houses with their dazzling whitewashed facades. The low-rise buildings were designed by the Spanish architect Josep Costa Ferrer in the 1930s. The charming cobbled streets wind between the whitewashed buildings, and the long hours of sunshine allow plenty of time to explore the town's wooded surroundings.