The "golden bay" Cala d'Or is located in the southeast of Majorca. Here one has adapted to tourists - but in a gentle way, eventually the resort of Cala d'Or is virtually without concrete strongholds.
Cala d'Or belongs to the municipality of Santanyí. The main centers of the resort of Cala d'Or with the adjacent areas of Cala Egos and Cala Ferrera. The distance to the center of the island capital of Palma is 60 kilometers from the airport at Palma continue for approximately one hour. Cala d'Or in 2007 had 3831 inhabitants. The rugged coastal cliffs is broken by many small sandy coves such as Cala Serena, Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, the largest beach of the resort, Cala Gran, also the namesake Cala d'Or, Cala d'es Forti, Cala Galera and Cala Egos . A miniature train takes the tourists on a regular basis to the various beaches. The center is very busy during the summer months, but not as crowded as other tourist resorts in Mallorca. In the pedestrian zone, a large number of shops, bars and restaurants are lined with some of international cuisine. The Marina Porto Cari in the bay of Cala Llonga exclusive yachts and charter boats alike berths and offers protection from storms and a large number of restaurants and bars. The entrance to the harbor was formerly protected by the fortress it Forti - now the only historical site of Cala d'Or. Many villas in Cala d'Or are according to the Mediterranean tradition and painted white to match their flat construction the cubic Ibiza-style. This is not accidental, as the Ibizan architect Josep Costa Ferrer, who planned the town in the early 1930s, had been inspired by his homeland. The nearest major town is inland Santanyí. The original fishing port of Porto Petro is five minutes away by car. In a conservation area located not far distant double bay of Cala Mondragó recommended for an extended day at the beach