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Cala Millor

Cala Millor is a locality in the east of Mallorca, which is located between the municipalities of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Son Servera, both of which are responsible for its management.

It is one of the most important tourist destinations on the island and not just a beach, as many people think, although among the many that it has, Cala Millor beach stands out, precisely, which is its main attraction thanks to its 1320 metres long and 30 metres wide.

Cala Millor has a large hotel and service infrastructure, with most of its hotels located on the seafront on its pleasant promenade, where you can simply enjoy a stroll or use its many shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

It is one of the best places to stay in Mallorca, as it combines hustle and bustle with relaxation, and is therefore frequented by young people, families and seniors. It is a town focused on summer tourism and during the winter it “sleeps”, just like other areas such as Palmanova, Magaluf, El Arenal, Cala Ratjada, Cala D’Or, Santa Ponsa or Playa de Muro.

Picture from the sea and above at Playa de Cala Millor
Cala Millor in Son Servera

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Cala Millor

History of Cala Millor

Its history began to be written with the construction of the first hotel in Cala Millor in 1933, the Hotel Eureka, a hotel that no longer exists as such and is now a block of flats. There is an aphorism that says “everything changes, nothing remains“, so true!

A few years before the Civil War, Cala Millor was only made up of a few peasants’ houses that were used to store seaweed to feed their animals and which in summer became an exclusive place to spend holidays within the reach of very few.

It was the “tourist boom” of the 1960s that triggered the massive growth of this Mallorcan village and the galloping construction of hotels and apartments to accommodate as much tourism as possible.

How to get to Cala Millor

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There are several ways to get to Cala Millor, although the most advisable, if you are not staying in the town or in the surrounding area, is to do it with your own vehicle or a hire car.

Although it is a very touristy destination and has a public transport service, this locality is a somewhat “cornered” area of the island and is far from the important cities and villages of Mallorca, so it will take you quite a long time to get there.

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Cala Millor is a whopping 72.5 km and 1 hour’s drive from Palma de Mallorca (For a Mallorcan, more than 15 minutes by car is madness. We have yet to tell you about it…), having to go first to Manacor on the Ma-15. Once there, continue along the same road and go around Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, taking the Ma-4030.

You will go round Son Servera on the Ma-4040 road and once you have passed this village you will have to take the Ma-4023 road which will take you to your destination.

Getting to Cala Millor by public transport or taxi

As we were telling you, getting to Cala Millor by public transport or by taxi is very easy given its location, you could even come by train (yes, yes, in Mallorca there is also a train!). However, as we said, public transport can take some time. If you travel to Mallorca at your leisure and are not in a hurry, it can be a good option.

You can find precise and concrete information on how to get around Mallorca using the public transport network in these two articles.
🚌 Public transport in Mallorca: bus, metro and train in Mallorca: lines, timetables and fares.
🚕 Taxi service in Mallorca: taxi ranks, taxi companies phone numbers and fares for all locations in Mallorca.

Arriving by bus to Cala Millor

If you prefer to get to Cala Millor by bus, you should know that a couple of transfers await you:

  • If you are coming from Palma, at Parc de Ses Estacions (in front of Plaza España) you must take bus line 401 and change at Manacor to line 412, direction Cala Bona. You will cross Son Servera with the bus and in five stops you will arrive at Cala Millor. You could also go to Manacor by train and then take bus line 412.
  • Coming from areas such as Pollença or Alcudia, there is a direct line from these towns to Cala Millor, but only in summer. However, during the off-season this line disappears and the fastest way will take you about 3 hours! You will have to take line 301 (in either of the two municipalities) and get to Palma, change there and follow the same route as described above.
  • Coming from the south, from Colònia de Sant Jordi for example, you would also have to make two transfers, one in Campos and the other in Manacor, taking lines 517, 501 and 412.

In summer a direct bus line to Cala Bona and Cala Millor from the airport, line A42, is activated.

Getting to Cala Millor by taxi

If you prefer to take a taxi to Cala Millor, bear in mind that the cost of the journey can be high depending on where you are coming from. Ask about the price before you get on, as to give you an idea, if you travel by plane, from Palma Airport it would cost between €80-90.

Private transfer to Cala Millor

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Beaches of Cala Millor

The beaches of Cala Millor are, without a doubt, the main attraction of the area. These are equipped with many services, have a good infrastructure in their surroundings and are a real wonder, with transparent waters and fine white sand. In general, we love the eastern part of Mallorca 💙.

Cala Millor beach

The beach of Cala Millor, also known as Son Moro or Cala Nau, is simply spectacular and one of the jewels of Mallorca, which is why it has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag.

It is a kilometre-long stretch of sand of an incredible quality that is difficult to classify, just like the beaches of the south, Es Trenc and Ses Covetes; in the north, Playa de Muro; or in Palma, with Playa de Palma and El Arenal. Crystal-clear waters, fine-grained white sand, gentle slope and posidonia oceanica meadows. This is the largest of all the beaches in the town of Cala Millor, with a length of 1,750 metres and a width of 35 metres.

Cala Millor beach in Mallorca
Arenal of Cala Millor

Cala Millor is an ideal area for holidays and, among other factors, this is because its beaches have all the necessary services and infrastructure: sun lounger and beach umbrella rental, lifeguard service, restaurants and beach bars, toilets and showers. On the promenade, there are also shops, leisure facilities and accommodation of all kinds.

Cala Millor beach is also an accessible beach, with access ramps for people with reduced mobility, as well as reserved parking areas for cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

On this beach you can practice sports such as volleyball in the nets that are set up; diving, bodyboarding or take advantage of the calm days to practice paddle surfing.

You can also rent a velomar, ride a banana boat or go jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing.

Cala Bona Beach

This is the next beach after Cala Millor beach, which you will find if you walk to the left towards Costa des Pins. It is 550 metres long and 32 metres wide.

Cala Bona beach has been certified by AENOR with the UNE 170001 Universal Accessibility standard and can be accessed by anyone with functional diversity as all architectural barriers have been eliminated. It also has first aid services, toilets, changing rooms and showers, amphibious chairs, etc…

Cala Bona is characterised by the fact that it is divided into three smaller beaches separated by stone dikes that protect them. Cala Bona Marina is 650 metres away.

Sa Marjal and Es Ribell beaches

The beaches of Sa Marjal and Es Ribell belong to Son Servera and are the longest beaches of this locality, 600 metres long and 15 metres wide; and 70 metres long and 3 metres wide respectively. These two beaches, Port Vell and Cap des Pinar, belong to the well-known Costa dels Pins or Costa de los Pinos, the furthest part of the town of Cala Millor.

It is the only extensive, fine-grained, greyish-coloured sandy area you will find in this municipality, and this is due to the accumulation of the Posidonia oceanica plant.

The characteristics of the beach make it an attractive place for many, with average occupancy in high season. It is a beach with a special magic, as it is located in a beautiful corner far away from hotels and urbanisations, adorned by tamarinds that protect it and give it the typical landscape of a Mediterranean cove.

Panoramic view of the beach Es Ribell at the end of the bay of Cala Millor.

Anchoring at Sa Marjal Beach

Anchoring boats is not always easy, but it is when the winds blow from the fourth quadrant, the best place being in front of the Costa dels Pins jetty in a sandy area 2-4 metres deep. The nearest port facility is that of Porto Cristo, 6.5 nautical miles away.

⛵ It is well known that one of the best ways to get to know the Mallorcan coastline is by boat, as this is the only way to access beaches and coves of Mallorca that are not accessible to everyone. If you are up for it and your budget allows it, we highly recommend you to do it on board a sailing boat. It is a unique experience!

Port Roig beach

Port Roig beach is the name given to the beach of the Cala Bona Marina and is known by the locals as l’Estanc d’en Xinet, remembering that in the past this place was a jetty, as the 4 pillars that emerge from the water make clear.

It is a beach 160 metres long and 5 metres wide, and is also part of the Costa dels Pins.

Getting to Port Roig beach is easy, as after arriving in the town of Cala Millor you only have to follow the coastline northwards towards Cap des Pinar and park near the Hotel Sun Wing Resort where parking is free.

It is a pleasant beach due to its quiet location, fine-grained sand and turquoise waters. If you are thinking of anchoring, it is an interesting option, as it is sheltered from N winds, as well as being ideal for water sports such as snorkelling and paddle surfing.

Its easy access and tourist activity, with bars in the surrounding area, make it the perfect choice for local families and tourists, with medium degree occupation of the beach during the summer months.

Es Ratjolí beach

Es Ratjolí beach is the last beach and the furthest away from the town centre of Cala Millor and is located a few metres from Cap des Pins. It is a beach with a touch of a film, due to its surroundings and exclusivity, accessed via a small staircase that connects to the main road.

With a length of 70 metres and a width of 7 metres, its sand is not as fine and is darker, but its waters are spectacular and interesting for diving due to the number of rocky areas along the nearby coastline.

During the summer months, it is advisable not to arrive late at the beach, as there is not much parking.

Es Ratjolí beach in Cala Millor
Es Ratjolí beach

Sa Coma beach

Sa Coma beach belongs to the municipality of Sant Llorenç de Cardassar and is located between Punta de n’Amer and the municipality of S’Illot, just 5 km from Portocristo.

Sa Coma was born as a residential and hotel area in the 1980s, so be prepared for a massive influx of bathers in summer. Even so, it follows the same line as Cala Millor: transparent and clear waters where you can see dolphins, an extensive sandy area of 900 metres by 60 metres wide and large banks of posidonia oceanica in its deepest part.

The beach has 3 kiosks, a bar and a toilet. It has a lifeguard, buoy signs, bathing area limits and safety equipment.

Accessibility for people with mobility problems is guaranteed with access ramps, amphibious chairs for bathers and reserved parking areas.

The quality of its waters make diving and windsurfing, among other water activities, favourable and recommendable, and its extensive shore invites you to practice sand sports such as beach volleyball.

Punta de n’Amer

If you are here, we recommend that you visit Punta de n’Amer, a 200-hectare peninsula declared an Area of Special Interest by the Balearic Government in 1991, which separates the beaches of Cala Millor and Sa Coma.

It is an area open to the winds and far from the shore there is a lot of depth, which makes it an unadvisable area for anchoring. If you have rented a boat for sailing and want to anchor or moor, the nearest port facility is located 3.7 nautical miles away in Porto Cristo.

Punta de n'Amer between Cala Millor and Sa Coma
Punta de n’Amer

S’Illot beach

S’Illot beach, also known as Cala Moreia, is 350m long and 35m wide. It has sun loungers and parasols for hire, lifeguard post, access for people with reduced mobility, car park, showers, pedal boats and water sports for hire.

The Torrent de N’Amer flows into this beach, which is crossed by a bridge that marks the inter-municipal boundary between Sant Llorenç des Cardassar and Manacor. Right there, you can also visit a Talayotic settlement in an excellent state of conservation, declared a National Monument in 1964.

What to see and do in Cala Millor

Although they are its main attraction, there are not only beaches in Cala Millor. This town has a lot to offer the visitor, apart from sun and beach tourism.

It has a historical legacy and emblematic places to visit, as well as offering a wide range of leisure and activities.

Keep reading! We tell you everything you can see and do in Cala Millor:

Cycling in Cala Millor

Cycling in Mallorca is an activity that has been developed for many years thanks to the fact that Mallorca has magnificent conditions for the practice of this sport.

And this is known to many professional cycling teams from Northern Europe and the rest of the world. who want to practice for the cycling season and due to the weather conditions, sometimes so adverse in winter in northern European countries, choose Mallorca as the place to start the pre-season cycling season..

Elongated banner for bicycle rental in Mallorca

A lot cycling hotel in Mallorca also know this and have prepared themselves thoroughly to offer everything these cyclists need during their stay there, offering a outstanding facilities where not a single detail will be lacking for the rest, care of the cyclist and his equipment with workshops and maintenance services for bicycles..

Cala Millor offers peace, relaxation and the perfect climate for these professional teams who take advantage of the few hotels that are still open here. Here we tell you which hotels are ciclying friendly in Cala Millor:

Cyclists riding on a road with vegetation on both sides and waving at the camera
Cyclist pedaling relaxed

S’Illot archaeological site

The Talayotic settlement of S’Illot is one of the most important prehistoric sites or settlements of the entire Talayotic and Post-Talayotic culture in Mallorca, preserving an important part of the wall that once surrounded the settlement.

This site has been occupied for more than 1000 years, with the oldest remains dating from the Bronze Age (1100-850 BC). Occupation of the site would end around the 1st century BC, and it was occupied with less intensity until the arrival of the Muslims.

Es Castell defence tower

The Es Castell defence tower is located on the n’Amer peninsula. It was built in the 17th century as a watchtower between the nearby towers of Porto Cristo and Cap Roig, and was part of the defensive system that surrounded Mallorca against pirate attacks.

It has a museum which is open all year round. Interested in visiting it? You can book your visit by calling +34 971 585 409.

Es Castell defence tower in Cala Millor in Mallorca
Es Castell defence tower

Es Rentadors

Es Rentadors are public washing places, very typical on the island. Built in 1905, they were the place where the locals of Son Servera washed their clothes and could socialise. They were recently restored by the Town Hall with the intention of incorporating them as part of the historical and cultural heritage of Son Servera.

Urban art route in Cala Millor

The Color Millor urban art route in Cala Millor is an initiative that was born with the intention of transmitting values, stories and positivism, as well as to “take art to the streets”, while rehabilitating the public space.

These creations have given shape and colour to Cala Millor, as well as adding to the landscape of the area.

Cala Millor promenade

Walking can be a great exercise and you can do it any day of the year. If you are looking for a walk along the beachfront, connecting the promenade of Cala Millor from the municipality of Sant Llorenç with the promenade of Son Servera, passing through Cala Bona and ending at Cap des Pins, the territorial limit of Cala Millor, here we leave you the route.

This route can also be done by bicycle, either with your own bike or by renting one from the various bicycle rental companies. Cycling is an activity that we recommend regardless of your level, given the flatness of the promenade and the surrounding area.

Cala Millor has a bicycle lane that follows the coastline from the Costa dels Pins to S’Illot, with a separate section recently made that links the coast with Son Servera.

Wine tasting in Mallorca

If you like wine or if you are looking for wine tourism, you are in luck, because in the municipality of Sant Llorenç de Cardassar you will have the opportunity to taste Mallorcan wines with denomination of origin: D.O. Pla i Llevant.

Experience the opportunity to go wine tasting in Mallorca. Enjoy different activities and this sensory experience on the island.

Viewpoint of the Costa de los Pinos

Just 4kms from the town is the Cap des Pins, which marks the limit of the territory and the end of the road that runs along the entire coastline of Cala Millor beach. It is an elevated area on a projection of land that in Mallorcan language is called a cap.

From the Mirador de la Costa de los Pinos you can contemplate and admire the whole bay of Cala Millor, a 360º panoramic view of one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean.

Viewpoint on the Costa de los Pinos in Cala Millor in Majorca
Cap des Pinar viewpoint in Mallorca

In addition, archaeological remains such as Na Pol, n’Amer and Na Gatera are preserved nearby.

Balloon ride over Cala Millor

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Tourist Festival

In the last week of September, as a farewell to the summer, the Fiesta del Turista (Tourist Festival) is held. You can enjoy markets and street markets, concerts, workshops, parades and even fireworks. If you are in Cala Millor, don’t miss this event!

Visit the Caves of Drach or the Caves of Artà

In addition to beaches and mountains, Mallorca has some real natural treasures underground. Over time, geological processes have created impressive formations that constitute true paradises that we can marvel at nowadays.

Although they are not actually in Cala Millor, if you have a vehicle or if you can get around, we recommend you visit the Cuevas del Drach or the Cuevas de Artà.

✨ ✨ If you can’t get around, with this jet ski tour of the Artà Caves from Cala Bona you’ll sail at full speed along to one of the most famous caves on the east coast of Mallorca. Adrenaline and culture hand in hand!

Restaurants in Cala Millor

The town of Cala Millor is built with the ideal beach holiday in mind, so most travellers book all-inclusive packages at its beachfront hotels and do not use other catering services.

Even so, the pedestrian streets near the Paseo Marítimo are full of places serving national and international food, although if you are in the mood for good local food and know what to eat in Mallorca, we recommend that you consult our article and head for a less touristy area.

Watch out! That’s not to say that you can’t find quality Mediterranean cuisine in Cala Millor. If you fancy enjoying lunch or an evening out, we suggest several restaurants that we think are worth considering:

  • RAPeat: Owned by David Serrano and Michelin-starred chef Andreu Genestra, this friendly, casual restaurant offers high-quality, tasty fast food made with fresh, 100% Mallorcan produce.
  • Le Chiacchiere: This Italian restaurant serves fresh homemade pasta, good pizzas, fish, seafood, meat and delicious desserts. Although informal in atmosphere, it has a terrace and a very cosy interior. For its value for money it is easy to fill.
  • Sa Punta: 3km from Cala Millor is Sa Punta, a romantic restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine that stands out both for its setting and its gastronomic quality. It is located next to the sea, on the rocks, and its atmosphere is peaceful and exquisite.
  • Indian Taj: If you like Indian food, we can assure you that this restaurant will not leave you indifferent. The cuisine at this restaurant is simply spectacular, you will be teleported to India with just the first bite. It has a 4.8 rating on Google.

Hotels in Cala Millor

In Cala Millor you will find many hotels of different categories, most of them owned by large hotel chains and offering package holidays for families.

The hotels are of good quality and most of them have all the necessary amenities for a well-deserved holiday: swimming pools, spa or gym. There are also adults-only options, with more exclusive services, rooms with private jacuzzi and stunning sea views.

If you are convinced to stay here, we leave you a selection of our favourite hotels in Cala Millor:

  • Iberostar Cala Millor – Adults Only: perfect for couples and adults, this 4-star hotel is located 100 metres from Cala Millor’s seafront promenade and features a Spa offering numerous treatments, fitness room, and live music and DJ sessions.
  • Hipotels Cala Millor Park: This 4-star hotel has a unique personality and its reviews are full of praise for the staff. An all-inclusive hotel 200 metres from the beach of Cala Millor, ideal for families and with special prices for playing golf.
  • Senator Cala Millor: ideal for a dream getaway, this 4-star hotel is warm and elegant, with modern rooms and a rooftop pool. It is also located on the beach next to the promenade and the shopping and leisure area.
  • Cala Millor Garden Hotel – Adults Only: a few metres from the beach, this 4-star hotel for adults only is a haven of peace. It has a Spa and exquisite cuisine, as well as shows and multiple entertainment activities.
  • Hotel Sabina Cala Millor: This 4-star holiday hotel is located in front of the beach and overlooks the promenade. It is an elegant, contemporary and relaxing accommodation decorated in soft, ivory and cream tones that will ensure your well-being.

Map of hotels in Cala Millor in Mallorca

Do you want to consider other options? On this map you can see all the hotels in Cala Millor. If you already know when you are going to travel to Mallorca, enter your dates and choose from hotels, luxury hotels, aparthotels, cycling hotels, private villas and other available accommodation.

What do you think of Cala Millor, would you like to stay or visit this area during your holidays in Mallorca? Tell us in the comments, we are interested in your opinion!

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