Cala Bona is a small maritime enclave in the sunny east of Mallorca, and belongs to the municipality of Son Servera. From the sea, it borders Cala Millor, which is on its right and Ses Bassetes beach on its left.
This picturesque fishing village, with its unspoilt beaches and stunning scenery, offers a charm like few other places on the island and an unforgettable experience for travellers looking for quieter, less explored places such as Playa de Muro, Playa de Palma and El Arenal, Palmanova or Santa Ponsa.
Cala Bona, which in Mallorcan means ‘good bay’, lives up to its name with its tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty. The place delights all those in search of golden sandy shores that merge with the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.
How to get to Cala Bona
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You have different options to get to Cala Bona, or to move from there to other parts of the island, if you have set this area as your “centre of operations” during your trip to Mallorca.
It is important that, if you are staying in this area and do not plan to move around the island, you are aware of all the options.
The location away from Cala Bona of the main places on the island such as Palma de Mallorca, Sóller, ValldemossaPollensa or Alcudia; it makes the rent a car in Mallorca is the option we recommend the most, as it will get you around the island more quickly and save you waiting time between journeys.
If you decide to arrive by car to Cala Bona:
- From Palma, take the Ma-15 road to Manacor.
- From the north of the island, from the aforementioned towns such as Alcudia, Pollensa or the incredible Playa de Muro, follow the Ma-12 road to Manacor.
If you are coming from one of Mallorca’s southernmost towns, you should head for Porto Cristo. Once you are on the Ma-4014, you will see the signs to Cala Bona following the signs to Cala Millor. Cala Bona is the next beach.
Parking in Cala Bona
Cala Bona has several free car parks almost right on the beach, more specifically on the second or third line. This, together with the fact that this area of Mallorca is less crowded, means that you can easily park your car near the sea.
Getting to Cala Bona by public transport
If you prefer to travel by public transport, there are connections from almost every area of the island, although be aware that these journeys can be long and tiring.
To get to Cala Bona by public transport:
- If you are coming from Palma, you will have to take bus number 401 from the Parque de las Estaciones in Palma. Once you arrive in Manacor you will have to change to line 412, from there you will pass through Son Servera, and then Cala Millor until you reach the end of your journey.
- Coming from the north of the island, you will have to take line 322 in Pollensa, and change to line 325 in Port d’Alcúdia. This bus will travel along the northern part of the island as far as Cala Ratjada. There you will have to change to line 424 and wait 4 more stops until you reach your destination.
- If you are coming from the south of the island, from Santanyí for example, you will have to take bus number 515 to the outskirts of the village. You will have to get off at Campos, and then take bus number 515 which will take you to Manacor. Once there, take bus number 412 (Costa dels Pins), which will leave you a minute’s walk from Cala Bona.
In these articles you will find detailed information on how to get around Mallorca using the public transport network:
🚌 Public transport in Mallorca: bus, metro and train in Mallorca: lines, timetables and fares.
🚕 Taxi service in Majorca: taxi company telephone numbers, taxi ranks and fares.
Arriving by boat to Cala Bona
The waters are calmer than the waters in the north, so if you want to have a day at sea on your own terms, we recommend you alquiler de embarcaciones sin licencia, or rent a boat with skipper if you are a less experienced sailor, or if you just want to relax and enjoy yourself a lot without a care in the world.
This area of Mallorca has many sandy terraces where you can drop anchor and thus avoid damaging the posidonia.
By the way, do you know what posidonia is? With our article we would like to inform and raise awareness about one of the biggest secrets of the Balearic Islands and the whole Mediterranean Sea.
Whatever you decide, don’t forget to plan your day and forecast the weather and time in Mallorca before setting sail. Whether by sea or by land, there are some things that cannot be left to chance.
Another option is to take your charter boat from the port of Porto Cristo, 14km or 8.78 nautical miles away.
Private transfer in Cala Bona
🚐 Do you want to forget about driving during your holidays, you don’t have a driving licence in Mallorca? Then the option of hiring a private transfer in Mallorca is what you need. You can travel to or from Porto Cristo, the nearest place covered by the service. Try it!
Services in Cala Bona
Cala Bona beach has been certified by AENOR with the UNE 170001 Universal Accessibility standard, having eliminated all architectural barriers, so that anyone with functional diversity can access it.
It also has all the services and facilities necessary to enjoy a day at the beach: bars, showers, sun lounger and parasol hire, toilets, litter bins and lifeguard service.
Where to eat in Cala Bona
The gastronomy in Cala Bona has something for all tastes and palates. We will tell you about the best restaurants in Cala Bona that we know and of which we have the best references:
Restaurant Sa Punta in Cala Bona
This restaurant is located in Port Verd, very close to Cala Bona, and has become one of the gastronomic reference points near the sea in Mallorca. Its success is based on its loyal clientele, who continue to frequent the restaurant after so many years; this speaks of the proven quality of Restaurante Sa Punta.
The Restaurant Sa Punta in Cala Bona is popular for its excellent service, sea views and delicious food; especially its fresh fish and seafood, its traditional Mediterranean cuisine with top-quality products, and for having a award-winning chef; all this makes your visit to the Restaurante Sa Punta in a high level gastronomic experience.
The ambitious and carefully menu of the Restaurante Sa Punta in Cala Bona has turned this place into one of the most important points of pilgrimage of many celebrities who frequent the island of Mallorca, and the restaurant chosen by the tennis player from Manacor, Rafael Nadal, as a gastronomic option when you want to eat somewhere by the sea.
The Mediterránea restaurant in Cala Bona is a restaurant specialising in paellas, fish and grilled meats.
Located on the beachfront, it will make what you taste taste twice as good. You will enjoy the sun and the sound of the lapping waves in a relaxed but lively atmosphere.
Google reviews give it a 4.9 out of 5 rating, so the choice of the Mediterranean Restaurant in Cala Bona is a sure hit. Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 1pm to 3.30pm and from 7pm to 11pm. Wednesday is closed.
From the Mediterránea menu, our recommendation is the lobster paella!
Mallorca’s gastronomy is one of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. If you are a lover of good food, this signature cuisine restaurant should be a must on your visit to Cala Bona.
The restaurant Son Floriana in Cala Bona is located in the residence of the same name. It is an exclusive place of distinction, designed to escape the summer hustle and bustle of the area and immerse yourself in a sea of relaxation, tranquillity and tradition.
Located just a few metres from the beach of Cala Millor and Cala Bona, this restaurant is part of the history of Mallorca as it is an old Mallorcan possession (farmhouse) more than 200 years old.
The restaurant Son Floriana is recognised and famous on the island as one of the most highly rated gourmet restaurants in Mallorca, this restaurant stands out for its Mediterranean cuisine with avant-garde touches that uses local seasonal food for its cuisine.
In the menu of the restaurant Son Floriana in Cala Bona you will be able to taste the delicacies of Chef Luis Martín in a quiet atmosphere, during a romantic evening or an unforgettable event.
Modu Chinese Restaurant
This Chinese restaurant is a classic in Cala Bona. The Chinese restaurant Modu has been cooking and offering its services for many years, and enjoys the full confidence of the locals in Cala Bona.
The Chinese restaurant Modu is a nice and highly recommended place if you want to taste good Asian cuisine in the east of the island, near Son Servera and Cala Millor.
What to see and do in Cala Bona
Cala Bona is one of the places in Mallorca that you cannot miss if you are looking for a break from the island’s summer whirlwind.
Cala Bona beach is made up of three coves of artificial origin, which are three breakwaters that give rise to very safe, calm and tranquil waters. This makes this and other beaches recommended for children in Mallorca.
It measures between 150 and 170 metres in length, with a width of 20 to 30 metres. The seabed is sandy with some rocks and a very gentle slope. Once outside this part that limits the breakwaters, things change a little; the bottoms become mixed and with 4 or 5 metre depths.
Swimming, sunbathing and relaxing on the sand
In Cala Bona, and in the rest of Mallorca, the star activity, which is both the simplest and the easiest, consists of enjoying the sea: swimming and sunbathing.
“Dolce far niente”, as the Italians would say.
Diving and snorkelling
Water activities such as kayaking and snorkelling are another of the stars of Mallorca’s summer. Snorkelling is one of the activities you will enjoy the most in Cala Bona thanks to the crystal clear waters, the mixed sandy and rocky aquatic floors that hide a great variety of marine life.
Boat excursions in Cala Bona
There are many local companies offering boat trips and excursions in Cala Bona, and all along the east coast of Mallorca. You will visit hidden coves, caves and many have a transparent floor where you can enjoy the beautiful seabed and the rich marine life that the island has to offer.
Cycling in Cala Bona
Cycling in Mallorca is one of the most popular activities on the island. Many lovers of this two-wheeled sport decide to bring their own bike from home to practice their favourite sport.
Even so, for those who like to bring little luggage, you can opt for the option of renting a bike in Cala Bona, with the advantage that they will bring the bike to any part of the island you need.
Mallorca offers you very interesting and fun routes to do, so once you have your bike, you just have to decide which of the cycling routes in Cala Millor you want to do.
One of the most popular cycling routes, although we warn you that it is a bit ambitious, is the ascent to the Mirador de Sant Salvador, which will take you almost 40 km from Cala Bona and it will take you 2 hours to reach the viewpoint.
If you choose to end your cycling route at the top of this beautiful place, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Mallorca.
Hiking in Cala Bona and Cala Millor
Another star activity and main attraction for tourists is hiking in Mallorca. On the Llevant Peninsula you can enjoy hiking routes around Cala Millor that are very attractive and suitable for all levels.
Choose the best time to go for a walk. Remember in summer the high temperatures we have on the island, there is a lot of humidity and the sun is very strong. Take water with you and hydrate well, wear a hat to protect yourself from direct sunlight and take care with the route and route you choose. Your security is very important. Don’t take unnecessary risks!
There is the possibility to do a lot of outdoor activities in Cala Bona and/or surroundings. If you’re an active person, you’re sure to fancy some of the activities we suggest… and if you’re less active, maybe it’s time to start looking for a bit of adrenaline in Mallorca:
- Cliff jumping and psicobloc in Mallorca (we recommend that you only practice psicobloc with professionals).
- 4×4 routes from Cala Millor
- Buggy route around Cala Mandia and Cala Ratjada
- 30′ jet ski ride
⚠️ With so much outdoor activity, accidents can happen, so it never hurts to have travel insurance. Take out your IATI Escapadas insurance with a 5% discount for being a reader of Yo soy Mallorca, and if you are a foreigner, your insurance should be the IATI Estrella, also with a 5% discount.
Night walk around Cala Bona
Give a night walk (as it can be too hot during the day in summer. In winter we recommend it at sunrise, it’s quite a sight!) along the seafront promenade of Cala Bona, both direction Cala Millor as well as to the opposite side, Costa dels Pins, will be guaranteed to pass pleasant moments, the hotel has a pleasant atmosphere, listening to the waves of the sea and the good temperature during the night.
Rafael Nadal Museum
Do you have a passion for tennis? Wherever you are from, you must visit the Rafael Nadal Museum Experience in Manacor. This museum reviews the career of the Mallorcan tennis player, who, as you know, is one of the best sportsmen in the history of the world.
Where to sleep in Cala Bona
If you are looking for accommodation, here we talk about what we consider to be the best places to stay in Cala Bona:
If you are looking for something more specific, such as all-inclusive hotels, aparthotels, or luxury hotels in Mallorca you will be able to find them in Cala Bona and surroundings. And if Cala Bona is just the place where you want to go to enjoy a day at the beach, you can also consider hotels in Cala Millor and hotels in Portocristo.
Map of hotels in Cala Bona
The following map of hotels in Cala Bona and its surroundings will make it easier and more visual for you to contemplate these options. The following map of hotels in Cala Bona and its surroundings will make it easier and more visual for you to contemplate these options.
By zooming in on the map, you can view hotels and accommodation in nearby areas, both on the coast and inland. Please contact us if you have any questions.Booking.com