Cala Murada is a tranquil place with a bay of the same name on the southeast coast of Mallorca. Here one is in a quieter part of the island and is nevertheless only about 60 minutes by car from the airport. Those who want to experience Mallorca with children are exactly right here. Child-friendly beaches and leisure activities ensure a relaxed family holiday. Moreover, the beach, supermarket and restaurant are within walking distance, as you can see on Google Maps.
The place Cala Murada is pleasantly manageable. It offers everything for the daily needs without being overcrowded by tourists. This is what makes it so interesting for a relaxing holiday on Mallorca with children. There is an old town centre around which fincas and villas blend organically into the green landscape. Cala Murada is cultivated all year round, which also makes the place attractive in winter.
Cala Murada is just one of many coves called Calas de Mallorca. Here you can enjoy the sun on the beach and swim or canoe in the crystal clear water with medium waves. Directly in the bay there is a cosy restaurant with sea view and of course good regional cuisine. The beach bar completes the offer during the high season.
Behind the bay there is a small lake fed by a torrent. Also the other Calas are partly easily accessible on foot, partly by car. To the Cala Domingos, for example, one can walk over a narrow footpath in further 10 minutes. Beside the more lively and managed bays, there are also completely natural Calas. However, some of them can only be reached via narrow and steep paths.
By the way: all Calas de Mallorca are in the possession of the European blue flag for good bathing water.
Those who want to go shopping will also find some larger towns in the surroundings of Cala Murada with typical Majorcan charm, historical sights and a good shopping offer. Our tip: the port city Portocolom. Here is the largest natural harbour of Mallorca. While the historic old town around the harbour has retained its original character, there are some interesting shops in the busier new town.
Cala D'Or is recommended for larger shopping tours. Here you will find a good range of boutiques, shops and for the evening also restaurants, bars and discos.
Santanyì and Felanitx are inland towns. They score with typical Majorcan and very recommendable weekly markets.
A holiday on Mallorca also includes good food. Here you will find a nice selection of restaurants in Cala Murada and surroundings. In our holiday home you will find an information folder where we describe and recommend restaurants and cafés in detail. But so much can be betrayed already now: Fresh seafood and fish, typical Spanish gazpacho, Mallorcan meat and vegetable dishes form a varied menu plan. And there are also excellent homemade cakes in some cafés.
If you like swimming, diving, surfing, hiking, canoeing or cycling, Cala Murada is the right place for you. Boats as well as racing bikes, trekking bikes or mountain bikes can be rented on site. There are also tennis courts, mini golf courses, a petanca (boule) and a small sports field.
Cala Murada is also a good starting point for golf enthusiasts. There are a total of seven golf courses in the area for beginners and advanced players. They are all easily accessible by car within an hour.
Because the beach of Cala Murada is never as crowded as in the tourist centres of Mallorca, holidays with children are particularly pleasant here. There are slides for the children directly in the bathing bay - and within sight of the restaurant terrace. Here you can also rent canoes, which older children usually enjoy very much.
In the nearby Calas de Mallorca, other attractions await families with children during the season, such as a bouncy castle, two mini golf courses and a play centre.
The nearby monastery "San Salvador" offers a wonderful view over the whole island. You can reach it by car, on foot or by bicycle and then stop at the monastery's own restaurant.
The Castell Santueri, situated at an altitude of 420 metres, is also famous for its views. It is one of only three preserved rock castles in Mallorca.
You travel by plane to Palma de Mallorca (PMI). On the operator page of the airport you will find a good list of airlines flying to Palma de Mallorca. You can also find out about take-off and landing times. Basically there are direct flights from almost every major city in Europe to Palma de Mallorca. Only in the low season you have to be content with a somewhat smaller offer.
You can take the bus from the airport to Cala d´Or and then take a taxi to the finca. Or you can take a private shuttle service for a direct transfer from the airport to your finca. If you would like to organize the trip in advance, we will be happy to help you and book with one of our local taxi companies.
To rent a car, you have a wide choice. But whether it's well-known brands like Europcar, Hertz or Avis or small local suppliers - you'll hear both positive and negative customer reviews about everyone. We honestly can't give you any recommendations. However, we have a few tips for you:
- use comparison portals before booking.
- remember that it may take a while to get to the car rental counter.
- do not accept a down payment and pay attention to free cancellation options.
- insist on the tank regulation "full/full". This saves you excessive prices per litre when returning the car.