Cala Murada

A pretty town with an even prettier beach Cala Murada is still a relatively undiscovered destination in Majorca. Here you’ll find a choice of accommodation ideal for a relaxing holiday in the sun, as well as restaurants and cafés where you enjoy Spanish cuisine as you soak up the rays and work on that tan. Ensure your journey from Palma de Majorca Airport is just as tranquil as this pretty little village and book your Cala Murada transfers with hoppa today. We’ll get you there without the fuss.

There is a fantastic range of restaurants to choose from in Cala Murada. Among the stunning streets of the town you’ll find Sol y Vida for delicious Spanish dishes offering you a taste of traditional Spain. For a mixture of cuisines, including French and English head to Bistrot 29, or for truly incredible views there’s Restaurante Playa Cala Murada which serves interesting fusions of cuisines. Explore the soft golden sands of the beach or just stretch out and unwind as you watch the world go by before heading into the sea to cool off.

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Overview

The small beach resort of Cala Murada is located on the south east coast of the Balearic island of Majorca. Just 50 minutes from Palma airport, this former fishing village has become a luxurious and relaxing resort boasting a beautiful beach and a tranquil atmosphere. Populated with attractive villas and leafy gardens, Cala Murada is named after the sandy cove (cala) it is built around. The surrounding coastline is dotted with many other small coves and beaches that visitors can discover by walking the scenic coastal trails.

Cala Murada’s beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness and has gorgeous, golden sands leading down to calm, blue waters. Backed by cliffs, the sheltered location of the cove makes it a lovely spot for swimming and snorkelling, and a safe place for children and inexperienced swimmers. The beach has good amenities, with a lifeguard, beach bar, sun loungers, and umbrellas. The neighbouring beaches, Gran Cala Domingos and Cala Domingos Petit, are a short walk away along the coastal paths.

The town of Cala Murada has a good selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from, as well as a traditional weekly crafts market. The neighbouring town of Cala D’Or has a far livelier bar and restaurant scene and is within easy reach for a night out. Cala Murada is a great base for visiting some of the area’s other towns and sights, such as Felanitx with its impressive castle and bustling markets, or the stylish town of Porto Cristo with its famous Dragon Caves. Golfers have the excellent Val D’Or 18-hole golf course, less than 10km away.

Key facts

  • Currency: EUR: Euros
    Language: Spanish and Catalan. English is widely spoken.
    Approximate flight time from the UK: 2 hours and 30 minutes
    Time zone: GMT +01

Great for

Beach lovers: Cala Murada’s beach is beautiful, clean and sandy. The sheltered waters are great for swimming and snorkelling. The surrounding coastline is also a beach lover’s dream, with many similarly stunning coves and beaches to discover. Walking the coastal paths is a great way of discovering these hidden treasures.
Relaxation: This is a quiet resort, with a few cafes and restaurants, but a relaxed and quiet night time atmosphere. It’s a great retreat for escaping the hustle and bustle, and for recharging your batteries. For this reason, Cala Murada is popular with couples, and families with small children
Caves: Whether discovering the small, rocky coves and caves along Cala Murada’s coastline, or visiting some of the regions larger, more famous, caves like the Caves of Drach, this area has many fantastic caves and rock formations. 

Porto Colom

Travel 10km south of Cala Murada to the picturesque village of Porto Colom. Situated above a rocky natural harbour; fishing is still a big way of life here. Boats sail in and out of the port, which is lined with colourful houses and cafes, and visitors enjoy taking in the views and wandering down to the soft, sandy beach of Cala Marcel. This blue flag beach has clean, shallow waters, popular with families for swimming. The waters are a great place to scuba dive, with good visibility and rocky caves to explore. There is also a prehistoric cemetery at Porto Colom, which is thought to date back to 2000BC.
Address: About 11km from Cala Murada

Caves of Drach

The neighbouring town of Porto Cristo is home to the world famous Caves of Drach. These enormous caves, dating back to the Miocene era, house Lake Martel and a host of impressive stalactite formations. Trips into the cave include an atmospheric live classical music concert and the opportunity to cross the lake by boat. Without doubt, a unique experience.
Address: Ctra. Cuevas s/n, 07680 Porto Cristo, Majorca
Opening hours: 1st November to 13th March: tours at 10.45am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.
14th March to 31st October: tours at 10am, 11am, 12om, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.
Entry cost: 14.50€ for adults and 7.50€ for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Children under 2 years of age go free.  
Official website: http://www.cuevasdeldrach.com/?lang=en

Porto Cristo

The nearby fishing town of Porto Cristo (‘Port of Christ’) is a picturesque place to visit and enjoy the beach, clear waters, and terrace restaurants. A family-friendly town, Porto Cristo also has lots of boat trips on offer. The surrounding coastline is the ideal setting for a glass bottomed boat trip, with plenty of caves, cliffs, and marine life to view. The natural harbour has an attractive marina, with some lovely restaurants from which you can enjoy a meal and some drinks, while taking in the stunning ocean views.
Address: About 19km from Cala Murada

Cala sa Nau

Just 15km south of Cala Murada, this stunning beach is hidden away in a secluded, rocky cove. While Cala sa Nau has a remote and slightly wild feel, the beach bar and restaurant, and cushioned beach beds give it a touch of luxury. The white sands slope gently down to the warm waters. Popular with snorkelers, the cove also provides plenty of natural, rocky diving platforms, which children love to use to leap into the sea. Enjoy some food and drinks after all of the water activities, in the shady haven of the restaurant.
Address: S' Horta, Majorca, Spain
Official website: http://www.calasanau.com/#0

Castillo de Santueri

Head inland, along some winding hilly roads, for around 17km to the town of Felanitx to visit this impressive ruined castle. Situated 423 metres above sea level, the rocky location of Castillo de Santueri offers truly spectacular panoramic views. On clear days it’s possible to see as far as Majorca’s neighbouring island, Menorca. The medieval ruins are well-preserved, having been restored over the centuries, and include a network of walls, towers, and battlements.
Address: Cami des Castell, Felanitx, Majorca, Spain
Opening hours: From 1st March to December, open every day 10am – 6.30pm.
Entry cost: €4 adult admission
Official website: http://www.santueri.org/#_=_

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