Cala d’Or and Porto Petro

Cala d’Or is the main resort town on Mallorca’s Southeast Coast. It has a distinct character typified by the whitewashed Ibezan-style properties in and around the town.

The central point of the town is its marina and Club Nautica, home to many luxury leisure craft. The town spreads around the calas and there are no less than eight beaches in the immediate area, something that has made Cala d’Or a popular location for family holidays.

There are many good restaurants, from typical Mallorcan establishments to more international offerings. There are many bars and other entertainments too, making this a lively place although not frenetically so.

The town is well serviced by hotels and there and many apartment and townhouse developments focussed primarily on holiday usage. Cala d’Or is a seasonal location and less suitable for property buyers looking for a permanent home.

Next to Cala d’Or is Porto Petro, which has retained more of its original character despite growth in the holiday industry in the area. Porto Petro is still a working fishing village and is a relatively quiet place, making it popular with those seeking a slightly more relaxed location on this beautiful stretch of coastline.

There are some good restaurants here too, particularly the fish restaurants where they take great pride in the local catch.

Inland from Cala d’Or and Porto Petro there are some attractive country villages such as Calonge. The largest town in the area is Santanyi and, heading up the coast, other popular places such as Porto Colom and Cala Murada are within easy reach.

Journey time from Palma de Mallorca and the airport is around 45-50 minutes by car.

Properties and prices

Cala d’Or is popular with British and other nationalities. In and around the town there is a mixture of modern apartment, townhouse developments and holiday villas.

This is a location to consider if you are looking for a holiday home or rental investment in a family resort with exceptional beaches and prices lower than the Southwest or North Coasts.

Small apartments can be bought from as little as €100,000 and more attractive properties from around €170,000. Good community townhouses start around €220,000 and villas from €450,000.

Property opportunities in Porto Petro are mostly in apartment developments on the outskirts of the town. There are some old fisherman cottages but these are sought after and rarely on the market. Apartments start around €150,000 and villas from €550,000.

Sea-view properties in both locations command a premium and the best front-line villas extend well into seven figures.