The east coast of Majorca is lined with a number of high-quality beaches, and the bays of Cala Anguila and Cala Mandia are two of its finest. These destinations are ideal is you want a peaceful base from which to explore the island, as they offer a great range of holiday rental accommodation, good amenities and a relaxing environment, but all within just a few kilometres of the busier tourist resorts.
Cala Mandia has a good range of amenities, including several shops, bars and restaurants. The eastern part of Majorca is known for its laid-back atmosphere, and you will not find a throbbing nightlife or hectic centre in either of these resorts, but if simply wish to relax this is the place to head. Why not pick up a bottle of wine and relax with a book outside your villa in Cala Mandia, soaking up the Majorcan sunshine.
The bays of Cala Anguila and Cala Mandia both have EU Blue Flag status, and boast fine white sands and crystal blue waters. There is also the option of heading the short distance to Cala Romantic which offers a number of water sports and a volleyball court.
The fishing village of Porto Cristo is just 5km away, and although the journey can easily be made by car, another option is to take a boat trip there and enjoy the scenery as you go. Porto Cristo boasts some high quality restaurants and an equally relaxed atmosphere. A number of other boat excursions can also be arranged from Cala Mandia.
The use of a rental car will give you the ultimate in flexibility for exploring the beautiful island of Majorca. The nearest town is Manacor, which is famous for its historical sites, pearl production and even more Blue Flag beaches, whilst further south, Santanyi mixes 13th century architecture with modern shopping and dining. Majorca, and especially the north-eastern corner, is also a golf-lovers paradise, with a number of courses to be enjoyed.
Peak holiday season in Cala Anguila and Cala Mandia runs from June to September, when temperatures reach towards 30C and the sun comes out for several hours each day. Early spring and autumn are also great times to visit, and even during the coldest months of winter temperatures rarely drop below 10C in Majorca.
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), previously known as Son Sant Joan Airport, serves the whole island, and can be reached quickly and easily from a number of UK destinations. Holiday accommodation in Cala Anguila and Cala Mandia lies around 45km from the airport, and is an easy journey by hire car, bus or airport taxi transfer.