Calvia is a pleasant little town, situated in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and 16km away from Palma, Majorca. Inland, but with views out over the ocean, a holiday in Calvia is suitable for those people who want access to all the great tourist infrastructure that Majorca has to offer, whilst at the same time experiencing life in a small, quiet town. Self catering accommodation in Calvia is comfortable and homely, and a world away from the tourist masses who throng at the more popular resorts.
Whilst on holiday in Calvia, it is possible to take part in all manner of activities. The nearby mountains lend themselves to hiking, mountain biking and even some climbing. If water sports are more your thing, then head towards the coast, where there are many small urbanisations stretching away from Palma. Here, you can swim, water ski, snorkel and sail to your heart’s content. If golf is more your thing, then never fear. Majorca boasts 15 courses, all of which make for a pleasant way to build up an appetite before taking lunch at one of the fabulous coastal restaurants where fish is a speciality.
For a day out, many people on holiday in Calvia will head for the main city of Palma. It has a history stretching back many hundreds of years, which encompass both Moorish and Spanish rule. There is an impressive castle here, the Beliver Castle, as well as a magnificent cathedral built on the foundations of an old mosque. Leaving Palma behind, perhaps a day trip over to the other side of Majorca could be taken. Here, Puerto Pollenca still retains its charm, and again has some wonderful old buildings. Farther along that eastern coast is the town of Porto Cristo. Here, a trip into two wonderful caves can be taken, where the stalactites and stalagmites will conjure up feelings of being in a different world.
Before booking you holiday rental villa in Calvia, you may have some concerns about the weather. However, there is no need. Majorca is blessed with excellent weather, meaning that a holiday in Calvia can be taken at almost any time of year. Of course, the summer months are the most popular, where daytime high temperatures can peak at over 30 degrees Celsius, and are consistently above 24 degrees. The winter months see top temperatures of 15 degrees, and rainfall for the entire year measures less than 21 inches.
Beginning a holiday in Calvia, you will arrive at Palma Airport (PMI). This is a major international airport, and as such, has connections with many cities throughout the UK. Jet2.com, Monarch, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all operate flights from the UK into Palma from airports such as East Midlands (EMA), Bristol (BRS), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), London Stansted (STN), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN).