Whatever the reason you are on holiday and whatever your age, the variety of experiences in Calvià in Mallorca are endless. Whether you are looking for peace or fun, you can enjoy the beautiful coastline dotted with blue sea and coves, you can explore the fascinating countryside, or as well satisfy your palate in the excellent restaurants or even sample delicious local wines.
Whether for business or a holiday with friends, family or alone, everyone is welcome! Located just 20 minutes from Palma Airport, in the south-west of Mallorca, Calvià offers excellent hotel infrastructure (such as the awesome Hotel Calvia Beach the Plaza) and numerous services.
Mallorca has 300 days of sunshine per year with the average temperature of 27 ° in summer and 14 ° in winter is the perfect recipe for a sensational holiday.
Sport and Tourism in Calvià
If sport is the reason for your holiday, then Calvià is the place for you. The magnificent public and private facilities are equipped to offer a wide range of options including golf, tennis, general fitness, swimming, sailing, diving, horse riding, rugby or football. If your passion is cycling, choose an itinerary and enjoy the scenic countryside, particularly beautiful in spring.
But the real jewel of Calvià is the athletic track located in Magaluf, an ideal place for important sports events and perfect training camp during the peak period. Take part in the rugby or football Sol Half Marathon Magaluf tournaments, the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca Triathlon or the K42 Mallorca mountain race, to name just a few.
The best beaches near Calvià
Illetes – Cas Català
The strip of the coast of Calvià enjoys an excellent reputation thanks to its high-level hotel accommodation. As this area is protected by the Serra de Na Burguesa mountain and is located near the capital of the island, Palma, has become a favourite place both for summer and winter holidays.
Costa d’en Blanes – Portals Nous
This is the most luxurious side of Calvià. Both the prestigious port of Puerto Portals, which attracts the most expensive yachts in the Mediterranean, and the Real Golf Bendinat, make this an ideal spot for the whole family or whether your sailing or playing golf.
These tourist areas, each with a typical atmosphere, became popular with visitors of all ages. There is a huge variety of attractions and services for all tastes. Walking along the promenade and discovering the nightlife are two experiences not to be missed.
One of Calvià’s most popular destinations is definitely Santa Ponça. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it offers a wide range of attractions and breathtaking landscapes. Surrounded by palm and pine trees, its beaches offer all the services you can enjoy, including water sports and boat trips.
Peguera (Cala Fornells)
Set between the sea and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, these areas offer fantastic beaches to use year round. Frequented by hikers and sports lovers, Peguera and Cala Fornells are superb destinations for training or family holidays.
Calvia- Es Capdellà
In these two inland cities, the local communities have kept alive the most ancient traditions and culture, and are surrounded by an impressive natural landscape that invites travellers to trek along the paths of the area or to venture into the wide public estate of Mount Galatzò.
Perfect for trekking, with two accessible trails for people with reduced mobility, this area offers one of the most pleasant outdoor experiences of the whole island.
But in Calvià you can also get your fill of culture. In fact, it’s possible to visit two of the most important buildings of the city: the library and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
The library is one of the most ancient buildings in the city, where the courtyard stands out above all surrounded by vines, orange groves and lemon trees.
But the real highlight of Calvià is represented by the superb Cathedral of Santa Maria, the main religious building of reference on the island. An impressive building dating from the seventeenth century with a structure and architecture in perfect Gothic style and perfectly finished details. The huge door, in particular, located on the main facade, is the most fascinating and photographed element of the whole building.
Food in Calvià
When it comes to food and wine, the inhabitants of Mallorca offer the perfect combination of traditional Mediterranean produce accompanied by tasteful local wines. Meat, fish, paellas, vegetables, salads, sweet and savoury, hams and local cheeses.
Try the tumbet (vegetable dish), the majorcan frito, the arros brut (rice dish), the escaldums de pavo, the roast suckling pig, the roast lamb and the lamb pies at Easter, the soprasada, the fresh fish, or delicious ensaimadas for breakfast.
During the month of April and October there is also the Calvià Food Fair, a great opportunity to try the delicious and typical Mallorcan cuisine. Maybe in front of a fiery red sunset.