Not long ago Cala Bona was a small village in the south west and the economy of its inhabitants was mainly based on fishing. Now, it is home to one of the biggest tourist resorts in Majorca.
With the arrival of the tourism to the island and the grow in the demand of hotels and due to its location on a long beach, this small village passed from being a small fishing harbour to become a highly developed area plenty of services and hotels. However, the area is still healthy and has many green areas.
Located about 65 kilometres from Mallorca's (Majorca) airport, the to the resort journey takes about 1 hour and a half. Taking to arrive a bus is not really an option, so if your tour operator has not arranged a transfer to the hotel you must arrange one by yourself or simply take a taxi at arrivals (expect to pay from 60 to 70 Euro).
In the other hand, you can also rent a car in Mallorca's Airport and drive by yourself to Cala Bona. If you do not mind driving, renting a car is a good idea if you plan to visit other areas in the island. Public transport in Mallorca is not really good and you can no rely on it, and while it works fine in Palma's city, the rule for inland buses is to sit and wait, no hurries here. Drivin to resort is pretty easy if you have a map.
Cala Bona does not look really like the typical tourist resort and has been built with no plans around the city, which still keeps its little streets that you make let you wondering how the people is actually driving across them.
Hotels in Cala Bona are well equipped and many of them have not only the typical facilities such as the swimming pool, but also leisure sports areas such offering tennis courts, paddle and mini golf. Some also have organized activities to keep you a bit busy with and to have some fun.
Small apartments are also available for rent at some of the resort (like the Swedish Sunwing),usually consisting in a room, full equipped bathroom, and small kitchenette and living with a small balcony or terrace. The living usually fits comfortably 2 children and it is equipped with a convertible sofa.
A good option are the Ola Isabel Aparthotel and the Apartments Port Roig. You can check availability and book online on these by following this link, which will take to you the Alpharoomss website, a reputable online booking system.
Cala Millor has much many things to do if you need to keep yourself busy (in Cala Bona there not really much to do, just relax and enjoy the sun) and it is not really far away, at about 5 minutes driving a short stroll.
The Cala Bona is as you can see basically for families, to relax, and to escape away from the city and enjoy Mallorca's (Majorca) summer and sun.
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