Cala Millor on Majorca

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Arenal de Son Servera © Olaf Tausch/cc-by-3.0

Arenal de Son Servera © Olaf Tausch/cc-by-3.0

Cala Millor (“Best Bay”) is a town located on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca. It consists of a small bay in the municipalities of Son Servera and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. Overlooked by Mt. Na Penyal to the west. With over 5,000 inhabitants and multiple hotels, it is the largest tourist destination on the east coast of the island. The town has a well-maintained beach, and is within an hour’s drive of the capital Palma de Mallorca, and half an hour’s drive from Cuevas del Drach. The island’s main airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport, AKA PMI, is on the west side of Palma de Mallorca, and is 70 kilometers northwest of Cala Millor.

The first place to accommodate tourists in the communbity was the Hotel Eureka, that was built and opened in 1933, shortly followed by the Hotel Universal, and the Hotel Talayot. Then many others. While most hotels from the old days have long been demolished and replaced with more modern buildings, the Hotel Talayot is still operating to this day. Though it has been heavily refurbished and modernized from its original form.

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Arenal de Son Servera © Olaf Tausch/cc-by-3.0
The beach of Cala Millor is 1.8 kilometres long, and during the summer season is cleaned daily between the hours of 5am to 6am, by a small modified tractor that sifts the sand to remove any debris. It is also overseen by 3 life guard towers, operating on a system of Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red flags, to alert swimmers of the danger levels. This is in sharp contrast to the winter season, when the beach is left unmonitored and uncleaned, usually accumulating big piles of sea weed on the shore. While the beach is declared closed in the winter, and it is not recommended to go in the water, this does not stop people from taking a swim. This has occasionally lead to drownings in the area.

On average, the beach has got an amplitude of 30m to 35m, and is notable for how sandy and rock free it is in comparison to its neighbouring towns.

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