Holidays to Cala Vinas major in peace and quiet and show-stealing views, while nearby Magaluf caters to livelier agendas.
Life’s a beach
Most people come knocking on Cala Vinas’ door to set up camp on its sugary-fine beach, which doles out Instagram-worthy views across the bay to tiny Isla de sa Porrassa. Most of the hotels and restaurants are clustered around the seafront, too, taking full advantage of the vistas.
Things are pretty chilled-out in Cala Vinas, so it’s the ideal spot to get some R&R. Party animals won’t have to travel far for a decent night out, though. Clubbing hotspot Magaluf is just a five-minute cab ride away. You’ll find a bunch of bars and supersized clubs here, as this party-hard town doesn’t do things by halves. And if you stay out for long enough, you can watch the sunrise from one of the best milky-white beaches on the south-west coast.
Popping to Palma
Majorca’s capital is half an hour’s drive from Cala Vinas, making it easy to nip there multiple times. The best way to see the city is on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Kick off the day at the photo-ready Plaza de España, before checking out the surrealist art at the Joan Miró museum. And you won’t want to miss the 14th-century Bellver Castle – it’s one of the only circular castles in Europe and has been used as a military prison, a history museum and a home for the royals.
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