Cala d’Or Majorca Hotel, Balearic Islands Accommodation, Mediterranean Building Design

Cala d’Or, Mallorca

Architecture in Mallorca: Balearic Islands Buildings, Mediterranean, Spain

21 Jul 2015

Cala d’Or Buildings

Cala d’Or Architecture

Cala d’Or is a beautiful East-coast Majorca resort distinguished by its Ibiza style architecture.

The population of this Majorcan town is just 3,800 but this increases in Summer with foreign visitors. The feel of the town is pleasant, plenty of pedestrian streets and a mix of luxury villas and hotels that gather around a series of narrow bays.Cala d’Or manages to conceal a large amount of rooms within its gently hilly terrain screened by Corsican pines and punctuated by the long sea inlets and beaches.

Cala d’Or seafront houses:
Cala d'Or seafront houses
photos © Adrian Welch

Yacht Club Cala d’Or, Illes Balears:
Cala d'Or Marina Hotel

Mallorca waterfront houses on west side of Caló des Corral:
Cala d'Or Mallorca waterfront houses

Mallorca waterfront hotel on Cala Ferrara:
Cala d'Or Mallorca waterfront hotel

Waterfront apartments on west side of Cala Ferrara:
Cala d'Or waterfront apartments

Caló des Corral apartments & pool, looking out to the Mediterranean:
Cala d'Or apartments pool

luxury houses between Caló des Corral and Cala Gran:
Cala d'Or luxury houses

luxury house:
Cala d'Or luxury house

Traditional houses:
Cala d'Or traditional houses

Traditional house:
Cala d'Or traditional house

house for sale on the Mediterranean coast, in S’Olla area, with southerly aspect over the sea:
Cala d'Or house for sale

New houses on the north side of town, quite distant from the waterfront:
Cala d'Or new house

Cala d'Or contemporary house

Cala d'Or modern house

Older houses:
Cala d'Or house

Cala d'Or house Mallorca

Cala d’Or hotel building – Hotel Cala Gran – Costa del Sur, Avinguda de Cala Gran:
Cala d'Or hotel

Hotel Mallorca

An interesting home close to the seafront:
Cala d'Or home

Beach building:
Cala d'Or beach building

As architects we enjoyed the Ibiza-style buildings and more traditional Moorish motifs in the waterfront houses, but the highlight without any bias having walked around the town is the Cala Esmeralda hotel, clearly designed and renovated with great attention to detail by designers with a good eye.

Inturotel Cala Esmeralda Cala d’Or, Majorca:
Inturotel Cala Esmeralda

Cala d’Or Buildings, Mallorca images / information by e-architect

The town centre is very lively in the summer months but much more low key than the larger and more populated resorts in Majorca. The pedestrianised area offers a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants and a wide selection of international cuisine. Also popular is the marina area with its yachts and chartered boats.

The majority of buildings in this Majorcan seafront town are painted in traditional Mediterranean white. The outskirts of the settlement are home to quiet holiday villas whereas nearer to the coast it is dotted with several hotels and apartments.

The town is approximately 45 minutes from Palma airport. The nearest major town is Santanyi to the west (inland). The pretty fishing port of Porto Petro is only a five minute journey by car and can also be reached by the mini train.
source: wikipedia

The resort is known for soft white sand and blue-green seas, backed by pine forests. Rated restaurants include the Yacht Club at the marina, Port Petit and Gadus.

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Spanish Architecture Practices

Contemporary Spanish Houses

Majorca Hotel Building

Hotel Castell dels Hams, Porto Cristo
Architect: A2arquitectos
Mallorca Hotel Building

Balearic Islands Buildings

Spanish Hotels

Hotel Ushuaïa Ibiza, Balearic Islands
architects Estudio Vila 13
Balearic Islands Beach Hotel

Hotel hospes en haro La Rioja, north east Spain
Architects: LABB Arquitectura
Hotel hospes en haro La Rioja

Hotel Buildings

Yacht Club Cala d’Or on tripadvisor

Spanish Architecture

Mallorca Buildings – Selection

Villa Zamora + Villa Bonanova, Mallorca
Design: CMV Architects
Villas Isla de Mallorca

Casa Mallorca
Design: herrerosarquitectos

8×8 House, Estany des Peix, Formentera
Design: marià castelló arquitecte
Balearic Islands House

Website: Mallorca

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This Mediterranean tourist town is a “stretch of development along the east coast that includes a number of coves and resorts (Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Gran & Cala Llonga). Each of the various calas (bays) has its own distinctive character where former fishing harbours have been turned into marinas.
The resort has been sympathetically developed, with plenty of white-washed adobe style buildings and it is one of the nicer resorts along the east coast.”
source: Cala d’Or, Mallorca, Illes Balears