Cala Major Beach – Mallorca Lifestyle close by Palma, with view onto the king’s palace
Cala Major, in the South West of the Balearic island Mallorca, is a suburb of Palma whith the same-named small bathing bay. In the year 1981 Catalan artist Joan Miró and his wife founded at their residence in Cala Major the “Fundació Pilar y Joan Miró a Mallorca”. It comprises his studio and many of his works. Apartment buildings and hotels string together on the stony hills which embrace the bay and present partly high cliffs above the sea. The beach is nearly 250 meters and up to 50 meters wide and offers a quite comfortable space. It is very well visited during the whole season. The white morning dew that you can see on occasion on the water, gives swiftly way to the turquoise blue sea, which makes Majorca so special. A well-developed touristic infrastructure offers - apart from showers and toilets - sun loungers and parasols. At Kokomo Surf Café you’ll find all kinds of beach equipment and souvenirs. The nice and cosy beach bar offers beside snacks, ice cream and drinks a nice breakfast that you can enjoy with your feet in the warm sand. Apart from the shop and bar, Kokomo also provides Yoga and Pilates classes, kayak trips and other water sports as jet skiing, bodyboarding and surfing. Furthermore there is a “Chiringuito-Bar” with music and cocktails, as part of the casual atmosphere at the beach. The big advantage of this bay is that it is easy to reach for the inhabitants of Palma and it provides an excellent infrastructure. Cala Major is popular for both tourists and Majorcan people. The uncomplicated reachability, an easy access and a good infrastructure make it popular also with elderly people. The gardens of Marivent-Palace -the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family- are expected to be opened to the public this year. As Government spokesman Marc Pons explains, the Balearic government is in the process of negotiations with the Spanish Royal House. And, he continues, King Felipe and his family have a positive view of these plans. All the necessary formalities shall be settled now, for example when exactly the gardens should be opened to the public. The Marivent-Palace in Cala Major has been used for decades as the Royal summer residence. Traditionally they spend their holidays here in August, at Easter and at Christmas. The Royal Family has used Marivent since 1973 as summer residence. The yearly costs for the maintenance of the Royal summer residence amount to roughly 1.7 million euro and are assumed by the Balearic government.