Quiet beach in urban surroundings
Cala Bona is a sandy beach about 350 m long and 30 wide located in the tourist center of the same name, in the municipality of Son Servera, in the northeast of Mallorca. What was a small fishing village from the 60s became an important tourist center, although smaller, and therefore quieter, than the nearby Cala Millor.
Precisely because of its origin as a fishing port, four breakwaters were built that divide the original cove into three small sheltered coves. Several tons of sand were also poured to achieve a shallow beach with a gentle slope. This shallow depth and that it is a beach of usually calm waters make Cala Bona ideal for children, and also for the elderly or with mobility problems.
It should be noted that sometimes, especially with strong east wind, strong waves can be raised that also expose sharp rocks usually hidden under the poured sand. Therefore it is convenient not to forget the rubber sandals, especially for the little ones.
The surroundings of Cala Bona are very urbanized, but being a small nucleus it is relatively quiet and only in the months of midsummer can it become somewhat massive due to the ease of access.
To get to Cala Bona we must first go to Son Servera, near Manacor. The most direct route is to exit Son Servera on the Ma-4026 road, which we must not leave at any time. Shortly before reaching Cala Bona, it connects with the Ma-4027, which already takes us directly to the town.
Also from Son Servera we can take the Ma-4026 towards Cala Millor. About 3 km we will reach a roundabout where we will take the third exit that will take us to the Ma-4027, and again directly to Cala Bona.
Near the beach there are two public car parks, one at each end, but you can park without much trouble in the nearby streets.
To get to Cala Bona by public transport we have several options from different points of Mallorca. From the airport we have the A42 line, which connects the Palma airport and different beaches of the east of Mallorca, until reaching Cala Bona.
From Palma we have line 412, which goes to the Costa de los Pinos and Son Servera, and stops at Cala Bona. Also from near Palma, leaving Can Pastilla and El Arenal, we can arrive by taking line 454. If we move only by the east, line 441, which connects Cala d’Or with Cala Ratjada, also stops in Cala Bona. And if we are in the north zone, in summer there are several lines with destination or stop in Cala Bona: from Puerto de Pollensa (passing, among other villages, through Alcudia, Puerto de Alcudia and Playa de Muro), line 445 to Portocristo , 447 to Port Vell, and 448 to Cala Ratjada and Cala d’Or. Finally, line 451 from Puerto de Sóller leaves us in Cala Bona.
Cala Bona is an enclave equipped with all the necessary services to comfortably spend our beach day. It has showers, and rental of sun beds and umbrellas. There is also a lifeguard service from May to October.
The beach is perfectly enabled for people with disabilities. It has walkways for access for people with reduced mobility, and with colored side bands to help people with visual impairments.
After the beach there is a seafront with many bars and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
Cala Bona is a beach designed especially to enjoy the sun and the sea with comfort and tranquility, especially if we go with young children. At the north end of the cove there is a playground, the Fantasy Park, which has bouncy castles, trampolines, and other attractions to delight the little ones.
Water sports are not allowed in Cala Bona, which contributes to the greater tranquility and comfort of bathers. There are facilities for the rental of diving and snorkeling equipment. The waters of the cove itself are not the best for practicing these sports, but its tranquility makes them suitable for initiation.
If we like cycling, there is a bike lane and several bike routes that pass through Cala Bona. And if we prefer hiking we also have several routes of different difficulty and duration to choose from. In the nearby Son Servera we can connect with the greenway that connects Manacor and Artá, on the old railway track. And very close to the beach of Cala Bona, towards the north, we have the Estany den Xinet beach, which remains practically virgin.
If we are sailors, in the marina of Cala Bona we can rent different types of boats, or hire a boat trip with a glass bottom, to observe with comfort the funds near the cove.
If we have chosen Cala Bona as a base for our vacations we have a good leisure and shopping offer. We also have many emblematic places nearby such as the Caves of Drach and the Caves of Hams or the Talayotic settlement of s’Illot. And very close, a few hundred meters away, we have Cala Millor, with even greater offer of all kinds of shops and restaurants.
In Cala Bona we can count on all types of tourist establishments: hotels of different categories, aparthotels, rental apartments and rural estates. In the nearby Cala Millor the offer is much larger but it is more crowded. Cala Bona is an option with the same type of accommodation and services but more tranquility.