Cala Mondrago is not a town, village or a resort but a 500 yds by 500 yds small 2-hostal hamlet which has one small road, a tiny shop, a couple of beach snack bar/restaurants and a car park and a handful of private homes which lie scattered among the pine trees.
Its significance as a holiday destination is its unspoilt stunning surroundings which is very suitable to those looking for a quiet holiday with a love of the outdoors.
Cala Mondrago is found on the E coast, 5 mls SW of Cala d’Or, 40 mls SE of Palma, 35 mls SE of the international airport. It is an unspoilt protected nature reserve of low scrub- and pine-covered hills, sand dunes, wetlands and small rocky coves. Cultivated farmland and almond groves surround.
The area is particularly suited to those looking for peace and quiet, twitchers, beachcombers and those of an independent nature with a love of the outdoors. The area attracts day-trippers and locals at weekends.
Both beaches can get extremely crowded with day-trippers and, at weekends, coolbox-carrying locals. Main attractions include walking, hiking, bird-watching, cycling and horse-riding. There is a small picnic area with barbecue and children’s playground. The area has nothing in terms of nightlife. In terms of ‘food’ there are 2 basic beach snack bar/restaurants and a selection of fish restaurants on harbourside at Porto Petro (2½ mls).