Are you thinking of visiting Cala Bona or Cala Millor for your summer holiday or weekend break? When you go on holidays are you the type of person who likes to take a relaxing walk along the resorts promenade, seaside and coastline?

The resort of Cala Bona has a beautiful promenade that connects this small harbour town to the nearby and very popular holiday destination of Cala Millor, in Mallorca. The walk between both resorts takes about 20 minutes at a casual pace. 

What is the Cala Bona to Cala Millor Promenade like?

In this video, you will see a small part of the promenade that is closer to Cala Bona promenade looks like. Jumping back in time to the day that my son Alfie, his uncle Greig (my brother in law) and I went for a walk. It was mid-morning and in the video, you will see our stroll along with the Cala Bona to Cala Millor promenade and cycle path. We nipped out for a bite of breakfast and a relaxing walk to see if young Alfie would fall asleep however there was too much to see for Alfie to crash out and instead, he just lay in his stroller and watched everything go by.

What you don’t see is that the promenade starts at the far end of Cala Bona away past the harbour and runs all the way along the Mediterranean sea to Cala Millor on the east side of the island of Mallorca. The promenade from Cala Bona with Cala Millor is packed full of things to do for all ages, young and old. It offers a relaxing walk with everything you need and you could even spend the whole day here like we have many times with the family.

In this video, we are smack in the middle of the walk between Cala Millor and Cala Bona. It’s pretty quiet at this part of the promenade with only a few hotels and apartments and some shops and cafes. You will see the sea to our right and Hotel Atolon than runs along the shore.

 

Are there cafes and restaurants on the Cala Bona to Cala Millor promenade?

There are many restaurants and cafes along the promenade from Cala Bona to Cala Millor. You won’t be stuck if you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even if you only fancy a quick coffee or espresso, you will find many cafes and all of the restaurants do a wide selection of coffees and teas. Whether it be Italian food, European cuisine, British food, Indian or Chinese food you will find it here on the promenade.

The beauty of the promenade is that relaxing feel. The light winds that come from the sea and the hot sun, not to forget the views looking over the Mediterranean. I just love eating and drinking knowing I have the company of the seaside views.

Don’t forget one of the best parts of eating along the promenade is that you can people watch. And you won’t be stuck for people to see as thousands of people walk this very promenade each day. In the mornings it’s relaxing but as the day matures the walk between Cala Bona and Cala Millor gets much busier. The evenings at peak time in July and August are hectic, and you’ll need to have a sharp eye for bicycles as they’ve got their own red-brick section that travels along all of the promenade as you will see in the video. In other words, do not walk on the red brick!

Are there many shops along the promenade from Cala Bona to Cala Millor?

Yes indeed! There are many shops along the promenade from Spanish shops to grocery shops you will not be stuck for shops to visit. When I am walking the promenade I love going into the jewellery shops and watch shops – I have a fascination for these products along with belts and wallets. I always come home with a new wallet and a couple of top quality belts. I’ve got belts from as far back as seven years ago from Cala Bona.

Now it has to be pointed out that as much as there are shops along the promenade you will do better if you want a day dedicated to shopping to visit first Cala Bona in the morning and then move down into Cala Millor as there are streets of shops with everything and anything giving you an action-packed day of shopping all in.

Are there many bars on the Cala Bona to Cala Millor promenade?

I think you will find most of the places to drink alcohol will be cafes and restaurants. There is the odd bar here and there but they also offer food too so you’ll never be stuck for places to drink and eat at the same time. I think what I’m trying to say is that in order for these businesses to be able to survive they need to offer both food and drinks. It certainly is not like Magaluf or Santa Ponsa. Cala Bona is very much a relaxed family and couples resort with Cala Millor being the more lively of the two destinations. I personally prefer Cala Bona because of its relaxed atmosphere, the bars there are mainly hotels, restaurants and cafes posing as bars and you never get late-night lively and loud bars in Cala Bona.

However, we do like to explore a few nights of our holiday to kick back and enjoy the more lively Cala Millor where at night you’ll see many couples, families and younger ones roam the promenade and streets of Cala Millor. There is plenty of streets, complex and local premises offering entertainment to keep you on your toes. You’ll never be stuck for somewhere to grab a drink or five. It’s lively and fun if that’s what you are into!

Are there many hotels and apartments along the Cala Bona to Cala Millor promenade?

Oh yes! Pretty much the whole way along the promenade. As much as there are many restaurants, cafes and drinking holes there are apartments and hotels above these establishments or sitting behind them. Where there are beautiful views of the Mediterranean there will always be balconies looking over to the horizon. You could count hundreds of small apartments, large hotels and complexes all along the seafront and there are many more stacked back along the streets behind them.

Of course, where there are many of these apartments and hotels there will be thousands of tourists awakening each day to walk the promenade and enjoy another day at the Cala Bona and Cala Millor seafront.

What is the seafront like along the promenade?

Stretching from Cala Millor to Cala Bona (which is roughly 1.7km or 1 mile) you will find that the seafront is mostly rough jaggy rocks and stone. Cala Bona has a small sandy beach that as you walk towards Cala Millor becomes more of a stone beach then the rocks start. You will walk for a good 1.5km alongside these rocks until you reach the start of the Cala Millor beach. The beach itself then travels for another 1.5km roughly. This beach is 60 meters deep and has lovely golden sands but with this beauty comes thousands of tourists each day during peak times in July and August. You will need to visit the beach early if you wish to have a good spot for yourself.

If you decide to spend time at the beach you can rest assured that you have everything you need to spend the full day at the beach without the need to return to your hotel or apartment.