LOCATION: in the holiday destination CALA D'OR on the eastern coast of Majorca, right by the sea, by a beautiful cove Cala Ferrera, approx. 900 m from the centre, approx. 60 km from the airport, approx. 65 km from the capital of the island, approx. 150 m from the bus stop.
BEACH: Cala Ferrera right next to the hotel, sandy, distinguished by the Blue Flag certificate; sunbeds and umbrellas payable (approx. 12 EUR/set).
HOTEL: three-star, 430 rooms, elevators, 24h reception, spacious, garden and walking terrains, sun terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas, main restaurant serving buffet meals, snack bar by the pool and by the beach, music bar, club room, relaxing room, luggage storage, ATM, Internet station (approx. 1 EUR/10 min), wireless Internet in the lobby, parking (5 EUR/day; 10 EUR/deposit); credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available), individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath with shower, wc), TV, telephone, safety deposit box (approx. 3.5 EUR/day; 10 EUR/deposit); balcony or terrace; sea-view at a charge. family: 3-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 27 m², living area and bedroom optically separated, modern, elegant, standard room furnishing; family room at charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool, area approx. 250 m2, depth 0.7-2 m, sweet water, paddling pool for children, depth up tp 0.4 m, playground, mini-club for children 4-12 y.o., tennis court, volleyball and basketball courts, table tennis, mini-golf, aerobics, darts; sport activities for children and adults during the day, in the evening entertainment programme with music and dancing; diving on the beach, pedalos.
ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (8.00-10.30), buffet lunch (13.00-15.00) and buffet dinner (19.00-22.00) in the main restaurant; in between lunch and dinner snacks, coffee, tea, cake, ice-cream are served; local alcoholic drinks and soft drinks in bars (10.00-23.00); wine, beer, water and sweet drinks are served with meals in the restaurant.
CONTACT: 0034/971657734, www.barceloponentplaya.com
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Poland – Palma de Mallorca – 3 h
Local time: GMT+1.
Currency: euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – 13 EUR, beer – 2 EUR, wine - 8 EUR, mineral water - 1.5 EUR, coffee - 1.5 EUR.
Car rental: large international car rental companies operate here; prices from 36 EUR/day; 1 litre petrol - 1.4 EUR.
Transport: taxis are among a cheap means of transport. They are most expensive after 21.00 and on holidays. Well-developed bus network connected with most cities and holiday destinations.
Beaches: free, sunbed and umbrella rental - approx. 8 EUR/day.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
Majorca is the largest island in the archipelago of the Spanish Balearic Islands. There is a mild and warm Mediterranean climate here, due to which the temperature in the summer usually exceeds 30 degrees Celsius. Majorca captivates with its colourful landscape composed of lush-growing citrus trees, oranges and lemons, and the evergreen olive groves bring to mind the ancient times when the first Phoenicians and Greeks came to the island. The western coast is majestically dominated by the mountain range Sierra de Tramontana, where among the slopes the medieval village of Valldemossa is located.
It is here that at the turn of 1838/1839 Frederic Chopin was here together with George Sand. The famous couple also lived briefly in the capital of the island 17 km away - Palma de Mallorca. It is now a multicultural city and like a magnet attracts those desiring fun and all kinds of entertainment. The multitude of restaurants and discos will satisfy hotheads of the nightlife. On the northern tip of the island, the furthest protruding Formentor peninsula reveals the wild mountains that descend directly into the sea, almost vertical cliffs and Cape Cap de Fermentor with a lighthouse, the power of nature dominates.
The eastern part of the island is of a different nature. Already from the north along the coast are located cosy destinations that captivate with their Spanish climate and are gladly visited by tourist from all over the world. Among them Can Picafort is distinguished with its long beach of soft, light sand. It is a peaceful place suitable for a family holiday. For amateurs of spending time actively there is the picturesque destination of Cala Ratjada. This is a green part of the island distinguished by its beautiful beaches with golden sand, enclosed in small coves. The sandy Son Moll beach is here with crystal clear water and Cala Agulla beach located on the premises of a nature park. Both beaches have enjoyed great success with tourists, as they are distinguished by the Blue Flag certificate. There are 41 beaches on the island with a confirmed guarantee of quality. Further east is the tourist resort Sa Coma, also boasting a magnificent beach. It is 800 metres long, sandy and one of the most attractive beaches in Majorca bearing the same name - Sa Coma.
The entire eastern coast is modern resorts such as Cala Mandia, Calas de Mallorca and Porto Colom. Cala Mandia is a small town situated on a slight slope, dominating over a sandy beach. In the area of the nearby fishing port of Porto Cristo the so-called Dragon Caves are located. The unique rock formations take on wonderful shapes, and hidden in the caves is one of the largest underwater lakes in the world - Lake Martel with a length of more than 177 meters and a width of 30 metres it is one of the main attractions on the island. Heading further south we will reach Calas de Mallorca. The rapidly developing tourist resort is the perfect place to spend your holiday in the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean Sea. Cala Domingos beach, one of they many on the island distinguished by the Blue Flag certificate is a great proposition for holidays with children. Surrounded by low cliffs it captivates with the blue of the sea. Porto Colom is a town of typically insular nature. Once a small fishing port, today a charming marina with countless restaurants and bars. Well developed tourist infrastructure ensures the highest standard of service. For enthusiasts of watersports, particularly diving, there are excellent sites provided by the resort Cala d'Or on the south-eastern shore of the island. Numerous small bays surrounded by high cliffs and blue seawater will ensure a great diving adventure. Cala Egos beach is clear water and hot, fine sand. However, Majorca is not only hot beaches. For the active, in addition to the possibility of practicing several watersports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing or motorsports, the golf courses await.
The excellent conditions prevailing in Majorca for this sport have caused intense development of this discipline. There are 23 golf courses on the island, including 6 on the east coast, of which 4 are 18-hole courses. The Balearic Islands is also terrific cuisine, you can taste Catalonian influences, but the islands also have their own regional dishes. Nowhere else will you find ensaimada - sweet wrapped buns with filling. The basic meal of Majorcans is Sopes Mallorquines - thick soups made of seasonal vegetables and meat, mainly lamb. Frit Mallorquí is another regional dish that you can cook in many ways; its main ingredients are potatoes, vegetables and meat or fish. These are dishes cooked in a traditional clay pots - greixoneras. The specialty of Majorca is the orange liqueur produced for generations in Sóller Valley, where beautiful orange groves have been filling the Tramuntana mountains with their fragrance for centuries.
Palma/Valdemossa - the route of the trip runs south, towards the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital of Majorca located by the extensive Badía de Palma Bay. A visit in Palma includes a stroll around the old city: La Seu Cathedral, Parc del Mar, the royal gardens of the Almudaina Palace, narrow streets and patios of merchant houses, the Town Hall, the vantage point at Castillo de Bellver Castle, free time for shopping around Plaza Mayor, the main market of the city. The next stage of the trip is passage through the mountains to a medieval village, the place where in the winter of 1838 the Polish composer, Frederic Chopin, stayed together with the French writer George Sand. The Carthusian monastery, where the famous couple found refuge, is the most Polish accent in Majorca. For specific monastic aims, memorabilia has been exhibited documenting the presence of the Polish virtuoso on the island, among others. the piano on which Chopin composed the famous rain prelude. In free time a stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets of this picturesque town, and the opportunity to try local liqueurs. Price - approx. 60 EUR.
Palma - shopping - drive to the island's capital Palma de Mallorca. 5 hours of free time there to explore the capital of the island and for shopping. Price – approx. 28 EUR.
Tour of the island - the route of the tour leads through farm villages and cities of the fertile Es Pla plains in the direction of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. Further on mountainous hairpin roads to the Marian Sanctuary in Lluc, where we shall stop to visit the church of the Black Madonna. Then the winding road will take us to Sa Calobra port on the north coast. The bay is also an estuary of the longest gorge on the island - Torrente de Pareis. In free time a stroll through the rocky tunnel to the gorge, lunch and swimming on a small scenically situated beach. After the break we will continue our trip on board a ship. The cruise will be an opportunity to admire the beautiful cliffs on the north coast of Majorca. We will end the sea journey in the port of Puerto de Soller. From there via the famous Orange Valley, we set out to the lovely town of Soller and further on via a route leading through a mountain tunnel and citrus tree groves, return to the hotel. Price - approx. 70 EUR.
Son Amar – we invite you to a special Spanish evening in the Majorcan hacjenda Son Amar. During the evening a wonderful flamenco performance will be presented, both in the traditional and modern choreography of Carmen Mota. This is a show of international character, presenting not only the music and dances typical of this region of Spain, but also a show of magic, ballet, pop music, jazz and soul. The show will be spiced up by circus, acrobatic and equestrian performances. Price - approx. 70 EUR, children (3-11 y.o.) - approx. 35 EUR.
Dragon Caves - an expedition to the caves is a drive through the picturesque tourist villages of Majorca's eastern coast towards the fishing village of Porto Cristo. Near the port there are underground caves discovered by French geologists in the 19th century. In ancient times they were an escape for privateers and pirates, who often tormented the island with their invasions. Today, you can explore the many chamber that extend below the ground in seaside limestone cliffs over a length of several hundred meters. The bizarre shapes of the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites resemble marble cascade, organs, lace drapes and chandeliers with polygonal gems. Additionally, the programme of the tour includes a brief visit to the factory of artificial pearls, where you can get to see the production process of jewellery typical of the island. Price - approx. 40 EUR, children (3-11 y.o.) - approx. 27 EUR.
Aquarium - transfer to Playa de Palma, where we visit the modern Aquarium showing the entire wealth of flora and fauna of all the seas and oceans of the world: schools of fish, sharks, piranhas, coral reefs, stingrays, turtles, the world of "Nemo", submarine microworld, as well as a tropical jungle with reptiles, etc. Price - approx. 38 EUR, children (3-11 y.o.) - approx. 25 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.