Averages for Cala dOr in August
The popular resort of Cala d’Or in the southeast of the Spanish island of Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, draws in huge numbers of visitors each year who come to experience quiet and relaxing island life under the Mediterran...
The popular resort of Cala d’Or in the southeast of the Spanish island of Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, draws in huge numbers of visitors each year who come to experience quiet and relaxing island life under the Mediterranean sun. With a coastline filled with coves, bays and beaches, Cala d’Or is definitely one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets.
August is Cala d’Or’s hottest month of the year, with temperatures hovering around the 29 or 30°C mark during the day, and dropping only slightly to a warm 19°C overnight. While some visitors will love this warm weather, it could prove a little uncomfortable for others, especially when trying to sleep. The average day temperature is 26°C, which is one degree higher than the one recorded in July, making August the absolute record month when it comes to temperatures. The temperature of the Mediterranean Sea, as well, reaches its annual maximum in August, now averaging 25°C.
Once again, there is very little rainfall in Cala d’Or in August, with just 20mm on average and only 5 days with precipitation in the entire month. So, it is certainly nothing to worry about and many visitors at this time of year are likely to have totally dry holidays. August is the third driest month of the year, after July and June. In the course of the month, the chance that rainfall occurs increases. August 1 has a 12% chance of rainfall, while August 31 has a 21% chance. If rainfall occurs, it usually happens as short thunderstorms—they are observed on no less than 52% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain falls on 24% of those days. Drizzle and light rain may be experienced as well, but are far less likely.
August is the second clearest month of the whole year, after July, which means that there is plenty of sunshine. On average, a day in August has 10 glorious hours of sunshine, the same as June and one hour fewer than July.
You can check the weather forecast for Cala d’Or here.
Where to stay
The Hostal Leo d’Or makes for an excellent base for your vacation in the resort. The rooms are standard, but can accommodate up to four guests, so it is ideal for families and groups. Rates also include breakfast each morning, making it true value for money. For entertainment, each room comes complete with television, and the controllable air conditioning is invaluable during the sweltering August heat. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, an onsite bar and free parking. An additional perk is that guests are allowed to bring their pets as well.
Things to do
August is a great time to visit Cala d’Or as it is when the Fiesta of la Mare de Déu del Mar comes to town. Dedicated to the “Lady of the Sea”, this is one of the biggest annual events the small resort sees, so expect it to be rather crowded. Those that can stand the crowds are rewarded with a maritime harbour procession, dance performances, and numerous concerts and sporting events. The festival takes place on August 15 each year. The beauty of it all is that most of it is completely free.
Something completely different; Cala d’Or crystal-clear water invite people to explore the underwater world of colourful fish and other marine creatures. Those who don’t want to get wet can still enjoy the opportunity to see sea life during a trip on a glass-bottomed boat. Starfish Glass Bottom Boats is a company that offers such tours—always popular with the kids.
Hit the beach
Cala Esmeralda is one of the five beaches in Cala d’Or. Measuring only 40 metres wide, this small, yet gorgeous beach is set in a cove close to the town centre. There is a plethora of facilities available in the area, including restaurants, a supermarket, a beach bar, showers and toilets, and beach chairs. The beach is accessible in various ways—by bicycle, car, on foot, on mini-trains and with cruise ships.
Eating and drinking out
Enjoy a traditional Mallorquin dinner at Restaurante Vicente, sometimes considered to be one of the best restaurants in the resort. Specialties include lobster, fresh fish and rice dishes and the establishment prides itself for its wide variety of wines. Popular among both locals and tourists, this restaurant has a special lunch menu, as well as an à la carte evening menu.