Averages for Cala dOr in March
Cala d’Or is a purpose built resort on Majorca’s east coast, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain, modelled on the party town of Ibiza with its whitewashed buildings and luxurious yet affordable accommodations. It is a perfect choice for...
Cala d’Or is a purpose built resort on Majorca’s east coast, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain, modelled on the party town of Ibiza with its whitewashed buildings and luxurious yet affordable accommodations. It is a perfect choice for those wanting to experience the glorious Majorca weather but without the over-the-top nightlife of some of the other nearby destinations.
After the chilly winter months of December, January and February, temperatures finally start to show signs of increasing this month, with a jump to highs of 17°C in the afternoons and lows of 5°C during the nights in Cala d’Or in March. These two temperatures tend to rise in the course of the month, by about two degrees each. The average temperature this month is 12°C, two degrees more than the previous month, but still two degrees fewer than April. March is the fourth coolest month of the year in the resort, after the three previous months. The sea temperature, just like in February, is still at its annual low, averaging merely 14°C.
Rainfall continues to ease, with around 35mm usual for this time of year and a total of 13 days with precipitation. Certainly not enough to interfere with travel arrangements or deter travellers from visiting Cala d’Or at this time of year. March is the start of the drier half of the year—the upcoming months will see a strong decrease in rainfall totals and in the number of rainy days as well. The probability that rainfall occurs ranges around 32% this month. Moderate rain is the most common type, being recorded on 49% of the days with rainfall. Drizzle is observed on 19% of those days, while light rain and thunderstorms occur respectively on 14% and 13% of the rainy days.
Cloud cover averages 43% and doesn’t vary much throughout the month. This number may not mean much, but it indicates that, in March, the sky above the resort is overcast about 20% of the time and (mostly) clear 45% of the time.
You can check the weather forecast for Cala d’Or here.
Where to stay
Book early to reserve one of the nine rooms at Fowlers Hotel. Guests have the choice of sea view or garden view rooms, some with private balcony. This intimate, family-run boutique hotel is located in Cala d’Or’s old town, hidden among whitewashed villas and cottages overlooking the marina. Be sure to reserve airport pick up from the hotel’s own driver to get there! Visitors can relax in the hotel’s own bar, while many more eating and drinking establishments are found in the nearby marina and town centre.
Things to do
The cooler spring temperatures are ideal for donning the motorcycle leathers and seeing the Cala d’Or sights from the wide open road. Mallorquin Bikes offer standard motorbike rental or guided tours throughout “hidden Majorca.” Tours leave from the Cala d’Or town centre daily and are affordable—they cost 35 euros per person. The tours are very popular among families and run through the beautiful gardens of S’ Horta valley and then toward Porto Colom. Lunch is included as well and is enjoyed at a small beach. Training courses and off-road track riding are also offered for those not comfortable on the roads.
Another popular activity in the resort, and by extension in Majorca, is golfing. There are several golf courses on the island, a number of which are located in Palma, the island’s capital city. Some of the more exclusive resorts may also have their own golf courses. Another popular pastime is playing tennis—again, many hotels have tennis courts on their premises.
Eating and drinking out
Tuck into a traditional Spanish dish at La Tasca. Enjoy meat, fish or pasta dishes, or combine a variety of starters to create a personalised tapas platter. The homemade croquettes and grilled squid especially lend themselves to this. Additionally, the menu also includes other typical Mediterranean dishes. Located in the marina of Cala d’Or, La Tasca is a strongly recommended restaurant for anyone who likes t