The area of Cala d’Or is made up of a stretch of coastline which includes five small beaches: Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Gran, and Cala Llonga, and they are some of the most picturesque places on the island. Here, turquoise shallow waters are met by soft gold sand, and some of the prettiest are lined by pine forests and greenery. The largest of them is Cala Gran which is only 40 metres wide. It is, however, 100 metres deep so, as long as you don’t want to lie right by the water’s edge, you should be able to find a place to sit. The other four beaches are similar in that they are located within sheltered coves, making them quite small and charming. However each of the various ‘calas’ or bays have their own distinctive character, and their former fishing harbours have been turned into 21st-century marinas. There’s also a mini train connecting them, making it easy for holidaymakers to travel from the main zone to these beaches.