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Quietly tucked away on a small peninsular, Cala Vinas is situated approximately 25km or 16 miles west of the capital Palma, and a further 5km from the Son Sant Joan International airport.
Making the resort transfer into Cala Vinas from the airport should normally take around 35 - 40 minutes, and for those visitors taking a taxi from the ranks outside of the arrivals hall, should normally cost somewhere in the region of 38 euros.
However, visitors should be aware that overall journey times may vary depending upon the time of day, and the sheer volume of traffic on the Autovia de Poniente motorway, which passes within a few kilometres of the resort centre.
As with the other resorts on the island, a more detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
Completely safe to bathe in, the beach measures around 35 metres by 90 and access to it from most parts of the resort is via a series of steps. OK going down, but hard work going up after a long days sunbathing. In recent years a number of palm trees have also been planted by the local council on the beach, offering visitors welcome shade from the hot mid-day summer sun.
Built around a small sheltered cove, which is surrounded by cliffs and pine forests, Cala Vinas enjoys its own micro climate, and where the sun shows its face at least 300 days every year.
Part residential and part holiday destination, most of the properties in Cala Vinas are built on a headland, offering spectacular views over the bays of Magaluf and Palma, as do the two best-known hotels in the area, these being the Sentido Cala Vinas and Barcelo Cala Vinas.
The close proximity of Cala Vinas to some of the more developed resorts along the south coast, also provides numerous opportunities for a variety of attractions, entertainment and sports activities. Although there is a regular bus service along the south west coast, your stay in the resort would be more enjoyable if you hired a car. By car you can easily access the resorts of Santa Ponsa and Paguera, and within half an hour you could be in the middle of the island, thus giving yourself scope to visit any or many of the resorts, and places of interest the island has to offer.
If you do decide to hire a car, and really want to escape the resort for the day, close by are the beaches of El Mago, Cala Falco and Portals Vells, all with beautiful sand and clear waters like Cala Vinas. All are very popular coves for visitors with yachts and boats. Many of which anchor at sea and swim or tender in to Mago beach to dine at the well known, and popular, El Mago Restaurant.
A word of warning though, El Mago is one of the few legal naturalist beaches in Mallorca, and it was where part of the 1960s movie El Mago (The Magician) starring Anthony Quinn, Candice Bergen and Michael Caine was filmed. Part of a building constructed for the filming can be found on the headland overlooking the beach.
Also less than one kilometre from Cala Vinas, is the unspoilt cove of Cala Falco. Because of its isolated location it never gets full although many boats anchor up in summer, as it is very popular with SCUBA divers and snorkellers. Access to the beach is, like Cala Vinas, via steps.
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