Moving to Calvia: The conclusive guide

Playa Santa Ponca. Image - Chris R

Calvia, located on the beautiful island of Mallorca, is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and expats wanting to move to Spain due to its warm climate, privileged location, abundance of amenities and stunning beaches.

Located on the beautiful island of Mallorca, the historic town and municipality of Calvia has plenty to offer for those wishing to move to Spain, with its privileged location, sandy beaches, mountains, culture, warm climate and amenities.

So, you are thinking of moving to Calvia, but where do you go for all that essential information on the types of property on offer, the best schools and the most popular restaurants?

To make moving to Calvia a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before heading over.

Contents

  • Where is Calvia?
  • Properties in Calvia
  • Things to do in Calvia
  • Best restaurants in Calvia
  • Schools in Calvia
  • Healthcare in Calvia
  • Contact information

 


Where is Calvia?

Calvia is located on the west of the island of Mallorca perfectly situated next to the Sierra de Tramuntana and close to the coast. The municipality of Calvia includes Bendinat, Illetas, Son Caliu, Santa Ponsa, Portals and Palmanova.

Calvia is just 19 miles from Palma de Mallorca Airport and just over 15-minutes away from the popular port.

 


Properties and estate agents in Calvia

Our top pick

Crocodile Properties

Purchasing a property in Mallorca can be a rather complex endeavour, that’s why once your new home has been chosen Crocodile Properties will guide you through negotiating the price, completing the contract, assisting you with your NIE number, setting up your bank account and arranging your notary appointment.

With a variety of property types in their portfolio and contacts all over the island of Mallorca, whether you are looking for a small apartment or a large country estate, Crocodile Properties is here to make the purchase of your dream home as easy and stress-free as possible.

CEO of Crocodile Properties, David Clarke, has 30 years of experience in the field, top negotiating skills, vast market expertise and considerable marketing knowledge – making purchasing your dream property as easy as possible.

Crocodile Properties also offer exclusive assessment and management of real estate, accurate property valuation and financial analysis, video and photography services with an experienced and equipped specialist and assistance with residence permits and visas.

If you just want to open the door to your new purchase and relax, let Crocodile Properties take the lead, so that you can enjoy the charm of this beautiful island.

For more information on buying or selling property in Mallorca, speak to the team on 971 489 118 or email [email protected].

You can also find out more on the Crocodile Properties website here

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Things to do in Calvia

 

1. Relax and explore the many beaches

The island of Mallorca has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, with crystal clear waters, clean white sand and lots of watersports options. Calvia also has two dog beaches where you can take your furry companion with you!

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2. Let your imagination run wild at Katmandu Park

Katmandu Park offers adventure and excitement for all of the family including exciting rides, 4D encounters and splash pools to cool down!

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3. Take in the views at the Cruz del Descubrimiento

This short walk leads you to a monument and an area to take in the stunning views across the coast – get there for sunset for a particularly magical view.

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4. Spend some time at the beautiful port of Puerto Portals

It is one of the most popular and prestigious nautical complexes in the Mediterranean. Active 365 days a year, it has 650 moorings and an exclusive first-class shopping and restaurant area. Throughout the year, prestigious social and sporting events of great significance take place in the port on the Island.

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5. Visit Palma de Mallorca

It is well worth spending some time exploring Palma de Mallorca including the stunning marina, abundance of shops and restaurants, the huge cathedral and Bellver Castle.

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6. Spend a fun and relaxed day at Wave House

The Wave House is more than just a place to practice surfing, this incredible venue also has Bali beds, bars, shops, an infinity pool and a California-style relaxed atmosphere.

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7. Step back in time and discover the ancient ruins of the Tumulo de Son Ferrer

Just 15-minutes drive from the centre of Calvia, the Tumulo de Son Ferrer dates back to the bronze age and has a ‘cave’ that was used for burials.

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8. Party into the night at Nikki Beach Club

This cool beach club has incredible food, views, cabana beds and daybeds to enjoy during the day and the venue comes alive after sunset.

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9. Discover the CR1 Peguera-Cap Andritxol Trail

This trail is not too difficult for all abilities and boasts incredible views at the top. Bring your snorkelling gear and enjoy a full day exploring the mountains and coast!

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10. Get your adrenaline pumping at Jungle Parc Mallorca

Jungle Parc Mallorca is a fun and adventurous tree-top adventure park full of zip lines and climbs to get the whole family’s adrenaline pumping!

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Best restaurants in Calvia

1. Mesón Ca’n Torrat

This restaurant offers tasty Spanish cuisine as well as mouthwatering sangria, local wines and coffee.

Open: 1pm until 12am

Address: Carrer Major, 29, 31, Calvia

Book: 971 26 83 32

Price: €€

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2. Bunker’s

This Italian restaurant has been called the best Italian in Palma by some! Bunker’s serves up unique and beautifully presented cuisine such as pepper ice cream and creamy risotto.

Open: 1pm until 3:30 pm and 7pm until 11:30pm, 7pm until 11pm on Sundays, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Calle Soler esq. Calle Pursiana, 07013 Palma de Mallorca

Book: Calle Soler esq. Calle Pursiana, 07013 Palma de Mallorca

Price: €€-€€€

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3. The Venetian Palace

This gastropub-style restaurant is popular for its location next to the beach, its ice creams and amazing cocktails!

Open: 11:30am until 11:45pm

Address: Passeig Mar, 30 Local 1, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia

Book: 689 79 43 60

Price:

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4. Origin Palmanova Roof Terrace

If you are looking for a social and relaxed bar where you can get a bite to eat, Origin Palmanova Roof Terrace serves creative cocktails and tasty small plates as well as nights of live music as the sun is setting on the terrace.

Open: 5pm until 12am on weekends, 6pm until 12am on weekdays

Address: Calle Blanc 1 Marina Arcades 3.7, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia

Book: 711 01 14 31

Price: €€-€€€

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5. Bottega Bay Rocks and Stones Steak Grilla

For succulent steaks, Bottega Bay Rocks and Stones Steak Grilla serves hot stone steaks, skillets and skewers as well as some favourite dishes from Scotland!

Open: 6:30pm until 10:30pm

Address: Mallorca ES, Passeig Illetes, 20, 07181 ses Illetes, Calvia

Book: 871 90 45 72

Price: €€-€€€

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6. EBISU Sushi Lounge

For incredible Japanese cuisine that is beautifully presented, EBISU Sushi Lounge is known as the best restaurant in the area for sushi.

Open: 7pm until 11:30pm, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Avinguda del Rei Jaume I, 101, 07180 Santa Ponsa, Calvia

Book: 622 59 70 70

Price: €€-€€€

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7. Blackbeards Beach Bar & Grill

Known as the only beach bar in Magaluf, Blackbeards Grill offers tasty homemade food, premium fresh cocktails as well as a gluten-free menu.

Open: 12pm until 11pm

Address: Plaza Jacques Sasson Magalluf beach, 07181 Magaluf

Book: 697 61 58 76

Price: €€-€€€

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8. Max Garden Restaurant

Colours, flavours and aromas play a leading role at this restaurant, where you will find healthy dishes, vegan options, tons of plant-based meals in a fun atmosphere.

Open: 10am until 11pm

Address: Calle Paris 2 Local 8, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia

Book: 871 20 04 94

Price: €€-€€€

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9. Baguette Land

For a great lunch option at amazing prices, Baguette Land uses the freshest ingredients for their fillings and crusty rustic bread as well as fresh Cornish pasties.

Open: 10am until 7pm

Address: Avenida Rey Jaime I, 88, Santa Ponsa, Calvia

Book: 871 57 18 87

Price:

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10. The Olive Tree

This ‘farm to table’ restaurant is located right on the beachfront, offering stunning views and a variety of Mediterranean dishes including steaks, seafood, pasta, salads and tapas.

Open: 12pm until 10:30pm, 12pm until 11pm on Sundays, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Calle Blanca 3, 07181 Palmanova, Calvia

Book: 699 75 77 77

Price: €€-€€€

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Schools in Calvia

When moving to a new location, making sure there are some great schools is essential, and Calvia has some impressive international and local schools to choose from.

Calvia Town Hall has ten municipal nursery schools built in different nuclei of the municipality (Calvia Village, Santa Ponça,  Palmanova, Magaluf, Son Caliu, Son Ferrer,  Bendinat).

Agora Portals International School is a private school located in Portals Nous and is designed to facilitate linguistic immersion.

 


Healthcare in Calvia

Having access to quality healthcare is vital when moving to a new home and Calvia has an impressive public health service as well as private healthcare options.

Hospitals

Hospital Universitari Son Espases

This modern public hospital in Palma has 24-hour emergency service and state-of-the-art healthcare technology.

Address: Carretera de Valldemossa, 79, 07120 Palma

Contact: 871 20 50 00

Doctors

The village of Caliva has its own medical centre, as do the various areas in the municipality including Bendinat, Illetas, Son Caliu, Santa Ponsa, Portals and Palmanova.

Dentists

Advance Clínica Dental

This dental clinic covers every aspect of oral health as well as facial aesthetics and braces.

Address: Carrer Ginesta, 1, 07181 Calvia

Contact: 871 53 56 10

 


Important contacts

Moving somewhere new is exciting but it’s important to know the contact information for the emergency services.

That’s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Calvia.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

National police: 091

Local police: 971 00 33 00

 


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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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