Eat, drink and be merry
Due to its small size and secluded location, the main activities in San Agustin are sipping on a sangria, feasting on the delicious seafood and basking in the incredible vistas of the Mediterranean habitat they came from. As such, this is an ideal getaway for those who simply wish to unwind, de-stress and get away from it all for a few days or weeks.
Having said that, those in search of a more adventurous holiday might still find San Agustin to be the destination for them. Its proximity to Palma means the city’s charms are on tap without the worry of trying to get a good night’s sleep.
Similarly, the abundance of theme parks, zoos and adventure centres within easy reach of the capital means that filling the days won’t be a problem, provided you are willing to use the well-connected local public transport or will be renting a car.
A beach fit for a king
Though San Agustin doesn’t actually have its own beach, a 10-minute walk separates it from the beach favoured by none other than the Spanish King. His royal residence, Marivent Palace, is located at the furthest point of the bay from San Agustin, proving that Cala Mayor really is a top-class stretch of sand.
Indeed, unlike the British monarchy, it is not unusual for visitors to the locale to witness King Felipe VI and his family dining at a local establishment on one of their frequent summer visits to the retreat.
On the beach itself, the unblemished golden stretch is an irresistible invitation to dig your toes into the sand and forget about all of your worldly cares. It’s also a popular sailing destination and the resident nautical school offers training courses for budding mariners of all ages and abilities.
Meanwhile, water sports enthusiasts are well catered-for with the range of windsurfing, parasailing and scuba diving opportunities provided.
Anyone for art?
Cala Mayor is known as the island’s most important location when it comes to art history. The world-renowned artist Joan Miro relocated to Majorca in the 1950s and kept an operational studio in Cala Mayor until his passing in 1983.
These days, the former house and studio has been turned into an impressive museum, named Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro, which boasts a permanent collection of more than 2,500 pieces created by the seminal artist, as well as approximately 100 more by Pablo Picasso.
As such, it represents a unique opportunity to view the exact working conditions of the artist, interpreting his creative thought process at close quarters. For these reasons, the complex is well worth a visit for anyone who has even a passing interest in art.