Best Beaches in Mallorca
Just off mainland Spain, the Island of Mallorca is a hidden Spanish gem that offers visitors the experience of enjoying Spanish culture along with feeling like you’re in the tropics.
This 1,405 square mile island is planted in the middle of Mediterranean Sea and provides visitors with the best of both worlds. You can feel culturally enlightened after visiting the famous Palma Cathedral, built in the 14th century, and then head to the beach for a quick dip in the sea. A great addition to the day is a visit to Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, a museum with hundreds of examples of artwork associated with the island.
Artwork aside, the best gems that this island has to offer has to be the beaches. When you think of Spain, you think of their fine architecture and their divine cuisine. When whisked away to this island, it is clear that you get much more than that. You get to experience the beautiful turquoise waters and relaxed beach life Mallorca has become famous for.
Caló d'es Moro
First, Caló d'es Moro is a beach that will make you feel royal. Quaint and surrounded by seaside cliffs and greenery, the clear water and white sand feel luxurious. This beach is approximately six kilometers away from the town of Santanyi, which is located on the southeast tip of the island, less than an hour outside of Palma.
Close by in the same town, Cala Figurea is another great spot to discover. It is similarly laid out like Caló d'es Moro, but has more purpose than just a leisurely destination. The beach is an active fishing port, and if you get there early enough in the morning, you may see the fishermen in action! A great beach area where you can leisurely pass your day is is about four kilometers away.
Cala Agulla is on the northeastern side of the island and is definitely one of the more touristy beaches. Surrounded by the Llevant Natural Park, a mountainous and pine-filled peak into nature, the contrast is beautiful against the white sand and blue water. If you want action and active things to do, this is the beach you want to visit. All sorts of water activities are at your disposal and playing volleyball here is a local favorite.
Looking for a more local spot? Head to Cala Llombards cove. This is a less popular beach, and just as breathtaking as the others. Surrounded by pine trees and cliffs, this cove is where locals head to relax. Snorkeling is a common activity here, so bring your gear! Cala Llombards is just about ten kilometers away from Santanyi.
You really can’t go wrong while exploring the beaches of Mallorca. Nature’s beauty is defined at each of these amazing locations. Whichever one you decide to visit, you will be shocked that this little island off the coast of Spain can so easily take your breath away.