Mallorca has the highest number of visitors among all Spanish Mediterranean islands. Its 3,640km2 (1,405 sq mi) of land area is a mosaic of colors. The hills of Mallorca are interspersed by beautiful beaches and turquoise waters of Mediterranean Sea.
Mallorca: One-Day Sightseeing Tour by Boat and Vintage Train
It has much to offer. Mallorca is the largest Balearic island and has the most variety of culture and landscape.
Palma is the capital of Mallorca, a cosmopolitan city that boasts a variety of unforgettable sights. It also houses nearly half of the island’s inhabitants. Mallorca is a great holiday destination because of its hot climate, cool sea breezes and lively resorts.
The stunning coastline of Mallorca has been a popular tourist attraction since the 1950s. These are our top 10 Calas (coves), in Mallorca.
1. Cala d’Or
Cala d’Or and its three neighboring coves exude a cosmopolitan, peaceful atmosphere of great Mediterranean beauty. The stunning views and turquoise waters make it a great place for families.
Image credit – Matthew R.
2. Cala Formentor
Formentor is the perfect place if you are looking for stunning scenery. It is surrounded by cliffs that offer many pathways to the countryside. The area offers excellent hiking and birdwatching opportunities. However, the wild and unspoiled cape is almost untouched by the surf.
Follow the mountain road downhill until you reach the sandy beach with its clear water. It is surrounded by a magnificent grove of oaks and dark green pine trees.
It is easily accessible by public or private transport. The road is well-signposted and very popular.
This beach is named after the Latin Santi Agnini and was used by pirates to launch continuous raids and sieges throughout history. Santanyi beach, which measures 80 m in length and 130 m in width, is a beautiful place to visit. It is a haven for tranquility and especially spectacular at sunset.
It is easy to get there, as there is ample parking. There are also shops and restaurants nearby.
4. Port Alcudia
Alcudia, located in the north of Mallorca, is one of the most preserved towns of its cultural and historical heritage. The ruins of Pollentia, a Roman city, can be found in Alcudia.
There are many beaches in the area. However, the one right next to the marina is the most popular. It offers plenty of recreational activities. It is ideal for children because of its white sand and shallow turquoise waters.
5. Cala Sant Vicenc
It is not one cove. There are three. Cala Barques is by far the largest. Cala Clara is the smallest and Cala Molins has a long, narrow beach. All three have the same basic characteristics: calm, transparent waters and unique natural environments, which attract many divers.
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coves on Mallorca. The water is clear and the beach is protected from the wind.
6. Sa Calobra
The Serra de Tramontana is a spectacular route through Spain that leads to this beautiful cove. It was designed by Antonio Parieti. Sa Calobra is made up of two bays that are interwoven between walls of rock. One of these bays, the S’Olla, forms an enormous natural amphitheatre.
You can reach Torrent de Pareis by foot from Sa Calobra.
Photo credit – (c.Esteve Roca, Flickr)
7. Cala Mesquida
The Parliament of the Balearics declared Cala Mesquida a Natural Area of Special Interest (NASI) in 1991. This beach, known for its dunes and sandy beaches, has been well preserved. Divers love the calm waters and rock formations. Many Mallorcans who live in the northern parts of the island love this area. Cala Mesquida is located in the north coast . It is a peaceful and quiet area.
It is easy to access the road by following the signs at Arta-Capdepera.
8. Es Trenc
The Law of Natural Areas of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands has declared this beach and its 2 km coastline a protected natural area.
This long, sandy beach is the best on the south coast. It’s surprisingly undeveloped. You can enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of its waters. It is also a favorite beach for naturists.
9. Cala Figuera
Cala Figuera is a natural sanctuary that sailors love. Its beauty reminds us of its past, and we still see fishermen fixing their nets.
Artists travel from all over the globe to capture this beautiful beach in pictures and paintings. It transmits tranquility and relaxation through the gentle sounds of the calm waters lapping against the walls made from stone.
10. Cala S’Almonia
Cala S’Almonia, our last recommendation, is a great place to spend the afternoon. It is located near Santanyi. Another fishing village is S’Almonia, which has a unique charm.
Cala can be accessed by a staircase that leads you to a beautiful beach with small fishing boats.
See our list of top beaches in Mallorca for more beach options.