Majorca’s hidden coves…
Mallorca offers a great variety with about 180 beautiful beaches and some Caribbean-like water. But in the summer unfortunately most are crowded and one finds hardly a place from lunch time onwards. However, there are still more unknown bays, which are, for example, more remote and you have to partly accept a hike.
Cala Tuent on the west coast
Four kilometers before one of Majorca’s most visited bays, Sa Calobra, turn left to Cala Tuent. Only a few people find themselves on this pebble beach. Sometimes you can buy cold drinks in the small fisherman’s hut, but there is nothing more. There is a restaurant above the beach with Spanish cuisine and a beautiful view over the bay.
Cala Llado at La Dragonera
The uninhabited rock island at Majorca’s southwest tip is a natural paradise. The ferry from Sant Elm runs 15 minutes until you arrive at the dreamlike bay with crystal clear water. Even if you do not like hiking, the trip is very worthwhile.
Cala Varques on the east coast
Located in the middle of nature, you find the 90-meter-long sandy beach with crystal clear water. The excursion there is worthwhile not only for bathing, but also because of the paradise nature. Apart from anchoring boats, the Cala outside of the high season sometimes looks almost untouched. The rock around the fine white sand is reminiscent of an ancient amphitheater, and a natural arch between the rocks is a favorite photo-spot. There is also a pine forest and a cave, which in summer is sometimes inhabited by a hippie commune. The best way to get to Cala Varques is by boat. If you come by car, you have to walk the last stretch on foot. The trail, about 20 minutes long, is quite uncomfortable and leads along a rocky creek bed.
Cala des Marmols on the southeast coast
In the south east is a 40m wide beach, which is visited by very few tourists. The bay is a paradise with turquoise blue water and 20 meters high rocks. This beach section can either be reached by boat or you can walk over the 5 km long rocky trail.
Cala Mitjana near Cala d’Or
Cala Mitjana is two kilometers from Cala d’Or. This beautiful sea cutaway divides into two arms. The left is a small rocky bay and the right is a sandy white beach 20 meters long. The two bays lie between rocks and pine trees and the access by land is by foot.