Majorca… its name is often associated with idyllic images of white sand; calm, turquoise waters; and beautiful people giving lessons in glamor on the deck of a yacht or gripping the latest trendy cocktail at the most “in” party of the summer… But Majorca is also internationally renowned and sought-after among people who love coves. Yes, coves, and they are not exactly the same thing as beaches. Coves are miniature beaches, surrounded by nature, where you can catch a more even and intense brown color. They are small slices of paradise which appear to have been created just for you.

In Majorca there are many different types: easy to access, remote, very well-known, scarcely visited, impossible to find, unaccessible by car, accessible only by sea, coves on which to show off your most fashionable bikini, others on which to wear no bikini, some where you can see the best sunsets and others on which to watch the sun rise… All of them have that special something, and everyone, when they return from their trip, will have a list of their favorite coves saved in their mind.

The western coast is perfect if you like to stare in amazement at the sea and enjoy small fishing villages. Do not miss Valdemossa, Deiá and Fornalutx. The south, particularly the areas around Palma and Santa Ponça, is ideal if you want to take a swim, basking among crowds and good atmosphere; the same can be said of the north, between Pollença and Alcúdia. If you are fed up of noise and want to enjoy the wildest nature, the southeast is the place for you.

Here we present a few, but the best is the one you describe yourself and keep just for you, in fear that someone might rob you of your own particular paradise.

Formentor: An idyllic cove surrounded by dense pine forests, with white sand and clear waters, once again a paradise. It is ideal for diving or simply putting on some flippers and goggles and observing what lies beneath. And since you are here you cannot miss the dizzying cliffs of the Cap de Formentor.

Cala Torta: Very close to Alcúdia bay, facing Menorca. A 140-meter-long sandy area with a beach bar. Surrounded by a pine forest, it is one of the most common images of the island.

Sa Calobra: Very close to Sóller, in the northeast. More than 10 km of spectacular bends in a car will lead you to discover a small and whimsical pebble cove, accompanied by daunting cliffs, typical of the Serra de Tramuntana landscape.

Cala Varques: In Manacor. White and blue, the Mediterranean dream in all its splendor. Furthermore, if you like the water and the waves allow, you can explore its fantastic caves by swimming to them. It is very close to the famous Cuevas del Drac caves for a reason.

S’Amarador, Cala Mondragó. In Santanyí: One of the most beautiful bays in Majorca. Almost 150 meters of fine sand surrounded by a fragrant pine forest.

Sa Canova: On Alcúdia Bay. After a half-hour stroll, once again kilometers of white sand and a tonne of colors to delight your eyes, mixed with the reflection of the water, await you.


Now all you need to do is go and tell us, if you wish, which was your favorite cove, although you will probably want to keep it to yourself.


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