Mallorca is one of the foremost ‘sun and beach’ travel destinations in the world. This means that a significant number of visitors stop by its beaches and coves, leading to a continuous extension of services and infrastructures, as well as roads and paths to reach most of them. Luckily for those who like to take it easy, the ‘island of calm’ honors the nickname it was given in the 70s and 80s, and it keeps to itself some of the jewels hidden among the rocks or away from parking areas and easily accessed zones.
Here are some of these hideouts.
Es Caló des Moro
A tiny sandy cove with turquoise waters that sums up the essence of the Mediterranean. Its best feature, however, is its worst defect in the summer months—not enough space for so many visitors.
Going behind Caló des Moro there is a precious wooden dock where you can see through the water and watch the fishes swimming around above the sandy bottom.
Located in the Natural Park bearing the same name, this is an ample cove where it is hard not to feel comfortable. Fine, white sand, calm, crystal clear water surrounded by vegetation and a few basic services at hand.
Es Caló Blanc
The small cliffs of this rocky cove, located on the coast of the municipal district of Manacor, compose an impressive landscape in which a rock bridge is formed.
Cala en Basset
A rocky, virgin cove that can be reached after a 45 minute walk, here you find distinct, natural sand in a Zone of Special Protection for Birds, with a fascinating mineral layout on the southwestern tip of the Tramuntana mountain range.
A calm, wild and clean sandy cove with calm, turquoise water. From here you can see the National Park of Cabrera, an archipelago not too far from the coast, in a place that won’t make you miss the Caribbean.
Es Coll Baix
This is a fascinating cove with small, dark pebbles, and transparent, turquoise waters, and it is quite different compared to other coves in the Alcúdia area. You have to walk to get there, therefore it may not be advisable for those with mobility impairments.
Other places such as Lluc Alcari, Sa Calobra, Cala Deià, Cala Banyalbufar and Cala Estellencs are easier to access, meaning that they might be a bit more crowded. But of course they can also be recommended.
Bear in mind: To fully enjoy one of these coves, make sure you take enough water and food to spend as much time as you want on the beach. Most of these coves are wild, with no services.
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