Mallorca is the biggest out of the four Balearic Islands situated in the Mediterranien Sea. With it's 332 beaches/calas it has the widest variety of activities. Before we set out on our wonderful trip around this lively island there is something we have to make very clear to all visitors. There is a basic difference when we refer to a beach or a cala in Mallorca island. For starters there are not many actual beaches in this little paradise but it has hundreds of little calas worth visiting.
Also please be aware when visiting these calas that some of them are virgin beaches without any facilities. Don't leave your rubbish behind and help to keep this amazing beaches preserve in the best condition possible.
10. Cala Agulla
This extremly popular beach among the locals with its pristine clear water and fine sand is situated on the North-Eastern side of the island, squeezed between Cala Mesquida and Cala Ratjada, and just 1.8km away from Capdepera.
This special beach with its well-preserved costal area that shrinks and grows according how the wind blows was declared a Natural Area of Special Interest in '91.
To enjoy this beach fully however one have to visit it outside the tourist season during which it gets over-crowded very easily. But if you are one of those who doesn't get scared of too many tourist, make sure you put this beach on your to-do-list when visiting Mallorca.
9. Cala s'Arenalet des Verger
Only for the adventurous! This altogether only 130m long cala is located on the North of the island 12km away from Artá. With its white sandy beach and transparent water is without doubt one of the most precious beaches of Mallorca.
This cala doesn't offer many facilities, there is however an authorized camping area that is ideal if you want to spend more days in this location. Make sure to book it before arriving it gets full fast. What makes this beach even more special is that cannot be reached only by walk via 2 routes (the shorter is 1.5 hours, the longer 3 hours long) or on a boat.
8. Cala des Coll Baix
This mainly stone and sandy beach that is situated only 7km away from Alcúdia is the only virgin and public beach of the municipality and a real treasure of nature lovers. It's one of the least visited beaches of the island, thanks to the difficult access, as it can be reached only by walk or by boat. The route takes you through a slim strip of stony road and pine trees leading to the 250m long beach surrounded by vertical walls of the mountains. The water is turquoise and after a few meters gets really deep.
7. Cala Tuent
The beloved Cala Tuent is squeezed between Punta de Sa Corda and Morro des Forat in the shadow of Puig Major the highest mountain of the island (1445m).
The shape of the approximately 100m long beach is semicircular surrounded by leafy pine trees. To make the road by car can be dangerous for a unexperienced driver and the water is not ideal for boats, there is however a wonderful sceneric footpath from Mirador de ses Barques which can be done in 4 hours.
6. Platja Paguera
Platja de Paguera is situated 7km from Andratx and it's made up of three sandy beaches. Namely Paguera Palmira, Paguera Torá and Platja dels Morts. The name of Paguera comes from the antique oven that was used to extract the resin derived from the pine. The beach is surrounded by pine and juniper trees that are partially covering the chalets, hotels, bars and restaurants. By all means this is not a virgin beach or the one where you will be able to be alone it is however a perfect beach for all age categories especially for families with kids who prefer warm, crystal clear shallow water and white fine sand coastline.
5. Cala Magraner
The Cala Magraner is situated in the area of Manacor, it can be easily found if you follow the signs for Cales de Mallorca. After a while you will have to park your car in a side streets and continue by walk for about 25 minutes through private properties. It is mainly a stony beach of 59m with transparent water.
The best time to visit is during spring or autumn as in the summer time can get really hot and airless. Also be sure to take your food and drink with you as on this cala there aren't any facilities which makes it a perfect place for nature lovers and especially for rock climbers, that you will see many in this cala in the low season.
4. Cala Varques
Cala Varques is situated 12km away from Portocristo between Cales de Mallorca and Cala Romantica. What makes this cala so special apart from the fine white sand and crystal clear water that the route leading here between pine trees and the bed of the torrent that form this cala is somewhat difficult and complicated but very well worth it.
Cars have to be parked 4km away from the beach and it makes it quite a bit of a hike for the ones who are up to these kind of challenges. This unspoilt 44m long beach is surrounded by pine trees and low hills mostly visited by locals.
3. Caló des Mármols
Caló des Mármols belongs to the municipality of Santanyí and it's located 14km from Ses Salines. The name of the cala comes from the dry river that originally created this piece of paradise surronded by 6m high cliffs. The seaside is of a triangular shape white sandy beach with turquoise water hence the name the beach of marbles.
This super virgin beach is really difficult to reach by walk, the adventurous tourist must make a 5km long route from Cap de Ses Salines between small cliffs that is recommended at least for slightly experienced hikers.
Cala s'Amarador forms the part of the Mandragó National Park that was declared by the Parliament of Balearic Islands in 1992. It is situated 6km from s'Alqueria Blanca and right in the neighbourhood of Cala de Ses Fonts den'Alis one of the largest and most beautiful sea entrances.
S'Amarador is a wonderful sandy lagoon with a very special ecosystem since in 1985 the send turtle had been reintroduced in this area. It is certainly less visited than it's neighbour beach as it doesn't have as any tourist facilities. To reach it though it's not difficult, as you can park your car in the signed parking and cross the Cala de Ses Fonts den' Alis by a paved footpath.
1. Es Trenc
The place for proper beach lovers. One of the most attractive virgin, unurbanized, untouched real beaches of Mallorca is Es Trenc which can be reached from many directions as it is nearly a 2km long strech. Squeezed in between Sa Rápita and Colónia de Sant Jordi interrupted by Ses Covetes. The Government of Balearic Islands made great effort to keep the beach as preserved as possible as in the past years the parking places were reduced from 4000 to 1500 and according to the latest law they have to demolish the 'chiringuitos' (beach bars) made of concrete. So be sure to pack your food and drinks and set out early enough.
With it's fine white sand and transparent shallow water is is extremly popular beach among tourists and locals. The section close to Colónia de Sant Jordi is beloved by nudist.