14 June 2023

5 Hidden Beaches in Mallorca You Need to Visit

 Mallorca has some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, with their white sands and crystal blue waters. The coastlines of this Balearic island are full of large stretches of beautiful beaches as well as smaller picturesque coves. Their are actually so many of these coves that you'll usually find a shortage of tourists here as the locals spend their days here. If you do want to visit somewhere more authentic and a little bit less touristy, it can be hard to know where to start as these smaller coves and beaches aren't heavily advertised. Here are five of Mallorca's best hidden beaches you should visit: 

1. Cala des Moro

Nestled in a secluded bay with towering cliffs, Calo des Moro is a hidden gem located 6 kilometers from Santanyi in the southeast corner of Mallorca. Once you arrive, you'll be greeted by a stunning 40-meter stretch of fine, bright sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Despite its small size, Calo des Moro is the perfect spot for a refreshing swim surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The waters are teaming with fish, and have several shallow caves that you can venture into. The shore is very small with only a small stretch of sand located amongst large rocks. Over the years this beach has become more popular, and with the limited space, it is best to get there early to ensure you get a spot on the sand. 

Cala des Moro beach in the South East of the Balearic island of Mallorca.

Of the five beaches on this list, this is definitely the most difficult to access as both routes to this beach require walking straight down the cliff face to the bay. The easiest route is to head to s'Almunia and follow the path around the fishing houses. From there you'll reach the cliff drop, and will have to climb down to the beach. If you have children, or have any mobility issues I wouldn't recommended visiting as it is very steep with uneven surfaces.

2. s'Almunia

Cala s'Almunia, also known as Es Maquer, is a stunning beach located in a rocky bay surrounded by pine trees. Despite its small size of only 10 meters in length and 30 meters in width, the beach offers a mix of rocky outcroppings and sand/gravel areas. However, sand levels can vary depending on the time of year. The water is clear and perfect for swimming and snorkelling, making it a must-visit destination.

The large rocky cove of s'Almunia located in Mallorca.

To get to s'Almunia can be a little bit more difficult as there are no facilities or parking on site. Instead, visitors must park in the nearby side streets and follow the signs until you reach a steep set of stairs, which will lead you straight to the bay.

3. Cala D'or

Of the five on this list, Cala D'or is the biggest beach, and is probably the one that is most popular amongst visitors to the Island. This is largely due to it's prime location and easy access (unlike others on this list). Cala D'or is located on the southeast coast and neighbours the charming town of Portopetra. The large sandy beach, and clear shallow waters make it very family friendly, and a great location to stay for the day. 

The large beach of Cala D'or is located on the southeast coast of Mallorca.

4. Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra is situated on the northwest coast of Mallorca hidden amongst the UNESCO heritage site and mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana. The official beach is situated between the cliffs where the canyon Torrent de Pareis reaches the sea. It’s only a short walk from the small village of Sa Calobra in which you walk through some amazing tunnels straight through the mountain faces. The beach is small but is arguably located in one of the most picturesque spots on the whole of is the island. Here you'll find a mix of sand, gravel and small pebbles due to the mountainous location of the bay.

The mountainous beach of Sa Colabra Mallorca is located on the northwest coast.

To get to the beach you can either get a boat from Port de Sóller or drive through the mountain ranges until you reach Sa Calobra. From here you will follow the path through the village and into the mountain tunnels. The nearby village of Sa Calobra has a few facilities such as shops and restaurants. 

5. Playa del Mago

Playa del Mago is located next to the small village Portals Vells in the south-western part of Mallorca. It is in fact a small beach. Only some 20 metres long and 5-8 metres wide. But when the beach is full, then there is plenty space on the flat rocks close to the beach. The beach has fine-grained white sand with a gently slope into the crystal clear water. The shallow water makes the beach child friendly, but the space for playing in the sand is very limited.

The small beach cove of Playa de Mago Mallorca, located on the southwest coast.

Playa del Mago is also known as the first naturist beach in Mallorca and is still very popular among naturists. But don't worry if that's not for you, their is a neighbouring cove to the left which you can also visit.

It is easy to reach by car is easy following the signs towards Portals Vells and later towards Playa del Mago. There is also an a bar/cafe opposite the beach which is very popular with the locals.

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