Cala D'Or, Cala Llombards, Caló de Moro, Colonia Sant Jordi and Es Trenc
Amongst the most protected parts of Mallorca, the southern tip of the island has few roads, fewer towns and vast expanses of untouched sand and sea. You will find salt pans here, which are thought to be one of the oldest on the planet (dating back to the 4th Century BC), and magnificent birding areas, and most significantly, virgin beaches of the like you would never have imagined in Mallorca. Running alongside the protected Natural Reserve of Llevant and the Serra de Llevant Mountains, this is an area of exquisite natural beauty, rich in flora and fauna, and peppered with the remnants of all the ancient civilisations that once made this place their home, like the Talayotic culture, and those who came to the island for its salt.
The quintessential Mallorcan resort, Cala d'Or is a coastal village in the far south east of the island, tastefully developed with white washed houses and practically no high-rises, it can be very popular in the peak summer holiday season. A quick look at a map of the area will show you a coast dotted with coves and tiny inlets, 5 small beaches to be precise. The largest beach in the Cala D'Or area is Cala Gran, and the others are Cala D'Or, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Ferrera and Cala Serena. They vary in size, some pine shaded and small, others fairly long and sandy, and all have the basic ammenities, showers, sunbeds, parasols, toilets and all but Cala Serena have at least a beach shack.
Cala Llombards is similar to some of the other beaches on this list, in that it is long and narrow (150m deep by 50m wide) and surrounded by steep walls of rock and pine forests. This gives it very safe and calm waters, ideal for snorkelling and for young kids. There are very basic services here, mainly a toilet, showers and some parasols, but no life guards on duty. There is a beach cafe too, serving snacks and drinks.
It is no surprise that Calo des Morro appears on practically every publication and listing of beautiful Mallorca beaches - it is one of the wonders of the island's coastal enclaves and a rare find in a tourist destination with the immense popularity of Mallorca. A narrow white sandy beach flanked by high walls of rock, and boasting some of the cleanest water on the island, this is a small beach and as such it can get busy in the summer. Nevertheless, it is worth the trek and the company, because those guide books aren't lying, it really is one of the prettiest beaches in Mallorca.
Colonya Sant Jordi is often the name given to the whole coastline and used to include all its gorgeous beaches, Colonya Sant Jordi beach itself however, is the beach alongside the town by the same name, a beautiful enclave of fine white sand and clear blue waters. Another point of interest is the neighbouring island of Cabrera, also a protected Nature Park, and accessible by local ferry from here.
Isolated, wild and wholesomely natural, Es Trenc is a 2km stretch of Caribbean-like sand and sea backed by sand dunes and wetlands, which are great for bird watching. It is not part of any resort or village but it does offer amenities in the form of parasols, sunbeds, showers, lifeguards and a few beach restaurants and bars. It is hugely popular for water sports enthusiasts and it is common to see people windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding.
If the south coast of Mallorca doesn't sound like what you're after, have a look at other areas on the island with our easy to use CONDE TRANSFERS Mallorca beach guide!
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