Beaches in Santanyí

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Es Caragol beach: this is one of the most extensive unspoilt beaches on Mallorca; it is 500 m long and 40 m wide, and doesn´t get crowded due to the fact that it´s a long way from tourist resorts. It covers a vast area and consists of dunes and very fine sand, with a sandbank that extends about 200 meters out into the gently shelving sea. On the beach there is seaweed, and among the vegetation we find pine trees, wild olive trees, sea lilies and sandy thistles. To get here, take the road that goes from Es Llombards to Ses Salines, and take the turn off onto the PM-611, which leads to Cap de Ses Salines – the island´s most southerly point. There is a lighthouse here, and to reach the beach it is necessary to walk for about 1.5 km from here along the shore towards the west.

Cala en Togores: this spacious unspoilt beach, which is 250 m long and 15 m wide, is even more isolated than Es Caragol. It is 3.6 km from the lighthouse of Cap de Ses Salines as you walk west along the coast and is reached after passing the beach of Es Caragol, with which it shares similar vegetation and dunes. The depth at 200 m from the shore is barely 1.5 m, and rocks and seaweed cover almost all the seabed. On the beach there is an abundance of posidonia seaweed on the sand, leaving a layer of plant life.

Es Marmols beach: to get here you have to take the PM-611 road which leads to Cap de Ses Salines (the same direction as Es Caragol and to Cala en Togores). After travelling along this road for 4 km, just before the road starts to get curvy, there is a fence on the left which you have to jump over. From then on, after the house, always take the right. After walking for 2.5 km, you will find this unspoilt sandy beach, which is 25 m long and 65 m wide.

Es Maquer beach
: this is a small unspoilt beach, just 5 m long and 12 m wide. It is almost completely shaded by the pine trees that surround it, which doesn´t make it the best place for sunbathing, although it´s very beautiful. To get here it is necessary to take the road towards Cala s´Almunia and Cala es Llombards from the village of Es Llombards. After 3.4 km you´ll come to a fork, where you have to take the right turning towards Cala s´Almunia. After 1.1 km, you´ll reach the small houses of Sa Comuna, and here you can park and walk down the 120 steps to the beach, which is on the right.

S´Almunia: to get here follow the directions to reach Es Maquer, and after having walked down the steps, turn left to get to S´Almunia. This is not a beach but a picturesque rocky platform which is used to sunbathe; it is 15 m long and 3 m wide. It is surrounded and well protected by a rocky talus, where there are some humble houses and huts built in the traditional Mallorcan style; these were used by Mallorcan fishermen to keep their boats and their fishing tackle, but nowadays they are used as holiday homes. Before going down there is a restaurant.

Caló des Moro: this is a beautiful spot confined between high cliffs and surrounded by pine trees, which makes access difficult. The beach is 40 m long and 18 m wide, with a sandy seabed and beautiful coloured waters. There is not a lot of space for laying your towel out, as the sand is covered with rocks that have fallen from the cliffs due to erosion. To get here follow the same directions as for S´Almunia and Es Maquer; however, don´t go down the steps, as instead you have to take a small path, that begins just before the end of the road. The path heads north along the cliffs and will take you to the beach. The last stretch becomes more complex, because it is very steep. Even if you don´t get down to the water, it´s worth visiting this place just to take in its wondrous beauty.

Cala Llombards
: this beach, which is 45 m long and 130 m wide, has fine white sand and is kept in good condition. Around Cala Llombards a quiet residential area has been built, which is well integrated into the landscape and which doesn´t make the beach too crowded, even during high season. By the shore there are some ´escars´, which are traditional buildings used by Mallorcan fishermen to keep their boats and their fishing tackle. Away from this beach, out to sea on the left, there is a little isle in the shape of an arc, which is known as Es Pontàs. By the beach there is a parking area.
Services: a restaurant and an open-air bar; sun loungers and parasols for hire.

Cala Santanyí
: this beach, which is 80 m long and 130 m wide, has calm waters and is ideal for swimming. Some high-rise hotels and tourist apartments have been built next to the beach, making it crowded in summer months. Es Pontàs – mentioned in the description of Cala Llombards – can be reached from this beach by turning right as you go out to sea. There is ample parking near the beach.
Services: restaurants; shops; showers; a diving club; sun loungers and parasols for rent.

: this unspoilt beach, which is 160 m long and 50 m wide, belongs to the Natural Park of Mondragó. It has fine sand and it´s surrounded by a pine grove, with dunes covered by vegetation at the back within a natural environment. At the right end of the shore there is a traditional building which is used by fisherman to keep their boats and tackle. The Natural Park of Mondragó is well signposted from the nearby villages of Santanyí, S´Alqueria Blanca and Porto Petro. As you get closer to the park, the signs indicate the way to the beach of S´Amarrador along a road which has a parking area at the end. You can also reach this beach by foot if you follow the 400 m promenade next to the sea from the beach of Sa Font de n´Alís.

Sa Font de n´Alís
: this beach of fine white sand, which is 75 m long and 50 m wide, has a marshy area behind it. Although it´s in the Natural Park of Mondragó, this is not a completely unspoilt beach, as there are some buildings here, such as a hotel and a restaurant. This is where the Natural Park Information Centre is located, with a panel showing the different ecosystems, flora and fauna found here, as well as information on 3 clearly-marked walking routes. Near the beach, on the left, there is a leisure area in the shade, where there is a children´s play area and tables and benches for preparing a picnic. The path to the unspoilt beach of S´Amarrador begins at the right side of the beach. To get there, follow the same directions as for going to s´Amarrador; the signs indicate the way to Sa Font de n´Alís, where there is a parking area at the end of the road. A tourist train goes from Cala d´Or to the beach.
Services: a restaurant; showers; sun loungers, parasols and pedal boats for hire.

Caló des Burgit: this beach, which is the last beach within the Natural Park of Mondragó, is unspoilt and far from the heaving crowds of mass tourism, within a natural environment surrounded by a pine grove and low cliffs. It´s a small cove which is 18 m long and 15 m wide. There are some rock walls along the left end of the shore, cut in a series of steps and limiting the access to a beautiful estate with a house. To get here, head towards the Natural Park of Mondragó and the Information Centre, next to the beach of Sa Font de n´Alís. Before getting there, the road forks and the first turning to the right has to be taken, towards the beach of Sa Barca Trencada. As soon as you reach the hotels, you have to go along the road by the beach of Sa Barca Trencada until you get to a kind of shaded car park. From there, walk along a short path for 300 m between pine trees and you will come to the beach.

Sa Barca Trencada
; Getting here has already been described in the explanation for the beach of Caló des Burgit. This beach is 30 m long and 110 m wide, with a pine grove at the back providing a wide shaded area. It can get crowded due to the nearby hotels.
Services: there is a restaurant and water-sports facilities.

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