Small sandy beach in Manacor
Cala Anguila is a small sandy beach about 40 m long and 110 wide located in the municipality of Manacor, between the urbanizations of Cala Romántica and Porto Cristo Novo, and about 3 km from Porto Cristo. Its sand is golden and thin, product of the accumulation of microscopic fragments of shells of different marine species. Its turquoise and crystalline waters are a great clean.
The surroundings of Cala Anguila are quite urbanized, which together with its small size and ease of access means that during the high season it is somewhat saturated. However, the small limestone cliffs and the pine forests that surround Cala Anguila give it a particular charm and a certain aspect of isolation from the surroundings.
The winds from the south and west have shaped the beach of Cala Anguila with a slight slope. Its small size and the surrounding cliffs guarantee that its waters are calm, and even suitable for anchoring boats.
Due to its small size, smoothness of the slope and calm waters it is a very suitable beach to go with children. For those looking for stronger emotions, in one of its cliffs there is a small cave that invites to be explored. On the other cliff that closes the cove you can still find the remains of an old rock of “marés” quarry, now hidden among the pine forest.
Through the urbanization of Cala Romántica you can very easily reach Cala Mendia and the Estany de’n Mas. Crossing Porto Cristo Novo, although a little further away, you can reach Cala Murta (not to be confused with the Cala Murta of the Formentor peninsula).
From Manacor we can take the Ma-4015 road to Cala Romántica, or the Ma-4020 to Porto Cristo Novo. There is a small free parking in front of the cove, but you can also easily park in the streets of the urbanizations. From there the access to Cala Anguila is well signposted. Recently a ramp has been installed to facilitate access from the parking lot to the beach for people with reduced mobility.
There is the possibility of arriving by bus to Cala Romántica to go later to Cala Anguila, but with very few frequencies. Line 416 has its origin and destination in Cala Romántica. Lines 441 and 448 also stop near Cala Anguila.
Cala Anguila has a lifeguard service, showers, toilets and rental of umbrellas and hammocks. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy varied food, among which rice and seafood stand out. The cost ranges between €10 and €40 per person.
Given the small size of Cala Anguila there is no water sports service, equipment rental or other activities. However, due to the nature of the beach, it is very suitable for snorkeling. The grotto located on the cliff to the left of the beach is much appreciated by diving fans. In the nearby Porto Cristo there are several centers where you can rent the diving equipment and be ready to go.
If we have chosen Cala Anguila as the center of our vacation from here you can access very quickly to many other beaches of the Mallorcan east. In Porto Cristo and Manacor there is also a wide variety of gourmet restaurants, for those who decide on gastronomic tourism. And within a few kilometers you can also visit the famous Caves of the Drach, and those of Hams.
Being next to two urbanizations Cala Anguila has a good offer of tourist rentals, both apartments and single-family homes. In Cala Romántica there are several blocks of apartments and hotels, and in Porto Cristo you can find even more variety of accommodations.