Nice cove between big hotels
Services and Features
Cala Egos (formerly known as Caló de ses Egües) is a small semi-urban beach located in the tourist center of Cala d’Or, in the municipality of Santanyí, in the south of Mallorca. The beach is a small stretch of white sand about 20 m long and 50 m wide located at the bottom of a sea inlet.
The cove itself is flanked by low cliffs covered in vegetation, but the beach is enclosed between two hotels. In fact, access to it is through the reception of one of the hotels, or the terrace of the other. There is an artificial sand esplanade at the back of the beach, where sun loungers and hammocks are located, but for the exclusive use of hotel guests.
The waters are very calm being at the bottom of a somewhat sinuous cove, but in return they are not very transparent. They are usually cloudy since there are no currents to renew them. In addition, it is common to find traces of seaweed and posidonia that are not cleaned very often.
The beach tends to fill up very quickly with hotel customers, and although access to it is public, the services there are for those same customers.
How to get to Cala Egos
Access to Cala Egos is very easy. From Palma (or its airport) it is less than an hour by car. To do this, we will take the Ma-19 highway towards Campos / Santanyí / Felanitx. We will leave Llucmajor on our left and continue along the highway until we reach Campos, about 35 km in total. When we get there we will all cross the town following the Ma-19, which we will continue to Santanyí, about 12 km. At the entrance roundabout we will take the third exit, staying on the Ma-19. At the next roundabout we will go straight on, and at the last we will take the second exit to follow the directions for l’Alqueria Blanca and then for Cala d’Or.
After about 8 km we will arrive at a roundabout where we will continue straight, again on the Ma-19, continuing towards Cala d’Or. At about 800 m we will begin to skirt the coastal town of Portopetro. We will continue for about 300 m until we reach a crossroads, where we will turn left, following the Cala d’Or sign. We will continue another kilometer and a half until we turn left onto Avenida des Sementer. At the end of this avenue there is a roundabout where we will take the first exit. This avenue leads us directly to the Cala Egos area, and we can start looking for a place to park. There is a small car park near the beach, but it fills up very quickly.
If we want to get to Cala Egos by public transport we have several options
There is a stop near the beach. There the A51 line stops, which connects the airport with Cala Egos. Line 501 connects the center of Palma with Cala Egos, passing through Llucmajor, Campos, Santanyí, and other towns.
At 2.5 km we have another stop in the center of Cala d’Or where we have more connections with the rest of the island. It is very useful if we are spending our holidays in Cala Egos and we want to visit other towns. Line 425 connects us with Manacor, and line 441 goes to Cala Ratjada. In the summer months, line 449 can take us to Puerto de Alcudia and Puerto de Pollensa, among other destinations. Line 453, also in the summer months, communicates Cala d’Or with the Sierra de Tramuntana, reaching Valldemossa, Deiá, Sóller, etc. And also in summer there are several lines to visit from Cala d’Or some of the most popular markets in Mallorca: on Mondays, line 841B brings us closer to Manacor; and on Thursdays we can visit the Inca market taking the 831C.
It is also possible to anchor in Cala Egos, although with caution, since the entrance is somewhat narrow. The bottom is made of sand and algae with some rock, and is between 5 and 10 m deep. It is necessary to watch that no south-southeast winds blow.
As we have mentioned, Cala Egos is a semi-urban beach wedged between two hotels. There is no lifeguard service and no showers. You can access some bathrooms, but the rest of the services are reserved for hotel customers. This includes the sandy solarium area with hammocks and loungers, the ping-pong tables and the bars.
There are no facilities reserved for the practice of any sport on the beach, nor nearby establishments for equipment rental. For this it is better to go to one of the other coves in Cala d’Or, such as Cala Gran or Cala Ferrera.
The main activity to do in Cala Egos is sunbathing and bathing, although knowing that we will do it in the company of many people. If we are staying in some of the neighboring hotels it is a good plan, but if not, Cala d’Or itself offers us some better alternatives. Still, the surroundings of Cala Egos offer some interesting possibilities.
If we are fond of diving near Cala Egos there are some deep immersion points, about 25 m, which offer very interesting underwater landscapes.
If we prefer land activities we have several hiking routes that will lead us to natural environments that remain practically unspoiled, a complete counterpoint to Cala Egos. In a walk of just one hour we can reach the Mondragó Natural Park, visit its virgin coves and visit part of its more than 700 Ha of protected space.
If we are fans of cycling from Cala Egos we can tackle several types of routes
We can travel quiet and winding coastal roads, or head inland and face highways with ups and downs. We can also find several perfect routes for mountain biking.
From here we can make several visits to learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of Santanyí. Very close to Cala Egos is es Fortí, an 18th century fortress converted into a cultural center. On the road to Felanitx we can find Santueri Castle, from the 14th century, and also restored a few years ago. And also near Cas Concos and Felanitx we can visit the site of the Talaies de Can Jordi, which contains Talayotic and pre-Talayotic remains.
Finally, apart from the bars and restaurants of the Cala Egos hotels in Cala d’Or, we have a very extensive gastronomic offer for all tastes and pockets: from signature cuisine by international chefs to simple family restaurants. Not to mention the great offer of nightlife, including a shopping area.
On the beach of Cala Egos there are two hotels, 3 and 4 stars. Staying in them we will have the advantage of enjoying the cove almost as if it were a private beach. If we are not convinced, in Cala d’Or there are more than 4500 tourist places at our disposal: hotels. From two-star family hostels to four-star luxury complexes, through aparthotels, apartments, chalets and villas, there are options for all tastes and prices.
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