Cala Falcó; discreet virgin cove near Magaluf
Services and features
Cala Falcó is a small sandy cove nestled between medium-height cliffs located in the municipality of Calvià, in the southwest of Mallorca. It is 25 m long and up to 60 m wide. It is undoubtedly one of the best calas in Mallorca for its waters and its surroundings.
Although it is located near Magaluf, one of the most crowded tourist centers in Mallorca, Cala Falcó is a surprisingly well-preserved environment. The pines reach the shore providing good shade, and the waters are clear and usually calm (except if a south wind blows).
The access is through long stairs that save the great unevenness of the cliff. It is therefore not a good place for people with mobility problems or for young children. It is usually more frequented by groups of friends and couples, rather than by families. A plus point is that even in high season it is never overcrowded.
The tranquility of its waters makes it perfect for anchoring boats.
How to get to Cala Falcó
Access to Cala Falcó can be somewhat difficult. We will take the Ma-20 highway, which goes from Palma to Andratx, and we will take exit 14, towards Magaluf. From there we can follow the directions for Cala Vinyes and Cala Cap Falcó (our destination). When we are crossing the Cala Vinyes urbanization, we will only have to follow the indications to Cala Cap Falcó.
There are two areas for parking. On the one hand we will see a signposted access to our right that leads to a fairly wide area of land. If we continue straight on, along the paved road, and where the stairs begin to descend to the beach, it is easy to find a place to park.
There is the possibility of arriving by public transport. Line 107, which runs from Palma to Magaluf and reaches the Sol de Mallorca urbanization, has stops in Cala Vinyes. We must be attentive since the one we are interested in is the last one, identified as “Cala Vinyes” and which is the closest to Cala Falcó. And yet it is about 600 m from the beach access.
We have already commented that Cala Falcó is a good place for anchoring boats. The bottom is made of sand, seaweed and posidonia remains, and has a depth of 4 m at 150 from the shore, and 3 m at 100 from the shore.
Despite being a virgin cove in Cala Falcó, we do have certain services to have a more comfortable day at the beach.
There is a small beach bar, surf bar style, very integrated into the environment, and which has showers and bathrooms and manages the rental of sunbeds and umbrellas. It also has a lifeguard service.
The beach bar has a good and varied menu of drinks, snacks and simple dishes. In addition, liven up the atmosphere of the cove with chill out music
There is no area reserved for water sports or the possibility of renting equipment, in this regard we must bring everything we need.
Swimming and diving are the main activities that we can do in Cala Falcó. The slope of the beach is in principle gentle, encouraging you to move away until the entrance of it. Then we can relax on its sand or on a deck chair, in the sun or in the shade of the pines.
The clarity of its waters makes them perfect for diving and snorkelling, with a visibility of up to 30 m. The cliffs that flank the cove provide a great underwater spectacle, where the rocks sink to the bottom of sand and algae.
In front of Cala Falcó, 1.5 km from the coast, is the Illa del Sec, an islet in whose waters lie the remains of a Greek ship, about 30 m deep. It is one of the main wrecks found on the coast of Mallorca and a must for diving enthusiasts.
If we spend the whole day in Cala Falcó we will be able to enjoy one of the flower parties that are organized at the beach bar in the evening.
The surroundings of Cala Falcó also offer interesting opportunities for hiking. We can get there on foot from the nearby Sol de Mallorca or visit nearby coves and viewpoints. If we have come to Cala Falcó by bicycle, the paths that surround it are a great experience for mountain bike fans:
Lovers of history and culture also have a good attraction near Cala Falcó: Naveta d’Alemany, at the entrance of Cala Vinyes (we will have passed by before reaching Cala Falcó). It is one of the best preserved navetas in Mallorca.
Cala Falcó does not have any nearby hotel establishment. In the neighboring Cala Vinyes and Sol de Mallorca there are some hotel establishments and tourist apartments.
A few kilometers away is the tourist center of Magaluf, with a wide variety of establishments: hotels, aparthotels, villas, etc.
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