Services and Features
Cala Ferrera is a small beach of sand and rocks located next to the small urbanization of the same name, nestled between those of Cala d’Or and Cala Serena, in the municipality of Felanitx, in the east of Mallorca. The cove itself is a wide inlet of the sea flanked by cliffs. The beach is about 65 m long and 130 wide.
The beach environment is highly urbanized, although one of its margins, the left, the point that separates it from Cala Serena, retains part of its natural appearance. In exchange we have all the comforts to spend a day at the beach without any frights. There is also an access for people with reduced mobility.
The number of hotels and other accommodations, along with access facilities, causes Cala Ferrera to fill up very early in the summer months, becoming practically crowded.
The cove is highly protected from the prevailing winds in the area, so its turquoise blue waters are usually calm. This also makes it a good place to anchor if you want to access by boat.
How to get to Cala Ferrera
Access to Cala Ferrera by car is very simple. We must first get to Felanitx. From Palma we will take the Ma-19 highway following the indications to Campos / Santanyí / Felanitx. About 25 km we will pass by Llucmajor and we will stay on the same Ma-19 until we reach Campos. After about 10 km we will reach this town, and at the entrance roundabout we will take the third exit, towards the Ma-5120. We will arrive at another roundabout, where we will follow the same Ma-5120, and after about 700 m we will reach a last roundabout, where we will take the third exit, again to the Ma-5120. We will continue a little more than 10 km and we will already be in Felanitx.
At 300 m we will turn right, following the signs for Cala d’Or, on Calle Gabriel Vaquer. At the end of this street we will turn left and then right to follow the Ma-14. After 4 km we will come to a fork: we will take the detour to the left, towards Cala d’Or, on the Ma-4016. After 5 km we will reach another roundabout where we will take the second exit, towards the Ma-4012. We will arrive at the small town of S’Horta, and after about 500 m we will turn right, along Cala Marçal street, following the signs for Cala Ferrera and Cala Serena. We will continue another 4 km and we will already be in the streets of the Cala Ferrera urbanization, where we can already find a place to park.
Alternatively, at the last roundabout we can take the second exit, towards Calonge, and take the Ma-4013 that takes us to Cala d’Or. At the entrance roundabout we will continue straight and at the next roundabout we will be able to follow the indications to Cala Ferrera and Cala Serena.
If we are in the north or east of Mallorca, the most practical thing is to go to Manacor and from there take the Ma-14 towards Felanitx, and from there follow the indications to Cala d’Or and then to Cala Ferrera.
To get to Cala Ferrera by public transport we have several options. Next to the access to the cove there is a bus stop on line A51, which connects the airport with Cala d’Or passing through Campos, Santanyí and other towns. 500 m from this stop we have the one in neighboring Cala d’Or, which has more connections with the rest of Mallorca. Line 501 connects the center of Palma with Cala d’Or, passing through Llucmayor, Campos, Santanyí, and other towns. Line 425, from Manacor, and 441, from Cala Ratjada, bring us closer to Cala Ferrera.
As we have mentioned, it is also a good cove to access by boat. The wide mouth that makes up the access to Cala Ferrera and neighboring Cala Serena is between six and ten meters deep. At the entrance we also find the islet des Faralló. Between it and the coast is four meters deep. You have to proceed with caution because of the large number of boats that can accumulate in summer, but the area does not offer difficulties, except if east-southeast winds blow.
As a semi-urban beach, Cala Ferrera has practically all the necessary services to make our beach day as comfortable as possible. It has showers and toilets, there is a lifeguard service in the summer months, and we can also rent sun loungers and parasols. On the beach there is a bar belonging to one of the hotels, and there is another restaurant nearby.
Regarding sports activities, there is a court to practice beach volleyball, and we will have the possibility to rent canoes or canoes to explore the waters of the cove. There are also diving facilities where we can rent the equipment. If what we want is to relax, there is a massage stand on the terrace on the beach.
To get to know the nearby coves there is a catamaran that runs through them and stops several times a day in Cala Ferrera.
The calm waters of Cala Ferrera are ideal for taking a good dip, wandering on an inflatable mattress or taking a ride in a velomar or canoe. Although the beach may be crowded in the water, there is enough space to enjoy with some tranquility.
The cliffs that flank the cove also offer us great opportunities. Under water we can snorkel to explore the rocks and small caves. And the emerged part offers us some very good walls for the practice of the psicobloc. It is always advisable to go to cataloged sectors, and dive first into the water to check the depth in the event of a fall.
Cala Ferrera is also a great place to start diving. There are several diving schools very close to the cove where we can hire the services of an instructor and rent the necessary equipment. Trips to diving spots of different depths and levels of difficulty are also organized. If we go free there are good immersion points, both near the coast, for beginners, and offshore, with depths of up to 30 m, and even with underwater tunnels, for divers of at least intermediate level. The good visibility of these waters offer a great spectacle of diverse bottoms with a great variety of marine fauna.
Despite the urbanized environment from Cala Ferrera we have the possibility to go hiking through natural and practically virgin environments. From here we can reach Portocolom following the coast and passing through Cala Mitjana and Cala Sa Nau, among others. If we look for a circular route with origin and destination in Cala Ferrera we can go to the nearby Cala Mitjana. Another route that covers all the coves of Felanitx is the one that goes from Cala Ferrera to Cala Marçal.
If our sport is cycling, we also have several routes originating in Cala Ferrera, both cycling and mountain biking.
If we want to complete our day at the beach in Cala Ferrera with cultural visits a few kilometers from here, next to Portocolom, we can visit the site of Closos de can Gaià, a Talayotic settlement occupied between 1800 and 750 BC. The site is largely restored and the visit can be done comfortably.
Finally, to regain strength we will have at our disposal a great gastronomic offer, both in Cala Ferrera itself and in neighboring Cala Serena and, above all, Cala d’Or: from bars, cocktail bars and ice cream parlors to restaurants with Mediterranean and international cuisine, for all tastes and pockets.
Cala Ferrera is one of the main tourist centers of Felanitx. In the same cove there are two hotels, and in its vicinity there are several more, apart from apartments and other tourist rentals.
If you cannot find accommodation in Cala Ferrera nearby, we have the important nucleus of Cala d’Or, which has a large and varied range of accommodation. Mainly we can find 2 and 3 star hotels, but there are from one to 4 star resorts. There are also hostels and vacation rentals of all kinds: apartments, rustic villas, etc.