Services and Features
In the southeast of Mallorca, in the municipality of Santanyí, we can find the small beach of Cala Llombards. Like most coves in this area of Mallorca, it is formed by the mouth of a torrent, in this case the Son Morlà torrent (also called Son Amer). The result is a beach of just 60 m in length, but with a width of 150 m of fine white sand. This sand goes very smoothly under the turquoise waters enclosed between two cliffs.
The environment of Cala Llombards is barely urbanized. The homonymous urbanization was built from the 1960s and is made up of single-family homes. Also on the left bank of the cove there are small shelters for fishing boats.
Despite this, the beach is well equipped with services, including a small beach bar. These amenities, together with the cleanliness and tranquility of the waters and the existence of a car park near the beach make it perfect for spending the day with the family.
These facilities also make it possible to fill up in the summer months. Especially if we want to find a place to park near the beach, it will be advisable to come soon.
Ho to get to Cala Llombards
Access by car to Cala Llombards is very simple. If we are in Palma, in the capital, we will take the Ma-19 motorway towards Campos / Santanyí. After 20 km we will pass by Llucmajor, which will be on our left, and we will continue along the same Ma-19. 10 km later we will arrive at Campos, and we will follow the indications to cross the town to follow our route towards Santanyí.
When we get to Santanyí after another 11 km we will take the first exit from the roundabout to continue along the Ronda de Cas Canonge. At the first two roundabouts we will continue straight, staying in the Ronda, and at the third roundabout we will take the first exit, towards the Ma-6100. At 1.2 km we will reach a roundabout, where we will take the second exit. 500 m later we will arrive at a fork, we will turn left, already on the road to Cala Llombards. At 2.3 km we will reach the urban center of Cala Llombards. We will turn left and all we have to do is follow the signs that will take us to the parking lot next to the beach.
From the eastern part of the island, the best option is to go to Manacor or Felanitx and take the Ma-14, which will take us to Santanyí. When we reach the town we will turn left, in calle de na Ravandella. At the next roundabout we will take the second exit to join the Ronda de Cas Canonge, and from there we can follow the above indications.
In the summer months (from June to September, both inclusive) we have bus line 505 that connects Santanyí with Cala Llombards. To get to Santanyí we have line 501 from Palma, and 495 from Manacor.
We can also get to Cala Llombards by boat. At the mouth of the beach we have a depth of 6 m, and about 3 m inside the cove. It is particularly protected when winds from the south and southeast blow, making it a good alternative to the nearby Cala Santanyí.
Despite being a small beach, Cala Llombards has all the services to make our beach day more comfortable. It has showers, toilets, and lifeguard service.
It also has a small beach bar where you can have soft drinks, snacks, cocktails, and also eat, although the value for money is not very good, it is somewhat expensive.
What there is not is facilities for water sports, the equipment that we need for different activities will have to be brought by us.
The access facilities and the tranquility and cleanliness of sand and water make Cala Llombards a perfect place to spend a beach day with the family. If we are looking for a quiet area where we can lie down to sunbathe, the rocky areas on the sides of the beach are perfect for this.
The clarity of the waters makes them ideal for snorkeling, and more towards the mouth of the cove, where some rocks emerge between the sandy bottom, they are also very suitable for scuba diving. We can recreate ourselves in the typical underwater fauna and flora of the Mediterranean.
The surroundings of Cala Llombards are also ideal for hiking and nature tourism. From here we can leisurely stroll to the nearby Cala Santanyí. If we want to extend it further we can get to the natural park of Cala Mondragó.
Hiking route to the natural park of Cala Mondragó
Of greater difficulty (not much) is the route to Cala Marmols, very complete, passing through Caló des Moro and Cala s’Almunia, and also visiting the talayotic town of Es Bauç or Punta des Baus (next to Cala s’Almunia). Another similar route also takes us from Cala Llombards to El Caló des Moro and s’Almunia, passing through the Es Pontàs viewpoint.
If we are interested in the vast archaeological legacy of Santanyí, in the same town of Cala Llombards we can visit the talayotic town of Na Nova. In recent years, several vegetation cleaning campaigns have been carried out, but it has not been excavated in depth, so that the plant of the town and some of the buildings that made it up can hardly be seen.
Inland we can find the Son Morlà cave, already near Llombards. In this town we can also visit the architectural complex that constituted the old walled town. And leaving Llombards along the Calle de la Estación are the remains of an old talayotic settlement.
The large number of paths and roads make the environment of Cala Llombards perfect for cycling and mountain biking. Wherever we go, we will find places and landscapes worth admiring.
Regarding the gastronomic offer, it is scarce, but in Llombards there are several restaurants with a very varied offer: Mallorcan, Mediterranean, fusion cuisine … for all tastes and pockets.
In Cala Llombards the main offer of accommodation are small apartments and holiday homes. If we are looking to stay in a hotel, we should go to the nearby Cala Santanyí.