Cala Molto; small and paradisiacal cove of rocks
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The weather in Cala Moltó
Cala Moltó is a tiny rocky cove very close to Cala Ratjada, in the municipality of Capdepera. The area accessible on foot is barely 30 m long and up to 3 m wide. It is somewhat removed from the access road and nudism is usually practiced.
This cove is separated from Cala Agulla by Punta del Gulló, and the environment remains practically virgin and the area is a Natural Area of Special Interest. There are only a few fishermen’s shelters (escars) and a half-hidden house among the pine trees that does not clash much with the landscape.
The cove is exposed to east and northeast winds, and they can change quickly, so the sea can get choppy in no time. The bottom is sandy with some areas of posidonia, so if the sea is calm you can walk on a relaxing sandy bed.
Access is not difficult, but it is not at all prepared for people with mobility problems or for going with very young children. In return, the influx of visitors is not very high, especially since there are larger and more accessible beaches nearby.
How to get to Cala Moltó
This tiny cove is very close to Cala Ratjada, but there is a distance of about 2 km from that tourist center. Nearby is the Cala Agulla car park, so it is not far from road access. There is also a path from Capdepera that leaves us about 600 m from the cove.
How to get to Cala Moltó by car
To get to Cala Moltó by car we have two options: head towards the neighboring Cala Agulla, or along the Son Jaumell path from Capdepera
In the first case we will follow the Ma-15 to Cala Ratjada, until we find the detour to Cala Agulla, next to which there is a parking lot, which in summer is paid (€5 per day for cars, €2.5 for motorcycles) .
In Capdepera we will follow the signs to Cala Ratjada and Cala Mesquida. We will arrive at a roundabout where we must follow the signs to Cala Mesquida and Son Jaumell. After about 800 m there is a detour to the right with a small plaque indicating that it is the path to Cala Moltó. We will be able to park at the end of the road, at the point where it is not possible to continue by car.
If we are going to go from Cala Agulla we will follow almost the same route, but at the roundabout instead of taking the path to Cala Mesquida we will follow the one to Cala Agulla, which will take us to the car park.
From Cala Agulla the path to Cala Moltó is about 150 m long.
To get to Capdepera the road is very simple and well signposted
- From Palma: we will follow the Ma-15 towards Manacor, and then we will have the indications towards Capdepera
- From the north of Mallorca (Pollensa, Alcudia, Can Picafort): we will take the Ma-12 to Artá and then Capdepera
- If we are in the south of Mallorca (Llucmajor, Colonia de Sant Jordi): we will go first to Porreres and then to Manacor. Once on the Ma-15 we will only have to follow the indications to Capdepera
- From the eastern towns (Cala d’Or, Portocolom, Cales de Mallorca): first we will head for Felanitx and when we reach the Ma-4014 we will head for Porto Cristo. Just before arriving we will go to Manacor, and then we will continue towards Capdepera
How to get to Cala Moltó by public transport
How to get to Cala Moltó by boat
Cala Moltó offers good protection from south and west winds, but is exposed to east and northeast winds. The winds often change abruptly, and run-ups due to anchoring too close to the rocks and not anticipating wind changes are not uncommon.
You have to be careful not to drop anchor on the Posidonia meadows in the area
The bottom is sand and rock, between 3 and 5 m deep. The nearest port facility is the Cala Ratjada yacht club, 3 miles away.
Being a virgin cove, Cala Moltó has absolutely no services for bathers
There are no hammocks, sun loungers, lifeguards and beach bars nearby. Everything we need we will have to bring with us, or take a walk to Cala Agulla.
Cala Moltó invites us to take a refreshing dip in its clean and crystal clear waters, or relax our feet on its comfortable sandy bottom.
It is also perfect for snorkeling
The sand bottoms that mix with rock and algae in the sea offer a great show.
If we arrive by boat, it is also a good place to dive (by land it is difficult to bring all the equipment). We can see many schools of fish and rays on the sandy bottom. In rocky areas it is common to find octopuses and even barracudas.
Although you can get there by kayak from nearby coves, it is not very practical to embark or disembark here.
Next to the pine forest that surrounds the cove is the path that connects Cala Ratjada with Cala Mesquida, which opens a wide range of excursions near these waters
- Route 1: path of moderate difficulty between Cala Ratjada and Cala Mesquida, 3.5 km
- Route 2: excursion from Cala Agulla and Cala Moltó to Talaia den Jaumell
- Route 3: round trip route between Cala Ratjada and Cala Mesquida next to Cala Moltó, passing through Talaia den Jaumell, 7.5 km
Regarding the restoration, in Cala Moltó there is no service
But next to Cala Agulla there is a beach bar (which would be just over 600 m from Cala Moltó), and several restaurants in the nearby streets.
In the vicinity of Cala Moltó there are several rural accommodations ideal for escaping from the crowds of tourists. In Cala Agulla there is a hotel offer that is not very extensive but it is varied: from one-star hostels to four-star hotels, as well as tourist rentals. Both in Cala Ratjada, and in the also nearby Cala Mesquida, there is an even wider range of accommodation.