Cala Romántica; beautiful cove in semi-virgin environment
Services and Features
The weather in Cala Romántica
Also known as s’Estany d’en Mas, is a beach of fine sand located in the municipality of Manacor, about 15 km from Manacor itself, and about 6 km from Porto Cristo. It received its current name of Cala Romántica from the urbanization of the surroundings and the hotel of the same name.
Despite the urbanization of the environment, most buildings are low (one or two heights) and do not break the natural charm of the area. The cliff that closes the cove on its right remains completely virgin
The beach is a gentle slope of fine white sand about 100 m long and 165 wide. It was formed from the mouth of the torrents des Morts y Roig, and the erosion of the limestone cliffs that flank it. In general it has very calm waters, although sometimes the winds of the southeast can cause a slight surge.
In the months of high season the occupation can become massive due to the urbanization itself and the surrounding hotels and the ease of access
Outside the high season the visit to Cala Romántica is much quieter, and you can still enjoy good weather and pleasant temperatures.
How to get to Cala Romántica
This tourist center has good connections, so it is easy to reach both by car and public transport.
How to get to Cala Romántica by car
- From Palma we will have to arrive at Manacor by the Ma-15
- If we are in the north of Mallorca we will follow the Ma-12, which goes from Puerto de Pollensa to Artá, until we find the signs to Manacor
Once in Manacor we have two options:
- We can take the MA-4015 in the direction of Cales de Mallorca
- or the Ma-4020 road towards Porto Cristo
The most common is the first one. We will leave Manacor following the signs to Cales de Mallorca until we reach the Ma-4014. There we will turn left towards Porto Cristo, after 1 Km and a half we will find the crossroads with the indications to turn right towards Cala Romántica
If we choose the second option, we will follow the signs to Porto Cristo, and after about 9 Km and a half we will arrive at a traffic circle, where we will take the first exit. About 2 Km later we will reach the Ma-4014 road, where we will turn right, and we will be able to follow the signs to Cala Romántica. If we leave from Porto Cristo this Ma-4014 is the road we will have to take.
Cala Romántica is also relatively close to the town of Felanitx, just over 20 km
In this case we will take the Ma-4010 road towards Portocolom. After about 8 Km we will reach a traffic circle where we will take the second exit to join the Ma-4014 towards Porto Cristo. We will continue for about 10 Km until we reach the signs to Cala Romántica/s’Estany d’en Mas on the right.
Next to the beginning of the beach there is a small public car park from which there is a walkway to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility
You can also park without problems in the urbanization. On the cliff that closes the cove on your left there is a staircase to access the beach.
How to get to Cala Romántica by public transport
If we want to get to Cala Romántica by public transport, we must first go to Manacor, by bus or train, depending on where we are
- From Palma we have lines 401 (directa) and 501 (through Campos and Felanitx). We also have the T3 railway line and then change to the bus
- From Manacor we can take line 416, que también nos conecta con Porto Cristo
How to get to Cala Romántica by boat
It can also be reached by boat, 200 m from the shore the depth is about 6 m. On the cliff to the left of the cove (or right if we see it from the sea) there is a small berth. However, the occasional easterly winds and the large presence of boats during the high season will force us to take extreme precautions.
The closest port facility is the Porto Cristo Yacht Club, located 2.3 miles away.
Cala Romántica is a beach well endowed with services
- It has lifeguards
- Showers and toilets
- Rental of sunbeds and umbrellas, although there is enough room (except agglomeration) to install the towel and umbrella itself
- On the beach there is a beach club where you can eat at reasonable prices or cool off with beer, soda or delicious cocktails
In addition to swimming and relaxing on the fine sand of the beach there are more activities that we can do in Cala Romántica and its surroundings
On the same beach we have a pedal boats rental service to take a quiet walk in its waters.
The crystalline waters of Cala Romántica are also perfect for snorkeling
It is also a good area to make dives of little difficulty. Several companies between Portocolom and Porto Cristo organize diving baptism trips that include Cala Romántica in their route.
The cliffs and pine forests that surround the cove are perfect for hiking
Several hiking trails along the east coast include Cala Romántica as part of the itinerary:
These same cliffs also offer an excellent opportunity to practice climbing and psychobloc.
Once we leave the aquatic or sports activities we have a good selection of restaurants
Both on the beach itself and in the surrounding urbanization. We can enjoy from Mediterranean cuisine to international cuisine within an important price range.
In the same Cala Romántica is the hotel that gave it its current name and several apartment complexes
There are also holiday rentals of different capacities, ideal for couples or families.
Good communication and services allow Cala Romántica to be a good option to spend the holidays
Next to Cala Romántica is also the urbanization of Cala Anguila, and somewhat further away, that of Cala Mendia. And only 5 km away is the core of Porto Cristo, with a greater variety of establishments and many services.