Services and Features
Es Caló des Moro is a beautiful cove of sand and rocks located in the east of Mallorca, next to Cala Llombards, in the municipality of Santanyí. It is considered one of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca, it remains practically virgin, but its popularity has led to it being overcrowded in the summer months.
The cove itself is a sea inlet of just over 100 m, enclosed between pine-covered cliffs and scrubland. The beach area is a small sandy area about 45 m long and between 10 and 20 wide, depending on the impact of the storms. Under normal conditions, the waters are of the cleanest turquoise color.
Access to the beach is not comfortable, since you have to walk about 2 km along a dirt path from the parking lot. For this reason it is not a cove suitable for people with reduced mobility or for small children.
How to get to Caló des Moro
To get to Caló des Moro we will first go to the town of Cala Llombards. From Palma, the capital, we will exit on the Ma-19 highway towards Campos / Santanyí. At 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 have arrived at Campos, and we will follow the indications to cross the town and continue towards Santanyí.
When we get to Santanyí after another 11 km we will take the first exit from the roundabout to take the Ronda de Cas Canonge. At the first two roundabouts we will continue straight to stay in the same round, and at the third roundabout we will take the first exit, along the Ma-6100 road. At 1.2 km we will find another roundabout, where we will take the second exit. 500 m later we will reach a fork, we will turn left, and we will be on the road to Cala Llombards. At 2.3 km we will have reached the town.
Here we will find a free public parking where we will have to leave the car, since access to the neighboring urbanization of Caló des Moro is restricted to residents. From this point we will have to continue on foot for about 1 km.
We will turn right onto calle de s’Almunia and at the end of the street, after about 250 m, we will turn left onto calle Llorer. Immediately after, we will turn right and at the next fork, after about 400 m, we will turn left and right again. At the end of this street the descent path to Caló des Moro begins. It has some somewhat steep sections, so it is not suitable for small children, and it is certainly not suitable for people with mobility problems.
If we are in the east or the north of the island, it is best to drive to Manacor or Felanitx and take the Ma-14, bound for Santanyí. Once there we will turn left, towards calle de na Ravandella. At the next roundabout we will take the second exit to continue along the Ronda de Cas Canonge. From there we can follow the previous indications.
If we want to get to Caló des Moro by public transport, the closest stop is Cala Llombards, where we can get from Santanyí by taking line 505 (only available in the summer months, from June to September). To get to Santanyí we can take line 501 from Palma, or 495 from Manacor.
The sandy bottom of Caló des Moro is very suitable for anchoring small boats. Near the coast we are between 3 and 4 m deep, but if east-southeast winds blow it is not recommended to do so. In that case it is better to go to the adjoining Cala Llombards.
The Caló des Moro remains practically virgin. Practically the only human construction is a staircase carved into the rock to be accessed from a path that connects with the neighboring cove of s’Almunia.
Here we will not have toilets, showers, or a lifeguard service, nor is there a beach bar nearby. Everything we need for our beach day we will have to bring with us.
The Caló des Moro offers us a good range of possibilities to enjoy a day at the beach. Of course, in summer it is better to take advantage of the daily days and arrive early if we want a good place to lay our towels. Another option is to simply find a place to leave our bag.
The clarity of its waters and its mostly sandy bottom invite you to take some good and refreshing dips. It is also a perfect place for snorkeling. Not far from the shore it is already a couple of meters deep and we can see large schools of fish.
Caló des Moro is also one of the best coves in Mallorca for diving. Overcome the inconvenience of carrying the equipment (unless we have accessed by boat), its clean and transparent waters offer a magnificent underwater spectacle. We can recreate ourselves on the rocky outcrops that emerge from the sandy bottom and discover some caves submerged in the cliffs that flank the cove.
The natural environment of Caló des Moro is as spectacular as the cove itself. We can walk through the pine forests that surround it to discover spectacular viewpoints over the Mediterranean.
A highly recommended route starts from the neighboring Cala s’Almunia and leads us to the Cova des Drac (not to be confused with the Coves del Drach), passing through the Talayotic town of Es Bauç. We can also take a good walk to the nearby Cala Màrmols, another must-see in this part of the coast of Mallorca.
The municipality of Santanyí is rich in archaeological sites, unfortunately not sufficiently studied, and we can take advantage of our visit to Caló des Moro to see one. Apart from the aforementioned Talaiotic village of Es Bauç, on a cliff near this cove, in Cala Llombards we can visit the talayotic village of Na Nova. Vegetation cleaning tasks have been carried out in recent years, but it has not been studied in depth. But at least we can appreciate the plan of the town and some of the buildings that made it up.
If we go to Llombards, a few kilometers away, we have the Son Morlà cave. Here we can also visit the architectural complex that formed the medieval walled town. And leaving Llombards through the Calle de la Estación we can visit the remains of another talayotic town.
Incidentally in Llombards we have a varied gastronomic offer for all palates and pockets: typical Mallorcan, Mediterranean and international cuisine, fusion, etc. It is a good option to complete the day at the beach without having to carry our food.
If we are cycling lovers, there are several cycle and mountain bike routes that run along the roads and paths near Caló des Moro. Even the trail that goes down to the beach can be a good challenge for our mountain biking skills.
Next to the Caló des Moro there are several holiday rental accommodations, as well as in the neighboring Cala Llombards. But if we are looking for a hotel we must do it already in Cala Santanyí, just under 10 km from here by road.