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Calas and beaches in the south of Mallorca

calas y playas costa sur Mallorca

Popular calas and beaches in the south of Mallorca

The south coast of Mallorca is a place of strong contrasts

The gentle winds and currents have shaped mainly beaches of fine sand and gentle slopes, perfect to enjoy with the family. This is why large world-famous tourist centers have prospered in this area, and especially to enjoy with children.

In the bay of Palma itself are the Can Pastilla and s’Arenal sandbanks, collectively called “Playa de Palma”

El Arenal continues in the neighboring municipality of Llucmajor, and then we find a series of small coves, formed mostly by the mouth of torrents. They are oases of tranquility surrounded by large tourist centers.

Further to the east we have the beaches of s’Estanyol and Sa Ràpita, large sandy areas that are reasonably well preserved, and finally we reach the great virgin beach par excellence of Mallorca: Es Trenc. It is a sandbank of more than 2 km in length that has resisted the onslaught of mass tourism and the massive presence of bathers. It has often been compared to Caribbean beaches for the transparency of its waters and its fine sand.

At the other end of the bay of Palma, towns such as Palmanova and Magaluf emerged, among others, where fun and nightlife stand out

Bars, pubs, nightclubs and water parks delight young people and teenagers. Palma itself, with its urban beaches, is also a world-class leisure center.

As a city founded more than two thousand years ago, it is mandatory to take a tour of its historic center to discover all its secrets. If it is necessary to highlight some architectural jewels, it is obligatory to mention the cathedral, with the largest rose window of the Gothic; the fish market, from the same period; and of course, the Bellver Castle, one of the few with a circular floor plan of its time, and which dominates the city and the bay.

Already in the municipalities of Calviá and especially Andratx, tourism with higher purchasing power is imposed

Although there are tourist hotel centers such as Santa Ponsa, the most abundant are luxury chalets and apartments. The main attractions are the marinas, highlighting Puerto Portals and Port Adriano, which in addition to the moorings offer a top-level complementary offer: shops, bars, restaurants, etc.

Although many buildings were built practically on the beach, practically virgin coves have survived, such as Playa del Mago or Cala Falcó. There are also beaches with all the services for the visitor who values comfort, such as Cala Llamp or Camp de Mar. In just a few kilometers the visitor will be able to choose all kinds of destinations where they can take a dip and enjoy the Majorcan sun.

Nature lovers also have good opportunities on the south coast of Mallorca to discover the island’s natural environment

In addition to Es Trenc and some virgin calas, you can explore the Galatzó nature reserve, visit the Cabrera archipelago (terrestrial maritime natural park, to the south of the island), or the Sa Dragonera natural park (to the west, in the shade of the Sierra de Tramuntana).

The south of Mallorca can satisfy all types of visitors

Urban beaches with all the comforts, quiet and isolated virgin coves, shopping and leisure areas, natural parks, and a large city steeped in ancient history. And with the addition of an excellent climate that allows you to enjoy all this for much of the year.

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