The largest of the Balearic Islands is undoubtedly the perfect place to relax and enjoy everything that the Mediterranean has to offer. Among its main attractions, as could it be otherwise, are the coves and beaches of Majorca. There, you can sunbathe, swim in warm waters, discover a rich underwater world and spend a pleasant day with all your loved ones.
But how to get to all of them? Which beaches are worth visiting? Which ones are less busy? In ROIG, we want to suggest a road trip around the best beaches in Majorca, so that you can get to know them calmly and at your own pace, since some are difficult to reach on foot or by public transport.
The best beaches near Palma de Mallorca
Let’s start at the beginning: if what you want is to find a quiet corner where to pitch your umbrella next to the capital of the island, we give you several options that have nothing to envy to the rest of our road trip around the best beaches in Majorca. Let’s start with the beach of Can Pere Toni, an urban option for those who wish to combine the best of architecture and culture with the best beaches near Palma de Mallorca. The fact of being close to the center means that there are many available services, which is why it is one of the most helpful, both for the local population and for tourists.
We move away from the center to stop at Cala Major, a wide beach surrounded by palm trees and some hotels. The best thing about it? Its clean and turquoise water, as well as some photogenic corners such as the stone bridge, which offers beautiful views of the city of Palma.
To finish this part of the road trip, stop at Cala Comtessa, the quietest of the three. Located in Ses Illetes, in Calvià, it is surrounded by pines and rock formations. Go down its stairs to enjoy one of the best kept secrets by the people of Palma, since this cove is considered one of the most beautiful.
Platja de Banyalbufar
Moving away from the city, we cross the Serra de Tramuntana to stop at Banyalbufar beach. Here you will find a small oasis surrounded by rocks and even a small waterfall. As big boats cannot dock, this is a good place to practice snorkeling and to discover the rich marine fauna of the area. In addition, it is a good place to rest if you have decided to travel around the Serra de Tramuntana by car. Before going, keep in mind that, although this fact does not take away its charm, it is a pebble beach, not sandy. You can park easily with your rental car in Majorca for free a few meters from it.
Near the town of the same name, this small cove with a rustic atmosphere is concealed by the small constructions that are located in its surroundings. Idyllic and full of nature, it is one of the most frequented by visitors to the town, which is just over five minutes away by car. Here you can leave your car in a paid parking.
Arenal de Sa Canova
We say goodbye to the Serra de Tramuntana so that our road trip across the beaches of Majorca can lead us towards the north of the island. Here you will have 2 km of virgin beach, ideal for surfers as well as for people looking for peace and quiet on the island. It has been declared a Natural Area of Special Interest because of the amount of endemic flora found in the area, so it has been able to maintain its character until today. Enjoy views of Llevant Natural Park and the Cap des Pinars while you take a refreshing swim.
The crystal-clear waters of Cala Varques make it the par excellence beach of Manacor. As a natural sand cove, there are no services nearby, so getting there by car will allow you to bring everything you need to enjoy a day at the beach. We recommend that you also go to Es Caló Blanc, where you will find a beautiful natural rock bridge and an excellent spot for scuba diving or snorkeling.
Your road trip around the beaches of Majorca will take you to the east. Cala Mitjana is the island’s rough diamond, as it is located near one of the most beautiful locations in the area, Cala d’Or. To get there, you must leave your car in the near Cala Sa Nau, located 3 km away, and take the path and go on foot or by boat. Once you have arrived, you will find a paradisiacal place surrounded by rocks, nature and stunning views.
Caló des Moro
Ideal for a day at the beach with your family, Caló des Moro is 6 km away from Santanyí. This virgin beach does not have much depth on the coast and is accessible through a path of just over a kilometer long, at the beginning of which you can leave your car for free. Bathe in its turquoise water with total tranquility and sunbathe at your leisure.
Very close to the previous one, is this cove, which is presented as another option to spend a summer day. Located at the mouth of the Son Amer stream, here you will find the beautiful views of Es Pontàs, another curious geological formatiob that resembles a bridge. The cove is signposted to be easily reached by car, and you can park in a free parking lot. Take advantage of these sandy beaches to jump into the sea from one of the rocks, but be careful, and do it from a safe place.
Do you like this road trip along the beaches of Majorca? ROIG makes it easy for you with its fleet of convertible rental cars in Majorca and other ideal options so you can visit them in total luxury.