The virgin beaches of Calvià
Are you tired of overcrowding? At the height of the high season, the beaches are crowded. And often what we want is to be surrounded by nature and enjoy crystal-clear waters. Well, Calvià has a lot to offer you. Just a 10-minute drive from Palmanova, we are going to show you a selection of unspoilt beaches where you can enjoy a good swim. But first we recommend that you stop off at The Blue Bar to enjoy our exquisite menu.
Are you more of a rock or sandy type, do you like the shade or do you prefer sunbathing? It doesn't matter, the coves and beaches that we are going to present you have everything and they are only a few minutes away from Palmanova, as this town is located right in the centre of the coastal municipality of Calvià. This privileged location means that it is well connected to the tourist attractions in the area.
The secret beaches of Calvià
- Punta Negra and Cap des Gegant: These rocky coves are located in the area of Son Caliu. To get there, take the Ma1C road towards Palma and exit at the roundabout with the number 4. There you can park next to the Hotel Punta Negra and go down to these beautiful rocky coves. During the summer months, there is usually a floating wooden platform for boats, although many bathers take advantage of the opportunity to sunbathe on it. To go down to Cap des Gegant, you will have to be careful, as the descent is very steep and there is a danger of landslides. There are no services of any kind in these coves.
- Cala Cap Falcó: Located in the locality of Cala Vinyes, this small sandy cove amazes with its crystal-clear waters. It is surrounded by a pine grove and the sandy inlet towards its interior will allow you to relax in the shade or sunbathing. To access it you will have to go down some stairs from Cap Falcó street.
Cala de la Bella Dona: On the other side of Cala Vinyes, in the urbanisation of Sol de Mallorca, is this beautiful cove of sand and rock. Little known by tourists and more visited by residents, this cove is surprising for the colour of its calm waters. Formed by the mouth of a torrent, this beach of sand and rock is comparable to Cala del Mago or Portals Vells. To reach it, you have to leave your car at the junction of Avenida Balear and Avenida Joan Miró in Sol de Mallorca, and go down some steps formed by blocks of sandstone.
- Playa del Mago and Portals Vells: Perhaps a little busier in summer, these two sandy coves are among the most photographed on the island. These coves with turquoise waters and white sands will make you disconnect from the routine. Surrounded by an extensive pine forest, you can enjoy marvellous views of rectangular-shaped caves overlooking the sea. To reach them from Palmanova you have to go through La Porrossa in the direction of Camí de Cala Figuera and follow the signs to the Platja del Mago or Portals Vells turnoff. Considered one of the best unspoilt beaches in Calvià, we recommend you to go between the months of April to June and September to October if you are looking for peace and quiet.
- La Romana beach. It is not really a beach, but rather a group of coves formed thousands of years ago by the falling cliffs next to the sea. These marvellous coves are designed for snorkelling lovers, as they are home to an unimaginable diversity of marine life. Its crystalline waters change to turquoise green (over sandy areas) and brown (over posidonia and underwater rocks) depending on the waves and the time of year. These rocky coves are ideal for spending the afternoon and watching the sunset, as they face south-west. To reach them, take the Ma1 motorway in the direction of Andratx and exit at the Peguera-La Romana exit. You can park next to the Happimag hotel complex and walk along a path through a pine forest until you reach the coves.
This is The Blue Bar's selection of the best unspoilt beaches in Calvià. We recommend that before embarking on your adventure you check the status of the beaches on the Playas de Baleares website. Now it's your turn to choose and explore these wonderful coves. Which unspoilt beach will you go to?