Cala Mondrago Beach, MallorcaPretty unspoilt beach in the south east of Majorca
Cala Mondrago is a small Blue Flag beach situated within Mondrago National Park in the south east corner of Majorca. It has been protected from development and is considered to be one of Mallorca's most beautiful areas, with it's sand dunes, pine forests, beautiful coastline and rocky coves.
Despite it's fairly remote location, it is extremely popular because of its beautiful natural setting. This is one of the better beaches within reach of the resort of Cala d'Or and as Cala Mondrago is quite small it can get very crowded during the holiday period. It measures 75 metres in length and is around 60 metres deep. The white sand is soft and silky and slopes gently down into the clear blue seas. The shallowness of the sea makes it very good for small children. Snorkelling is also a popular activity thanks to the clarity of the sea.
There are sun loungers and parasols to rent and a bar and restaurant for refreshments. There are ramps for the disabled and lifeguards are on duty.
If you find that the beach is way too busy when you arrive, you can try S'Aramador beach to the east in the next door cove, and is much larger (although still very popular). To the west lies the pretty but smaller beach of Calo des Burgit.
Behind the beach lies protected wetlands and the nature park has a number of walking trails running through it, from short 1km walks to 8-10km hikes. The whole area is also very popular with private boats and you will see plenty of them moored in the bays.
There is one hotel built behind the beach but most people will travel here specifically for the beach. If you come by car there is free parking or you can catch the 710 tib bus or the 731 Trasunion bus from Cala d'Or, the bus ride takes about 25mins and the first bus leaves Cala d'Or at 8.30am.
You can also visit Cala Mondrago by boat with Starfish Glass-bottomed boats. The boat stops at various bays along the east coast where you can get off and go for a swim.