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Cala Romantica Beach Review

A picturesque and spacious cala in East Mallorca

Emily Benet | Mallorca Reporter | Published: 24 Aug 2016

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Cala Romantica Beach Review

Cala Romantica is a picturesque cala with turquoise water and golden sand in the far east of Mallorca. A ten minute drive south of the resort of Porto Cristo, it is one of three sandy calas within a kilometre radius. The other calas are called Cala Mandia and Cala Anguila and can be accessed by foot. 

The advantage of this beach is that it offers plenty of space while delivering the classic beauty of Mallorca's smaller calas, with a cliff to one side plunging into the two tone sea. It is approximately 160 metres by 100 metres. There are sunbeds for hire with parasols that come with a safe to store your valuables. Behind them, towards the back of the beach there is a flat sandy area perfect for playing ball games. 

It can get choppy here when the wind blows and the sloped entranced into the water can fill with algae. However the water isn't deep for quite some distance making it a good option for families with children. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the day over summer. 

Although the beach is signposted on the main road as Cala Romantica, as you approach, the sign changes to S'Estany d'en Mas. This is its official name but was clearly changed to sound more attractive to tourists. The beach is visited by both residents, day trippers and holiday makers staying in the hotels and apartments nearby. It doesn't feel like a built up area though. On the contrary it enjoys a sense of seclusion.    

Cala Romantica has shower and toilet facilities, disabled access and a small car park. There is a beach bar selling cocktails and snacks, as well as a restaurant. Easily accessed by car. There is also a 441 bus service which runs from Porto Cristo.  

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