The beach of Cala Agulla in Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and best rated beaches in the northeast of the island. Su espectacular entorno natural poblado de pinos contrasta con su arena blanca y sus aguas turquesas, convirtiendo a Cala Agulla en una de las playas de aspecto más salvaje de la isla.
Cala Agulla, together with its neighbours Cala Mesquida and Cala Moltó, was declared a Natural Area of Special Interest by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands in 1991, a fact that has prevented the urbanisation of the surroundings and has allowed this beach to be preserved as a true paradise.
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How to get to Cala Agulla
There are several ways to get to Cala Agulla, but we would recommend that you do it using your own car or a rental car.
This beach is located next to the tourist centre of Cala Ratjada and as you can see in the Map of Mallorca is quite far away from the main ciudades y pueblos, so although it is feasible to get there by public transport, as it is quite a touristy and well-connected area, it will take you quite a while.
The first thing you should do is head towards the area of Manacor from wherever you are on the island and then continue on to the area of Cala Ratjada, which you will see indicated in Manacor.
- From Palma you will have to take the Ma-15 road.
- From the north, the Ma-12 towards Artà and then Capdepera.
Once you are heading towards Cala Ratjada you will find Cala Agulla beach signposted. Take the road and after 1.6km you will find the car park.
Parking in Cala Agulla
When you arrive at Cala Agulla beach, if you come by car or motorbike, you can leave your vehicle in a paying car park. Fares are fixed and daily, with a cost of €5 for cars and €2.5 for motorbikes. If you are travelling with a motorhome, you can also park it in the Cala Agulla car park for €12 for the whole day.
💰 Don’t forget to bring cash, as the Cala Agulla car park only accepts cash. You will not be able to pay by credit card.
If you don’t mind walking, you could also park in the town of Cala Ratjada, near the hotels in the area, saving the price of the Cala Agulla car park and walking about 500-1000 metres.
Getting to Cala Agulla by public transport
It is also possible to get to Cala Agulla by public transport, either by bus or taxi, and you could even make the first stretch to Manacor by train.
If you prefer to arrive by bus to this beach, you will have to make several transfers as there is no direct bus to the beach.
Depending on where you are staying on the island you should take the following lines:
- If you are leaving from Palma, the capital, the first bus you should take is line 401.
- From the north of the island (for example, from Puerto Pollença or Alcudia) you must take the 446 bus.
- From the Levante area (for example, from the Cala Murada area) you will have to take line 441.
All these lines or the train from Palma will leave you in the municipality of Manacor, where you will have to change and take line 411 which will take you to the centre of Cala Ratjada. This line only operates during the summer months, so if you’re traveling out of season you’ll need to use a taxi or rent a car.
If you decide to take a taxi to Cala Agulla, you can also do so and the price will be more or less expensive depending on where you start from. From Palma Airport, it would cost you around 95€-100€.
We have an article with all the information about the taxi services in Mallorca. You will find indicative price tables and a list with the contact telephone numbers of all the companies operating in Mallorca. You can call the company in the area where you are staying and find out how much it would cost you to get to Cala Agulla from there. Better to avoid last minute surprises!
Private transfer to Cala Agulla
If you want to get to Cala Agulla without complications, you can also hire the services of a private transfer. Enter the place where you want to be picked up and the dates in the search engine and get the cost of the service instantly.
Getting to Cala Agulla by boat
The nearest marina to Cala Agulla is the Club Náutico de Cala Ratjada, which is 3 nautical miles away, but we recommend that if you rent a boat you visit other quieter beaches in the area.
Due to the existence of stones at the bottom of the beach and its great exposure to the Tramuntana winds, anchoring boats in this area is not recommended.
Where to eat in Cala Agulla
Cala Agulla beach has several beach bars on the sand where you can buy drinks or ice creams and a restaurant service on the beach, Paraiso de Barbassa, where you can have lunch for about 20€ per person.
Due to its location, the type of food you will find is centred on fish dishes, other simple dishes and Mallorcan specialities.
Eating in the surroundings of Cala Agulla
If you prefer to eat outside the beach of Cala Agulla, you will find many alternatives in the villages of Artà and Capdepera, as well as in the area of Cala Ratjada itself.
From personal experience, we recommend you to try Sa Trobada Restaurant, a very familiar place, with a very good value for money and with a homemade cuisine prepared with great care. Leave us your impression if you dare to try it!
Services in Cala Agulla
If there is one thing that makes Cala Agulla stand out, it is for being a beach with a virgin appearance, but with all the services that will make your day more comfortable.
In the summer months this beach offers a sun lounger and parasol rental service so that you can take shelter from the sun of the islands, as well as litter bins along the beach, showers and toilets.
Due to the availability of all these services and the fact that the sea is usually calm, Cala Agulla is a very family-friendly beach. It also has a security service, so you can rest assured if you visit with the little ones at home.
What to do in Cala Agulla
If something is common to all the beaches of Mallorca and Cala Agulla is no exception, it is its clear, turquoise waters, which is why the first of our recommendations, always, is that you take a good dip. From there, it’s up to you whether you prefer to spend the day relaxing on the sand or doing one of the many activities that this beach has to offer.
Water sports and activities
Cala Agulla beach is just over half a kilometre long. Its waters are usually calm, so it is popular for water sports and activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and paddle surfing. You will find a number of booths offering this type of service and renting the equipment for it.
Hiking routes from Cala Agulla
If you are a nature lover, the surroundings of Cala Agulla will invite you to explore its surroundings by means of several hiking routes that start from the beach itself and will take you to other incredible beaches such as Cala Moltó and Cala Mesquida.
All these routes are signposted and have an information panel at the entrance to the beach. If you are up for it, you can do an 8km route that passes through Gulló, Cala Moltó, Cala Mesquida and the Son Jaumell watchtower. It will take you approximately three hours.
If you prefer a shorter and simpler excursion, you can simply climb up to the Son Jaumell watchtower and enjoy the beautiful views of the area from the top.
Diving in Cala Moltó
If you go through the forest you can reach the hidden Cala Moltó, a cove of rocks and crystalline waters, perfect for snorkelling and diving and very popular with yachts.
Hotels in Cala Ratjada
The area of Cala Ratjada, where Cala Agulla beach is located, is one of our favourite places to sleep in Mallorca and we think it is ideal, especially if you are travelling as a couple.
In our opinion, it has everything you need for a good holiday: beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters surrounded by an almost virgin environment, tranquillity, a wide range of hotels and restaurants, and a good nightlife.
Its hotels are of high quality and you’ll find many of them on the seafront, and they often have special offers and good prices all year round.
Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa – Adults only
From personal experience, we recommend that you book your stay at Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa, located less than 2km from the town centre of Cala Ratjada. We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions and our rating is very positive.
The location is spectacular, facing the sea and surrounded by a small pine forest, the good treatment of all the staff, the spa and restaurant service, and the good value for money are the reasons why we have repeated over and over again.
The Hotel Aguait is aimed exclusively at adults and you will find, above all, Spanish and German couples. If you are looking to disconnect and stay in an upmarket hotel without excessive luxuries and exorbitant prices, don’t think twice!
Other hotels that we recommend to stay near Cala Agulla beach are:
- Hotel The Place – Adults Only
- Petit Hotel Ses Rotges
- Agulla Park
- Lago Garden Apart-Suites & Spa Hotel