Cala Llombards is a small cove of fine white sand and turquoise waters located in the locality with the same name and belonging to the municipality of Santanyí, where some of the best beaches in Mallorca can be found.
Like other coves in the area, it is formed by the mouth of a torrent, specifically the Son Morlà torrent, resulting in the formation of a small beach surrounded by spectacular scenery, amidst a large vegetation of pine trees and cliffs.
Its surroundings are semi–pristine, as the cove is sheltered by several detached houses and several fishermen’s huts can be found on the left side. It also has a multitude of services during the summer months and a free car park at the entrance to the beach, making it an ideal option for families travelling with children.
For all these reasons, however, it is a very busy cove during the summer season, being frequented both by Mallorcan locals and foreigners who rent the holiday villas in the surrounding area.
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How to get to Cala Llombards
In the same way as if you address their neighbours Cala s’Almunia or Es Caló des Moro have a number of ways to to get to Cala Llombardsbut the best way to do it is to use your own car or one for rent, as public transport is scarce and only runs during the summer months.
About 10 kilometres from the municipality of Santanyí is the urbanisation of Cala Llombards, so the first step is to go to the first of these towns, regardless of where you are in Mallorca.
Both the village of Santanyí and the beach of Cala Llombards appear on the map of Mallorca that we have designed so that you can organise and enjoy your trip to the island. If you don’t have it yet, you can see it here and download it for free!
Once you reach the village of Santanyí, go around it and head towards the town of Cala Llombards, where you will also find the beach, along the Ma-6100 road.
Parking in Cala Llombards
When you arrive at the Cala Llombards urbanisation, you have two options for parking your car: you can park in any of its streets, if you can find a space, or go to the free car park next to the beach. Its location is signposted, so it will be easy to reach.
The car park is not very big, with about 100 parking spaces, so especially in July and August we recommend that you arrive early to secure your spot. We have already mentioned that Cala Llombards has a very high occupancy rate during these months.
Getting to Cala Llombards by public transport
As with other beaches in Mallorca, getting to Cala Llombards by public transport can be quite an odyssey and is only possible during the summer months.
In this article we give you more information about the different means of transport you can use to get around Mallorca.
If you finally decide to use public transport to get to Cala Llombards, you can do so during the summer months by taking the bus line 501whether you come from Palma or Manacor, and making a transfer in the municipality of Campos, where you will have to take the line 517 that will put you on a par with the Cala Llombards parking.
Every year there are usually changes in the bus lines and frequencies, so although we always try to have the information updated, in the case of bus transport outside Palma, we recommend that you confirm before leaving on the official website to avoid any surprises.
If the bus is not your option, but you still want to get there by public transport, you could hire the services of a taxi, but bear in mind that depending on which part of the island you are coming from, the price can be quite considerable.
How to get to Cala Llombards by boat
The last option you have is to reach Cala Llombards by boat. The mouth of the beach has a depth of six metres and three metres inside the cove, and it is also quite sheltered from the winds from the southeast and south, making it an excellent option if you want to discover this area from the sea.
In addition, it is a good alternative if you want to avoid the overcrowding of this cove, as well as being a different plan. Spending a day at the beach in Mallorca on board a boat is becoming more and more fashionable and all kinds of boats are available for hire, both for the more experienced and for beginners.
If you want to get to know the whole area, you can book this boat trip which stops at some neighbouring coves and passes through the bay of Cala Llombards; or, if you feel like it, you can take the visit the beach of Cala Llombards, drop anchor and relax at your own pace, you can rent a boat on your own with departure from the ports of Cala Figuera or Portopetro..
Services on Cala Llombards beach
Despite its small size, Cala Llombards beach has all the necessary services to make your day at the beach more comfortable.
The proximity of the car park to the cove is the main attraction for families, as well as having shower and toilet facilities, and sun loungers and parasols for hire.
During the summer, it also has a lifeguard and a small beach bar, which although not very cheap, has good reviews, and you can buy drinks, ice creams and some snacks if you feel like having a snack.
What to do in Cala Llombards
Although Cala Llombards is not completely unspoilt and has buildings nearby and the beach is equipped with services, there are no companies with which to arrange activities or water sports, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll have to bring all the necessary equipment with you.
Its main attraction is its transparent waters and a visit to its surroundings, so disconnecting and enjoying yourself in the middle of nature will be the best of your plans.
Do you want to know what to do in Cala Llombards? Here are some ideas!
Take the opportunity to go snorkelling and scuba diving.
The clarity and calmness of its waters make Cala Llombards perfect for snorkelling and even scuba diving. If you head towards the mouth of the cove, where the sandy bottom begins to have rocks, you will be able to contemplate the abundant fauna and flora typical of the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
Come and contemplate “Es Pontàs” from the lookout point.
Leaving Cala Llombards, heading south, you will pass by the viewpoint from where you can contemplate “Es Pontàs“, a famous rock formation that, due to wear and tear, has ended up in the shape of a bridge and which you have seen so many times in Instagram photos.
You can see this geological formation from Cala Llombards itself, but due to the perspective, you cannot see that it is a bridge, so we encourage you to go to the viewpoint while you are in the area.
Take a hiking route and discover the best beaches in Mallorca
Finally, if you like to walk and discover treasures along the way, starting from Cala Llombards you can head north along the cliffs and go as far as Cala Santanyí; or the other way round, heading south and passing through “Es Pontàs”, you can reach the incredible and well-known beaches of Es Caló des Moro and Cala s’Almunia, which are probably two of the best coves in Mallorca.
Hotels in Cala Llombards
In the area of Cala Llombards, above all, you will find small flats or holiday villas as far as accommodation is concerned.
If you prefer a hotel or want to stay in a nearby tourist area, we would recommend you to stay in Cala d’Or or Colonia de Sant Jordi. Both options are among our favourites, as you can see in this article with our recommendations for where to sleep in Mallorca.