Cala Pi is one of the most sought after coves in Mallorca. Its location and easy access (even though you have to go down 147 steps with an almost vertical drop), make this beach one of the coves with the highest occupancy of the whole island during the summer months.
It has also been and still is one of the most photographed coves, with its image being used as a tourist attraction for many years in travel agencies and nowadays on social networks such as Instagram.
This demand for research is also helped by the idyllic setting where it is located: at the end of an inlet to the sea with cliffs of more than 30m high, lined with residential houses and pine trees,, hence its name, Pi (pine tree, in Mallorcan language); and as the final part of the torrent that bears the same name as the beach, Torrent de Cala Pi.
It is 17kms from Llucmajor, the nearest town, and 4km from the prehistoric Talayotic settlement of Capocorb Vell, one of the most monumental archaeological sites on the island of great importance in the history of Mallorca and declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931.
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How to get to Cala Pi
Cala Pi is a beach that is very well communicated and to which you will have quick and easy access by public transport and taxi, as it is located in the heart of a residential area.
Although if you want to make your own way, you only have a few days or you can’t afford to waste a second waiting for buses, we recommend you to come to Cala Pi using your own vehicle or a rented one.
Going to Cala Pi by car
- Coming from Palma you must take the Ma-19 to Llucmajor and there take the Ma-6015 road towards Cala Pi urbanisation.
- If you are coming from the north, the quickest way would be to take the Ma-13 motorway to Palma and then follow the directions we have just given you coming from the capital. You also have the option of crossing the island and enjoying the inland landscapes, passing through villages such as Costitx, Pina and Algaida until you reach Llucmajor.
Going to Cala Pi by public transport
- From Palma you will have to take bus number 505 from Parc de Ses Estacions, in front of Plaza España.
- And if you come from the north, you have the option of taking the train from Inca, or the bus from Pollença (line 301) or Alcudia (bus line 302) to Palma, and then take line 505.
If you prefer to get to Cala Pi by taxi, check this article before booking one. Here are some useful tips to follow that will save you some headaches, time and money, and you will also find the telephone numbers of all the taxi stations near your location.
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Private transfer to Cala Pi
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Go to Cala Pi by boat
Going to Cala Pi by boat is a unique, different and exclusive opportunity to enjoy your trip and experiences that can only be possible if you do it from the sea.
The south of Mallorca is a beautiful area because as we move away from the bay of Palma the coastline begins to gain in height, and where the evening sun bathes the cliffs with red and orange colours which are a luxury to behold from the sea. Honestly, it is priceless.
In one of these high areas, the Cabo Blanco Lighthouse, one of the most important lighthouses in Mallorca, stands as a reference point for sailors.
If you have your own boat or you want to rent a boat in Mallorca, check this important information:
- This sandy beach is one of the most sheltered in the south of the island but when the wind blows it is difficult to get out, so you should keep an eye on the winds before heading to Cala Pi by boat.
- Near the sea inlet there are 3 rocks on the port side, so if you want to anchor with your charter boat without a captain you should access from the central part. This is as long as they are not too large, as the sounder marks between 2-5 metres depth on a sandy bottom.
The closest marina to Cala Pi where you can rent your boat with or without captain is the Club Náutico S’Estanyol de Migjorn, 4.5 nautical miles away. Check here all the available boats!
Getting to Cala Pi by hiking or trekking
Reaching Cala Pi on foot, following the coastline for miles and miles, is one of the many incredible things to do in Mallorca. You will discover caves that go deep into the cliffs, and the native flora and fauna of the Balearic Islands.
Hiking in Mallorca is a practice that is gaining more and more followers, both among tourists and locals, and that in the autumn and spring months gains strength as the weather conditions, for obvious reasons, are more favourable than in summer.
We tell you which are the two most interesting points from which to set off on foot to Cala Pi:
- From the Cabo Blanco Lighthouse, where you can leave your car in a small bend before entering the small road that takes you to the lighthouse. Here you can consult and follow the route.
- From S’Estanyol Lighthouse to Cala Pi, in the same way, following the coastline and passing through beautiful coves with turquoise waters. Here you can consult and follow the route.
Where to eat in Cala Pi
In high season this beach has a beach bar where you can have a snack and not much more.
If this beach bar does not cover your expectations and you are looking for a menu with more variety or something more sophisticated, this will not be a problem as Cala Pi, being right in an urbanisation, has a multitude of bars and restaurants right on the beach.
In winter this beach bar disappears, literally, they dismantle it, so you will have to eat in the bars outside the beach.
As a personal tip, Cas Buso is a good place to eat near Cala Pi beach. It is a restaurant where to eat traditional Mallorcan food located only 7km from Cala Pi or 20′ by bike in a beautiful old Mallorcan house. In winter this place will delight you as you can enjoy the fireplace in the living room alone or in company.
You will spot it quickly because it is just a few metres after Capocorb Vell, and because you will see many bicycles parked outside. Cas Buso is one step away from cycling routes and one of them of the Plan for cycling routes on the island of Mallorca, more specifically, a Platja de Palma cycling route, the P2. Fars de Migjorn passes by.
So if you are cycling in Mallorca and you are passing by and it’s time for breakfast or lunch, this is the place to do it, because if you are going towards Palma, you won’t find anywhere else near to recharge your batteries after a few kilometres.
Facilities in Cala Pi
The services available in Cala Pi operate only in summer:
- Sun loungers and parasols for rent
- Beach Bar
There are no litter bins, so please take all rubbish you generate with you and dispose of it in designated bins and places.
In this way we will be able to preserve the quality of an environment that thousands of people pass through every year and the beach will always be radiant and presentable for the people who come after you. Thank you very much!
What to do in and around the beach
This beach is a wonderful place to relax, lie on the sand under the parasol, enjoy listening to music (with headphones, please) or read a good book with a cool drink.
Although if this plan does not stimulate you too much and you are one of those people who like activity (like me), as we have already told you above, there are a couple of hiking routes that you can also do starting from Cala Pi.
Another possibility is to visit and have a swim in Cala Beltrán, which is a small cove less than a kilometre from Cala Pi that can be reached by climbing a staircase that starts just behind the jetties. Just walk along the coastline and you will find it.
You can’t leave Cala Pi without visiting and photographing another attraction that this place has: a defence tower of the 16th century. You will only be able to see it from the outside without being able to access the inside or the upper part where the guard used to keep watch.
If you want to access a watchtower like this one, to feel like a real sentinel with a privileged view over land and sea without having to spend a fortune on a drone, we tell you that you can access and climb a watchtower very close to there. This is located on the road that runs along the sea towards Cabo Blanco, some 5-6kms from Cala Pi.
Where to stay in Cala Pi
Staying in Cala Pi a few years ago was complicated, because there was no possibility of accommodation in the urbanisation, and the only options left were to stay in El Arenal or Llucmajor, 21km and 27km away respectively.
But time has passed and the range of accommodation possibilities has opened up so that the accommodation in Cala Pi is now possible, so if you want to make this place your base of operations for getting around Mallorca, you have chosen one of the best places to do it.
Beaches near Cala Pi
If you are going to spend many days in the area and want to discover other beaches and coves, here are the best beaches near Cala Pi so that you don’t miss anything.
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