Cala Sa Nau is a beach in Mallorca located in a beautiful natural environment, the result of a meander of the sea in the shape of an “ese” and a natural torrent of water that descends 350 metres through limestone to rest on this fine-grained sandy beach.
Cala Sa Nau is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Mallorca. It is nestled between white, orange and red cliffs, and is dominated by vegetation typical of the Balearic coast, such as junipers, pines and bushes.
It has excellent underwater conditions both for the draft of boats and for diving, as it has sandy bottoms of between 3 and 5 metres deep. The nearest port, Puerto de Portocolom, is 2.2 nautical miles away, in case you want to rent a boat in Mallorca.
How to get to Cala Sa Nau
Cala Sa Nau is located in the eastern part of the island of Mallorca, in the municipality of Felanitx, and together with Cala Mitjana is the first beach that is outside the circuit of the most touristy beaches of Cala d’Or if you head towards the north of the island.
Getting to Cala Sa Nau by car
You have several ways to get to Cala Sa Nau, by car, bus, bicycle, taxi… But if you don’t like waiting and you don’t feel like being subject to the rigid timetables of public transport, to which we must add the bad bus connections to get to this beach, we recommend you to go to this beach by car.
To get to Cala Sa Nau you must leave the place on the island where you are staying and go to s’Horta, in Felanitx. Once there, at Carrer de Sant Marçal you will find the turning to the cove. Continue along this street until you leave the village and reach the fork in the Cami de Cala Sa Nau. The whole village is signposted, so you can’t get lost.
Parking in Cala Sa Nau
If you arrive at Cala Sa Nau with your own vehicle or with a rented car you can leave it in a free car park which is reached after driving along winding but well signposted roads. You will reach the beach without any problem.
This car park is only 100 metres from the beach.
Getting by bus to Cala Sa Nau
We always advocate and want to encourage the use of public transport. If you like adventure and have time to enjoy the journey, the bus is the best option for you. For me personally, it is the medium I like to use the most. Even so, we must warn you that it does not go directly to the beach and, if you are staying in Palma, it will take you about 2 hours to get there.
- To get there by bus from Palma to Cala Sa Nau: take bus number 505 from the Parque de las Estaciones in Palma and change in Campos with bus number 515. This bus will drop you off at Cala Ferrera and from there you will have to walk about 34′ to the beach.
- From Alcudia, Pollença or another municipality in the north of the island: you will have to take bus line 305 to Palma. Then from there you will have to follow the instructions we have explained above.
- From Sineu, in the centre of the island, take the train to Manacor and then take bus number 501 to Campos, then take bus number 515 to Cala Ferrera and then walk.
- From the northwest, for example from Capdepera, you have to take bus line 411 to Campos. Then take bus number 515.
As you can see, in any case, you will have to walk about half an hour to get to Cala Sa Nau beach by public transport.
Arriving by taxi
Getting around Mallorca by taxi is the quickest and easiest option if you don’t want to worry about driving, although it can also be the most expensive. That’s why we recommend that you “take a look” at the link above as we explain all the information you should bear in mind regarding taxi services on the island. You can consult timetables, approximate prices and telephone numbers of all the taxi companies available in all the towns and cities of Mallorca.
Private transfer to Cala Sa Nau
If you want to get to Cala Sa Nau 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.
If you want to get to Cala Sa Nau without complications, you can also hire the services ofCala Sa Nau by barcoun private transfer.
This beach is ideal to enjoy it by boat as it fulfils the maxims of being a perfect place for anchoring, with sandy soils 3-5 metres deep, and as it is located in an area where the winds blow more gently. The anchorage is open to east-northeasterly winds.
We urge you to take care of the environment and the island by avoiding anchoring on posidonia fields. Do you know what posidonia is? Posidonia is the best kept secret and treasure of the islands, do you know why? In this article we tell you what posidonia brings to the seas of the Balearic Islands.
If you decide to rent a boat in Mallorca, you have the option of hiring it with or without a captain, and if you don’t have a license, you also have the option of renting a boat without a license. If you want to make the experience even more unforgettable, we recommend that you rent a sailboat.
If you’re up for it, we recommend that you set off with your boat from the nearest marina to Cala Sa Nau, the Port of Portocolom, 2.2 nautical miles away.
As you can see, you have no excuse to enjoy a different way of getting around Mallorca and having exclusive views that not everyone has access to.
Access to Cala Sa Nau
This beach is not accessible for people with reduced mobility or families with pushchairs as access is via a steep staircase.
Where to eat in Cala Sa Nau
The beach bar’s menu of the Cala Sa Nau has a very wide gastronomic offer at moderately acceptable prices considering that you are on a beach in Mallorca. You can also extend the day with a few cocktails accompanied by music and have a good time.
If you are thinking of a different type of food, are looking for different prices or simply want to leave the beach for a while, Cala d’Or has an infinite number of restaurants of all kinds. No doubt you will find different and more affordable options than on the beach.
Services in Cala Sa Nau
As it is a beach quite far away from the hustle and bustle of the world and from such touristy places as Cala d’Or, the services offered are quite limited: the beach bar we have just mentioned, beach umbrellas and sun loungers, and a security service. All of them are only available during the summer months.
The car park can be accessed at any time of the year.
What to do in Cala Sa Nau
In Cala Sa Nau there are plans for everyone.
It is a great beach for you to plant your umbrella, spread out your towel, be enraptured by the surroundings, the Mediterranean vegetation that surrounds you, the crystalline waters and the waves of the sea.
Enjoying a mojito or your favourite drink at the beach bar, which opens in summer and creates a lively and fun atmosphere with music to accompany the moment.
Cala Sa Nau has unbeatable underwater conditions for snorkelling, with sandy floors, caves and rocks that are home to animal life that will impress you.
Hiking or trekking in Mallorca
Hiking in Mallorca, a widespread and increasingly popular activity, is also another activity to do in Cala Sa Nau in case you feel like isolating yourself for a while and investigating the surroundings of the beach.
You can walk along the coast to Cala Mitjana, on the way visit the Cova des Moro which is a cave excavated in the limestone rock with a door, windows and outbuildings. Before reaching Cala Mitjana you will find the Foradada d’en Mengo (you can follow the route here), which is a natural hole in the rock, although not as famous and impressive as Sa Foradada that you can see near Valldemossa.
If you want a longer walk, you can reach Portocolom along the Mallorcan coastline along the Camí de Sa Ronda, formerly used by the Guardia Civil to control smuggling.
Hotels in Cala Sa Nau
If you are looking for a hotel near Cala Sa Nau you will not find one, so you will have to look for accommodation in Cala d’Or where there is a wider choice.
Cala d’Or is an area of Mallorca that is prepared in terms of accommodation to accommodate thousands of tourists in summer by offering dozens of hotels. It is an area with many services, movement and a lot of traffic where the hustle and bustle is guaranteed.
If you are looking for a more exclusive and quiet atmosphere and you can afford it, there are other types of accommodation other than hotels and aparthotels in Mallorca, such as rural houses and agrotourism. I’m sure you know what we’re talking about.
Below we show you rural houses and agritourisms near Cala Sa Nau with the best opinions, as it could not be otherwise:
- Gatonia 10/10
- Finca Sanau 10/10
- Agroturisme Can Bessol 9,6/10
- Finca Fandango 9/10
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