Cala s’Almunia is a small cove of rocks and crystalline waters at the foot of an old fishermen’s refuge in the southeast of Mallorca which is nowadays used as a bathing area.
Its charming and picturesque appearance, thanks to the old fishermen’s houses built on the rocks, and the intense blue of its waters make it a great alternative to its neighbour Es Caló des Moro, which can be too crowded during the summer months.
Cala s’Almunia is divided into two bathing areas. The first is next to the jetty and the small houses built on the rocks, and the second, on the opposite side, where Cala es Maquer is located, a small stretch of sand and rocks.
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How to get to Cala s’Almunia
In the same way as if you are going to Es Caló des Moro, there are several options to get to Cala s’Almunia, but we recommend that if you can, you do so using your own car or a hire car, as the surroundings of these coves do not have services nearby.
Cala s’Almunia is about 7 kilometres from the village of Santanyí, so the first thing you should do is head towards this area from wherever you are in Mallorca.
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Once in Santanyí, drive around the village and head towards Cala Llombards (Ma-6100 road) until you reach this second town. Enseguida que llegues verás un parking a tu izquierda. As soon as you arrive you will see a car park on your left. This car park is free and not very big, so we recommend that you don’t arrive too late to make sure you have a place.
From here, you will have to walk to the beach. It takes about 15 minutes along a tarmac road lined with chalets to reach a small dirt track at the end. Don’t forget to bring a hat and water, as the sun is strong on the islands during the summer.
Access to Cala s’Almunia on foot
To reach Cala s’Almunia you have to walk down some very steep stairs. Just in front you will find the rocky area and on your right you will see Cala es Maquer, a beautiful sandy cove that belongs to s’Almunia.
Getting to Cala s’Almunia by public transport
If you have any doubts about how to get around Mallorca, we have prepared an article with all the information about the different means of transport available so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
If you have chosen to use the bus to get around the island, you should know that you can only get to Cala s’Almunia during the summer months, starting your journey with bus number 501, whether you are coming from Palma or from the Manacor area.
In the municipality of Campos you will have to change and take line 517, which will leave you at the Cala Llombards car park, so you will also have to walk the last 15 minutes.
The price of bus tickets varies depending on the method of payment. If you want to pay in cash, the bus ticket will cost you €6, compared to €3.60 if you pay by credit card. In addition, if you choose to pay by card, you will be able to change buses free of charge. But don’t forget to validate your card at the entrance and exit!
Every year the information about the organisation and timetables of the bus lines tends to be quite incomplete until the summer dates are near, so we recommend you to confirm beforehand, just in case, on the official website.
Another option is to take a taxi to Cala s’Almunia, as long as you are willing to pay the fare, which is not cheap. Even so, if you are travelling on a more flexible budget and/or you prioritise comfort and speed, we will inform you about how taxi services in Mallorca work and we will provide you with the telephone numbers of the main companies.
Getting to Cala s’Almunia by boat
A last option is to reach Cala s’Almunia by boat, leaving from one of the ports near this beach: Portopetro or Cala Figuera, but you should know that access to this beach by boat is not easy.
Even if the sea is calm and you have been thinking about renting a boat without a licence, please be aware that certain knowledge is required as the cove is not very enclosed and, although the seabed is sandy and has a depth of about 5 metres, there are loose rocks.
You can book a boat excursion, which will allow you to see some of the best beaches in the area and the famous rock formation “Es Pontàs“, or, if you prefer to visit Cala s’Almunia on your own, you can rent a boat on your own, leaving from Cala Figuera or Portopetro. If you choose the latter option, we recommend that you hire the services of a skipper.
What to do in Cala s’Almunia
Although Cala s’Almunia has buildings and is not totally unspoilt, it does not have any services on the beach, so you will have to take everything you need for the day with you.
Its main attraction is its incredible waters with different shades of blue and its surroundings flanked by steep cliffs, so you can enjoy a day of disconnection and fun in the middle of nature.
Do you want to know what to do in Cala s’Almunia? Here are some ideas!
Admire the seabed of Cala s’Almunia
The best thing about this cove, without a doubt, are its crystal clear waters with their different shades of blue and its seabed, perfect for snorkelling, so if you want to admire the Mallorcan seabed, take your diving kit with you, you won’t regret it!
Visit other coves in the area and the famous “Es Pontàs”.
If you spend the day in Cala s’Almunia you should also visit Es Caló des Moro, one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches in Mallorca. The easiest way to get there is to go around the fishermen’s cottages on the left side of Cala s’Almunia and walk along the rocks until you come to a stone wall with a wooden gate. 100 metres after crossing this gate you will come to the esplanade that leads to Es Caló des Moro.
Apart from visiting Es Caló des Moro, which you cannot miss on your trip to the island, if you continue walking north, you will be able to discover many other beautiful spots. On the way to Cala Llombards beach, bordering the cliffs, you will come across “Es Pontàs“, a natural stone bridge that you will have seen in countless photos or videos, and if you continue a little further you will reach Cala Santanyí.
Hotels in Cala s’Almunia
As there are no services available in the vicinity of the beach, as the area is to be preserved as much as possible, it is to be expected that you will not find hotels in the vicinity of Cala s’Almunia either. If you want to stay in nearby towns, you can stay in a flat or holiday villa in Cala Santanyí or Cala Llombards.
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