Perfect for: Families
S’Amarador is a perfect family beach located in the centre of beautiful pine forests in Mallorca’s natural park; Mondragó. Here, away from any tourist resorts, in the most enchanting setting, you’ll find clear, calm, shallow waters perfect for children.
The sand is golden and soft, perfect for adults but not the best for sand-castle building, however the array of sea-life by the flat rocks on the side of the bay are more than enough to keep the kids entertained – provided you don’t forget the snorkels!
The beach is also popular with a younger crowd, due to its unspoilt setting and relaxed atmosphere. There are beach loungers with parasols aplenty, and a WC too, however there are no showers available on this beach.
A single little ‘chiringuito’ resides right on the beach serving refreshments and hot snacks such as burgers and pizzas, as well as all kinds of locally sourced fresh fruit for those looking for something a little more healthy.
There is a car park right by the beach, from where you’ll walk just a few hundred meters.
Perfectly for: Relaxing
This hidden, unspoilt, natural bay is surrounded by a thick pine forest on the South-West coast of Mallorca. Here you’ll find a perfect sandy beach with shaded areas under the trees and beach loungers for catching some rays. The water is clear and shallow with a gentle drop, and there’s a charming chiringuito called ‘Cap Falco Beach‘ with a great atmosphere, playing cool Balearic beats, offering snacks, and dishes from burgers to fresh fish, and great cocktails! It’s clear why Cala Cap Falcó is an EC favourite in Mallorca!
This particular beach tends to attract mainly German tourists, however many locals and Spanish also enjoy this beautiful spot.
There isn’t normally any problems parking, as there is plenty of parking above the bay by the road and even in peak season Cala Cap Falcó is never busy. From there, you descend a long but well constructed staircase down to a little paradise.
Playa de Formentor
Perfect for: Families, and also good for water-sports
Close to the bustling area of Alcudia is this natural, narrow, kilometre long, sandy beach with the most wonderful views almost over the entire bay of Badia de Pollença and the Northern foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range.
The sand slopes gently into the water, making the beach particularly popular with families with young kids. However, the beach is also great teens and young adults who can enjoy the various water sports on offer.
At this beautiful spot, trees hang right over the water in some places, providing shaded areas if you’re not one for tanning, otherwise there are sun loungers where drinks are served right to your lounger from a luxury beach restaurant – there’s even a massage pavilion just up from the beach too!
With three restaurants to choose from, if you like amenities whilst at the beach this is definitely the beach for you,
If driving, the beach is well signposted and there is a car park on the right-hand side of the road, however this one is a little more pricey than some of the other beaches.
Perfect for: Relaxation and families
Playa Es Trenc is one of the most well-known beaches in in the Balearics, due to its untouched landscape of 2.5km long beautiful white sands. The waters are crystal clear blue, perfect for swimming and attracting snorkelers, naturists and landscape photographers alike.
Visibility under the water here is very good, so there will likely be many snorkelers around watching the array of colourful Mediterranean fish. There are sun loungers along various parts of the beach, and WCs.
Whilst this beach is usually busy, due to its vast stretch from the popular resort of Colonia de Sant Jordi and the little village of Sa Ràpita, if you’re prepared to walk a little, you are always able to find a quiet spot to settle for the afternoon, which is likely why the beach is popular with nudists.
Until a couple of years ago, the beach was also particularly popular with the LGBT scene, due to the infamous pink Chiringuito “El Último Paraiso”, however all three of the chiringuitos here were closed in a bid to keep the conservation area protected and unspoilt. Therefore we suggest to bring some refreshments and snacks to the beach with you, otherwise there are some shops in the local towns.
Bordering the beach is the wetland Salobar de Campos, where over 150+ bird species including Storks and Flamingos, can be spotted due to the swamps, ponds and salty lakes there. These lakes provide the internationally known salt “Sal de Es Trenc” of Mallorca, which is a great souvenir that can be purchased in the salt works store.
Es Trenc has a large car park where you can pay to park per hour, leaving your vehicle under the surveillance of the parking attendants.
Selecting just a handful of beaches in one of Europe’s most desirable destinations is a tough choice, and of course there are many more EC favourites to choose from.
To find out about renting a luxury villa close to any of these beaches, or our personal concierge service – whereby we can arrange transport to and from anywhere on the island for you and your group, as well as make reservations and itineraries on your behalf; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.