Paradise to live: ten spectacular coves of the Balearic Islands
The Spanish archipelago offers over 1400 kilometers of beaches that are real natural paradises, rich in beauty and evocative landscapes. For all these reasons, Spain is the destination for the holidays of more and more Italians. According to an ISTAT survey, in fact, 12% of our fellow citizens choose to spend their holidays here.
Here is the list of the most beautiful and least known bays of the Balearic Islands according to Hundredrooms, the comparator of accommodation and holiday homes. Have a good trip!
1. Cala Tuent (Escorca, Majorca)
This is a solitary bay located along the north coast of Mallorca, between Punta de sa Corda and Morro des Forat. The beach is made up of pebbles and gravel, has the shape of a horseshoe and is part of a truly impressive landscape. A catwalk allows access to the sea without walking on the rocks and be able to devote undisturbed to snorkeling.
2. Cala Varques (Manacor, Majorca)
It is one of the most beautiful among the virgin beaches of the island. Located about 12 kilometers from Portocristo, it has a fine white beach surrounded by a spectacular rocky amphitheater. It can be reached by land through a path in the pine forest behind it, although it is advisable to arrive by sea.
3. Cala Romantica (S’Estany d’en Mas, Majorca)
The evocative name is not given by chance. The beach is very white, crystal clear and shallow and is the ideal place to admire the beautiful sunsets. A favorite destination among divers, on its depths you can admire a real paradise including many submerged galleries of prehistoric times.
4. Cala Turqueta (Ciutadella, Menorca)
This Cala has become famous for the extraordinary blue color of the sea. The beach of fine white sand is set in a semicircular bay. It is surrounded by a Mediterranean pine forest that is reflected in the turquoise sea, from which the creek takes its name.
5. Cale Macarella and Macarelleta (Ciutadella, Menorca)
These two coves are a mirror of the other in terms of beauty and naturalism. It is only a 10 minute walk away and, through the paths, you can admire Punta de Macarella and the entire coastline.
6. Cala Pregonda (Es Mercadal, Menorca)
Known as the red cove of Menorca, thanks to the presence of clayey sand, it is located in the north of the island.
Opposite its shore you can see Illot y Esculls de Pregonda, a natural habitat of little known species of seagulls and other rare animals.
7. Cala Conta (Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza)
Set in a breathtaking landscape, this Cala is also known as Platges de Comte. It is famous for its sunsets, its golden beach 800 meters long and 30 wide and is equipped with bars and restaurants.
8. Cala Salada (Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza)
From the beach you can admire sunsets of extraordinary beauty and this beach offers the privacy that often is not found in Ibiza. In fact, access is only possible through a steep passage through the pines.
9. Cala d’en Serra (Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza)
Located north of the island of Ibiza, the beach is small, about 50 meters wide and 30 meters long. It alternates areas of coarse sand and smooth stones and is a beach not frequented by tourists and allows you to enjoy moments of true relaxation.
10. s’Espalmador beach (Formentera)
This wild and unspoiled island boasts only 3 square kilometers of surface and is devoid of structures. It is populated by numerous animal and plant species and, for this reason, it is considered a protected natural park.