Cala Domingos Petits, our "home beach" between Calas de Mallorca and Cala Murada. It is the closest beach and there is usually a car park on the long hotel grounds. A short footpath then leads around the hotel entrance to the beach. A recommendation for Sundays when the other beaches are overcrowded. No bars, but you can walk left over the rocks to the sister beach Cala Domingos Grans with restaurants. Unfortunately, a lot of sand has been washed away by winter storms and in some places it has become rocky, so it is not recommended for small children.
Beaches to the north of the fincas
Cala Antena, one of the closest beaches and easy to reach by car. You can park above the cliffs. In the low season, you can also try your luck and drive all the way down the winding road to the beach. However, there are only 10 parking spaces there. It is the smallest of the three Calas de Mallorca beaches and closes off the town to the north. This is where the nature reserve begins, which extends as far as Cala Mendia, as you can see on the map below.
If the hotel beaches are full in high season, you can try your luck in the northernmost of the three Cala Mendia beaches, signposted as Cala Anquila. Similar to Cala Marçal in Portocolom, the beach is very child-friendly as the water is shallow and the beach is designated as a non-smoking beach. A small road leads directly down to the beach with around 30 parking spaces.
If you want to combine a visit to the beach with a coastal walk in the low season, you can park above Cala Antena and walk along the path to Cala Bota. At the end, however, you have to leave the hiking trail and walk across to Cala Bota. You need good footwear because the terrain slopes steeply down to the beach and there are no paths. However, the view high up from the cliffs is worth the effort. Cala Bota itself is a pebble beach, so unlike the other beaches, it is not a sandy beach.
The three bays Cala Magraner, Cala Pilota and Cala Virgili can either be reached via the hiking trails in the nature reserve or you can park on the main road at the beginning of the dry riverbed Reguero de Cala Magraner and walk from there to the beach, approx. 30 minutes. Cala Magraner is popular with cliff climbers, but the police now make it difficult by handing out parking offence tickets on the main road and side streets.
Rafael Nadal's home beach, Cala Varques, was long considered the most beautiful beach in Mallorca, but is now difficult to access for visitors coming from the land side and is no longer recommended. The direct access road has been closed to traffic and the iron gate has been locked. Nevertheless, there are still cars parked along the main road with beach visitors who are not afraid of the long walk. Under no circumstances should you park there on a yellow line, as the police hand out expensive parking tickets several times a day. Even from the sea, Cala Varques is crowded with yachts and motorboats in high season.