By visiting the idyllic island of Mallorca, you can choose from 262 beaches by the Mediterranean. But, if your time available to explore is limited, here are the ten best coves in Mallorca that are a must for any visitor, according to the Barceló Illetas Albatros hotel.

Ten best Coves in Mallorca

Mallorca offers some of the most magical corners of the Mediterranean to enjoy turquoise waters. The island is one of the favorite Spanish paradises to enjoy the sun and the sea with more than 50 kilometers of beaches visitors can enjoy all year round. It features some of the most spectacular natural spots in which to see incredible sunsets or disconnect from the traffic of the big city.

1. Cala Agulla

The crystal clear water is one of the main reasons to visit this cove that is 80 km from the city of Palma. It is the perfect place to practice water sports.

Cala Agulla

2. Portal Vells

In this cove of fine sand there are numerous caves for visitors to explore. It has a nearby parking to leave the car, although places are limited.

3. Formentor

This is one of the most famous ‘calas’ on the island. Located on the peninsula of Formentor, it is surrounded by pine trees. From the port of Pollensa it can be accessed by boat although a car drive is recommended for the stunning views from the various viewpoints. Formentor has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world

Formentor

4. Illetas

Another privileged cove of fine golden sand and crystal clear waters, located southwest of Palma de Mallorca. Lovers of beach clubs can enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the sun loungers and terraces.

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5. Cala Torta

This small cove is surely one of the best places to disconnect. The crystal clear water and the beautiful landscape make it the perfect spot to relax.

Cala Torta

6. Cala Estellencs

There is a reason why Cala Estellencs is one of the ten best coves in Mallorca. With some of the best sunsets of all the Balearic Islands, this small stone beach is a fantastic option if you want to enjoy relaxation and tranquility.

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7. Cala Mesquida

This cove is located in the northeast of the island in the bay of Mesquida. Unlike other small coves, it has all kinds of services and facilities. Surf lovers will find waves in this area that do not exist in other parts of the island.

Cala Mesquida

8. Cala Millor

This sandy cove with a kilometer and a half of beach has a promenade where you can walk, ride a bicycle or enjoy the offer of restaurants. The sea in this area is not very deep and the waters are calmer.

9. Cala Mondragó

Located within the natural park of Mondragó among pines, this cove offers fine white sand and turquoise water. Here you can furthermore find more families and children than at other beaches and coves in the area.

Cala Mondrago

10. Cala Varqués

One of the most hidden coves of the island. Visitors who hike here are rewarded with crystal clear turquoise waters and tranquility. It is one of the favorite places for naturists.

Courtesy of Barceló Hotel Group

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