Located on the southeast coast of Mallorca, Cala Llombards is a beautiful and spectacular beach just 50 metres long. It is located less than 5km from the village of Es Llombards and 7km from Santanyí, being a very popular area for having the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Cala Llombards is a cove of fine sand located in a natural inlet surrounded by cliffs. It is very popular in summer due to its easy access and the proximity to holiday areas.
Characteristics of Cala Llombards
The water of Cala Llombards is crystal clear and turquoise blue due to its sandy seabed. In the summer months, its waters are very calm with hardly any waves, although it sometimes receives strong winds from the east.
Cala Llombards is located at the mouth of the Son Amer torrent and the area surrounding it is full of cliffs formed by pine forests, which provide good shade from the sun in summer.
It is a sandy beach measuring 50 metres wide by 150 metres long, with a very little swell in summer, a sandy seabed and a natural environment.
In terms of facilities and services, Cala Llombards has a lifeguard, sun loungers and parasols, showers and a small beach bar where you can cool off from the harsh Mallorcan sun.
How to get to Cala Llombards
If you are leaving from the capital, Palma, take the Ma-19 motorway towards Campos/Santanyí.
After the first 20 kilometres of road, leave Llucmajor on the left-hand side and continue along the same Ma-19. After about 10 kilometres, you will reach the village of Campos and the signs to Santanyí.
Once in Santanyí, and after 11 kilometres on this road, take the first exit at the roundabout that will take you to the Ronda de Cas Calonge.
Go straight over the first two roundabouts and at the third roundabout, taking the first exit onto the Ma-6100.
A little more than a kilometre further on we will find another roundabout where we take the second exit. Half a kilometre later, you will come to a fork in the road where you turn left towards Cala Llombards. A little more than 2 kilometres later, you will come to the car park next to the beach.
- By public transport: Mallorca has an intercity bus line that connects Palma with many of its coves. To reach Cala Llombards by bus, you can only do so in the summer months on the TIB bus line 505 from Santanyí, after taking the 501 from Palma or the 495 from Manacor.
- By boat: It is possible to reach Cala Llombards by boat, although it is advisable to anchor in the neighbouring Cala Santanyí. Cala Llombards has a depth of only 3 metres inside the cove and is usually bathed by winds from the south and southwest.
The mouth of the beach is 6 metres inland and it is more sheltered from the winds. If you feel like getting away from the crowds, renting a boat to visit Cala Llombards is a great idea.
What to do near Cala Llombards
You can use your visit to Cala Llombards to discover the places of interest in the surrounding area. If you have several days to visit the area, you will be able to enjoy some interesting spots.
It is a small village located only 10 kilometres away from Cala Llombards and it can be a good place to find accommodation.
This beautiful place has an interesting historic walled town centre with a stone gate called Porta Murada. On Saturdays, there is a street market and good restaurants.
This area is one of the municipalities that make up the region of Migjorn together with Cala d’Or, Alqueria Blanca, Calonge, Porto Petro, Son Móger, La Costa, Cap d’es Moro and Cala Figuera.
It has a population of more than 12,000 inhabitants who are called “santañenses”. Its economy is based on tourism, apart from having a large industry of handmade stone, which stands out for its insulating capacity, easy workability and porosity. Its culture also stands out for arts such as painting, music and poetry.
Mondragó Natural Park
One of the must-see excursions if you are in the area of Cala Llombards is the Mondragó Natural Park. This is a protected natural area with a multitude of routes to enjoy the local flora and fauna.
Cala Mondragó and S’Amarador
Just a short distance from Cala Llombards are some of the most popular coves in Mallorca: Cala Mondragó and S’Amarador. These two coves are connected by a promenade, so you can enjoy a pleasant swim in both of them.
As in Cala Llombards, their waters are crystal clear and turquoise, a Mediterranean paradise.
The clarity of the sea and the calmness of its waters make Cala Llombards an attractive place for snorkellers to admire the underwater fauna and flora. It is also a good place for scuba diving, a privilege of the Mediterranean Sea.
In addition to anchoring with a small boat or scuba diving, in the area of Cala Llombards we can also access itineraries such as the Punta de Ses Gaviotes or the Mirador de Ses Fonts de N’alis. They are perfect for walking or cycling with children.
In the vicinity of Cala Llombards, you will find many of the most beautiful coves in the Balearic Islands.
Perhaps the most popular is Caló des Moro, which you can reach on foot after a small path after the car park, or Cala S’Almunia, surrounded by cliffs, pine forests and pleasant clear waters.
Hotels in Cala Llombards
In the area closest to Cala Llombards you will not find large hotels but small flats or holiday villas. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, you will have to go to nearby tourist areas such as Cala d’Or or Colonia de Sant Jordi.