A jetty designed by the erosion of the sea and the air presides over this beautiful rocky cove in the municipality of Santanyí.
Cala s’Almunia is located at the foot of an old fishermen’s refuge in the eastern part of the island of Mallorca.
Nowadays, it is very popular for bathing, diving and sunbathing among its rocks. This beautiful cove of transparent waters and small fishermen’s houses is adjacent to the spectacular cove of Caló des Moro.
What is Cala s’Almunia like?
This cove is a small sea inlet belonging to the municipality of Santanyí and whose ramps are used by bathers to refresh themselves.
The bottom of the water is sandy with small isolated rocks and the cove is only 30 metres long, while the rocky area is only 10 metres wide.
The purity of its turquoise waters invites you to take a dip, while the flat rocks along the cove are very inviting for sunbathing.
One thing you should know is that Cala s’Almunia is not recommended for children or people with mobility disabilities.
The route down from the car park is somewhat complicated due to its narrowness and, although it has some stairs built into the rock, the ramps down to the sea can also be somewhat slippery.
These ramps were used for boats to enter the sea and, due to the possibility of slipping, it is advisable to avoid going down the areas with the most seaweed.
How to get to Cala s’Almunia
Leaving Palma, take the Ma-19 motorway towards Campos/Santanyí. 20 kilometres later you will see Llucmajor on the left and continue along the Ma-19 towards Campos for about 9 km. Follow until you see the signs for Santanyí.
After Santanyí, take the first exit at the roundabout to reach the Ronda de Cas Canonge. Then continue straight on at the next two roundabouts to stay on the same roundabout and at the third roundabout, take the first exit.
Half a kilometre later you will come to a roundabout where you will have to take a left turn towards Cala Llombards.
Less than 2.5 km before you arrive, park your car because access to vehicles in the urbanisation of Cala s’Almunia is prohibited. You can leave it in the free car park that you will see less than 1 km from Cala s’Almunia.
From here, you will have to walk to the cove. It will take you about 15 minutes, starting on an asphalted road, with houses on either side, until you reach a dirt track at the end.
We advise you to bring water and to protect your head from the sun if you decide to go during the summer months.
- Access on foot: to reach the wonderful Cala s’Almunia you have to walk down some very steep steps. In front of them you will see the rocky area and on the right side the Cala es Maquer, a less popular cove with beautiful fine sand.
- By public transport: Cala s’Almunia can only be reached by public transport during the summer months, using the 501 lines of the TIB line, whether you leave from Palma or Manacor.
Don’t forget that in the village of Campos you will have to change to bus 517 which will take you to the car park of Cala Llombards, from where you will only have to walk for 15 minutes.
The prices of bus tickets change depending on the method of payment. If you pay in cash, the ticket will cost €6, but if you buy it with a bank card it will cost you €3.60, and you can also make the transfers for free.
Another way to get to Cala s’Almunia is by taxi, although, of course, the price is higher if you come from Palma. You can check the Mallorca taxi website for the approximate price of the journey.
- By boat: another way to get to Cala s’Almunia is by boat, leaving from one of the nearby ports: Portopetro or Cala Figuera. You must have a lot of experience and knowledge to access the cove due to the fact that it is very closed and that the seabed has rocky areas.
- By boat: boat excursions are offered to get to know Cala s’Almunia, as well as other nearby areas of interest, such as the natural monument of Es Pontàs or the ports of Cala Figuera and Portopetro.
The depth of the sea in the cove is no more than 5 metres, although its underwater diversity makes Cala s’Almunia a meeting point for divers.
On the other hand, there is a rocky area on one winger from where young people used to jump into the sea. At this point begins the path that leads to Caló des Màrmol. In addition, Cala s’Almunia, as it is a very small cove, has no lifeguards or other services.
What to do in Cala s’Almunia
Here are the details:
- Snorkelling: scuba diving is the best way to enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Cala s’Almunia.
- Visiting Es Pontàs: if you go towards the north of the island you can discover Es Pontàs, which is a natural stone bridge.
- Caló des Moro: this is perhaps the most beautiful and photographed cove in the Balearic Islands. The easiest way to get there from Cala s’Almunia is to go around the small houses on the left side and walk along the rocks to a stone wall. Cross the gate and after 100 metres you will reach the esplanade that shows you the impressive Caló des Moro.
- Other routes: There is also another easy route to get to know the surroundings of Cala s’Almunia, the one that goes to Cala Màrmols. Another longer one would take us through the Cova del Drac and Colonia de Sant Jordi, to go along the southernmost coast with the Cape of Ses Salines and its famous lighthouse.