When we fantasize about a paradisiacal cove, it probably looks a lot like Caló des Moro. It is a small cove located on the southeast coast of Mallorca and has the clearest water on the island.
Caló des Moro leads almost all the rankings of paradisiacal beaches in Spain. For a long time it was one of the best kept secrets of the Mallorcans, although for some years now they have had to deal with the overcrowding in the summer season.
It is a small stretch of fine sand and turquoise waters located 7 kilometers from the town of Santanyí. It is about 30 meters long and 20 meters wide. The tone of the water is the same from above as from the inside, only comparable to the waters of Formentera.
As we said, it is covered with a blanket of white sand and has some rocks that do not prevent the enjoyment of bathing. It is a site especially suitable for snorkeling, paddle surfing or kayaking, which you can rent at www.redstartours.com.
Although its waters are very calm, it is not recommended for children since it does not have much space to play in the sand. It does not have any kind of service, showers, facilities, bars, sun loungers or umbrellas. Nor does it have a lifeguard.
The environment of the cove is pure wild nature, with steep cliffs, the virgin beach and thousands of trees. We can also enjoy the viewpoints above and take one of the most fashionable photos on Instagram.
Due to this diffusion of photos on social networks, the popularity of this cove skyrocketed to the point of overcrowding in the summer months. In 2021 a video became popular where more than 1000 people queued to enter the cove.
That is why we recommend that if possible you visit it in April, May, June or September, and that you do it early in the morning. Actually outside of July and August, you will have no problem enjoying the spectacular beauty of Caló des Moro.
Another remarkable thing about Caló des Moro is that it has a jump to jump into the water. In the area to the right, and although it is a bit difficult to climb, there is a point where young people jump, and it is not dangerous thanks to the depth of the water and absence of stones.
Undoubtedly the ideal way to get there is directly by sea. You can go around the spectacular nature of Cala Llombards, Cala s'Almunia and Caló des Moro by boat, kayak or paddle surf, renting them at www.redstartours.com. It is a perfect place to anchor and anchor the boat during the day, due to the depth of the water.
To reach the paradise by land, and in the easiest way, we have to leave towards Santanyí and follow the signs to Cala Llombards. When arriving at the urbanization with that name, we have at our disposal a large dirt parking lot, next to a traffic circle, where we can leave the car for free.
The surrounding streets are restricted to traffic since 2017 to protect the natural environment. From this point we have to walk about 20 minutes to Caló des Moro street. There you will see a wooden sign with the name of the cove, next to a curve.
Following this path and after about 10 minutes, we will arrive at Caló des Moro. From the viewpoints that you will find you can take the famous photo and go down some steep stairs. At this point it is good to remember that ideally you should avoid sandals or flip-flops and wear closed sports shoes.
And finally, at the end of this walk and once we have descended the steep path, it is time to touch with your feet the virgin sand between two cliffs and turquoise water that bathes this cove surrounded by pine trees.
The other way to get to Caló des Moro is from Cala s'Almunia. This is a much simpler way than the previous one. Once we reach the wooden sign, we go down Caló des Moro street to the cove of s'Almunia. From there, on the left side, there is a path that in 3 minutes will take you to Caló des Moro.
As for public transport, there is a shuttle bus from Santanyí to get to Caló des Moro. This bus is only available in the summer months with a frequency of every hour and at the price of 2€.
This cove is included in the Natural Park of Ses Salines, a protected place for birds and local flora and famous for its salt mines. In the village of Ses Salines you can buy this popular salt and enjoy a tasting of local products.
Santanyí is the closest town to Caló des Moro and is a place where you can stroll through its cobbled streets surrounded by stores and abundant art galleries. On Saturdays it is full of life with its popular market.
After enjoying a day of kayaking, paddle surfing or just a swim in the cove of all coves, you can approach other nearby beaches with turquoise waters that are also very worthwhile.
Caló des Moro is very small and two or three hours may be enough to take advantage of it. The most natural way to reach Cala s'Almunia is to walk backwards along the path we mentioned before. It is an even smaller cove, without sand and with a coquettish jetty.
It has some very curious little houses on the beach that form an ideal postcard next to the rocks and the sea. Ideal for a swim, but not for sunbathing. The other alternative is Cala Llombards.
To Cala Llombards we can go by car and park on the beach. Again we are facing a cove of white sand and translucent waters, but where we will find some services and good access, more advisable to go with children.