I just came back from an amazing holiday spent in wild Majorca. Yes, I said wild. Although the island is a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of hidden wild spots to choose from if you fancy getting away from the crowds.
I spent eight days exploring Majorca’s wild beaches with my boyfriend. As it was May, most of them were deserted, which added to the atmosphere.
We had a great time walking, climbing, swimming and snorkelling. We were based in Cala San Vicenç and spent our evenings eating at the lovely restaurants in Port de Pollença, tasting some truly delicious food.
Here are my favourite wild Majorca beaches.
Located at the end of Boquer valley, Cala Boquer is a natural stone beach with crystal clear waters.
We walked for 45 minutes across the valley and then down to the Cala to discover its impressive green and light blue waters. It was a great spot, and we enjoyed swimming and snorkelling around the bay all day.
We met some very sassy and tame goats on the beach. They came down from the valley searching for some food… Any food! They love a sandwich and a plum.
We were sad to leave such a great place, but we had a long uphill walk back ahead of us.
We weren’t as lucky with Cala Varquez – the weather wasn’t great, and it was a little more challenging to find without a detailed map. After a long 45 minutes walk from Calas De Mallorca in the heat and humid air, we reached the wrong cala, from which we could see Cala Varquez. The caves surrounding it looked pretty impressive.
It’s a shame we didn’t get to go for a swim here, but the sea was rough, and it was late, so we decided to get back on the trail and drive back North.
This was probably my favourite cala of them all. The water was absolutely stunning and the views spectacular. Cala Figuera is in Formentor and is reachable with a short walk downhill from a parking lot.
After trotting down the hill and reaching the beautiful pebble beach, we ran into the water for a splash and a quick snorkel. When we saw people coming down the trail, we waded to a little hidden beach to find some peace and quiet. We enjoyed having it all for ourselves for the day.
There is some fun snorkelling around the bay. If you swim all the way to the rock in the middle of it, you’ll see some great stuff. We bumped into an octopus, some jellyfish, and a cuttlefish, as well as plenty of fish. You’ll also be able to take in the heavenly view of the Cala and the surrounding mountains from the rock, which is easily climbable.
The walk back up the side of the hill was totally worth it – we had such a great and relaxing day.
Situated in a national park near Betlem, Es Calò is a secluded paradise. And the beauty of it is that to get there, you only need to walk for 10-15 minutes on a trail.
We went back to this beach twice. We explored the area on the main path to look at the adjacent bays and the beautiful mountains, which was great fun. Then, we headed for the shore.
The beach is a mix of pebbles and rocks, which means it can feel a little uncomfortable to lie down for a long time. The water was spectacular. We swam and snorkelled all day, enjoying the almost deserted beach.
We met a couple of mountain goats here, too – they came down from the hills to munch on the greener shrubs of the valley.
While Es Trenc has become very popular on the island, it’s still a natural beach with impressive water and protected sand dunes. There is a bar, a restaurant, and sundecks and umbrellas if you fancy the luxury of lounging on them.
We escaped from the music and the people to find a quieter spot a little further North and enjoyed lying on the soft fine sand. We had to walk in the water for a long time before we could swim, but it just allowed us to enjoy the view of the water and the fancy yachts.
This is definitely a place where to go for a chilled day or afternoon – there isn’t much snorkelling to do here, but you can enjoy a gentle walk along the long sandy beach.
Keep tuned for a post about rock climbing in Majorca. For another of my Mediterranean adventures, check out my blog post on Elba here.