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Cala Santanyí, Mallorca, Things to do and hotels

Cala Santanyí is a picturesque and romantic little coastal town on the absolute southeast coast of Mallorca.

Blessed with one of the south coast’s most beautiful white sandy beaches, Cala Santanyí is an obvious holiday destination for you who are looking for a base full of relaxation set in unique natural surroundings.

Cala Santanyí is also an obvious choice for the active holiday guest and can be visited all year round.

Small cove with beach surrounded by pine trees in Cala Santanyi, Mallorca, Spain.

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Why visit Cala Santanyí

Things to do in Cala Santanyí

Enjoy the great beach of Cala Santanyí

The main beach of Cala Santanyí is the whole reason that this wonderful holiday destination was founded in the first place. The Cala Santanyí beach has a length of 70 meter and a dept of about 100 meter. It might not be big, but you have the benefit of being in a secluded holiday resort meaning that often times the only beach-goers are the other hotel and apartment guests in this specific area. The beach is awarded with a Blue Flag for its cleanness and it shows in the shallow turquoise water in the protected cove. The dept of the beach makes space for all kinds of fun and relaxing activities.

Scuba diving excursion

In both Cala Santanyí and Cala Figuera you will find diving centers that arrange undersea excursions. Discover a fascinating and unknown world under the surface of the sea, take pictures of colorful and curious creatures and enjoy the views of the reefs and valleys of Mediterranean marine vegetation.

Coastal cruise

Head to the pier in nearby village of Cala Figuera and board one of the boats departing several times a day to go on an amazing adventure at sea. Mallorca is one of the most beautiful islands in the entire world, and observing it from the sundeck of a catamaran makes it no less spectacular to see. Enjoy a relaxing cruise, grab a refreshment, go for a swim and take pictures of the many golden coves that characterize these areas.

Visit Caló des Moro

If you look at postcards or pictures on the internet from Mallorca, there is a good chance you will see a picture of the Caló des Moro cove. It is by far one of the most picturesque and stunning coves on the island and even better, it is located just 10 minutes from Cala Santanyí, in the neighboring area of Cala Llombards. The beach of Caló des Moro has fine grained sand and nestled between the rocky cliffs offering protecting from winds.

Discover the stunning area of Cala Llombards and Calo des Moro

Mondragó Natural Park

If you want to experience some of the best and most beautiful Balearic wildlife then you must visit the Mondragó park. The park is home to a wide variety of indigenous species of flora and fauna living in the nearly 800 ha large park, creating a unique biodiversity. In the heart of the park, there are two of the most stunning beaches in the southeastern part of Mallorca, both characterized by silky soft white sand and shallow turquoise water perfect for a wide range of beach activities.

Enjoy a day at the beaches in Mondragó Park

Discover the roads by bicycle

The flat and plain areas of the southeastern Mallorca creates the perfect conditions for bicycling for all levels. Cycling is by far one of the most popular sports to do in Mallorca, simply because there are no limitations to where you can go and what you can find. If you are not here for training purposes or in a larghe group, you can rent a bike and visit some of the charming villages and hamlet in the area, such as es Llombards, Cala Figuera and s’Alqueria Blanca, or you can visit the picturesque hidden gems along the coastline.

Walk walk walk

Walking is another popular thing to do in Mallorca, there are hundreds of trails leading about in the scenic scenery. Walk along the beautiful coastlines and feel the breezes of the sea touching your head while you enjoy the magical views, go to the one of the many golden coves the area is known for, or visit the villages and indulge in the local charm and soul of the friendly Mallorcan people.

Go See Es Pontas

Es Pontas is the name of the curious rocky formation erecting from the water level between Cala Santanyí and Cala Llombards. It is a spectacular view and you can’t help but wonder how nature has created a such sculpture by itself.

Discover the old watchtowers around the coasts

Back during the 16th and 17th century, Mallorca is tormented by corsairs raiding the villages and taking hostages. To encounter these attacks, a number of watchtowers were erected on the cliffs around the coasts to warn the population whenever a threat was spotted. Many of these watchtowers are still standing as landmarks testifying to difficult times for the islanders. Every one of them is interesting to visit, some of them can be climbed and you can enjoy the views from the platform. Some of the nearby watchtowers are those of Torre Nova de sa Roca Fesa and Torre d’en Beu.

Visit the charming fishing village of Cala Figuera

The neighboring fishing village of Cala Figuera is by far one of the most picturesque and charming little coves on the island, it boasts Mallorcan authenticity and heritage. Go have a refreshment or something to eat at one of the many places close to the harbor in the secluded cove and enjoy the magical views.

Visit the picturesque harbor of Cala Figuera

Book your trip

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Hotel Apartamentos Cala Santanyi

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FAQ

Cala Santanyí is located on the south coast of Mallorca, approx. 50 km (~31 miles) from the airport.

A taxi ride will take about 40 minutes and cost 60-65 euros.

Support Local

Supporting local communities during your travels can have a profound impact. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or enjoy a refreshment at a restaurant or bar. Now more than ever, these small businesses need support from travelers near and far.

Practical Info

Useful Numbers

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202
Town Hall: +34 971 82 95 95

Public Transport

Bus lines: 516

Power Supply

220V