About Cala Llombards
Cala Llombards is a stunning cove beach in the southeast of Mallorca, near to the small village, Es Llombards and about 10 kilometres from Santanyi.
Cala Llombards is a tiny beach at just 55 metres long but stretches far back, almost like a cone shape, to the pine trees and bushes, going nearly 150 metres deep. This secluded beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and rocky areas, as well as pine trees and scrubs. The sand is white and soft and the water is beautifully crystal clear and ideal for snorkeling. There are no waves here, or rarely so, making it ideal for swimming with children as well. Because this beach is a bit tucked away and rather small, it is a popular beach for locals as well as tourists, old and young, particularly Germans, many of whom rent vacation houses nearby. This beach is for relaxing, not a party beach or one with outside activities. You can still see some of the small fisherman’s houses along this cove beach, which adds to its charm.
You can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas and there are a couple of outdoor showers and basic toilets. There are no water activities for hire at Cala Llombards. There is only one beach bar here that offers good snacks and drinks so unless you want to drive to eat, it is recommended to bring some food and drinks along with you.
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Safety and Access
Cala Llombards is easily accessed by car or bicycle off a main road that connects with the village of Es Llombards. From Santanyi it is only a 10-15 minute drive and from nearby Ses Salines about 15-20 minutes. No tourist buses or public transport come through here, part of what keeps this gem of a beach more local. You can anchor your boat off of Cala Llombards, but head to Cala Figuera for full port amenities. There is a paid parking lot at the entrance to the beach.
There is no lifeguard on duty at Cala Llombards but there is an announcement board available with all emergency numbers. Wheelchair accessibility is very limited to get onto the beach but the walk from the car park to the beach is not too long.
Things to do on Cala Llombards
Snorkeling is the number 1 water sport for this beach that boast crystal clear blue waters. There are some rocky outcroppings that make for good diving spots. You can also take a nice walk along the unmarked trails that run along the cliffs. If you make your way towards Cala Santanyi, you will pass by the famous Es Pontas, a big rock that has been worn away by the elements to create a natural bridge formation. It’s quite spectacular.
Restaurants on Cala Llombards
There is only one small beach bar on Cala Llombards, where you can find snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. The nearest restaurant is 1 kilometre away in the tiny village of Es Llombards. Otherwise you will find a several restaurants in Cala Santanyi, a small resort town very nearby, and in Santanyi there is a fantastic range of cuisines and price points from which to choose.
Another nice option is lunch on the cliffs of Cala Figuera, a nearby port and old fisherman’s village.
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Hotels on Cala Llombards
Camping is not allowed on Cala Llombards and there is only one small hotel in the village Es Llombards. Vacation rentals are very popular in this area, most of the housing around here is specifically for seasonal renting.
A short drive away, Cala Santanyi or the larger resort, Cala D’or, have small to mid-size hotels in all price ranges. Many of these cater directly to families and have pools. The town of Santanyi also has several boutique hotels if you are looking for something more intimate.
Slightly further afield is the Rural Hotel Es Turo, in Ses Salines, a gorgeous, quiet boutique hotel in the heart of the Ses Salines natural park.
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This southeast corner of Mallorca is home to some spectacular scenery, including the Ses Salines Natural Park, a sanctuary for birds and native flora, the rugged coastland, and the surrounding salt flats. The rural town of Ses Salines has wonderful shops that feature local Mallorcan products, including of course, salt, such as Llum de Sal and Flor de Sal.
The quaint, rural, inland village of Santanyi is a worth a visit to explore its art galleries, shops, restaurants and lovely streets. The town really comes alive during its Saturday market that is more for shopping than for food. Cala d’Or is another lovely group of cove beaches that are more resort in feeling, with more beachfront architecture and amenities onsite.
If golf is your game, there a couple of nearby courses including the Vall d’Or, which is an 18-hole golf course with spectacular views of the coast.
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