About Cala Santanyí
Cala Santanyí is a low-key holiday resort and beach located about 10 kilometres from the charming village of Santanyi, on the south-eastern coast of Mallorca. The 130-metre long beach is made up of fine, white sand and the waters are clear and calm, perfect for families as well as for good snorkelling. Thought it can get crowded in the summer, it is a Blue Flag beach, marking its cleanliness and high environmental standards.
Several small-to-mid size hotels are located on the beach as well as several restaurants serving good beach fare, tapas, grilled fish and more. Here you can rent sunbeds and parasols and there are a few watersports and activities for hire including paddle boats and canoes. There are showers and toilet facilities onsite. Cala Santanyí is particularly popular with Germans, families as well as Spanish visitors. There are pine and juniper trees along the low, rocky cliffs that surround this beach as well.
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Safety and Access
Cala Santanyí is easily accessible by car, following the signs from the main road that connects to Santanyí. There is a large, paid parking lot right at the entrance to the beach, as well as parking along nearby streets. The local bus makes stops here from the nearby resort town of Cala d’or. This beach is very accessible for wheelchairs and for the disabled as there is a paved walkway.
This is a good spot to anchor a boat for the day with its sandy base and deep waters. The nearest port with facilities can be found at Cala Figuera.
In the summer months there is a lifeguard on duty all day.
Cala Santanyí is a blue-flag beach and it is important to respect its strict rules with trash and cleanliness.
Things to do on Cala Santanyí
This is a great beach for snorkelling, with its clean, clear waters and small caves that offer very good visibility and a variety of small fish. This is a popular dive spot and tours can be arranged here for the day. Paddle boats can be hired here as well and you can take it out to see Es Pontàs, a unique rock arch that has been naturally formed by wind and tides. The calm waters here are great for younger children to play around in, which is part of what makes this beach so family friendly.
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Restaurants on Cala Santanyí
There are a few beach bars and restaurants along the beach and up on the tiny side streets which offer good, family friendly beach fare such as hamburgers, chicken, fish and fries, and sandwiches, as well as classic Spanish favourites such as paella and tortilla. Some allow take out if you want to eat on the beach. Some cafes are more relaxed and nice for an afternoon coffee or cocktail. There is a small supermarket to take snacks and drinks to go as well.
For fine dining or a restaurant with international flair, Santanyí has many restaurants to choose from.
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Hotels on Cala Santanyí
If you want a beach holiday with less crowds, Cala Santanyí is a good option. There are several small and medium sized hotels with pools and good service, as well as a large selection of self-catering apartment rentals. Head inland towards Santanyí or Ses Salines for more rural style finca hotels, many of which often cater to adults.
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Nearby Cala Santanyí
Enjoy a day in the nearby village of Santanyí which is filled with great shops, restaurants and galleries. Visit the Saturday market for a look at some lovely locally made crafts and food. Felantix is another charming village with a rural vibe, or a bit further is Ses Salines, a small town with a fair amount of fantastic restaurants and a nice outdoor children’s park.
Have lunch along the cliffs of the charming fisherman’s village of Cala Figuera, where there many good seaside restaurants.
For a larger beach resort experience, Cala d’Or is just 10-15 minutes by car. If golf is your game, visit Vall d’Or, an 18-hole course with beautiful views of the coast.
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