About Cala Tuent
Cala Tuent is a remote, tranquil beach on the northwest coast of Mallorca, with stunning views of the surrounding Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, including its highest peak, Puig Major. Located near the popular Cala Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis, Cala Tuent remains a quieter beach, with less tourists due to the fact that tourist buses don’t stop through here. There are few accessible beaches along this beautiful, mountainous, UNESCO world heritage landscape, making Cala Tuent an exceptional beach visit.
The 100-metre long beach is made up of pebbles and gravel. The sea is clean and clear, switching from a light green to blue depending on the time of year and weather. It is a popular beach for locals and tourists interested in having a quiet day at the beach. It is less accommodating to families with young children because of the long road to arrive, the harder pebbled sand, and the fact that there are no facilities on site. There are no restaurants or snack bars at the beach so you must bring your own food and drinks if you plan to stay awhile. There are not any water sports for hire at Cala Tuent either, but the calm bay makes for great swimming and snorkeling. Cala Tuent is about halfway between the towns of traditional towns of Sóller and Pollensa.
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Safety and Access
Cala Tuent is reached by car along a hairpin, twisting road that is also used to get to Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis, but as you reach the end, follow the signs that take you off towards Cala Tuent. It’s about 30-45 minute drive from the main MA-10 road, though it is only about 12 km, and not ideal for those passengers who get car sick. It’s worth stopping along the road to take in the beautiful scenery and get a breath of air. It is also recommended to go early to avoid the crowds of cars, buses and cyclists who visit in the summer months. There is a large, free car park.
Cala Tuent is more easily visited by boat, but it is not a good place to anchor as the sand and depth is not ideal here. There are ferry boats from Port de Sóller every day and the trip takes about 1 hour. Check schedules before going. Many cyclists and hikers like to visit this beach as the trails and roads are great for both sports.
There is no lifeguard on duty and wheelchair access is very limited here because there is no paved walkway from the car park to the beach.
Things to do on Cala Tuent
Swimming and snorkeling are the only water sports you’ll see on Cala Tuent. People come here for an escape, spending the day reading, relaxing, eating a picnic lunch and discovering the natural landscape surrounding the beach.
With all the choice of hiking trails that are possible within the Serra de Tramuntana’s, it’s no wonder that this beach is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts who often choose to walk to the beach. A favorite hike is Sa Costara, which starts in the town of Sóller and takes about 5-hours to arrive in Cala Tuent. The road is not difficult, passing through olive trees, pine trees, and along the coast, but start off early in the hot, summer months.
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Restaurants near Cala Tuent
There are no beach bars or restaurants on Cala Tuent. A picnic lunch with plenty of water is recommended, or you can head over to Cala Sa Calobra to visit on the the restaurants on that beach.
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Hotels near Cala Tuent
The closest hotels require driving up the winding road towards the small village of Escorca, where you can find listings for private home rentals and a few small, family run hotels. It is also possible to stay at the Lluc Monastery, where accommodations are clean and simple, but there are restaurants on site which is helpful as there are few other dining options nearby. Otherwise it is best to head further afield to Sóller, Port de Sóller or Pollensa for a full range of options, including small, rural boutique hotels and lower budget options.
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Nearby Cala Tuent
The small village of Sa Calobra is close by, but there is not much there except for a couple restaurants. Further afield, about 1-1 1/2 hour drives are Pollensa and Port de Pollensa to the north, and Sóller and Port de Sóller to the south. These are all very charming towns to visit or from where to base your stay to discover the surrounding areas. Sóller and Pollensa are more traditional towns, with a central plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants, and the two port towns are lively beaches with boardwalks filled with restaurants, shops and cafe’s.
If you visit Cala Tuent by car, pay a visit to the Lluc Monastery, a pilgrimage site in Escora, that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the 13th century. It is a rich, historical site in a beautiful setting.
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Start your day early with a morning visit to Cala Sa Calobra and the spectacular Torrent de Pareis, a natural rock formation and beach, before the mass of crowds arrive there, and then make your way to Cala Tuent, about another 15 minutes drive away.
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