About Calo des Moro
Calo des Moro is one of Mallorca’s best kept secret beaches, that everyone knows about. For a long time, this tiny stretch of fine white sand and translucent turquoise blue water, was relatively unknown because of the difficulty in reaching it, but lately the word has spread and this unspoilt beach can now become very crowded in the summer months. Located on the southeast of the island, about six kilometres from the town of Santanyi, Cala des Moro is popular with locals and now with tourists, particularly Germans, who appreciate the adventure of getting there and it’s impressive beauty.
The beach is about 40-metres long and the sea stretches far out between steep cliffs. The beach is surrounded by pine trees and low lying scrubs and plants.
Though the water is calm, this is less a child-friendly beach as there is often limited room to play on the sand and particularly because of the steep decent to arrive. In addition, there are no facilities, no restaurants, no lounge chairs and umbrellas, and no water sports for hire, and little very close by. In peak summer months it can be difficult to stake out a place on the sand. Many people leave their bags on a rock and simply enjoy the water. You are on your own here, which of course is part of its great appeal.
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Safety and Access
Calo des Moro is one of the more challenging beaches to access. Off of the main road you turn down a dirt path following signs for Calo des Moro and its neighboring beach, S’Almunia. There is free parking along this road, right where it ends, and then continue on foot, along a dirt path that twists down the cliffs to the beach. Calo des Moro is not wheelchair accessible and difficult for disabled visitors and small children.
The beach is accessible by boat and the depth of water make it possible to anchor here for the day.
There is no lifeguard on duty here. There are no toilets, showers or changing stations.
Things to do on Calo des Moro
Because of its small size and popularity, there is not much to do on Calo des Moro but swim and snorkel. It’s difficult to find a place to put your towel in peak season, making it less friendly to sun bathing and relaxing on the beach. There are no water sports here. Nearby is the sister beach of S’Alumnia, another lovely beach, though less beautiful and also quite crowded.
There are no hotels or restaurants on Calo des Moro.
Nearby Calo des Moro
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 coast-land, 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 and Flor de Sal.
The quaint, rural, inland village of Santanyi is the closest town and makes a fun day 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.
Cala Figuera, the closet port to Calo des Moro, and old fisherman’s village that has lovely restaurants along its craggy cliffs that are an excellent choice for lunch by the sea.
Another beach option is the secluded Cala Llombards, less than 10 km drive away.
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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