About Playa de Canyamel
Playa de Canyamel is a beautiful, blue flag beach on the northeastern coast of Mallorca. It is about 10 km from the villages of Artá and Capdepera. This beach is surrounded on one side by a nature reserve and estuary great for walking and bird watching. On the other side it is surrounded by the relatively low-key and well maintained resort town of Canyamel, popular with Germans, Swiss and mainland Spanish visitors. It is a family-friendly beach and also frequented by older couples and retirees. At 290-metres long, Playa de Canyamel has fine grain sand and the water is clear, blue waters great for snorkeling.
Do note that this beach can occasionally receive heavier winds that cause bigger waves. Being a popular tourist destination, it can get crowded here in the peak summer months, but because of its size and relative isolation, it generally stays relaxed. There are onsite facilities including showers, changing stations and toilets. You can rent lounge chairs and umbrellas and hire paddle boats, canoes, and SUP boards. There is one beach front bar and restaurant serving casual, Spanish food and everyday favourites like burgers and fries.
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Safety and Access
Playa de Canyamel is easily accessible by car and there is free public parking in a lot or on the streets. It is possible to come by public bus from the nearby town of Artá. Best to check the schedules ahead of time. There is wheelchair accessibility to the beach via a wood-slat walkway that goes from the parking towards the beach and along a little bit of the estuary and wetland reserve. This is also a good beach from which to anchor a boat for the day.
There is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months. This is one of Mallorca’s Blue Flag Beaches and it is very important to respect the rules with trash and clean up to main this important status.
Things to do on Playa de Canyamel
Playa de Canyamel is a quiet and pleasant beach to spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. There are paddle boats, canoes and SUP available for hire as well. The beach connects with a large nature reserve and estuary that is fed by the torrent de canyamel. This protected area is full of trees and is nice to walk around. It is a popular area for bird watching. The low lying cliffs surrounding this beach offer some walking trails as well but most of the walking is around the estuary.
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Restaurants on Playa de Canyamel
If you want to dine in bathing suits with sandy feet there are a couple of beach front bars and restaurants on Playa de Canyamel that serve a causal, beach-friendly cuisine including tapas, fish, burgers and salads. In the small village of Canyamel there are several more restaurant options from family friendly pizza to high end gourmet options such as the Restaurant Vintage 1934 which is part of the Cap Vermell Beach Hotel and the Can Simoneta sea view restaurant that is part of the adults only Can Simoneta Finca Hotel. The best restaurant in the resort town of Canyamel is Melassa at the popular, adult only five star hotel Melbeach Hotel & Spa.
If you want to eat fine cuisine right by the sea in northeast Mallorca, Melassa at the adults-only Melbeach Hotel & Spa awaits you. […] Melassa Restaurant at Melbeach Hotel & Spa
The waterfront location in the garden of the finca hotel Can Simoneta, the exceptional service and delicious cuisine makes this restaurant highly recommended. […] Can Simoneta Restaurant
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Hotels on Playa de Canyamel
There are several mid-size and mid-range hotels in this area as well as a host of self-catering apartment rentals. In recent years there has been an influx of some higher end luxury hotels such as the adult’s only Melbeach Hotel & Spa, Can Simoneta Finca Hotel and the Cap Vermell Beach Hotel, all with well regarded restaurants as mentioned above. In 2016, the Park Hyatt selected an area just a couple of kilometers from Canyamel to open their first resort in Europe, the Park Hyatt Mallorca, whose design mimics that of a Mallorcan village. It is a relaxed and unique environment that offers a true escape.
Located in northeast of Mallorca by the sea, this 5-star adults only hotel with 28 guest rooms and suites offers spectacular views and gardens, a great place for relaxation. Book now! […] Can Simoneta Finca Hotel Canyamel
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Nearby Playa de Canyamel
The village of Canyamel is quite small with little besides the beach itself, unless you are staying in one of the hotels with pools and entertainment. But there are many places to visit within an easy drive’s distance. The Coves d’Artá are a favourite destination for young and old travellers with their beautiful, natural formations. Golf lovers will not be disappointed with the nearby Golf Canyamel resort which has a well manicured 18-hole course and welcoming clubhouse.
Artá is a charming, rural village with many good restaurants, shops and beautiful churches to visit. And historic Capdepera is worth a visit to see its medieval castle and wander among the old, stone streets.
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Canyamel Golf is another mature and challenging 18-hole course in the northeast of Mallorca, with possible views of Menorca if the weather’s clear. Beautifully located, it has been classified by the PGA as an ideal venue for an Open tournament. […] Canyamel Golf
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