Mallorca has nothing to envy to the paradisiacal coasts of the Caribbean. Sandy beaches of a thousand colors, landscapes that leave you breathless and a million possibilities for adventure and fun on this Mediterranean island.
I wish we could make a list of the best beaches and places to visit, but this Balearic island has such a great variety that it is difficult to choose which are the best. There is something for everyone! For this reason, this time we are going to focus on the best beaches near Palma that can be reached by public transport from Plaza de España.
We start at the Es Trenc beach. It is one of the most iconic and well-known beaches in Mallorca due to its impressive beauty , located between pine forests and sand dunes, its crystal clear turquoise waters reminiscent of the purest Caribbean. It is a very extensive beach, more than 2 kilometers long, so it is difficult for it to become overcrowded: you can always find emptier areas by advancing a little.
You can get to Es Trenc by taking the L53 bus that leaves from Plaza de España. The only drawback is that there is not much frequency: there are only two one way times: at 9:30 and at 10; and one back at 18:10. However, it is undoubtedly a beach worth visiting.
Near Santanyi we find Caló d'es Moro (Cala del Moro), a small semi-urban cove that could also rival Es Trenc for the color of its waters. Located in a protected environment, it is accessed through some rather steep rock steps. It is a well-known beach, and being so small, in the summer months the occupancy is very high. If you want to avoid this, you can always go down to see the cove and then move to S'Almoina, right next to it, where you can bathe and enjoy the Mallorcan sun more calmly.
To get to Caló d'es Moro you have to take the L501 bus from Plaza de España to Santanyi, and then take the L505. The bus drops us off fairly close to the path that leads to the beach, but when in doubt, just follow the people and you'll get there fast.
Its small size and its location in a protected natural environment mean that there is no type of bar or beach bar nearby, so make sure you bring enough food and drink.
If you prefer something simpler, instead of making the transfer to Calo d'es Moro, you can stay in Santanyi and enjoy the local beaches. In this area you can enjoy all the beauty of the region without losing the comfort of all the tourist services that you will not find in other more virgin beaches. < / Br>
Colonia de Sant Jordi is an old fishing village converted by tourism. In addition to the attractions of the town, it has several great beaches, such as Es Port, Es Dolç, Es Carbó or Es Marqués. They are beaches more frequented by the local population, surrounded by almost virgin natural areas, but if you want to enjoy all the tourist services, you can stay in the ones closest to the town.
To get to Colonia de Sant Jordi you have to take bus 502. Check the travel schedules and frequencies as they vary throughout the year.
If you have little time or it is the last day of travelling you can enjoy these beaches near the center. They are beautiful beaches that are worth visiting.
C ala Mayor and Illetas: from Plaza de España, take bus 4 that leaves every ten minutes and goes to both beaches.
From Plaza de España to Cala Mayor it takes approximately 30 minutes, this beach has beach bars and couples, but if you don't have that much money you can go to buy something in the nearby markets.
Until Illetas it takes approximately 40 minutes since you have to get off at the last stop on the line. There are 3 small beaches perfect to go in the morning with breakfast or lunch and take advantage of the moment. If you like to eat something you can also go to the beach bar in one of them.
So now you know, grab your backpack and start enjoying the best beaches in Mallorca.