Cala Santanyí

Southern Mallorca

Cala Santanyí's popular but not overcrowded beach is the star in a scenic show that also includes a gorgeous, cliff-lined cove and impossibly cobalt-coloured waters. The beach sits at the bottom of a ravine of sorts where there is a car park (it's a stiff walk or cycle ride back to the resort centre). A small path leads along the coast, where the natural rock arch El Pontàs rises out of the surf. This is a popular spot to snorkel.

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1. Es Pontàs

0.33 MILES

One of the top photo-ops on the south coast, this natural arch in between Cala Santanyí and Cala Llombards is a simply stunning sight. If you're fortunate…

2. Cala Llombards


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3. Cala Mondragó

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4. Botanicactus

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5. Poblat Talaiòtic dels Antigors

4.82 MILES

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6. Cap de Ses Salines


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7. Platja de Ses Roquetes

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8. Castell de Santueri

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