Discover where the locals go with our guide to the secret coves and hidden sands on the largest of the Balearic islands.
More than 120 beaches, some secret spots that are hard to reach, others small coves (or calas in the Mallorquín dialect), some party beaches, others long, with white sand & turquoise waters. That is the beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca. Read here about our five favorite beaches which will give you a real flavour of beach life as the locals know it.

Es Trenc

This famous and unspoilt beach in the southeastern part of the island is ideal for families. About 2km long, it has white sand and crystal clear, shallow water and also some small restaurants that provide snacks and light lunches. 

The beach is tremendously popular, especially in summer time. A rarity on the island, there are no hotels close by. To get there, drive to Colonia Sant Jordi, and follow signs from there. Tip: take a sun shade with you, there are no trees or other natural shade.  

Cala Mesquida

Another Caribbean-like beach in the north east, this beautiful stretch of sand is well worth a detour. A wide sandy beach with dunes reaching far in, Cala Mesquida also offers some water sport options and small snack bars. 

To get there drive to Artá, Capdepera and follow the signs to Cala Mesquida. Tip: if you are staying in or around Palma, make it a day trip and visit the Caves of Drach close to Portocristo on the way! 

Cala Deiá

Located on the northwestern coast of the island, Deiá is the village where many artists find inspiration, location of an excellent resort, the La Residencia, and second home of choice to quite a few international stars.

The little beach Cala Deiá can be reached by car (there is a fee for the carpark) or by foot from the village. While the 70m stretch of beach is quite rocky, the water is extremely clear and beckons swimmers invitingly, although the slope is relatively steep. Tip: bring a beach chair to avoid lying on the rocky ground!

Sa Rapita

If you want a beach like Es Trenc, but not the crowds, Sa Rápita might just be the right choice for you. 

Located between the villages of Sa Rápita and Ses Covetes, it is about a kilometre long and fairly wide with white sand and turquoise waters. Tip: Enjoy a drink at the beach bar.

Portals Nous

This beach is mostly frequented by local residents, and is situated to the left of the luxury marina of Puerto Portals. 

About 200m long and 30m wide, with light sand and clear waters, it is equipped with sunshades and beach chairs for rent. 

The bar at the far end of it is worth a visit! Tip: swim across to the small island and get a view back!

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    • Cala Deiá

      Located on the northwestern coast of the island, Deiá is the village where many artists find inspiration, location of an excellent resort, the La Residencia, and second home of choice to quite a few international stars.

    • PORTALS NOUS

      This beach is mostly frequented by local residents, and is situated to the left of the luxury marina of Puerto Portals.

    • Sa Rápita

      If you want a beach like Es Trenc, but not the crowds, Sa Rápita might just be the right choice for you.

    • CALA MESQUIDA

      Another Caribbean-like beach in the north east, this beautiful stretch of sand is well worth a detour.

    • Es Trenc

      Well preserved and unspoiled, the peaceful and open air is everything a vacation should be. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Michael Douglas flock to this destination, and it is not uncommon to spot a famous face.

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