The largest of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, Mallorca is a destination anyone crazy for sun and sand would be lucky to visit (and one of the best islands in the Mediterranean for solo travelers). Home to wide-open beaches, Mallorca also plays host to numerous coves that are extra special due to their seclusion. Some are sandy, others rocky. Some are popular, others private. But they’re all absolutely stunning. To experience the island’s varied landscapes and pristine coastline, here are eight coves in Mallorca you need to see.
Caló des Moro
Caló des Moro is located just east of Mallorca’s southern tip near Santanyí. It’s one of the most popular coves in Mallorca and therefore gets crowded quickly, so you should try to arrive before 10 AM during peak season if you want to snag a sunbathing spot on the small yet idyllic beach. There’s a good chance you’ll get ticketed if you try to park on a nearby side street, but if you’re up for a bit of a scramble, you can park at Cala Llombards and walk over in about 20 minutes — more on Llombards below.