You may or may not have heard about the changes in the access to Santyanís beaches Calo des Moro,S’Almunia and Cala Llombards. Basically it is not possible to drive directly to these beaches anymore unless you are a resident of Santyaní. It is possible to get there by car but you can’t park near to the beach anymore. Locals and tourists staying in any other part of Mallorca can only get there by bus from Santyaní. So how does it work?
How to get to Santyaní
First you need to get to Santyaní which is around a 45 minute drive from Palma and easily accessed from different parts of Mallorca. Then there’s a free parking place next to the bus stop Polygon S’olivo and from here you can take the bus.
Bus from Santyaní to Calo Des Moro, S’Almunia and Cala llombards
From Polygon S’olivo bus stop in Santyaní, take the 505 bus to S’almunia beach/Calo Des Moro and through to Cala Llombards. It takes around 20 minutes to Calo des Moro/S’Almunia and 5 minutes more to Cala Llombards. The 505 bus leaves every hour on the hour from 10am until 7pm from 1st may until the end of September. The last bus leaves at 19.25 from Cala Llombards so make sure you don’t miss it!
Calo Des Moro beach
Calo Des Moro is a rather small but beautiful beach in the south east of Mallorca. It’s known for its turquoise coloured water and beautiful surroundings. Calo Des Moro is ideal for snorkelling and relaxing in the sun but there aren’t any services around so make sure you bring plenty of food and water! To get here you need to first arrive in S’Almunia beach and walk along the path on the left to Calo Des Moro.
You have to pass through S’Almunia beach to get to Calo Des Moro. This is a rocky beach situated in an old harbour. You can relax on the boat ramps and the small sandbank. This area is especially popular among divers due to the vast amount of wildlife in the water.
Cala Llombards has a few more services and sunbeds and parasols to hire. The beach is bigger than Calo Des Moro and around 40 metres in width. One of the best things about Cala Llombards is the beautiful natural bridge called ‘Es Pontás’: a rock which has been eroded into a bridge shape in the sea.