Beaches: Porto Petro
The beaches in Porto Petro are characterised by a welcoming family atmosphere, a well-preserved natural setting and the clean waters of the Mediterranean. The shoreline of this municipality in south-eastern Majorca is cliffy, broken by sea inlets. With time, the cliffs and inlets have given rise to delightful coves for quiet sunbathers and peaceful holidays. Sa Barca Trencada, Mondragó and Porto Petro are among the most popular.
Main beaches in Porto Petro:
- Sa Barca Trencada beach: One of the most beautiful little coves in Porto Petro and Santanyí, Sa Barca Trencada opens to the sea in a natural stream, offering visitors its fine sand and pebbles, and the shelter of leafy Mediterranean pines. The calm, shallow water makes it ideal for families with kids.
- Cala Figuera beach: This cove evolved into a fishing village, complete with Mediterranean houses, wooden and stone piers, and colourful boats. Since it comprises two sea inlets, it is known under the names of the two coves formed: Caló d’en Busques and Caló d’en Boira. Figuera is the best-sheltered natural fishing harbour on the Balearic coast.
- Porto Petro beach: This quiet and small cove is a typical Mediterranean enclave, with flour-like sand and shiny turquoise blue water. Close to the port and the yacht club, it is still well sheltered and very charming. Its lively atmosphere has a lot to do with the presence of locals.
- Mondragó beach: Part of the Mondragó Nature Park, this beach is a natural paradise inviting relaxation. Its calm water is as good for anchoring vessels as it is for splashing about with kids. The fine white sand, the surrounding pine forest, the picnic tables, the walkway connecting with another cove, S’Amarador, and the trails leading to the heart of the park all ensure a perfect beach day for families.
- S’Amarador beach: This beach, also part of the Mondragó Nature Park, lies opposite Mondragó beach, facing north. A walkway carved out of the rocks connects the two beaches, which have clean and clear waters, brimming with sea life. They are perfect for swimming or snorkelling, framed by unspoilt fine forests to have a snack or take a nap in the shadow.
- Caló de sa Torre beach: Only 35m in length, this is one of the smallest beaches in the area. However, it is incredibly beautiful and quiet, and this makes it really popular. It features white sand, majestic cliffs and quiet, clear water. Many yacht owners choose it to anchor their vessels in the shelter of winds and sea currents.