Cala Figuera: A Stunning Cove in Formentor

We are going on an excursion to Cala Figuera in the Formentor area to enjoy one of the most impressive coves that we have in Mallorca. Cala Figuera is a spectacular cove: when you see it for the first time from the road that goes to the Formentor Lighthouse, your jaw just drops. Everything about Cala Figuera is perfect: it’s size, the blue of its waters, the amazing landscape that surrounds it and, above, its secluded location.

Cala Figuera

In this article we are going to explain how to get to Cala Figuera, what the beach is like and include some options for activities and places to visit in the surroundings.


But before we start, we need to clear up something very important: We are talking about the gorgeous cove of Cala Figuera in the Formentor area, right at the northernmost tip of Mallorca. Because guess what: there are TWO Cala Figuera’s in Mallorca and they are nowhere near each other and they are nothing like each other! Now we have that cleared up, we can begin!

About this article
This article has been written by the team of experts in excursions and tours at Click-Mallorca. We are a specialized travel agency in Mallorca dedicated to leisure activities; tours and excursions; and other things to do in Mallorca.
We live on the island and we have over 15 years’ experience creating and offering excursions. We know the island inside out, and we are dedicated to producing helpful and interesting articles for our holidaymakers coming to Mallorca.

How to get to Cala Figuera?

Now that we have established where Cala Figuera is on the island, let’s talk about how to get there. To get to Cala Figuera we must take the road that goes to the Formentor Lighthouse. At the height of the Cala Figuera bus stop, on the left side you will see a wooden post that indicates the way to Cala Figuera, and in just 15-20 minutes walk you reach Cala Figuera.

That’s right, Cala Figuera is a virgin cove, which means you can only get there on foot or by boat (in our opinion, those are the best coves as they don’t get crowded).

how to get to cala figuera

There are two important things to know when you go to Cala Figuera:

  1. Parking: there used to be a car park just beyond that bus stop, but now it is closed. To park you will have to find a place on the shoulder, without disturbing traffic or leaving part of the car on the road, since you risk a fine.
  2. Traffic restrictions:  From June 15 to September 15, vehicle traffic on the road from Formentor Beach to Formentor Lighthouse is restricted to private vehicles from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In other words, you cannot circulate with your car to get to Cala Figuera at this time. You must take the shuttle bus that goes from Formentor beach to the Formentor Lighthouse, and has a stop along the way to get to Cala Figuera.

The path you have to walk down to get to Cala Figuera is easy to follow. At first it is a wide dirt road, and later it turns into a small path. Some sections of the path are quite overgrown and you can’t always make out the path, but it only happens in small sections. In addition, you always have the reference of the beach, which you can see all the time. Before reaching the beach there is an esplanade with some stone benches, and from there a staircase with stone steps leaves you on the beach.

It is advisable to wear closed-toed, sports-type shoes, because we do not recommend following this trail with flip-flops or beach sandals. Also keep in mind that the way back is steep, and the climb is quite hard, and more so in summer with the heat.

cala figuera cove, formentor

About Cala Figuera Beach

It is a small beach, about 50 meters wide and long. A couple of things to keep in mind:

First of all, we want to tell you that here there are no ammenities at all at Cala Figuera: no beach bar, no sun beds, no lifeguard… it is a 100% virgin cove of Mallorca. Therefore, you must take food and drink with you.

Secondly, we want to tell you that Cala Figuera beach is not a sandy cove, but rather a pebbly cove. They are medium-sized stones, and it can become somewhat uncomfortable to lie on the beach to sunbathe and relax. In the area closest to the shore, there is a presence of posidonia (seaweed) and it is more comfortable to put the towel there.

Thirdly, the seabed is a mixture of stones and sand. At first it’s basically rocks, but as you get further into the water it becomes sand with some rocks present. If you feel like snorkelling, you will enjoy it. Above all, on the edges of the cove there are many rocks, with many fish, Posidonia, sea urchins, anemones… The color of the water is spectacular: turquoise, emerald green, blue…

And lastly, the “possible” visitors. We are on the Formentor peninsula. Possibly on the way to Cala Figuera you have already seen the occasional goat. Surely you will also see some in Cala Figuera. They are clever, knowing that beachgoers bring food with them. Goats are not dangerous at all, and some are very tame. But if you leave your sandwiches lying around they will have them!



If you look closely, on the left side of the beach there are some old bunkers – trenches that were built during the Second World War. The reason was to defend the island in case of an invasion by sea. Surely you have seen others in Mallorca, because there are many more. For example, there are some on the popular Es Trenc Beach.

port of cala figuera


Also on the left side you can find some curious constructions. They are escars: small shelters where fishermen keep their boats, which give Cala Figuera a special charm. Take a walk to it, and you will be able to see how they are built and understand how they work.

In addition, this whole area is a good place to spread your towel, because the erosion of the stones has made it so that there are many esplanades. Perfect places to sunbathe without the discomfort of the pebbles on the beach.

view of cala figuera

Walks and Other Beaches to Combine with Cala Figuera

For those who love hiking, we recommend the route that goes up to El Fumat, goes down the old path to the Formentor Lighthouse and descends to Cala Murta, and then goes to Cala Figuera. The excursion lasts about 4 hours without rushing, and it is about 9 kilometers.

For those who prefer a short and easy route, you can combine a visit to Cala Figuera with a route to Cala Murta, which is another spectacular cove. From the bus stop, if you continue for about 20 meters in the direction of the Formentor Lighthouse, you will see the path to Cala Murta on the right. Cala Murta is another virgin cove that you have to walk to and the walk from the main road is around 15 minutes, but it is relatively flat.

And for those who prefer a driving excursion, the option is to continue along the road, and reach the Formentor Lighthouse. One of those magical places, and with views that take your breath away.

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