Cala Llombards Beach
Cala Llombards is one of the best beaches in Mallorca. In Cala Llombards you will find transparent waters, fine sand, a beach bar, incredible views and great places to snorkel. It is a cove that is often ranked as one of the best beaches in Mallorca and is as popular as Es Trenc or Es Calo des Moro.
Our team of local experts in excursions at click-mallorca.com has created this article so that you can plan your visit to Cala Llombards. Below you have an index with the most important things you should know when visiting this beach.
The Beach at Cala Llombards
The Cala Llombards Beach is embedded between cliffs, on which there are hardly any buildings. It is a perfect example of the coves that we find on the east coast of Mallorca, forming a sea inlet and ending in a beautiful sandy beach. The beach is comfortable and wide, with enough space. And to all this is added the charm that are the fishermen’s houses on one of the sides.
That was the good news… Cala Llombards also has a drawback: overcrowding. In summer Cala Llombards is so popular that it gets crowded with people, especially on weekends. Many visitors comment that there is barely a space to put their towel. Obviously, early in the morning and later in the evening, the beach is much quieter.
What to do in Cala Llombards?
At Cala Llombards we suggest different activities apart from simply taking your towel, lying on the fine sand, enjoying the views and cooling off in its waters. If you just want to relax, there is a sunbed and parasol service that costs €17.50 per day.
These are the best things to do in Cala Llombards:
On the north side of the Cala Llombards beach, there are some fishermen’s huts. From that area, it is very popular to take advantage of the profile of the coast to jump into the water. Needless to say, you should do it with caution. In fact, this past summer, the beach lifeguards were banning any form of cliff jumping on this beach due to safety reasons.
All the wonderful coves on the east coast of Mallorca are ideal for snorkelling, and Cala Llombards is no exception. So don’t forget to take your diving goggles with you. The central area of the cove is more sandy, but on the edges you will find rocky areas, where there is a lot of marine life. If you leave the cove, towards the north side, you will find another cove (we will talk about it later) where there are many rocks, ideal for snorkelling.
Coastering to Es Pontas
To the northern edge of Cala Llombards, there are some rocky steps which you can go up and then follow the coast. From there, pass the fishermen’s houses, and you will arrive at the aforementioned site where you can jump into the water. If you continue advancing on foot through the rocks, you will arrive at Calo des Macs. Here there are more places that are ideal for cliff jumping. Then comes the most fun part, which consists of swimming to Es Pontas. You will need about 10 minutes, so please only try this if you are a strong swimmer.
At Es Pontas you can try to climb the rock or part of it, doing psychobloc, or swinging on one of the fixed ropes that are left behind by other rock climbers.
If you are active on Instagram, and you like to post photos of those places in Mallorca that you have visited, Cala Llombards has very attractive places. The best photos are from the fishermen’s houses on the left side of the cove. They are traditional constructions of the island’s fishermen, where they kept their boats and fishing gear.
Searching on Instagram under the #calallombards or by its location you will find some very inspiring photos to share with your friends.
Cala Llombards Chiringuito
If you are wondering where to eat in Cala Llombards, you’ll be pleased to know that it has a beach bar (chiringuito in Spanish). It is located on the north side of the cove and it is very easy to see. On their menu they have main dishes focused on grilled fish and a speciality meat dish (Iberian steak). It also offers other dishes on its menu such as hamburgers and salads. The salad with S’Horta tomatoes with burrata and basil that we tried in 2021 was very good.
The Cala Lombards beach bar also offers a selection of cocktails, ideal to have next to the beach at sunset. We find the typical Aperol Spritz, Mojitos and Daiquiris of different flavors.
Although until the summer of 2021 it had very good reviews on opinion poles and on Google, during the summer of 2022 Cala Llombards beach bar received very bad comments. Criticisms about the quality of the food and the prices, which many users consider excessive for the standard of the food. Apparently there has been a change of ownership. So, we recommend you check the prices on your menu, and read the most recent opinions of travellers who have been to the beach bar in Cala Llombards before making the decision to go. Your could always take a picnic if it’s not clear.
Parking at Cala Llombards
Undoubtedly, one of the main concerns when visiting this cove is where to park your car. We have several parking options in Cala Llombards, which we detail below.
At the foot of the beach there is a free parking lot that is well organized. The only drawback of this car park in Cala Llombards is that, as it is a very crowded beach in summer, it can be difficult to find a free parking space. Our advice is to go early.
September 2022 update: Coastal Demarcation has urged the town hall to close this car park, since it is located in a beach area, and apparently it is not legal to establish a car park there. So everything indicates that this car park will cease to be operational in 2023.
Another option is to park at the top of Cala Llombards, and from there go down some stairs to the beach. Walking from the parking place is just a five minute walk.
Finally, the best-known parking lot in Cala Llombards is at the entrance to the area. This car park is used for those who are going to visit the famous Es Calo des Moro or S’Almunia Beach, since they are two areas with restricted car access only for residents of the area.
We hope you liked this article about Cala Llombards. If you are looking for more information about beaches and coves on the island, and activities related to them, here are some interesting links that you will surely find very useful:
- A beautiful excursion in the area is the Tour to Es Calo des Moro by Boat.
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