Cala Santanyi is a beautiful beach located about 6 km from Santanyi, located in the extreme southeast of the island. It stands out for its natural environment, which is no longer a common trait on the island. Around Cala Santanyi there are some hotels, although it is a very quiet place, and is nothing like other tourist resorts. From Cala Santanyi there are many things to do and places to visit, and endless organized excursions to different tourist attractions.
In Cala Santanyi there is a beautiful beach of sand and rock, formed by the mouth of the torrent, which is popular with holidaymakers staying at the different hotels that have risen around its perimeter. In this bay you can surf and dive where there is a small diving school. Cala Santanyi is an ideal place to relax, swim, sunbathe and even snorkel.
You can also enjoy the option of taking a boat trip along the east coast of the island, seeing the wonderful landscape of this part of Mallorca. Another interesting option is to go to Colonia de San Jordi to enjoy a boat trip to the National Park of Cabrera, visiting the island, its castle, enjoying bathing in its waters and the Blue Cave.
It is simple to get to Cala Santanyí, although the parking lot next to the beach is usually full, so it is best to park in the streets of the adjoining urbanization. It must be said that Cala Santanyí receives a massive influx of bathers and day trippers during the months of high season.
For those who like to walk, from Cala Santanyí there are beautiful walks to Pontàs, a rock eroded by waves that looks like a bridge in the water, or sa Torre Nova, an old defense tower.
Other activities from Cala Santanyi are to make some of the tourist excursions that are offered to different sights in Mallorca such as the Caves of Drach, Formentor, Soller or Palma, among other destinations. These mentioned destinations are some of the most popular tours with departure from the hotels of Cala Santanyi, and that allow you to visit and get to know the island of Mallorca better.
The surroundings of Cala Santanyi offer many things to see and do. The visit to the town of Santanyi itself is highly recommended: it is a beautiful town with charming streets to explore, shops, art galleries, and nice squares to stop for a drink. Every Saturday there is a busy market where you can do some of your shopping in Mallorca.
Cala Figuera is another excellent option to visit from Cala Santanyi, it is a small fishing port that has a peculiar charm, and whose visit can combine with a meal at one of its restaurants.
Other recommendations in the surroundings are the Mondrago National Park where you can enjoy the beaches or take a walk.
Colonia de Sant Jordi where you can visit the Es Trenc saltworks or the Ses Salines lighthouse.