What is it?
This trip gives the visitor the chance to discover the least travelled coastline of Capdepera, which is noteworthy for its coves and wooded areas. The route begins and ends in Cala Agulla and goes through points such as the Es Gulló headland, Cala Moltó, Cala Mesquida and the Son Jaumell lookout point. The route is 8 kilometres long and takes 3 hours.
Freely accessible and free of charge.
Location and contact:
Cala Rajada Tourist Information Office
Av. Cala Agulla, 50. 07590 Cala Rajada (Mallorca)
Telephone: +34 971 819 467
Web site: http://www.ajcapdepera.net
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
The route begins at the bus stop in Avinguda de Cala Agulla, number 116. When getting off the bus, go down Avinguda de Cala Agulla towards the beach of the same name until you reach a roundabout at the entrance to the bay. From this point, go north, to the end of the cove, where there is a white building just at the beginning of the Es Gulló headland. Once past this building, following the path that goes off from here and which goes the bottom part of Cala Moltó, a small, narrow, rocky cove. After this, go through a doorway which has an entrance to the cove on one side and follow the main path until you reach a large stone milestone and a direction sign. At this point, turn left towards Cala Mesquida. Take into account that the path to the right is the one we return on when we descend from the Son Jaumell lookout point.
Follow the path towards Cala Mesquida, going north, and pass by an old building on the right and also, a little further on, a lime kiln of significant proportions.
Further on, we reach the Marina headland, where there is also another lime kiln on the left hand side. We continue on the path going down to Cala Mesquida. There is a crossing of various paths and we must still continue to descend northwards, which is now to the right and then an immediate turn to the left. This path runs on the right of a dry stone wall and crosses it at a point where it has fallen down.
Following the path down, we reach the dunes and the beach at Cala Mesquida. At the eastern end of the beach there are various paths that go up through the rocks. The Son Jaumell lookout point is ahead. We need to go near the pine forest – without going into it – crossing a dry stone wall and then go along a path that climbs almost in parallel with the coastline. This path is marked with blue spots.
Then we follow the path until it reaches the S'Esplanada area where there are scattered pine trees. After going past the last pine tree, continue on the path to the rear and start the climb towards the summit on the right of a shallow valley. The track turns to the left and goes down into the valley, passing over to the other side, where a sharp climb begins.
We finally reach the summit, where there are views to both sides. The Son Jaumell lookout point is one hundred metres to the left, at a height of 273 metres. It is commonly known as Es Telègraf. The tower dates from 1566 and it was mainly used for surveillance. At the end of the 19th Century it was incorporated into the optical telegraph that connected to Menorca. We can see Es Gulló, the Capdepera headland, Cala Rajada and Canyamel from the tower.
After visiting the tower, we need to go back towards the summit and continue past the point we came up on. The path is marked with red spots on milestones. The descent begins further on.
During the walk, follow the red spots until you reach the Coll de Marina track, after going past a third lime kiln.
Finally, simply go along the original track to get to the route's starting point.