Beaches | Tourist route N405

Portocolom - Cala sa Nau

What is it?

Cala sa Nau is an unspoilt beach with white sand and clear waters which make it a spot of particular scenic beauty.  It is 8.5 kilometres from the coastal village of Portocolom.  On the way other small coves of great environmental worth can be seen, such as, for example, Cala Estreta.

Visit

Price:

Freely accessible and free of charge.

 

Location and contact:

Portocolom Tourist Information Office

Av. Cala Marçal, 15. 07670 Portocolom (Mallorca)

Telephone: +34 971 82 60 84

Web site: http://www.felanitx.org; www.portocolom.com

E-mail: turisme@felanitx.org

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Detailed description

The starting point is the Portocolom fishing wharf, where we take the path to Cala Marçal.  When we reach Cala Marçal we need to take the Camí de Cala Brafi which runs along the coastline.  During the walk we pass by Cala Estreta first of all and then go on to our final destination, Cala sa Nau.

The beach is the end of an S-shaped meander sculpting 350 metres of limestone and culminating in the mouth of a fresh water spring.  They both end on this small stretch of fine, white sand, flanked by low cliffs shaded in white, red and ochre, topped by pine trees, wild olives and shrubs.  Some buildings close by sully the natural surroundings.

Underwater conditions are excellent for anchoring boats and scuba diving as the sea bed is sand and seaweed with a depth that varies between three and five metres.  Anchorage is exposed to easterly and north-easterly winds.  The nearest harbour, the port at Portocolom, is 2.2 nautical miles away.

It is possible to walk to Cala Mitjana from Cala sa Nau, or visit the Moro cave which is a small cavern excavated into the limestone rock with a door, window, fireplace and various parts.

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