Cala es Maquer, often known as Cala s'Almunia, is a hidden treasure located 8km away from the bustling town of Santanyí and the popular Cala Santanyí. This rocky enclave, adorned with a weathered jetty, offers a unique beach experience. The primary way to reach the azure sea is through a rugged landscape of rocks and cliffs. A petite sandy stretch, less than 10 metres in length, quickly becomes a sunbather's paradise during the summer months. The enticing turquoise waters, with their sandy bottom, are a magnet for those who love snorkeling and diving.
Reaching this secluded part of Mallorca's coastline can be a bit of a challenge, which keeps the crowds at bay. Recent regulations mandate visitors to leave their vehicles at Cala Llombards and embark on a 30-minute (2.5km) walk to the cove's steep stairs. This beach is devoid of amenities and may not be suitable for young children or individuals with mobility concerns. However, it serves as an exhilarating alternative for thrill-seekers who relish coasteering and the adrenaline rush of leaping into the sea from the rocks. Adventurous souls can even trek along the rocks all the way to Cap de Ses Salines.
A scenic trail connects Cala S'Alumnia and Caló des Moro. The latter is often hailed as one of the island's most picturesque beaches. Access to both beaches can be challenging, but for some, the journey is part of the allure.