El Caló de Son Caios is situated at ten kilometres east from Palma, next to Can Pastilla, mostly inhabited by workers of the hotel industry and families who chose to live on the outskirts of Palma. The name of the beach comes from an old finca which was located in the surroundings.
The coast is rocky with some fine-grained golden sand. The water is not very deep around here and there are lots of rocks covered by seaweed on the ground. This is why anchoring boats is impossible here. The navigators should avoid the route between isla de sa Galera and the coast, because the depth reaches only a metre until a hectometre going southwest. The nearest port facilities are located at Club Marítim Sant Antoni de la Platja, at 0,4 nautical miles going east.
The natural conditions explain that the place is not very attractive to swim or sunbathe. There is also a great roar because of the plains that pass through to reach the nearby airport of Palma. Nevertheless, this familiar beach is mostly visited by residents of the surroundings, and it is normal to see some beached boats tied by a chain and left there for the whole year.
The accessibility by car is easy although parking is rare, and there is no bus stop in the surroundings.
Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
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