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Caló de Son Caios
Palma
Type of beach sand
Caló de Son Caios

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:
Tourist Information - Palma de Mallorca
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

Municipality information Palma

The municipality of Palma is situated in the southwest of Majorca, and it is the most important municipality in population. The city of Palma is the political, administrative and business centre of the Balearic archipelago. The service sector, tourism and construction lead the economy since the sixties of the 20th century. Quinto Cecilio Metelo founded Palma in 123 BC after conquering Majorca for Rome in order to definitely control the Mediterranean basin. Medina Mayurqa, the Arab name of Palma, was integrated in the omeyan state of Al-Andalus at the beginning of the 10th century. The Christian king Jaume I d'Aragó conquered the island on the 31st of December 1229, calling it Ciutat de Mallorques. In 1230 it became the capital of the Regne de Mallorca. The landscape is characterized by an extensive coastal stretch (with a high rocky western area and a low sandy coast toward east), Serra de Tramuntana (western limit: Pujol des Gat, 510 metres high), the interior of Pla de Palma (northern area, concentration of agricultural land), Pla de Sant Jordi (eastern sector, irrigated agricultural land) and transition areas toward sa Marina de Llucmajor and Pla de Mallorca (eastern end, with some wild and some cultivated high areas). This municipality is irrigated beach some torrents that flow into the sea on its coast, with Torrent de sa Riera flowing through the city centre.

The cultural variety includes the old town of Palma (Roman, Arab, Jewish vestiges, stately palaces and courtyards), Castell de Bellver (round military fortress of the 14th century, at 112 metres to guard the bay of Palma), la Seu (gothic cathedral with the later intervention of the architect Antoni Gaudí and the painter Miquel Barceló), Palau de l'Almudaina, Convent de Sant Francesc (with the tomb of Ramon Llull), Consolat de Mar (seat of the Govern de les Illes Balears), sa Llotja, Ajuntament de Palma, Consell de Mallorca, Gran Hotel, Palau Solleric, Palau March or Fundació Joan i Pilar Miró, where a big part of the graphic works of Joan Miró are guarded.
The municipality has 13 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    70 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    30 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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