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Cala Nova
Palma
Type of beach sand
Cala Nova

Cala Nova is situated at three kilometres from Palma, between Punta de Cas Català and Cala Guix. This is where the municipality of Calvià finishes and the one of Palma begins, in the suburb of Sant Agustí, where we still can find some of the first holiday homes that the rich families from Palma constructed at the beginning of the 20th century.
This sandy beach has an old composition and a small bathing area adjacent to the Escola Nacional de Vela Calanova. The beach can be reached going down the stairs, the entry of which is located on calle Joan Miró. The main visitors are the residents of the surroundings.

Cala Nova is known because of the artificial port with the Escola Nacional de Vela. The Port de Cala Nova does also accept boats passing through, if there is spare place.
The access to the port facilities is easy, although we have to remind that the winds with east and south-east components can be very dangerous on the inside. The navigator must know that if whether he uses the infrastructure or passes nearby the facilities, he has to pay attention to the small sailing boats that enter and exit the sailing school.
Between Cala Nova and the nearby Cala Major there are different places for anchoring boats, but they use to be restricted because of their location in the land and sea security area of palacio Marivent, the summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family since 1973.

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
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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: 
    50 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    20 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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