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Sa Calobra
Escorca
Type of beach rock
Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra is situated at 38 kilometres from Sóller, between Morro de sa Vaca and Morro de ses Fel.les and below the Puig Major (1445 metres high), the highest mountain of the Balearic Islands.

The highlight of this very small beach with sand, gravel and pebbles comes after the pedestrian tunnel along the steep and abrupt cliffs, from where you can reach the wonderful mouth of the Torrent de Pareis, which has been an inspiration for artists and where there is a choir concert each summer due to the excellent acoustics.

This fact explains that the beach is very popular both for local visitors and tourists on the seaway or on a spectacular road with 14 kilometres of curbs, 12 of 180 degrees and one of 360, known as Nus de sa Corbata (the knot of the tie), with 900 metres difference in level.
The marine and underwater conditions are not good for anchoring boats, because it is exposed to the winds from the northwest-north-northeast, so that this coastal stretch is very dangerous to anchor on a sandy ground with rocks and gravel.

Nevertheless there are three anchorages: in the southwest of the beach, you have to pay attention to the passenger launches that come here; in the centre of the beach in front of the mouth of the torrent, on a sandy and stony ground, with a depth of 11 metres, and in the north, on a rocky and sandy ground with a depth of 8 metres. At 7,2 nautical miles there is Port de Sóller.

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Municipality information Escorca

The municipality of Escorca is situated in the northwest of Majorca, in the heart of Serra de Tramuntana, where there are the highest mountains of the Balearic Islands (Puig Major de Son Torrella, 1447 metres). It is the less populated municipality and with the smallest density of the island (2,2 inhabitants per square kilometre). The origin of the name is uncertain (it might come from the Romanic word skulka –“lookout place”-).

The landscape presents 30 kilometres of the most wild and steep majorcan coast, as well as an interior area structured into big mountains and torrents (Pareis, Cúber, Gorg Blau and Mortitx). These geographic features have more than 200 cavities, 100 potholes, marine and land caves (the most spectaculars are sa Campana, 317 metres of difference in height and a distance of 1600 metres, and sa Fosca, 500 metres long).

The law of natural areas protects most of the mountain territory (Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès) and coastal area (Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves), with important holm oak woods (some of them above 1.000 metres), the colonies of the enormous black vulture and the very small frog ferreret.

This unpopulated municipality noticed in the seventies of the 20th century the increase of the tourism, next to sa Calobra and Cala Tuent, as well as the sanctuary of Lluc, replacing the primary, secondary and forest activities.

The cultural variety includes Església de Sant Pere, possessions (“rural fincas”) of Binifaldó, Menut, Albarca and Cosconar, Torre de sa Mola de Tuent, casa de neu de Massanella.
The municipality has 2 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    30 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    15 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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