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Caló dels Ermitans
S'Arenalet de Son Colom, S'Arenalet dels Ermitans
Artà
Type of beach sand
Caló dels Ermitans also known as S'Arenalet de Son Colom, S'Arenalet dels Ermitans

Caleta dels Ermitans, Caló dels Ermitans, s'Arenalet de Son Colom or dels Ermitans is situated at 14 kilometres from Artà, between Caló des Corb Marí and Punta de Cas Taverner, as well as below the Ermita de Betlem (located at 300 metres above the sea level), sa Coassa (321 metres high) and Puig de sa Murta (214 metres high). All this belongs to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès Muntanyes d'Artà.

The piece of coast between sa Cugassa and sa Macada de sa Torre (Caló des Corb Marí, Caleta dels Ermitans, Punta de Taverner, n'Olivarda, Cala s'Estret and Punta de sa Torre or de s’Eriçó) is characterized by the particular shape and the absence of vegetation (only rock). These flat areas along the coastline were once covered by vineyards not so long ago.
A round headland, the result of the erosion of wind and sea forms the very small Caleta dels Ermitans, used by the hermits of Betlem, next to a holiday resort.

This beach is located between the village of Betlem and Colònia de Sant Pere. In a forest nearby, which you can reach walking on the trail which is parallel to the coast and passing the possessió (rural finca) Son Mascaró toward west, you will find the prehistoric Talaiots de Can Pa amb Oli (“bread with oil” is a typical majorcan dish made of a piece of bread with tomato on in and a bit of olive oil).

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Tourist Information - Artà
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Municipality information Artà

The municipality of Artà is situated at the north-eastern end of Majorca and it has one of the minor densities of population (43 inhabitants per square kilometre).

The name might be given by the Arab word Yartan, which was the name of this area during the Islamic period. The Christian king Jaume I who conquered Majorca (1229) called it Almudaina d'Artano, and it was named town in 1230 with the arrival of the premonstratense monks.

The landscape is formed by a wide central valley, surrounded by the mountains and a coastal area with system of dunes and some rocky areas. It has the highest hills of Serres de Llevant (sa Talaia Freda, 562 metres, and Puig d'en Ferrutx, 519 metres) and the Torrent de na Borges, in the mouth of which you can find Estany del Bisbe, which is two kilometres long.

There are endemic plants in danger of extinction of the Balearic archipelago, like holm oaks, bushes, pine woods and scrubland in this municipality. And some protected species like the black vulture, the fishing eagle or the kite fly over this place.

The tourism and the construction replaced the agricultural activity and the industry in the seventies of the 20th century. This municipality has the Teatre d'Artà (with a capacity for 460 people) since 2001, one of the best infrastructures of Majorca.

Its cultural variety includes Talaiot de ses Païses, Monestir de Bellpuig, Església de Sant Salvador, Església parroquial, Ermita de Betlem, edificio señorial de na Batlessa, where the painter Miquel Barceló has his graphic works.
The municipality has 14 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    20 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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