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S'Aigua Dolça
Artà
Type of beach sand
S'Aigua Dolça

S'Aigua Dolça is situated at 16 kilometres from Artà, between Punta des Barracar and na Clara (excellent breathtaking panoramic views over the bay of Alcúdia), as well as below sa Talaia Freda de Morei (563 metres high) and surrounded by scrubland and bushes. This area belongs to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès Muntanyes d'Artà. The cove is located between the spectacular Cap de Ferrut and the village of Betlem. The piece of coast of Artà between es Caló and Caló d'en Sureda (na Clara, Cala Mata, na Pastor, Caló d'en Serra and sa Pedra Alta) is charaterized by the particular shape, it is low (about five metres, small rocks with old fossil dunes and rocky rests of millions of years ago), and the presence of lots of sandbanks and reefs in this area.

The marine and underwater conditions are not good at all for anchoring boats in front of this cove because there are lots of rocks, it is not very deep and the ground is full of seaweed, stones and some sandy areas. These inconvenients are the reason why in this area there are only boats with little draught. You are recommended to anchor between Vells Marins Baixos and Punta des Barracar. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Pere.

The accessibility by car is easy until the village of Betlem following the signs. Here you can park your private car for free and continue on foot until you reach s'Aigo Dolça.

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 - Artà
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca
Important Notice: This beach is located in a Marine Reserve Area. There are some restrictions on different activities including fishing, anchoring, sailing and diving.
Further informationon:
Reservas Marinas aguas exteriores
Reservas Marinas aguas interiores
Reserva Marina Llevant de Mallorca

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: 
    200 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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