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Sa Font Celada
Artà
Type of beach sand
Sa Font Celada

Sa Font Celada is situated at 12 kilometres from Artà and it is the mouth of the Torrent des Castellot. The few visitors who frequent this coast will notice that the sea temperature is lower, as a result of the sweet water coming from the two sources.

Torrent des Castellot is the origin of the very fine-grained golden sand at the fact that this sandy area continues for 150 metres toward the interior. The rare vegetation in this natural setting, some bushes and the fact that it is surrounded by a rocky coast exposed to the winds blowing from northwest-north-northeast give this sandy area a desert and rugged aspect.

The marine and underwater conditions allow anchoring boats in front of the beach, on a sandy ground that continues for hundreds of metres toward the sea, with a depth of five metres at 300 metres from the coast. The most conflictive navigation point of this area, but excellent for diving, is es Faralló d'Aubarca, at 0,4 nautical miles from the coast, between Cap des Freu and Cap de Ferrutx. The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic de Cala Ratjada, at 13,4 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is complicated because you have to cross some private fincas with your car. This is why you are recommended to follow a coastal trail between Cala Estreta and Cala Matzoc, a five kilometres walk.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not crowded at all by local visitors.

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: 
    40 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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