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Cala s'Almunia
S'Almunia
Santanyí
Type of beach pebbles
Cala s'Almunia also known as S'Almunia

S'Almunia is situated at nine kilometres from Santanyí. The name comes from the nearby Cala es Maquer and this rocky sea inlet.

This part of the coastline of Santanyí is a jetty eroded by the sea and the wind on the rock, and the few flat areas are used as solarium by the swimmers. The access to the water has to be done by the ramps to introduce the boats into the sea. You will have to be careful because of the presence of slippery green seaweed.

Getting there on the seaway on a quiet day needs a good navigator. In s'Almunia there is a depth that ranges from four to five metres on a sandy ground, with some rocks, and a sandbank which you have to keep an eye on. The presence of sea currents and winds from the southeast-east-southwest make anchoring normally impossible. But the beautiful underwater area is very popular amongst divers. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Cala Figuera de Santanyí, at 2,1 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy to s'Almunia. Once you have parked the car for free next to the houses of sa Comuna (at 1,1 kilometres from the beginning of the road that leads to this rocky area, and at half a kilometre from the sea), you have to walk for 200 metres, going down the steep stairs, and turn left to reach this beautiful piece of coast. This problematic accessibility explains the low influx of visitors.

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Municipality information Santanyí

The municipality of Santanyí is situated in the southeast of Majorca, Cap de ses Salines is the most southern territory of the island which is at 150 kilometres from Africa (it suffered the north African pirate attacks between the 14th and 17th centuries). The origin of the name is uncertain (three options, Latin, Arab or Mozarab). King Jaume II named it town in 1300.
The landscape goes from the interior to the sea, between unirrigated agricultural land and natural vegetation. This ecological and ethnographic richness explains that in 1992 Mondragó (782 hectares) was declared natural reserve by the Govern de les Illes Balears. The northern area includes the last part of Serres de Llevant (Penya Bosca, 280 metres high) and the southern includes a marina (3,5 kilometres toward the interior) and a coastline which is 35 kilometres long and where torrents flow into the sea, like s'Estany de ses Gambes (a water storage of 41 hectares) and es Pontàs (arch-shaped emerging rock).
Since the fifties of the 20th century the tourism began in this municipality, increasing commerce, construction, marès, gravel and pedra de Santanyí quarries (used since the Islamic period and in the most important historical buildings of Majorca, Almudaina, Castell de Bellver, Llotja or la Seu, and exported to Catalonia, France and Italy).
The municipality has 19 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    30 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    10 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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