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Cala en Tugores
Santanyí
Type of beach sand
Cala en Tugores

Cala en Tugores is situated at seven kilometres from ses Salines, and it is the most southern beach of Mallorca, together with Platja d'es Caragol.

This sandy area can only be reached on foot, this is why it is the beach which is less frequented between Colònia de Sant Jordi and Cap de ses Salines. There are only two options to get there: from the lighthouse of ses Salines, walking along the coast for 3,6 kilometres, or from Colònia de Sant Jordi along its beaches (es Port, es Dolç and es Carbó) for 5,4 kilometres and one hour of duration.

Once you are there, at Cala en Tugores, you may visit s'Estany de ses Gambes, a natural lake with marine birds. This sandy area is full of pine trees and bushes deformed by the southern wind. Its coast is covered by a posidonia meadow of one meter of thickness (a sort of seaweed with long leaves that are the natural substract for a lot of marine organisms and very important for the depuration of the water of the coast.

The water is transparent, but the navigators must be careful, because at 200 metres from the coast there is a depth of only one and a half metres, whereas a rocky ground with seaweed is the limit of the very small entrance channel. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi, at 3,2 nautical miles.

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 - Cala d´Or
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

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: 
    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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