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Platja de Macarelleta
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Platja de Macarelleta

Platja de Macarelleta is situated at 14 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between es Castellet de Macarella and Cala Macarella. The name is given by the small size and the name of the big sister.

This isolated virgin beach is located on the eastern side of the sea inlet which is also the origin of the nearby Cala Macarella. It is located at the end of another sea inlet, which is smaller, narrow and perpendicular to the bigger one. It is surrounded by high and steep cliffs of the adjacent headlands, covered by thick pine woods, which belong to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès of the south coast of Ciutadella.

This landscape is typical for the southern menorcan coast. Then the coast gets higher, it becomes steep and inaccessible except at the sea inlets and the mouth of a torrent or canyons, where you can find beautiful bathing areas and excellent sea shelters.

This beautiful cove is shell-shaped, it has fine-grained white sand, a gentle slope, crystal clear water, it is exposed to the wind from the east-southeast and it is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good because it is quite more sheltered from the wind than Cala Macarella. There are two options to anchor in this bay: in the eastern area, where there is a depth of four metres, or in the west, on a sandy ground.

The accessibility by car is easy until Cala Macarella. Then you have to walk on a trail for 1,45 kilometres.
When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

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 - Ciutadella
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Municipality information Ciutadella

The municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca is situated at the westernmost end of this island, and it is very important for its population, for the picturesque port and for being the bishop see. The name is given by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó with the conquest of Menorca. Ciutadella comes from the Latin word civitatella, from the diminutive of civitas. The former inhabitants used to call it Jamma, Iamo, Iamona, Municipium Flavium Iamontarum or medina Minurka. The organizer of the most important aspects of the menorcan life was king Jaume II de Mallorca. In 1301 he started to establish a defence system (cavalry) and parish (union) or the money. The 16th and 17th centuries were characterized by the violent Turkish pirate attacks. It used to be the capital until the English occupation (1708) which moved to Maó in 1722. The 19th century was a demographic, economic and cultural wake up, whereas since the 20th century until nowadays, the tourism is leading the economy, although the traditional handcraft of shoes and jewellery are still important.

Its cultural variety includes the festival of the patron saint, Sant Joan (on the 23rd and 24th o June), internationally known for the show with the riders and horses, and you should visit the old town, with narrow streets and particular buildings that preserve the presence of different civilizations that populated Ciutadella, the prehistoric vestiges, as well as the defence tower and other interesting places.
The municipality has 24 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    20 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    40 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
  • Degree of occupancy: 
  • Anchoring zone: 
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