Mondragó is a natural cove located in the East of Mallorca and known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the island. This area of Mallorca has a number of stunning calas just a short distance away from each other making is popular for sailors to spend the day ‘cove hopping’. Cala Mondragó is unique as it’s located in the heart of the Mondragó Natural Park, a nature reserve surrounded by pine trees and numerous pathways through the forest and along the coastline. The beach is surrounded by rocky shorelines and sand dunes, the ideal place to spend the day anchored with stunning views across the sea.
Things to do in Cala Mondragó
There are two restaurants in Cala Mondragó, serving a range of local Mallorcan dishes. If you fancy something more relaxed, there are also two beach bars where you can enjoy music and cocktails at sunset.
If you’re up for some watersports, Cala Mondragó is an ideal spot for snorkeling, with crystal-clear waters and unique underwater wildlife. Being Located in the nature park, there are many signposted trails you can follow either by foot or on bike – or if you prefer, you can kayak along the coast and enjoy it from the sea.
Visit Cala Mondragó by boat
Cala Mondragó is a very popular place to visit by boat, due to its prime location with many other accessible beaches just a short distance away; Cala Santanyi, Cala Sa Nau and Caló des Moro & S’Álmunia. This makes it easy to sail between different coves throughout the day, stopping at each one for a quick swim or cold drink whilst enjoying the incredible views. Getting to Cala Mondrago by boat is relatively easy from any of the nearby ports and marinas such as Portocolom, Portopetro and Portocristo.
Anchorage in Cala Mondragó
Try to visit early as the best anchoring spots are closer to the shore and can fill up fairly quickly. Cala Mondragó is a mostly sandy-bottomed beach with some seaweed areas. Take care when anchoring because there is a lot of the Posidonia plant in this zone of Mallorca. Posidonia is an endangered plant which is so important because it helps to keep the ocean clean. Watch our webinar on Posidonia in the Balearic Islands and visit the government website to find out how you can avoid anchoring in Posidonia in Mallorca.