There is much more to Mallorca than sun and sea. And yet, for me a day at the beach is always precious. Even more so since there is a different one for every day of the year. From rocky bays to long stretches of white sand, from secluded getaways to fancy beach clubs. Most of us have our own personal favorites that we only share with friends and family. In case you are not yet familiar with the island’s whereabouts there is a sign that provides some guidance: the Blue Flag (Bandera Azul).
Awarded each year to beaches that meet strict environmental criteria. For many years Spain has had more blue flags than any other country in Europe and worldwide. On Mallorca alone you can count 29 this year. From sleepy Sant Elm in the Southwest to picturesque Cala Mondragó in the Southeast. From lively Canyamel to authentic Son Serra de Marina to endless Playa de Muro and scenic Cala Formentor.
Where the blue flag flutters in the wind you cannot only expect clean water but also some beach infrastructure with life guards and good accessibility. The flipside is that these places are quite popular and well frequented during the summer months. Unless you come early in the morning. When most beaches are still empty and the water is absolutely clear and refreshing. For me that’s the best time to go for a swim.
The more adventurous or romantic may prefer a place that is not marked by a blue flag. There are dozens of remote bays that can only be reached by foot or by boat. Just make sure to bring enough water, a picnic and some sun protection. And on your way home don’t leave anything on or take anything from the beach. Except for your memories, a nice tan and the desire to return.
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