During the season, the precious marble bay is often crowded. And there’s a reason for it. The true beauty of this paradise beach, though, is revealed off-season. It needs a bit of an adventurous spirit and a good sense of direction to get there. At least if you take the route from Cala s’Almunia to Cala Marmols.
The path is partly overgrown and not always clearly visible. But the views along the wildly rugged cliffs are breathtaking. And if you are lucky, you may even spot some special companions on your hike.
Cala s’Almunia alone invites you to stay. Maybe take a dip and find a place on the warm rocks. From the tiny beach however our hike starts upwards through dense bushes. Many stones are still damp from the dew, but the hiking boots provide good grip. And soon the first of countless marvelous views opens up.
A little further on we reach the cliffs, keeping an eye out for the rocky arch. The sunrays are dancing like twinkling stars on the turquoise sea. Along the way, you’ll pass a dilapidated pump house. And feel like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Water was once pumped out of the dragon’s cave here, the entrance to which is hidden not far from the house. For safety reasons, the cave is not accessible anymore. That’s probably just as well. Who knows what the dragon is all about.
Finally we arrive at Cala Marmols and descend to the white sandy beach. What a happy place for an extended picnic. On the way back, we’re accompanied by dolphins. They are obviously just as excited as we are.
Read here about an alternative hiking route to Cala Marmols from Cap de Ses Salines and other coastal hikes on Mallorca.