Cala Mesquida - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the sandy beach and clear blue sea at Cala Mesquida on Mallorca.
Cala Mesquida - FURTHER INFORMATION
Cala Mesquida - Mallorca visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cala Mesquida' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Balearic Islands.
Cala Mesquida is a very deep beach in Mallorca on the northwest of the island. It has sand dunes extending about 1 km from the beach. Many of these are shut off to allow them to grow naturally. Along one side of the Cala is a mafiosa style single development. The cala is sometimes incorrectly called 'Cala Mosquida'.
The far side of Cala Mesquida is a nudist beach. The sand is fantastic, and the bay has rocks at both ends which provides good snorkeling. All in all, definitely on of the top beaches on Mallorca, with the easy parking and accessibility for families.
Cala Mesquida is quite well developed with numerous 3- and 4-star hotels, popular among which are the Viva Cala Mesquida Suites Hotel, Viva Cala Mesquida Resort Hotel.
Attractions around Cala MesquidaCala Mesquida is set in rugged hills which are popular with walkers. A coastal path meanders along the coast from Cala Ratjada around Cap des Freu to the east along to Cap Fartux in the west. On the way it passes through the very isolated beaches of Cala Torta, Cala Mitjana and Cala Estrata. Also on the coast are the dramatic Coves d'Artà (Caves of Arta). Inland, nearby tourist attractions include Capdepera castle, the town of Capdepera, and also to the town of Arta which also has a spectacular fortress. Also worth visiting is the Torre de Canyamel (Tower of Canyamel) near to Cala Canyamel.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Cala Mesquida is about 95km from Palma. Take the Ma-13 to Inca and then follow signs to Petra, Arta and Capdepera where the road heads north to Cala Mesquida. The beach is 45km from Alcudia. Take the Ma-12 to Arta and then continue as above.