Mallorca has many spectacular places to visit, however a visit to the Torrent de Pareis and Sa Calobra should be on everyone’s ‘to do’ list.
Set beneath the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site Tramuntana mountain range you can find this beautiful unspoilt cove complete with hidden beach and dramatic gorge.
The easiest (& most pleasant way) to reach this unspoilt secluded spot is to take the picturesque boat trip. Alternatively, you can snake through the mountains by car or bus (or bike) to reach this picture post card spot, but the leisurely boat ride from the Port de Soller along the dramatic coast line towards Cala Tuent and Sa Calobra is preferable.
If you’re lucky, grab the bench right next to the skipper so you can see for miles around in all directions. Or if you prefer a more comfortable seat, sit on the right hand side going north and the left hand side going to south so you won’t be craning you neck to see the coast line, craggy cliffs and caves whilst on the journey. This is a stunning coast line to drink in and admire.
Some of the boats stop off in the pretty sandy cove of Cala Tuent with its green blue waters, however it is worth staying on until Sa Calobra.
As the boat approaches the Torrent de Pareis and Sa Calobra you can admire the stunning rock formations for which it is famed.
In certain seasons you’ll be sharing the boat with numerous cyclists on their way to tackle one of Mallorca’s most famed cycling roads of the same name (Sa Calobra). So once you get to the other side they are off up a seriously steep road whilst the remaining day trippers will explore the local area and beaches.
There are two beaches at the Sa Calobra – by-pass the small shingle beach close to where the boat lands (unless you fancy dipping your toes whilst waiting to board the boat back) and head through the tunnel to emerge at the breathtaking Torrent de Pareis and main Sa Calobra beach which sits at the end of the gorge.
The cove has been well maintained with decent steps, paths and well-lit tunnels to help you make your way around. Near the main landing station, there’s a range of restaurants, cafes and shops to keep visitors well fuelled (along with toilets). It’s worth noting that once you get to the main beach there are no facilities, so go prepared with refreshments and towels.
Without a doubt, pack your swim wear and head to the Torrent de Pareis and the main Sa Calobra beach, where the beach emerges between two giant rock faces. Further back you will find a sheltered sandy bowl where the water from the Torrent de Pareis (twin streams) heads down from Lluc and Gorg Blau. There’s a smattering of trees that make a perfect shaded spot for a picnic or a snooze. In the summer, the Torrent dries up and if you fancy you can climb further up into the Torrent de Pareis gorge.
You can easily while away the hours at this spectacular location, and taking the later boat back will mean the number of visitors will have thinned.
Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis, really is a ‘must see’ for those that want to really appreciate the beauty of the Mallorcan landscape.
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