“Cala Macarelleta” is an isolated but very beautiful cove located on the island of Menorca, Spain. The access to the beach is not easy and restricted by the local authorities to protect the natural environment from the excess of visitors, but look at the following pictures and say if it is not worth trying to visit it.
As said, the access to “Cala Macarelleta” cove is restricted by the local authorities, and there are a couple of things you have to take into account. Normally you could get to the big sister of the Macarelleta cove (the Macarella cove), traveling by car from the locality of Ciutadella. There are two parking lots near the Macarella cove, and then you will have to hike 20 minutes from the Macarella cove to the Macarelleta cove.
But in the period from June to September, you can get to Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta coves only with public transportation. This is a measure to reduce the huge number of visitors that were degrading the natural environment of both coves. You have to buy the tickets in advance and expect that they will be in high demand.
If you are traveling to Menorca from October to May, you can get to the Macarella beach by car, park in one of the two parking lots, and the hike not more than twenty minutes until you reach to the Macarelleta cove.
You will not find any services like restaurants, a bar or a lifeguard. It is an isolated beach, and hopefully, with the measures of the authorities, the cove will not be crowded. If you want to spend a day at the Macarelleta cove, you have to bring your own food and drink.
If you visit the Macarelleta cove, please pay attention and don’t lie down on the sand dunes that are in the process of regeneration. They are appropriately marked, you don’t have an excuse and you risk a fine. Respect nature so that we can all enjoy it.
Macarelleta is a white sand cove, surrounded by limestone rock wall 30 meters high. The waters are turquoise blue and crystalline. There are little caves in the nearby that were used in the past by the visitors to stay overnight (it is not allowed yet).
The best of Macarelleta CoveThe crystal clear and blue waters. You will fall in love with it.
The worst of Macarelleta CoveBecause it was being abused by the visitors, the authorities decided in 2018 to restrict the number of visitors per day. You can get to the beach in the high session only with a bus and the number of visitors is limited. But this a necessary measure to preserve the natural environment of this cove.