Cala Salada - Cliff diving, snorkelling, relaxing
There are several good reasons why this bay is so popular with the locals of the island. The turquoise shimmering water, the fine sand, the gleaming red cliffs and the surrounding pine forests make the scenery here a real eye-catcher.
The beach is located in a sheltered bay around four kilometres north of San Antonio. A winding road leads through the forest to the bay. There are only a few car parking spaces along the road. It can get rather crowded here due to the large numbers that head for this beach. It is then easier to find a space to park for a scooter.
Cala Salada has two different beach areas. Near to the car park is a sandy stretch with pebbles in places, where there are sun-loungers and parasols. This part is popular with families with children and with older people. To reach the second area of the beach you will need climbing skills. From the car park keep right and climb up the cliffs towards the north. This effort is worth it, as after only a few minutes you can already see Cala Saladeta. It is no longer an insider tip, but you will still be able to find a quiet spot on the sand, or on one of the large rocks which protrude into the water. Many young people who are not interested in the action of San Antonio, or who just want a break from it, come here for relaxation.
Wherever you are here, you can admire the impressive natural setting of Cala Salada and in the summer months enjoy being served with a mojito or caipirinha. The cliffs between the two beach area are also used as natural diving boards, but obviously you can also take the very shallow route into the water across the sand. Don't forget to bring your snorkelling equipment, as Cala Salada offers excellent conditions and an underwater world worth exploring.