We are not far from the large holiday centres in the north of Majorca here and yet it feels like we are a world away - just water, sky, rocks, sand and green, as far as the eye can see. Apart from a small beach bar serving first-rate fish dishes there are no other signs of civilisation here. Whilst others - mostly locals and alternative holidaymakers - do appreciate this, even when it gets a bit busier on the beach of Cala Torta the atmosphere here is always very relaxed and laid-back.
Cala Torta - Comfortable bathing bay amongst the rocks and dunes of a nature reserveThe beach of Cala Torta lies on the north coast of the eastern tip of Majorca, near the popular holiday resort of Cala Ratjada. The last part of the journey is an approximately two kilometre long gravel track. The relative remoteness means that Cala Torta is not crowded despite its scenic beauty. Whilst it can get a bit cramped in the height of summer towards the front near the water, the beach, which is the largest in the area, has enough space for all sun-worshippers, with an area of sand that stretches back over 150 metres into the hinterland.
The bathing conditions are good here too. The water is very clear, the bay offers plenty of space and since it is of no interest whatsoever to most water sports enthusiasts, swimmers can do their laps completely undisturbed. However, it's not ideal for children - although there is a lifeguard, the water gets deep dangerously quickly. Parents should keep a careful eye on their children and if in doubt, equip them with armbands.
Divers and snorkellers will enjoy the interesting rocky underwater landscape. Nature lovers, walkers and amateur photographers can find plenty of interesting paths and subjects amongst the pine-covered rocks and dunes of the nature reserve. A little chiringuito offers particularly delicious fish dishes. The beach and this eatery are especially popular with locals as well. Cala Torta beach is also well-known for the fact that nude bathing is permitted and practised here.