Cala Egos - Built-up hotel beach with very little fun factor
The beach of Cala Egos in the east of Mallorca (not to be confused with Cala d'Egos in the West) is a small beach that lies between two large hotel buildings. The beach can only be accessed through the lobby or across the pool terrace of one of the hotels. An area of sand above the beach, which has been artificially created to extend it, joins seamlessly with the beach. However, this area is reserved exclusively for hotel guests.
Likewise, loungers on the actual beach of Cala Egos are only given to hotel guests and the pool bar, snacks, table tennis area and other amenities are also reserved exclusively for guests of the hotel. It quickly becomes clear that the hotel operators would prefer to have Cala Egos beach exclusively for their guests. However, there are no private beaches in Spain, which means the public must be allowed access.
The two hotel blocks make Cala Egos beach feel quite built-up. Apart from at midday and in the early afternoon, the small sandy area is completely in the shade of the nearby, high-rise buildings. There are lots of natural residues in the water and it is not particularly clear. On shore there is a good deal of rubbish - the hotel guests leave their empty plastic cups lying around everywhere. We assume that the rubbish is cleared up at least once a day, but the beach landscape suffers because of it.