Playa Romàntica - Extensive sandy beach between rocks covered in rich green vegetation
Originally this beach was named, as is usual on Majorca, after the place where it is situated, in this case S'Estany d'en Mas. But since the bay is so picturesque and idyllic, its name was summarily changed to Playa Romàntica, which is of course more memorable and has a positive ring to it. The sands stretch for about 100 metres along the coastline and back inland for almost 180 metres. Even when the beach is much-frequented, as is almost always the case in the height of summer, more than half the sand is still empty. At that time of year, however, most of the loungers under the numerous attractive straw beach umbrellas are inevitably taken.
Playa Romàntica Bay is framed on both sides by rocky headlands, partly overgrown with lush green vegetation, and reaching out into the sea. On one side there is a relatively highly-priced restaurant famous for its paella and fish dishes. From that side a promenade leads to a large hotel nearby, although this is not visible from the beach. The rock face opposite is undeveloped and natural. There is also a small shop, with an integrated pizzeria, and a beach bar at the back of Playa Romàntica. On both sides there are holiday apartments and hotels scattered amongst the trees, but none are more than two stories high, which makes for pleasant surroundings.
Since the bay reaches a long way back inland, it embraces a generous expanse of sea. You can swim out a good 200 metres and you'll still be inside the bay. This affords excellent protection from waves and currents, and keen swimmers and "lilo skippers" make the most of it. Snorkelling amongst the rocks is good fun here as well. There are no water sports on offer at Playa Romàntica, although there is a volleyball court at the back of the beach. A ride on a glass bottom boat called "Moonfish" will give you a chance to check out the underwater world along the nearby coast.
The water is cleaned daily. Even so there is a constant build-up of natural debris in the form of seaweed, which unfortunately detracts from the visual appearance of Playa Romàntica. If this doesn't bother you, you can skirt around it on your way into the sea, and a few metres further out you'll find almost unbelievably clear turquoise water. Couples and families from right across Europe are especially fond of coming to Playa Romàntica.