Cala d'Egos - The rough with the smooth
Cala d'Egos is one of Majorca's difficult to reach bays, at least it is for visitors who try to find the place by land rather than by boat. It lies in the south-west of the island, seven kilometres from Andratx and 34 kilometres from Palma. At Cala d'Egos the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range meet the sea. The road here offers impressive panoramic views of the coastal landscape, which is characterised by cliffs and forests.
There is no real car park near Cala d'Egos. At roughly the spot where the tarmac road turns into a barely passable gravel track you can park your car in a little lay-by at the edge of the road. Walking along this track for around one and a half kilometres brings you down to the beach. It's worth the effort because a completely unspoiled, secluded and rarely frequented spot awaits you on this otherwise well-developed tourist island.
Cala d'Egos is a place of rugged nature and the beach is made up of shingle and larger stones. Shady spots can be found under one of the trees right behind the area where you can lie down. At the side of the small bay cliff faces fall steeply into the crystal clear water, which shines bright blue in the sun and offers good conditions for divers and snorkelers. However you'll need to bring your own equipment since Cala d'Egos is completely lacking in infrastructure, from food outlets right through to sun loungers.