Cala Egos Mallorca – A Relatively Unknown Beach
We stayed in the Cala D’or resort area (highly recommend – we loved the location) of Mallorca.
This little resort town is known for being home to 5 amazing cove beaches. These calas are gorgeous and perfect for lounging on the limited amount of sand or swimming in their perfect temperature waters.
What we didn’t realize was that there was an additional cove beach just steps away from our hotel. By complete chance we happened to walk by and decided to explore.
We discovered Cala Egos, which was so amazing it could easily be considered a 6th amazing beach in the resort area.
You can fly under the radar here and still experience rugged cliff walls winding into a gorgeous beach of soft sand. I loved spending time at this mini cove beach.
- Other Names: Cala D’egos, Cala De Egos, Calo, (formerly known as Caló de ses Egües,
- Known For: calm waters, cliff jumping, mini beach, “less crowds”
- Facilities: mainly for hotel guests, no showers or bathrooms, but in city can find a spot, no rentals in area
- Lifeguards: No
- Parking: easy, street parking nearby
- Cost: Free
- Other: Way less known than other Cala D’or beaches
What You Will Find at Cala Egos Majorca
Cala Egos Majorca features a relatively deep stretch of sand for a cala. While it is still pretty thing at the water, it goes deep enough that you are much more likely to be able to find a stretch of sand to spread out on.
Cliff walls wind into the beach and help protect the water from getting choppy, which helps create the clear blue effect that is so alluring.
If you want to do some mild cliff jumping this beach features rock walls that will allow it. The highest spot you can safely jump from is only about 20 feet, but we still enjoye dit.
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This beach is in Cala d’Or resort area, which is in the Santanyi area of Mallorca. If you imagine the island of Mallorca as a clock, it would be on the coast at about 5 o’clock.
Parking at this beach is way easier than most other calas, even other ones in city areas. There is plenty of street parking just steps away from the stairs that lead down to the beach. We visited multiple times and each time had no problem finding free parking.
I think the parking is so easy because most of the guests on the beach simply walk there from their nearby hotels.
The biggest downfall of this beach is that there aren’t really any facilities. There are no bathrooms or showers, as well as no lifeguards.
The good news is that you are in the town so virtually everything you would need is within walking distance.
In general you can expect Mallorca to be overflowing with people all summer. This beach has less of those crowds, but don’t expect to have it to yourself unless you go out of season or super early in the morning.
The great news is that even at the busy times there were still wide stretches of sand that we could call our own. On a relative scale, this beach is substantially less crowded.
Conclusion: Is Cala Egos worth visiting?
Cala Egos delivers exactly what you would imagine a Mallorca cove beach to.
The clear water is perfect for swimming and the sand is soft for lounging. These are framed by cliffs lining each side of the beach.
While there aren’t the creature comfort facilities at this beach, you can still enjoy it with less crowding than you will find on most other beaches.
What to Bring to the Beach
Travel towel – So much easier to pack these quick dry microfiber travel towels than go without or be forced to buy one once there. We always travel with at least two of them.
Dry Bag – There are some lessons you just don’t want to learn the hard way. Ruining your phone, camera, or other valuables at the beach is a very expensive lesson to learn. This dry bag is amazing and works for any and all water activities.
Reef-safe sunscreen – The sun here can be very strong. Make sure to wear a reef safe sunscreen or a rashguard.
Rash guard or long sleeve swim top – I wear the one from Skims and I love not having to worry about getting burned when I am out in the sun ALL DAY.
Free people also has some amazing rash guards you can shop here.
Backpack or waterbottle sling – I am obsessed with my Beis travel backpack. I never travel without it. It is seriously the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. If you don’t want to bring a full backpack this waterbottle sling is my absolute favorite. It fits a waterbottle, iPhone 14 pro max, plus some extra space for bars or snacks or your wallet.
Packable snacks – I always travel with these That’s it bars from Amazon. OMG, they are sooo good and only have a few minimal ingredients.
Full guides on my favorite Mallorca beaches
I have visited over 30 Calas (or beaches) in Mallorca and have full guides about all of them. From which ones are best to the parking (it can be a nightmare) to how to get down to the actually beach as a lot of them require hikes.
CALO DES MORO – This is probably the most beautiful cove beach I have ever seen. It was crowded when we went (high season) but if you go during the spring or early fall it won’t be nearly as crowded.
CALA S’ALMUNIA – Amazing cliff jumping spots here. Not too high, not too small. It was just perfect in my opinion. This beach is literally a 5 minute walk from Calo des Moro. Don’t miss it! It’s beautiful!
CALA DES BORGIT – Amazing, lesser known beach. This may have been my favorite Cala we visited. It is much lesser known and wasn’t nearly as crowded as the others.
ES TRENC – Lesser known but amazing! Es Trenc is more of a traditional beach than the others on the list (no rocks or cliffs around) but more out of the way from most of the touristy things. It was another one of my favorite beaches. The water was so blue, and the sand so white! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this hidden gem.
Other Mallorca beaches we loved:
Note: We have been to every single one of these beaches. It was A LOT of work but we love it! Mallorca is one of our favorite spots to vacation in the summer. I hope you find this information helpful. Thanks so much for reading!
- CALA MONDRAGO
- CALA BELTRAN – Hidden gem. Loved this beach! You get there through a hike starting at Cala Pi Beach.
- CALA PI
- CALA SA NAU
- CALA S’AMARADOR – Voted best beach in Europe (Personally, it wasn’t my favorite) But still absolutely stunning. Just SUPER crowded in high season.
- CALA LLOMBARDS
- CALA MITJANA
- CALA SERENA
- TRENC BADESTRAND
- CALA GRAN
- CALA ESMERALDA
- CALA EGOS – Relatively unknown beach!
- CALA FERRERA – All-around awesome beach. Whole package.
- CALA SANTANYI
- CALA FIGUERA – Charming fishing village on the south eastern part of the island. No beach