Capdepera, Cala Mesquida and Cala Agulla.
Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI).
Municipal districts: Capdepera.
Natural values: Dune systems of great interest,
sheer cliffs, pine forests.
Both bays, located to the extreme east of Macizo de Artá, offer an idyllic landscape: golden sandy beaches, crystal clear water and green pines framing the coastal surroundings.
The area boasts beautiful and well-conserved dunes.
The beach vegetation appears quite run down as a result of the summer heat, yet marram grasses and sea lilies (Sea Daffodil) can be observed.
Behind the beach, there is a splendid pine forest, mixed with some savins and an exuberant undergrowth, consisting primarily of mastics, heathers, strawberry trees and large Mediterranean fan palms.
The sheer cliffs of Cap des Freu, that separates the two bays, offer a rich fauna of sea birds. In particular, the large colony of herring gulls and European shags, not forgetting the presence of wild doves, ravens and the Blue Rock thrushes stand out.
There are various routes that connect the two beaches and run alongside the two bays; this is the best way to take in the beauty of this stretch of the Mallorcan coast.
Google Map: Cala Agulla and Cala Mesquida