calas-santanyi-cala-figuera-cycling-3Approximate distance: 40 km. Duration: 4 hours. departure and arrival Santanyi. 

We leave Santanyí on MA-160. At the roundabout we take the exit to Cala Llombards. Passing the beach we leave by narrow and steep steps. We can walk down to the Pontás lookout from where there are spectacular views of this great natural monument.

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We return the same way, turning left at the Costa den Nofre, we reach the beach and leave by the Costa dels Etics that leads us to Cala Santanyi. We will carry on to Cala Figuera, arriving at Caló d‘en Busques through a pedestrian walkway that runs alongside the fishermen‘s huts.

From Caló d‘en Busques, we leave by a steep section of badly conditioned road (some 300 metres) arriving at the crossroads with Camí de S‘Eriçó where we turn right. We will carry on straight towards S’Amarador beach now entering the Mondragó Nature Reserve.

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At this point we can visit S‘Estany de Sa Font de N‘Alis, from where we head towards Porto Petro, leaving Cala de la Barca Trencada and La Punta de Sa Torre to our right. In Porto Petro we can visit the Port and then using the MA-717 head towards Cala D‘Or where we can visit the town centre as well as the coves in that area (Cala Egos, Es Fortí and Cala Ferrera).

From Cala D‘Or we head towards S‘Alqueria Blanca from where we return to Santanyí.

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Cala Figuera 
Located on the south-east coast of Mallorca within the Santanyi municipality, is a typical fishermen‘s port with a a privileged ecological environment, here visitors can relax and enjoy many natural spots of immense beauty.

It is very pleasant to walk along the port‘s shoreline, following the small interior coves. The walk is flanked with summer houses and small typical mallorcan buildings called escars, used to store boards, nets and other fishing gear.

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The restaurants in the area place much importance on local produce. It‘s possible to eat fish freshly caught by the fishing fleet that very afternoon. It‘s an incredible spectacle to see the fish brought in (from Monday to Friday about 4-5pm), a perfect chance to get some photos of this traditional art that is slowly disappearing.

Cala Figuera is a charming place, with well looked after surroundings. It is one of the most protected natural ports in the Balearics, narrow and long.

Apart from the fishing activities it is home to recreational boats too.

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Cala Figuera, Mallorca

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