TIME: 3.30 Hours
LONGITUDE: 7,2 Miles
STARTING POINT: Cala Tarida
ARRIVAL POINT: Cala Bassa
HOW TO GET THERE:
We leave from Sant Josep, along the road PM-803 heading fro Sant Antoni and at about 500 metres we take the left turning to the signposted Cala Tarida; and following the signs till reaching the beach.
We start the crossing heading North, and after a rocky area with cli s we reach Cala Corral; a very deep cove with a small marina (Coralmar) at the bottom, where there are no services, although there are a large number of dry dock huts with ramps where we can disembark.
Farther on, after a rocky point, we come across a small inlet called Cala Llentia, with rocks and algae, although disembarking is possible. We continue until we reach Cala Codolar, a sandy cove with easy disembarking, where the pine tree forest reaches the shore, it is quite quiet and there is a small kiosk or bar.
We continue rounding the small cliffs below Puig des Dofí, with a large urbanisation.
After crossing the Punta des Niu de s’Àguila (where the osprey nests), we nd a bay called Sa Figuera Borda, where there is a large cave which used to be used by smugglers, and is currently used for shermen’s huts located on either side, whose ramps enable disembarking.
Following the cli s we reach Sa punta de s ́Embarcador (most western part of the island), where we will have a closer view of the islet s ́Espartar and Ses Bledes in the distance. Afterwards, this area of cli s will lead us to several small coves, one with a bar-kiosk called Es recò den Xic, and the beaches of Cala Comte, we will exercise maximum precaution at this point on passing between s ́escull de ses Punxes and the coast. A little farther o is s ́Escull Llarg, s ́Illa des Bosc and much farther along the island of Sa Conillera.
This area has a lot of seagoing tra c and currents with ne sandy beaches on either side where we will enjoy some crystalline depths. The beach has bars, restaurants and all the facilities; in addition it has a large parking area on the peak; so preserving its condition as a virgin beach. As to navigation this is an area with strong winds and the possibility of encountering waves on disembarking.
Further on we come across a jetty, with passenger boats and several co- ves with dry dock huts. From here the view of Sa Conillera is impressive; we will tour the island in the next route.
We will continue to Punta de Sa Torre (where you can nd the tower of Rovira, an old defence tower); rounding it we leave behind the islet of Es Pallaret on our port and the islets of Es Farallons on our starboard. In this area we have to be careful of the lar- ge amount of semi-submerged rocks.
After Cala Rotja, where it is possible to disembark, and after Punta del Cap de la Bassa, we nally reach Cala Bassa. A magnificent beach of ne sand; surrounded by pine trees and junipers; which has all the facilities.
On entering we must pay special attention to the leisure and passenger boat traffic likewise aquatic sports.