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Cala Macarella: a turquoise water beach in Menorca

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Virgin beach
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Turquoise water
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Sand beach
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Lifeguard
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Remote beach
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South beach

Cala Macarella is one of the best-known coves in Menorca. The turquoise colour of the sea and the boats' shadows make this beach look like a postcard of the Balearic Islands.

Enjoy Cala Macarella

Cala Macarella is very close to Cala Macarelleta and is probably one of the most famous beaches on the island for locals and visitors. Cliffs and nature surround this turquoise water beach.

May, June and September are the recommended months to visit it. You will avoid crowds of people and therefore enjoy one of the best beaches in Menorca.

How to get to Cala Macarella

In past years, the popular Macarella had two parking lots (one close to the beach and the other 900 meters away).

You can only go to Macarella by Bus!

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To avoid the overcrowding of the shore, the only possibility to arrive at the spot now is the public bus. You can take it from May to September from Ciutadella; it takes 25 minutes.

You can also rent a bicycle

Renting a bicycle is another option you can consider. The journey through Sant Joan de Missa is pleasant. Remember to take some water with you!

Cala Macarella by Boat

However, the best option to reach Cala Macarella is by boat. From our website, we recommend you to take a boat from Cala Galdana or Ciutadella. It's a fantastic experience!

All options have their advantages and disadvantages. With the restriction of car access, the beach of Cala Macarella tends not to fill up so quickly. Nonetheless, it's interesting to go early in the morning anyway.

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Security in Cala Macarella

This beach in Menorca is more attractive for adults and couples. Despite this, have lifeguards; You can relax with your children as well.

Eat on the beach

Cafe Susy is a cafeteria and restaurant on the shore of Macarella. It is the only building on the beach.

Typical Menorcan meals, ice-creams and tapas are on the menu. We recommend going on time to get a table in the summer months. However, you can also take prepared food and eat on the beach.

Tips and recommendations

  1. Plan the visit with time, as if you choose to visit Cala Macarella by bus, you must buy a ticket.
  2. Be aware of the bus schedules. In the afternoon, all visitors want to return to Ciutadella on the last bus.
  3. Take a snorkel mask and some fins. Diving in the surroundings between Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta is spectacular.
  4. Never exceed the yellow buoys swimming. It's a famous beach, and there are a lot of boats, so it could be dangerous to get away from the swimming area.
  5. Avoid jumping from the cliffs and the rocks. It can be risky if you don't know how deep is the sea!

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