Es Trenc is an about 5 km long beach in the south of Mallorca. The white sand and the cyan water create a magic atmosphere of pure holiday and rest. Especially in the warm months Es Trenc seems to be a popular place for tourists - at least according to the big number of available parking lots (~6€ per day!). We have been there in the low season - hence there were only a few other people around. For those who don't want to just lie in the white sand the beach offers a great opportunity for taking a walk. Further information can be found here.
A bay like a dream - this is Cala Pi! We only met a hand full of people at this beautiful place. The water was still quite cold but still we decided to go swimming 🙂 To the left and to the right steep cliffs rise up about 50 meters. The water color varies between a cyan and a deep blue. On the right reside a few old fishing boats. Even though it is just March the white sand has been warmed up by the sun. Directly right behind a small shelter a hidden path leads up to the cliff. From here one has a tremendous view down on the bay and onto the wide sea. A small path leads into southern direction towards the sea. I think this is quite close to how some people imagine the paradise 🙂
But how to get there? Luckily this is quite simple - one can follow road PMV-6014 and then the signs saying "Cala Pi" (which is also the name of a small village right beside the Cala Pi bay).
At our first day in Colonia de Sant Jordi we decide to explore the island by bike. A nice goal for today seems Cap de Ses Salines in the very south of Mallorca - about 18 km away. Our first plan is to take the direct route along the beach. After 20 minutes we give up because lots of fine grained sand spoils the party. So we take the road instead. First the road leads to a village called Ses Salines. On this road there is still some annoying traffic. Maybe 10 minutes after leaving Ses Salines we turn right to a smaller road. Here we are almost alone on the road. The road is more or less straight and directly leads towards the Cap de Ses Salines. What we realize is that EVERYTHING to the left and to the right of the road is a "private" area - protected by fences or stone walls. The only thing which seems to be public is the road itself. The meaning of the word "private" (lat. privare = bereave or release) certainly depends on the context here. Finally we arrive at Cap de Ses Salines. Beside a small light house here is basically nothing - just the sea and breakers 🙂 It is nice to just sit here watching the waves crushing on the rough coast.