Cales Coves is a set of coves and caves in the south of Menorca protected by spectacular cliffs. In the municipality of Alaior, this small paradise is a perfect place to anchor for all kinds of boats, despite being included in the Natural Area of Special Interest Me-11 of Menorca.
Although the sandy areas are very small on this beach, Cales Coves is quite famous among tourists and locals because of how quiet the sea is in this area (it looks like a swimming pool), especially when the north wind blows.
Also, even in summer, it is not usually very crowded, mainly because there is no space for many people either in the parking lot or on the rocks.
- Type:Virgin Beach
- Services: None
- Summer occupancy: 3/5 (the higher the more people there are)
- Surface* of the beach: 250 m2 (* Estimate. The surface changes every year)
- Walking Access: 850 meters (15 minutes)
- Nearest parking: 850 meters (1 minute)
- Previous Beach: Cala en Porter
- Next Beach:Canutells
- Is it in the Camí de Cavalls? :Yes
How to get to Cales Coves
Getting there by Car, Motorcycle or Bike
You can get to Cales Coves by car or bike,by the Me-12 road that goes from Maò to Cala en Porter, following the signs to the urbanization of Cales Coves. The access by bike is very easy if you go on Mountain bike, including the final stretch to the water.
Getting there on foot by the Camí de Cavalls
You can also walk from Cala en Porter through the Camí de Cavalls.
- From Cala en Porter, walking just over 1km
- From Es Canutells, walking a little more than 1km
The Cales Coves area consists of two torrential basins; the canyon of Son Domingo and the ravine of Biniedrís. The main attraction of Cales Coves,in addition to the natural environment and a sea that looks like a swimming pool, are the prehistoric caves.
The nearly 100 caves on the cliffs are of great cultural interest, as these are artificial caves that were used as Necropolis during the Bronze Age. It is the largest Necropolis in all of Menorca.
So if you approach this beach, the least I recommend you do is take a walk along the sides and contemplate the caves. In some you can get inside, but there are others that are covered or closed with bars.