Cala Pi de la Posada

Cala Pi de la Posada, Spain

Cala Pi de la Posada

Cala Formentor (also: Cala Pi de la Posada) is a cove in the northeast of Mallorca on Cape Formentor. The Hotel Formentor has an international reputation for hosting illustrious guests, artists and politicians, and hosting events of world importance. Winston Churchill, John Wayne, Octavio Paz have all stayed here.

The beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for its exceptional commitment to the environment.

This delightful anchorage in the north of Mallorca is known by several names: Cala Formentor, Cala Pi de la Posada, Cala Gentil, Platja or Playa de Formentor.

The Cap de Formentor peninsula is a protected nature reserve. One of the very few buildings is the venerable Hotel Formentor, where many state guests have stayed. You can also be brought here by boat from Port de Pollensa. The beach is bustling in summer.

Bay open to the south on the Cabo Formentor peninsula in the northwest corner of Mallorca. The bay of Pollenca stretches out in a southerly direction, so there won't be much swell building up even with a southerly wind. Directly in front of the elongated luxury hotel Formentor, which is rich in tradition, you will find a dreamlike bay but not quite inexpensive mooring possibilities at the mooring buoys. The hotel is hugely boater-friendly, as long as you have a drink, breakfast or even a nice dinner (reservation required) if you stay for several days.

The approach is straightforward in daylight. There are no reefs or shallows. Coming from the north, the first thing you notice is the Far de Formentor lighthouse. The passage between the coast and the Illa de Formentor is not possible because of the shallow depth. Anchor in any depth between five and three metres, 200-300 metres off the beach. The anchoring ground is fine sand with some seaweed. Mooring is also possible on mooring buoys (expensive). We paid 35Eur for 55ft.

The crystal-clear water gives you a Caribbean feeling. The narrow but kilometre-long beach has fine sand, with some rocks thrown in and is overgrown with pine and holm oak trees that almost reach the water's edge. Behind it are forested mountains up to 400 metres high. So gusts of wind are possible.