Located on the northern point of Mallorca, Cala Figuera is a stunning beach lined with rock ledges for jumping and swimming. There is no way to park directly next to Cala Figuera and the only way to reach the beach is by a short hike.
It’s important to note that there is another Cala Figuera on Mallorca that is a small port town on the southern coast. In this article we are referencing the small and remote beach on the north of the island.
In this article we will share what to expect at the beach and directions on how to reach the beach and where to park.
Dave and I visited Mallorca and Cala Figuera on an exceptionally warm day in November of 2023. We spent the morning driving along the North coast, hiking around Cuber Reservoir and taking the walk down to the nearby Cala Murta. Luckily it was warm enough for an end of the day swim at Cala Figuera Mallorca.
Overview of Cala Figuera
Hiking to Cala Figuera
Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 280 feet Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
The hike to Cala Figuera is very short but a bit steep. There are several trails that lead to the beach so you can easily make the distances longer than listed above if you are looking for a nice walk. The easiest way to visit is to park in the large lot just inland of the beach.
From here there are two trails to get to the beach. The most direct route goes downhill directly from the parking lot. This part of the trail is steep and it’s hard to stay on the main trail and many paths seem to wind down the slope to the beach.
The other option is to walk along the road and take the larger and more gradual trail to the beach. This path is slightly longer but a nice walk. Both trails meet right above the beach so you can easily turn this walk into a small loop.
There is also another trail that leads to the beach that parallels the road. This trail does not take you back to the main parking lot and you will walk a long way until you reach the road. This is not the best choice for taking a short hike to Cala Figuera.
The beach itself and the surrounding coastline is really stunning at this beach. The beach is small and mostly rocks so not perfect if you want a sandy beach. What makes this beach beautiful is the low rock ledge along the side of the cliff perfect for sunbathing and swimming. There are a few places to jump from the rocks and the stunning colored water is perfect for swimming.
The bay is bordered on the other side by steep and tall cliffs, making the view out to the sea stunning.
Map of Cala Figuera
Things to Know about Visiting Cala Figuera
There is a farily large parking lot just inland of Cala Figuera. The lot is a little bumpy and you will need to use caution if you have a low vehicle. There is a lot of parking spots and when we visited in November there was plenty of space.
Facilities at Cala Figuera
There are no facilities at this beach or in the parking lot. You will need to drive most of the way off the pennisula before you find a bathroom or place to eat.
Our Afternoon at Cala Figuera
Dave and I ended our day exploring the north of Mallorca with a visit to Cala Figuera. Not knowing which trail to take we hiked down on the shortest trail directly from the parking lot. This trail is winding, steep and splits often before it reaches the beach.
Once we reached the beach we spent some time on the rocky shoreline that walked out along the rock ledge to the left of the beach. We found a place to sit for a few minutes before jumping into the water for a swim.
After warming back up we headed up the trail. Unfortunately we initially decided to hike up the much longer path that parallels the road. This path does not meet up with the road for a long time. A better choice is to take the other path marked by signs that ascends uphill towards the road. You will still need to walk a short distance on the road to get to the parking lot.
We loved this remote and gorgeous beach on the northern coast!
Check out our 3 day Mallorca itinerary.