With some of the most stunning beaches on Mallorca, Parc natural de Mondragó offers several small bays all easily reachable by walking trail. If you are looking for an easy hiking trail along the coast, Cala Mondrago offers stunning views and gorgeous beaches.
Below you can see what you need to know to plan your visit to Parc natural de Mondragó and enjoy the hiking trails.
Dave and I visited Cala Mondrago during our visit in November of 2023 on our final day on the island. It was an incredible end to our visit and we wish we had more time to spend a full day at this beautiful park.
Overview of Cala Mondrago
Located in Southeastern Mallorca, the gorgeous Parc natural de Mondragó has some of the most pictueresque beaches on the island. Linking together these beaches, the easy and short hiking trails throughout the park are some of the best short hikes on the island.
Cala Mondrago is a picturesque cove nestled on the southeastern coast of the enchanting island of Mallorca, Spain. Renowned for its pristine beauty and crystal-clear turquoise waters, this idyllic bay is part of the Mondrago Natural Park, a protected area that showcases the island’s rich biodiversity. The beach, with its fine white sand, is surrounded by gently sloping hills and lush Mediterranean vegetation, creating a serene and captivating setting. Visitors to Cala Mondrago can enjoy not only sunbathing and swimming but also explore the scenic trails that wind through the adjacent pine forests.
The beach is well-equipped with facilities, including sunbeds and a beachfront restaurant, making it an ideal destination for both relaxation and outdoor adventure.
The hiking trails at Parc natural de Mondragó are mostly easy and several are paved paths. The trails offer several loops to explore the coastline and beaches and you can link together the trails to walk about 5 miles. There is very little elevation gain so these are easy trails and offer a nice juxtaposition from the hiking trails on the north of the island.
Things to Know About Cala Mondrago
These is a large parking lot above the main entrance to Cala Mondrago. There in no public parking right at the main beach. From the parking lot you will need to walk a short distance downhill on the road. This park lot is big but can also fill up especially during the high season.
There are lots of facilities at Cala Mondrago including bathrooms, a resaurant and seasonal sun beds. This is a popular area for boaters.
Map of Cala Mondrago
The trails are well marked and you can find several maps like the one below.
You don’t really need a specific hiking plan for the area as you can adjust the trail as you go. If you want some specific suggestions for a route, All Trails has several options.
Our Experience Hiking in Parc natural de Mondragó
Dave and I visited Mondragó on our last day in Mallorca. Since we were staying in Soller in the north, we got up early on our last day and drove down to the southern coast prior to heading to the airport. While we loved the north of the island, we were really happy to get out and see this gorgeous coastline.
The combination of the colored water, ruggest shoreline and beaches nestled into the bay makes for great hiking trails. We started with the most northern loop just to the left of the main beach. The trail here is dirt but the path is generally wide and easy walking.
On this loop, you will see a sea cave and find another small beach.
After doing this loop, we walked along the beach and continued on the trail on the far side of the beach. The path here is paved and easy walking. Continueing onward you pass more incredible views.
After about 1 hour of walking, we were out of time and made our way to the airport. Both Dave and I are so glad we made these trails part of our Mallorca itinerary.