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Aperfect day in paradise would describe a day at Cala Macarelleta in Menorca.

Turquoise water and hot and sexy people makes for an amazing day in the sun.

This amazing beach gets a Wanderasm Beach Score of 98 making it on our lsit of Top Beaches in the World.

Turquoise blue clear water AND beautiful people make for an amazing day in the sun.

WANDERASM BEACH SCORE

98

CALA MACARELLETA - MENORCA, SPAIN
2018 WINNER - WORLD'S TOP BEACH
2018 WINNER - TOP BEACHES IN EUROPE
2018 WINNER - TOP MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES
2018 WINNER - TOP BEACHES IN SPAIN

Insider Tips

As with all beaches this beautiful get there as early as possible. We recommend getting there between 9:00-10:00am to find a nice place in the sand. One of the best ways to get there is to take a boat taxi – Menorca Taximar from Cala Galdana is a service we recommend. They will drop you to Cala Macarella and from there its a 30 minute hike to Cala Macarelleta. If you’re brave and decide to drive, parking is extremely challenging so get there before 8AM or don’t risk it.

Bring everything you’ll need for the day – food, drinks, sunscreen, beach towels, beach umbrella.

If you use Menorca Taximar, a good place to buy your grocery is Ci Fe Supermercado 2000 in Cala Galdana (if you come via Menorca Taximar). They are located at: Carrer Ladera, 18, 07750 Serpentona, Illes Balears, Spain). They have an excellent supply of fresh breads and fruits. Check what time they open and you can take your food with you on Menorca tqaximar to the beach. Their meat and olive selection is somewhat limited.

Facilities: There are toilets and facilities at Cala Macarella so use the bathrooms before you start your hike to Macarelleta . There are NO bathrooms on Cala Macarelleta.

Expect to stay for the entire day and spend an amazing day on the beach and in the warm turquoise waters.

Snorkeling is mediocre and there are bits and shards of plastic in the water (as in most of the Mediterranean.)

Flying your drone is prohibited over the beach and the lifeguards will scold you if you do.

Getting There

By Boat Taxi (prefered): The easiest way to get there is by Boat Taxi using Menorca Taximar from Cala Galdana. Take the earliest boat taxi.

By Car: Not recommended as parking is extremey limited

Parking: There are two car parking lots. One is paid and close to the beach, the other is free but a longer walk up hill. Parking is extremely limited so you have to get there before 7-8AM.

Public Transportation: Park in the Car Park – Parking Lot in Cituadella at:
Avinguda de Josep Mascaró Pasarius, 5, 07760 Ciudadela de Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Then catch the Route 69 Ciutadella – Macarella bus from Torres Bus (Autocares Torres).

More Information at: Torres Bus (Autocares Torres) – Route 69 or Bus2 Macarella – Route 69.

Buy Tickets ahead through Torres Bus (Autocares Torres) Online Tickets.

From 14 May to 15 June and from September 16 to October 15 the bus runs 40 minutes from 8:25 am to 7:45 pm, Monday to Sunday, including public holidays. The last bus leaves Macarella at 8:20 pm.

During high season from 16 June to 15 September the bus runs every 20 minutes from 08:05 am to 10:25 pm, Monday to Sunday, including public holidays. The last bus leaves Macarella at 11 pm.

The price is One way: 4,50 € and Return: 8,20 €.




WANDERASM BEACH RATINGS AND SCORE

Sand ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Coarse and hot sand.
Sunbathing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Expect to get some really good sunbathing in.
Beach Size ★ ★ ★ ★ Get there early.
Water Clarity ★ ★ ★ ★ Turquoise blue water.
Snorkeling ★ ★ ★ Mediocre snorkeling. Watch out for the jellyfish.
Surfing N / A Calm water. Not a surfing beach.
Bluff Protection (from wind) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Yes
Picturesque ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Amazing hike with beautiful views of turquoise bays.
Accessibility (ie. Hiking) ★ ★ Moderate hike from Cala Macarella to Cala Macarelleta.
Takes 30 minutes with stops to take pictures.
Popularity / Seclusion No seclusion.
People Watching ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Lots of hot and sexy people.
Nudity / Nude Sunbathing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Allowed.
Restrooms None.
Use bathrooms at Cala Macarella before you start the hike.
Parking Extremely challenging
Private Transportation ★ ★ ★ ★ Use Menorca Taximar to boat-taxi there from Cala Galdana.
Public Transportation ★ ★ ★ ★ Park in Cituadella and take Torres Bus – Route 69
Onsite Services ie. Food / Drinks / Rentals There’s a guy who sells fruit and cocktails.
There’s a restaurant in Macarella but no services in Marcalleta.
Drone Flying Not Allowed Not Allowed

WANDERASM BEACH SCORE

98


World’s Top Beaches
One of the most beautiful and sexiest beaches in the world.

Must Visit on a trip to Menorca.


BEACH SCORE GUIDE
98-100 – World’s Top Beaches
95-97 – Must Visit Beach – One of the best beaches out there.
90-94 – Outstanding Beach – Deserves a vist if you’ve been to higher rated beaches.
85-89 – Very Good Beach – has special qualities which deserve a visit.
80-84 – Good Beach
75-79 – Mediocre Beach
50-74 – Not Recommended

2018 WINNER - WORLD'S TOP BEACHES

2018 WINNER - TOP BEACHES IN SPAIN

One of the world's top beaches
Cala Macarelleta

Menorca’s Hidden Gem. Marcalleta Beach.