Caló des Mort Beach
The tiny yet idyllic cove of Caló des Mort is situated at the eastern end of Playa de Migjorn. A picture perfect semi-circular cove backed by steep rocky cliffs this is one of Formentera’s worst-kept secrets.
Besides its diminutive size and rocky backdrop, what gives Caló des Mort its special feel is the colour of the water. It is almost as if somebody has turned the saturation up with every hue of blue and turquoise, yet it remains incredibly clear. Such is its appeal you won’t be able to resist taking a dip for long, or grabbing your snorkel and mask. Whist it is generally safe to swim here there can be quite strong currents on windy days.
Besides its natural beauty you won’t find much else here. This is one of Formentera’s unspoilt gems and the only sign of development predate tourism. There is a little wooden boathouse equipped with a rickety old slipway which only adds to the charm of the cove.
To get to Caló des Mort will require more effort than other beaches on the island. It is a bit of a walk from the nearest parking spot and there is something of a climb down the “steps” carved into the rock of the cliffside. That said don’t be surprised if it is busy here - our advice is to try and get here early so you can grab a good spot. Oh, and it’s up to you whether you bring your swimming costume or not…
Sant Francesc de Formentera
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