Caló des Mort
In the southeast of Formentera, in the 6km long beach of Playa de Migjorn, you will find this beautiful little cove that is backed by steep cliff landscape. Its charming rocky background is a wonderful place to take pictures and its shallow lagoon-like waters also has the perfect water temperature that attracts many people.
The beach is small and can be easily congested, particularly during the summer season. The cove is accessible through a steep stairway with a rope that serves as a handrail to get down to the beach.
Type: Rocky with a little bit of sand
Calo des Mort is accessorized with rocks and cliffs in the most stunning hue of blue water that looks really enticing for a swim and snorkeling. There is no umbrella nor sunbeds available for rent as well as public toilets nor showers. The “escars” or the boat houses which adds up to the character of the cove are the only shelter you can find.
This semi-circular shaped beach is surrounded by large rocks leaving just a small area of sand. Therefore, sunbathing on the rocks is common here, a unique way to enjoy the sun. It provides a beautiful panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and it is admired by nudists because of its secret location.
There are completely no big hotels in its surroundings making it a very well preserved location.
How to get there:
Geo: 38°39’36.0″N / 1°31’02.2″E
La Savina Port is 14.8km away from Calo des Mort. It is best to drive a car if you come in groups and enjoy the view making stops along the way as you will pass by beautiful sceneries and a lot of restaurants. Don’t hesitate to park your car on the side of the street and admire the view as it is going to be worth it.
From Carrer Ponent head towards Ave. Mediterranea then continue onto PM-820. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Carrer de Pla del Rei/PM-820. Continue all way and turn right when you reach Carrer Maryland then turn left to stay on the same street. You will get to Hotel Riu La Mola then you can walk to Calo des Mort heading south-east. Look for the sign, as the pathway is not near the coastline.
Riding a taxi cost around 20-24 euros for a 20-minute ride. Riding a scooter is the most popular way to go around Formentera but from La Savina, it is going take 50 minutes to 1 hour to get to Calo des Mort.
Did you know?
The name of Formentera is said to derive from the Latin word Frumentarium, which means granary. It was the target of a disastrous attack by the Norwegian King Sigurd I in 1109. The island was conquered by the Catalans, added to the Crown of Aragon, and then became part of the medieval kingdom of Mallorca.
What to see:
From above the cliff before chambering down, you will see just how Calo des Mort is perfectly shaped. You may see some people relaxing naked but its quite normal in this cove.
Aside from two simple wooden boat houses, there are no other structures and Caló des Mort has been left entirely to nature.
What to do:
Take photos on its beautiful cliffs or on its beautiful landscape. From the top of the cliff before descending down is where you will see the most beautiful view of Calo des Mort. Snap a photo or a few before going down to enjoy the water.
Walk down the coast and you will pass a few little beaches that are both beautiful and have transparent waters. Snorkel with myriads of white fishes in its crystal clear waters.
Sunbath nude if that is your cup of tea. Or, you may visit the church of Nostra Senyora del Pilar, designed between 1785 and 1794.
Where to eat:
While there are no facilities at Caló des Mort Bay, there are chiringuitos and restaurants on the busy beaches nearby, which can be reached within a few minutes on foot.
A cheerful little chiringuito right next to the ocean. It is probably the smallest chiringuito you will ever see in the whole island of Formentera but it is a perfect location to watch the sun kiss the ocean goodbye. This small chiringuito serves alcohol, freshly made snacks and cakes, healthy choices such as salads and gluten free options.
The music they play makes the atmosphere very relaxed and it makes you feel like going back to the 80’s.
Address: Carretera a Maryland I 4606 Playa de Es Pujols, 07872, Formentera Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:10 to 21:00
Phone: +34 691 88 36 45
Another charming restaurant that has a gorgeous terrace with a scenic view next to the beach. They serve seafood, Mediterranean, European and Spanish dishes. They also have a special diet for vegetarians and gluten free options. Try their wagyu beef burger and the watermelon gazpacho with a glass of wine or sangria Cava.
Address: Avenida de la Mola Playa de Migjorn, Migjorn, Formentera Spain
Opening Hours: 13.00-22:30
Phone: +34 971 32 72 21
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
For accommodation, Hotel RIU La Mola is the closest beach from Calo des Mort. It has comprehensive facilities that will make your stay unforgettable. It has more than 300 rooms and has its own tennis court, hotel gym and its own spa. Insotel Club Maryland is the place to stay if you want a holiday staying in Mediterranean-style bungalows. It has a water theme park, Animation program for adults and children, and bicycle rental is free.
For drinks, Chiringuito Bartolo is the place to go.
For shopping, the nearest place to go is the Hippie night market in Es Pujols open from 7pm until midnight.
Calo des Mort is a narrow beach that attracts a lot of tourist due to its unique beauty and turquoise water. Ibizadvisor recommend that you go on low season to fully enjoy and experience the beach lying on the sand.
Please also note that Municipal laws ban pets on beaches for health and safety reasons. If the waves are too rough, you’ve got to stay away from this rugged coastline as it is not safe.