If you are still hesitating between traveling to Menorca or not, it won’t be for lack of options.
In the quietest of the Balearic Islands there is a great diversity of paradisiacal beaches where time seems to freeze. One of them is Cala Morell, 9 kilometers from Ciutadella.
This small cove is located in the northwest of the island, a privileged enclave to feel those northern winds so characteristic of the coast. And, as happens in many other Menorcan beaches, the rocks border this cove of 80 meters long and 50 meters wide.
Its main peculiarity is that it is a small cove where sand is scarce. There is a fairly enclosed space to enter the water from the beach, the reason for the construction of concrete platforms with stairs to swim from the rocks.
The increasing urbanization that this beach has been experiencing in recent times makes the immediate surroundings of Cala Morell is dominated by white buildings. There is not much vegetation and there is a tongue of rock that enters the sea on the left.
It is one of the best beaches for snorkeling in Menorca.
How to get to Cala Morell
The access routes to get to Cala Morell will depend on where you are. In general, however, there is no great difficulty of access since the cove is very urbanized. These routes lead directly to it:
- From Ciutadella you can take the Camí de Cala Morell, which is accessed from the RC-1 road linking Ciutadella and Ferreries. Once in the Camí de Cala Morell, you will arrive directly to the cove in minutes. For orientation purposes, about halfway along the route there is a detour (Camí d’Algaiarens) that leads to the En Quart Tower
- From Ferreries you can take the ME-1 road to Ciutadella and then join the Camí de Morell.
- If you do not have your own car, you can take the bus that connects Ciutadella and Cala Morell(line 62, green color, active only in summer).
- If you want to reach the cove by sea, some companies organize boat trips both from Ciutadella and Fornells. It is good to ask about the route because they depend on the weather, the time of the year and the wishes of the group booking. The company Mar sin barreras, for example, makes trips from Ciutadella to practice snorkeling.
Beach services and aspects of interest
Cala Morell offers a considerable diversity of services. Unlike other beaches in Menorca where it is recommended to bring food and drink, here that will not be necessary.
The cove has two restaurants (Ivette Beach Club and Troglodita’s), the beach bar Baristiu and three touristapartment buildings (Es Brucs, Sa Cala and Sa Cornisa). Thanks to them, it is easy to stay overnight as well as to eat and/or alternate.
One of the most interesting aspects of Cala Morell are its Talayotic ruins, which are at the entrance of the urbanization: the Necropolis of Cala Morell.
To get to this archaic cemetery in the rock you must turn left before entering the urbanization along Carrer Lira. Admission is free and there are usually no crowds.
Curiosity of Cala Morell:
An elephant is drawn on the rocks that separate the small bay from the sea. We can see it clearly in this photo: