CALA TUENT. A MEDITERRANEAN PARADISE
One of the main attractions to visit the Serra de Tramuntana in spring and summer are its paradisiacal coves. Idyllic places that connect the Mediterranean Sea with the mountains. Places to relax and enjoy the northwest coast of Mallorca, the sea and your holidays in the Sóller Valley in a very special way. That is why today we are going to talk about one of those magical places that we definitely recommend you to visit during your stay with us: Cala Tuent.
Located on the northwest coast of Mallorca, between Sa Costera and Sa Calobra, right at the foot of Puig Major, Cala Tuent is one of the few unspoilt coves that remain on the island of Mallorca. With its unbeatable scenery and crystal clear waters, we could assume that it is a destination where there is always a large influx of visitors, but that is where its magic lies. Due to its secluded location, it is a cove frequented mainly by local people from the municipalities of Escorca, Fornalutx and Sóller; and it is precisely this remoteness from urban centres that makes Cala Tuent a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean Sea, nature and peace in a unique way.
So, how can we get to Cala Tuent from the Gran Hotel Sóller? There are two main means of transport: by boat and by car. We recommend you to go by boat. From the Port of Sóller, the company Barcos Azules offers daily ferry transfers to Cala Tuent on a fantastic trip including a stop at a sea cave on the north coast. Without a doubt a trip with spectacular scenery, although if you prefer more discretion or to make the journey your own way there are also various smaller charter companies and boat rentals that you can hire in the Port of Sóller itself. The other main means of transport is by car. Leaving the Gran Hotel Sóller in the direction of Lluch, along the Puig Major road, you will reach the turn-off for the road to Sa Calobra. One of the most iconic roads on the island of Mallorca with pronounced curves and emblematic places such as "Es Nú de Sa Corbata". Although it is true that it is a road with incredible landscapes, it should be said that if you get very dizzy with the car it is not advisable to use this means of transport due to its large number of curves and the length of the journey: about 50 minutes from the Gran Hotel Sóller.
Once we arrive at, we will find a virgin cove, mostly made of stone, 180 metres wide, with a wooden jetty (where the boat will leave us), a picturesque porch located on one side of the cove and a large pine tree in the central area. So all we have to do is look for our ideal spot to spend the day and enjoy the sea.
As we have said, as this is one of the few unspoilt coves in Mallorca, there is practically nothing here. There are no restaurants, beach bars, sun loungers, showers, etc. Nothing at all. However, we will tell you everything you can do to make the most of a 100% Mediterranean experience, an experience you will want to repeat! The first thing we recommend you do if you want to get to know the place well is to visit the picturesque porch on the beach. A place full of fishing nets, buoys and the odd boat. A place where Toni Blau lives. A friendly fisherman who will be delighted to greet you and tell you any questions you may have about the place and will even invite you to sit on his porch to have a fantastic conversation in a magical and exclusive place in front of the sea. So magical and exclusive that the 2016 Estrella Damm advertising spot "Las pequeñas cosas" was filmed here.
And it is precisely in this porch where you can also contact and meet Curro, one of the owners of Tuent Adventure, a fantastic company that operates in Cala Tuent and Sa Calobra and offers all kinds of diving courses and dives with qualified instructors (from beginners to Dive Master) and water activities with its fleet of kayaks and paddle surfboards. They also organise snorkelling excursions by boat, visiting caves, cliffs, springs and other secret corners of the area. A perfect service that you can enjoy every day from 09.00 to 20.00h from March to November. In addition Tuent Adventure also offers fantastic private rest areas with large outdoor gardens, outdoor showers, toilets and a large outdoor kitchen with barbecue for its customers! So it's definitely a fantastic option to enjoy the sea and Cala Tuent to the fullest.
Also, if you don't want to bring a picnic or cook anything, Cala Tuent hides a restaurant located at the top of the hill to the left of the cove. On the opposite side of the picturesque porch, there is a small dirt track that climbs up the hill. If you take it, you will come to an asphalted road, which you cross straight ahead, following the dirt road until you reach the restaurant Es Vergeret, the only restaurant in Cala Tuent, in 5-10 minutes. An emblematic place chosen by many people to celebrate special events due to its large terrace covered by the shade of its majestic pine trees and fantastic views of the whole valley of Cala Tuent and the Mediterranean Sea. An idyllic place where you can eat and enjoy its extensive menu of Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the sea.
Finally, after spending a fantastic day in this Mediterranean paradise, we will return to the Gran Hotel Sóller on a pleasant ferry ride that will bring us back to the Port of Sóller at the time selected when buying the tickets. At this point we can take the tram back to the Hotel, getting off at the market stop, or complete the return journey by taking a taxi. Finally, once at the hotel we recommend you to relax in our facilities and complete the day with a fantastic dinner in our restaurant Can Blau Restaurant.
Being able to get to know the essence of Majorca, its authentic character, climate, nature and beauty is something we all long for once we have decided to visit this fantastic Mediterranean island; and Cala Tuent is, without a doubt, a place that allows us to get close to this feeling. A place that will fill us with peace, tradition, culture and, in short, a place that we will never forget. If you are staying at the Gran Hotel Sóller and would like more information about this wonderful place, or some of the companies mentioned, do not hesitate to ask our reception team to solve all your doubts!
Blue Boats timetable (Tickets must be booked in advance):
From April onwards departures every day with more timetables
Tuent Adventure timetable:
Opening times Restaurant Es Vergeret: