Cala Tortuga

North coast, near Es Grau

Cala Tortuga

Cala Tortuga (turtle beach) is a lovely spot, enough off the beaten track to dissuade all but the most determined of visitors. The fine white sandy beach is around 200m long and the turquoise waters shallow and inviting. The scenery is pleasant, too, and there’s a picture-postcard view of the Favaritx lighthouse. It’s a very popular beach for nudist visitors. Since 2018 the only access to the beach in the summer months has been by bus from Mahon.

Facilities  None
Car park  No parking June-end Sept
Best time to go  Any time
How to get there From June to the end of September, the only way to reach Cala Presili and Cala Tortuga is by shuttle bus from Mahon bus station. Buses depart between 0945 and 1830 and you can buy tickets online here

In April, May and October it’s possible to drive: Follow the PM-710 Mahon-Addaya road, turning off towards the coast at the signs for the Favaritx lighthouse. Follow the road until you reach a fork, and here turn right through a gate. About 200m before the lighthouse there is a roped-off parking area to the left. You will find signs a little further on, on the right, giving directions along the Cami de Cavalls to Presili and Tortuga; Tortuga is around a 1.5km walk

Satellite view of Cala Tortuga