Cala Figuera: A Hidden Fisherman’s Village in Mallorca

Tucked away from the usual tourist hotspots, Cala Figuera offers a peaceful and authentic experience that truly captures the essence of Mallorcan charm.

As you stroll through the village’s narrow streets, you’ll find many traditional white houses against the deep blue waters. The town is situated within a natural harbor, full of many bobbing fishing boats. It’s a true photo lover’s dream. Plus, not many it is not overloaded with people so you can enjoy it even more.

In this post, we will explore this charming fisherman’s village that you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Mallorca, Spain. It is one of the prettiest places to visit within the Baleric Islands!

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How to get to there

Cala Figuera is conveniently located approximately 55 kilometers from Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital in the Southern Coast of Mallorca. The most straightforward way to reach Cala Figuera is by renting a car at Palma de Mallorca Airport. You can check prices across car rental agencies for the best price via Discover Cars here.  The scenic drive along the Ma-19 highway takes about an hour, showcasing the island’s stunning landscapes along the way. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or hire a private transfer to reach Cala Figuera comfortably.

📍Cala Figuera (Google Maps)

Best things to do in Cala Figuera

1. Stroll the Picturesque Streets

Take a leisurely stroll along the harbor of Cala Figuera and admire the traditional fishing boats, known as “llauts,” as they come and go. Enjoy the charming atmosphere and take in the scenic views of the crystal-clear turquoise waters.

2. Visit the Cala Figuera Lighthouse

Walk or drive to the Cala Figuera Lighthouse, situated on the cliffside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The lighthouse offers breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline and serves as a perfect spot for capturing stunning photographs, especially during sunset.

3. Take a Boat Trip

A nice way to explore all that Cala Figuera has to offer is by taking a boat trip around the area. You can book a boat trip from Cala Figuera to Calo de Moro, S’almonia, and Cala Màrmols (book the tour here). This 2 hour boat trip will allow you to see beautiful rock formations and sea caves. You’ll have the chance to lay on the beach and swim at one of the stops, Cala Marmols.

4. Have a Meal at a Waterfront Restaurant

Cala Figuera is a paradise for seafood lovers. There are numerous waterfront restaurants like Bon Bar or Cala which offer delicious fresh seafood. Local dishes to try include such as grilled fish, paella, or the traditional Mallorcan lobster stew known as “caldereta de langosta.” Don’t forget to pair your meal with a glass of local Mallorcan wine.

5. Visit Santanyi

Visit the nearby town of Santanyi, known for its traditional Mallorcan architecture, charming squares, and local markets. Explore the narrow streets, visit the church, and browse the artisan shops.

6. Explore Nearby Es Pontas

Es Pontas is only a short drive from Cala Figuera making it. a great stop after your visit to the fisherman’s village. It is a famous natural rock arch located in Santanyi, Mallorca. Characterized by its unique arched shape with a stunning coastal backdrop. Es Pontas is a popular spot for rock climbers, with its challenging routes attracting climbers from around the world.

Where to Stay near Cala Figuera, Mallorca

If you’re driving, you can really stay anywhere and take a day trip here. I based myself at Hotel Honucai which is about 30 minutes by car from Cala Figuera. You can read my full review of the hotel here. If you want to stay somewhere closer, I’d recommend, Hotel Rocamar, which has balconies overlooking the harbor.

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