Proudly situated on the southern tip of Majorca, Cabo Blanco is where relaxation and adventure meet. Boasting a golden coastline and crisp waters on a backdrop of dense pine forests, it’s hard to believe that this hotspot is only a few hours from home. Once the site of a military base, Cabo Blanco is a relatively new addition to the tourist industry, meaning its sandy shores are still largely untouched by the usual holidaymakers.
But just because Cabo Blanco is one of Majorca’s best-kept secrets, it doesn’t mean there isn’t loads to do. Between the bustling markets, golf courses and undiscovered hiking trails snaking through the woodland, you may just find yourself needing another week to squeeze it all in.
But the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down in Cabo Blanco. Evenings can be spent in cosy restaurants or intimate bars, but if you’re looking for a more vivid nightlife, the party capital Magaluf is only a short cab ride away.
With a tropical climate all year round, this Mediterranean gem isn’t just reserved for the summer months. So whether you’re sinking into a sun lounger or getting lost in nature, we think you’ll love Cabo Blanco as much as we do.
For taste of locality, head inland to the rural town of Ses Salines. Step back in time wandering through the wide Colonial streets, stopping to take pictures of the Santanyi sandstone structures that shine golden under the midday sun. Famed for its Roman salt mines that are still in use today, the white mountains of salt can be seen dominating the landscape in the distance. Keep an eye out for exotic birds up ahead – they often take a rest on the salt mines on their way to Africa.
Colonia Sant Jordi
Blend the culture of Ses Salines with the idyllic coastline of Cabo Blanco and stay in Colonia Sant Jordi, a charming fishing village that is home to some of the most unspoilt beaches in the Balearics. Once you’ve topped up your tan, wade into the crystal clear waters or kick it up a notch by getting involved in the huge amount of water sports on offer in the port.
For a feel of idyllic isolation, head to Cala Pi. The white beach is hugged by a thick strip of pine forest, giving off the coveted desert island vibe. But climb the 147 steps back up to civilisation and be greeted with narrow streets bursting with family-run eateries and a scattering of boutique hotels.
Exploring Cabo Blanco…
La Reserva Puig de Galatzò
If you’re renting a car this holiday, this nature park is a must for family fun. Set deep in an enchanting oak forest, it’s the perfect spot to test your inner dare-devil with activities such as zip wires and rock climbing – all under the reassuring supervision of professionals, of course. When your heart has stopped racing, get up close and personal with some wildlife in the birds of prey show, or cool off in the natural waterfalls when the midday sun gets too much.
Cycle through Llucmajor
Rent a bike and burn off some off some tapas with a picturesque journey through the nearby village of Llucmajor. Travelling through the winding roads lined with ancient walls, you’re bound to stumble across some of the region’s most prehistoric sites, such as the well-preserved Capcorb Vell, still standing strong from the Bronze Age.
Es Carbo Beach
Just over two miles from Cabo Blanco lies the peaceful paradise known as Es Carbo beach. The fact that it’s almost completely isolated shouldn’t put you off – the Spanish Royal family frequently holiday here, giving testimony to how beautiful it really is. Nuzzled in a secluded bay, the white shores melt into a calm and inviting sea, with nothing to obscure the vision except the odd yacht passing through.
Playa de Palma
Travellers staying near Cabo Blanco are just a five-minute drive from the southern tip of Playa de Palma, Majorca’s most popular beach – and with good reason. Lined with sun loungers and thatched parasols, there’s enough room on this 6km beach for everyone to chill. When hunger strikes, you’re only a stone's throw away from the famous promenade that boasts hundreds of vibrant restaurants, expat bars and souvenir shops that will add a few kilos to your suitcase.
Cabo Blanco Cuisine
The cuisine in Cabo Blanco is exactly what you’d expect from the Balearic Island. Fresh seafood brought in from the local fishing villages is served on every menu on the waterfront. Quaint restaurants tucked down the side streets of the local towns pride themselves on serving up their grandmother's famous paella. And of course, what would Cabo Blanco be if there wasn’t an ice cold jug of Sangria on every table?
Cabo Blanco restaurants
Thanks to the growing tourist industry, Cabo Blanco caters to every appetite. The kids will be satisfied with the strong selection of British favourites, whereas adults will be delighted to try the regions’ typical tapas, washed down with a chilled cerveza.
Beaches, bars and bike rides. However, you choose to relax, do so in Cabo Blanco under its clear blue sky. Even though it’s one of Majorca’s hidden gems, it’s only a refreshing 40 minutes from Palma airport. With several direct flights a day, you’ll be dipping your toes in the Mediterranean in no time with easyJet. What’s more, you can save on your holiday if you book your flight and hotel together with easyJet holidays.
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