A short hike to secluded s’ Amarrador beach
There are beaches and then there are BEACHES, like S’ Amarrador. The ones that are still unspoilt, beautiful and not as busy as the tourist hotspots. Maybe you need to drive a little further, or you might even have to go by boat. And sometimes – if you’re lucky – you need to hike for a bit to get there. I always think that the reward of seeing the beach after a hot walk is very rewarding.
S’Amarrador is one of those beaches. It’s situated in the beautiful Mondragó Natural Park, close to the town of Santanyí. We are actually lucky this beach still exists as it is. Back in the nineties there were plans for a gigantic tourist resort, but luckily demonstrations put those plans to a halt. And even better: the whole area is now an official National Park.
The beach is soft and sandy and surrounded by pinetrees and rocks and soms old fishermen huts. You can get there by walking the stone path along the beach, connecting the beaches of Cala Mondragó and S’Amarrador. A beautiful short hike where you look down on the water as you go. If you leave your iPhone at home, you can almost imagine how people have been spending great days at the beach for decades here.
Also: not only the beach and the park are beautiful, the drive to this area is pretty amazing as well. You’ll spot fields of flowers and beautiful (abandoned) houses, good for a daydream-filled-with-new-adventures or two.
P.S. Bring your own picknick to this beach or order lunch at the only restaurant, Sa Font de n’Alis, in the national park. It’s situated on the other beach at Cala Mondragó.