Cala Figuera Majorca
Cala Figuera is a small fishing harbour on the south east of the island of Mallorca, just over 2 miles from Santanyi, the largest town in the area. The village of Cala Figuera is small with less than 600 inhabitants (2005) according to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics.
The main road leading to the harbour is the best place to park. It's wise to take the first place you find as parking is sparce the further you approach down to the harbour.
Cala Figuera is still an active fishing port with the days catch arriving in the early hours of the morning and dispatched to Palma's fish market long before most of us have had our breakfast. You will most likely see fishermen repairing their nets. These fishermen are the only ones allowed to fish the coastal areas of the neighbouring Mondrago Natural Parc.
Pretty village houses populate the steep slopes leading down to the waters edge. Those houses with direct access to the habour have large green doors facing the water. They resemble garage doors and give access to the boathouses for storage of fishing equipment and boats. Mini slipways lead from the water to the interior of the 'garage'.
You can take a nice walk right round the harbour inlet but be careful as some parts can be slippery when wet, especially the mini slipways. The concrete jetties eventually turn into a narrower path for the latter parts of the harbour.
If you retrace your steps and walk back away from the harbour, you can go on to explore the commercial side of Cala Figuera with it's few shops and restaurants. With restaurants offering tables overlooking the harbour, it's a great chance to relax with a cool beer or coffee with cake - try the traditional Majorcan almond cake.
If you manage to get beyond the restaurants, and explore further up the hill, you can reach the cliffs over the harbour and walk round the headland.
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