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Calo Es Caló

39’ 46”.5 N, 3’ 20”.1 E
anchorage on mallorca
Calo Es Caló is an anchorage directly across the bay from Alcudia on the way to Ratjada and makes a perfect lunchtime stop on the five or six hour journey. The steep hill of Cabo Farrutx provides protection from the south round to the east from the swell and the wind.

Unfortunately, a north-easterly swell, which can be quite common in the bay, often works its way round into the cala, making a prolonged stay impossible. However, with Colonia only 30 minutes away and Alcudia two hours across the bay, there are plenty of alternatives if the swell does get up.

More often than not, however, Calo Es Caló is sheltered and calm, an ideal location for skippers new to a yacht, or to charter, to drop the anchor in the clear waters of Mallorca and relax. The man-made mole provides additional shelter and the holding is generally good over sand and weed, although patches of stony ground with poor holding are reported.

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