Sa Coma Guide
Further up the east coast, after passing through Porto Cristo going north, you will find the road signs will start directing you to such towns as Cala Bona, Cala Millor, S’illott and Sa Coma. In fact, it is possible to walk from one to the other and the boundaries seem to blur a little! Sa Coma is one of the first resorts you are directed towards.
By far the best walk, in my opinion, is to park in the plentiful FREE spaces near to the sea when you reach Sa Coma (just across from Burger King!) and follow the wide promenade that clings to the coastline and beach. Other ways to travel could be to hire a bicycle or ‘sociable’ (four wheeled bikes that come in sizes to carry from 2 to 6 people) as the ‘prom’ is wide enough to accommodate everyone.
Along the way cafes and shops can be found and also a landing stage where all the many boats pull in to drop off or pick up passengers for the various trips around the coast. There are booths selling tickets adjacent to the landing stage if you want to take a boat trip while you are there! It is also an idea to have swimming kit with you as the white sandy beach and azure blue sea, may be just too much to resist!!
If you are not sidetracked by any of the above, carrying on walking (or cycling) will eventually lead to a wooden humped back bridge which indicates one has passed through Sa Coma and are now in S’illott. Go over this bridge and the ‘prom’ carries on past a few more small shops and bars until a small port is reached – the shops and bars come to a sudden end but a good view out to sea can be had from this point.
Most people retrace their steps at this stage and many outlets for refreshment can be stopped at on the return journey. Many do daily ‘specials’ such as sardines with salad, spaghetti bolognaise or many kinds of fish as well as the usual varieties of toasted sandwiches, or if you are really hungry, look out for those places that do a menu of the day (menu del dia). Usually this will be advertised on a board outside the premises and can be as inexpensive as 7 or 8 euros for three courses.
The main shopping street runs parallel to the promenade so you can break your walk at any point and browse before carrying on – don’t worry if you have parked your car – there is no time limit for the parking, all you need worry about is how hot it will be inside when you get back!
Have a good walk or spend the whole day at Sa Coma– there is plenty to do and see.