Mallorca is a popular destination not only among those who look for idyllic beaches and breathtaking landscapes but also those who like climbing and amazing views to the Mediterranean Sea. Mallorca is considered paradise for any kind of climbing, due to the Mediterranean climate, the calcareous rock that abounds on the island and the multitude of climbing sectors. There is a hidden beach called Cala Varques, where the incredible turquoise water makes its way through the rocks, creating caves. Specifically, it forms a beautiful cove that is definitely out of the usual tourist itineraries. If you want to find a natural landscape surrounded by pine trees and also if you are keen on climbing and wild camping, then this place shouldn't be missed.
Cala Varques is seen as one of the most beautiful beaches of the east coast in Mallorca. It is located 13 km from Manacor, and it is an unspoiled white sand beach surrounded by a large pine forest. This is a small sea inlet, surrounded by low-rise rocks and lush forest with a tongue of white sand, 50m long. Cala Varques is bathed by turquoise crystalline waters and is surrounded by various stalactite caves and stalagmites, like the Pirate Cave, the Pont Cave or the Xot Cave. They can all be explored from there. The combination of its white sand, where you can lie and sunbathe and its pine forest make this place one of the most unique beaches I have ever been.
Getting there is not easy -I think this is always the case when it comes to remote or hidden places. The best way to get to Cala Varques is heading towards Manacor. Once there, follow the signs for Calas de Mallorca. These roads are narrow and curvy, so you need to drive carefully, especially if you’re driving a campervan. When the road ends, you will find a crossroads where Google Maps will tell you to turn left. After about 150 meters away, Google Maps will ask you to take the first dirt road on the right, but this path is a stony road, so I wouldn't recommend driving there. Besides, it is now closed, and Google Maps, apparently, does not inform you of this. Do not worry; there is another option. You will be able to see other cars parked on the sides of the road, where there is some empty land turned into parking spaces -usually it is managed by someone who will help you park your vehicle (and expect money in return).
After leaving your vehicle, get ready for an awesome walk through the pine forest that lasts approximately 30-40 minutes! The way there is mostly downhill, and it is really enjoyable. Besides, the reward is finding Cala Varques. After swimming in its crystal clear water, I recommend you to go for a walk around the cliffs and the forest. You’ll find some people and climbers camping, with their tents and the rest of their equipment.
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