One of the most famous unspoilt Calas in the island’s East is Cala Varques. Located around 21 miutes from Calas de Mallorca, it is marked by white sand, its peaceful clear waters and its pine-wood surroundings.The shoreline is divided into two gorgeous sandy tracts, separated by 150m of rock. We also find various caves and underwater galleries very popular with speleologists and ideal for some diving, climbing and other water-activities.
This beach is enjoying ever-increasing tourist appeal with every coming summer and due to the impact it is sustaining, the Manacor county council is taking a series of steps in protecting the beach, such as forbidding vehicles from parking near-by and limiting anchoring options for boats. As it is an unspoilt natural beach, it features no infrastructure or services.
In order to reach it, you must leave your vehicle at the Cales de Mallorca road towards Porto Cristo, carefully following the sparse signage, and then walk for 4 kilometres, meaning you should have a good pair of runners at hand. Alternatively, reaching this beach by sea is a very good option. Underwater conditions are ideal for anchoring, as they exceed 6 metres at 200 yards from the shore. Bringing a pair of goggles could be a fantastic option for completing the experience.
With its difficult access, most visitors to this beach tend to be residents from the surrounding region coming to enjoy a peaceful escape away from the masses. Nonetheless, we are seeing brave foreigners daring more and more often, to set out and discover it.
An idyllic place to flee to!