Cala Varques is one of the loveliest beaches on Mallorca’s east coast with an unspoiled white-sand beach and deep turquoise sea.
The beach is nearly 100m long and is classed as being a wild beach; which means there are no services or facilities. With a 100% natural cove including caves, Cala Varques is picture-postcard-perfect and due to its relative remoteness, it is not swamped by too many tourists.
Relaxed and laid-back
The beach has a relaxed and laid-back vibe to it and is framed by low, rocky cliffs and pine trees. It is not child-friendly due to the depth of the water and lack of facilities but is very popular with couples looking for a quiet beach day and it is also popular with naturists.
Occasionally during the summer months, you may find the occasional vendor selling snacks and drinks but this is not guaranteed so bringing your own food and refreshments is a requirement or you’ll have to travel 10 km to find the nearest town.
Cala Varques is located 13 km from Manacor between the resort towns of Porto Cristo and Portocolom. From Manacor, follow the signs to Calas de Mallorca; which will take you onto a twisty, narrow highway. At the end of this highway, you’ll find a junction, turn left there and after 150m, take the first right-hand-turn onto a dirt road. At the end of this road, park the car anywhere and walk down the dirt road behind the barrier with chain for about 15 minutes to reach the beach.
The road to the barrier is very stony and difficult to drive on so be careful, especially if you are driving a car with small wheels.