The beaches of Mallorca

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Which are the best beaches of Mallorca? 

Valentin Team’s  have searched across the island to select the most beautiful and most recommended beaches.

Es Trenc

Probably Mallorca’s most famous beach and the paradigm of paradise for the thousands of tourists who return to its pale white sand and calm, crystalline waters year after year. The more critical among the beach, assert that “Es Trenc isn’t what it used to be” due to the overcrowding it is now suffering from. Even so, the over 3 kilometers of beach that stretch along edge of the wetland of Campos still hold a privileged place amongst the most magical settings on the island.

Summer days are terribly hot in Es Trenc and there is no shade to protect you, so it is essential that you take a sunshade, plenty of water and sun cream. If you don’t want to spend an exorbitant amount of money at the beach’s two kiosks, it is a good idea to take food for the day as well.

How to get there: In the village of Campos, take the exit to Colonia de Sant Jordi, the Ma-6040. Carry on, straight ahead for 4 kilometers more, until you see, on your right side, perfectly visible, a sign with the inscription:  Es Trenc. A narrow road cuts through the area’s spectacular salt marshes and leads to a car park which is not exactly cheap, but is right beside the beach.

Es Caló des Moro

Mallorca’s most spectacular natural pool is in Santanyí. Swimming in its waters is an unforgettable, almost mystical experience. Its situation among impressive cliffs, make you feel you are in a perfect setting.

Small in size, becoming one of the privileged beaches where you can lie on the sand, as long as you arrive no later than 9 in the morning.

As well as arriving early, if you are going to spend the day here, it is essential that you bring up your food and drink, as there are no beach bar or restaurants nearby. We also advise you to take some hard-soled shoes so that you can take a stroll over the cliffs which offer a poetic image of the south-east of the island at sunset.

How to get there: Leaving Santanyí, take the Ma-6100 exit towards Colonia de San Jordi until you find a roundabout. Once there, take the exit towards Cala Llombards, and carry on until coming to a sign and a map of the Cala Llombards housing estate – but don’t go past it! Just before the sign, take a path leading off to the right. At the end of this path, turn left until reaching a small group of houses known as Sa Comuna, where you can park. Here you will find some very pronounced steps that lead first to Cala s’Almunia, and then about 200 meters on through the fields, to Es Caló des Moro.

Cala Varques

Cala Varques, in the city of Manacor, reminds one of those beaches in films like Treasure Island, when the pirates disembark from their big ships surrounded by impressive, beautiful wilderness. The water is crystal clear, and all you find around Cala Varques is pure as nature. Actually, the mandatory 25-minute walk to cut through the woods is almost as magical as the subsequent dip bath on the sea.

Since this is a completely untouched area, you have to take with you, all supplies you might need to spend the day, on the beach. Although it is advisable not to load up with too much stuff, as the path to the beach can seem long (especially on the way back).

How to get there: In Manacor take the Ma-4015 towards Cales de Mallorca. When you reach the junction with the Ma-4014, follow the sign to Porto Cristo. About 150 meters down the road, go down a stony, narrow dirt track on the right. At the end of this path you can park if you squeeze your car up against the wall. From here go straight ahead through the woods and after 15-20 minutes walking you will come to the sea shore.

Es Carbó

 

This is a typical beach of the south of Mallorca, next to the legendary “S’Avall Manor” built by Juan March, “the last pirate of the Mediterranean”. When there are not many people, the feeling of being on an absolutely untouched beach, is very pleasant indeed. The dunes along with the local vegetation, help to intensify this sensation. The clear vision of Cabrera’s Island, on the horizon, invites you to relax and make full contact with Nature.

In the early morning, until midday, or late in the afternoon is when you can enjoy this beach the most. Since there is no shade of any kind, it is a good idea to protect yourself from the sun, as the heat can be really intense on summer time. Please reserve time to take a long walk to the nearby beach: Es Caragol, another of Nature’s marvels. It is a must!

How to get there: Park beside the small beach of Colonia de Sant Jordi and take a well-prepared path that runs beside the sea. Stick to it and after 30 minutes’ walk you will come to the long beach of Es Carbó.

 

Cala Tuent

To get here from Palma it is itself a fabulous journey, because after Sóller you travel along the route of the reservoirs, Es Gorg Blau and Cúber, with their wonderful views and the full force of nature of the Serra de Tramuntana. The road down to Sa Calobra, with its famous bends, is a challenge for the mechanics of every car. Cala Tuent is a rocky beach, perfect for diving and relaxing, surrounded by olive and pine trees.

Since it is more than one hour journey away from Palma, it is a good idea to leave early in the morning for Cala Tuent. Also, the traffic of coaches and cars to Sa Calobra tends to slow down the traffic. Whatever you do, please don’t forget your diving glasses!… And carry on with you food and drinks for the entire day.

How to get there: From the village of Escorca, take the Ma-10 towards Sóller. After 6 kilometers on this road, you will find a turning to the right with a sign saying Sa Calobra. Carry on along this road, the Ma-2141, until at the kilometer 10,900 marker you follow the sign to Cala Tuent. Four kilometers down on this road you will get to the beach.

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