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Cala Varques
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Cala Varques

Cala Varques is situated at 12 kilometres from Portocristo.

This virgin beach is the result of a rectangular sea inlet, with natural breakwaters of low height with pines and scrubland in the surroundings. The eastern coast is divided into two beautiful and quiet small sandy areas. They are divided by one and a half hectometres of steep rocks.

The western cove is smaller than the first one. The fine-grained white sand is surrounded by some rocks, as well as scrubland and the mouth of a torrent which is the origin of this place. At the rear of the eastern part there is a pine wood that reach the beautiful sandy area, and there is a natural arch and a huge cave in the surroundings.

The best option to reach this corner is on the sea way. The marine and underwater conditions are good for anchoring boats, the depth is more than six metres at 200 metres from the coast, on a sandy ground with crystal clear water. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Portocristo, at 3,6 nautical miles.

The access on the land way is more difficult than the seaway and the last part has to be done on foot, with a 15 minutes walk on an uncomfortable trail between pines and next to the torrent which has formed this beach. These characteristics explain that the beach is not crowded at all and the visitors are normally residents. Nudism is not allowed, although it is done the same.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Manacor
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Municipality information Manacor

The municipality of Manacor is situated in the east of Majorca, and it is the second most important municipality by population and extension. The origin of its name is unknown, but king Jaume II named it town in 1300.

The heterogeneous landscape has a coastal area with high cliffs, lots of coves irrigated by torrents and there are the caves of Hams and Drac. In the interior there is the discontinuous mountain area Serres de Llevant, divided into two parts by a flat area, the northern part (Puig de Calicant, 476 metres high), and the southern one (Muntanya de sa Vall, 354 metres). It is characterized by the bushes, pine trees and scrubland.

The traditional activities, jewellery (fabrication and sell of imitation pearls), carpentry, intensive irrigated agricultural land, fishing, are combined with the furniture industry (fabrication and commercialization of furniture and fittings), construction tourism and commercial or service fittings since 1970.

The cultural variety includes 101 arqueological sites. You should visit s'Hospitalet Vell (talayotic village), Cova de s'Homonet, Son Peretó (paleochristian basilica), Església dels Dolors, towers of Palau, Enagistes and de ses Puntes, as well as Convent de Sant Vicenç Ferrer.

Manacor is worldwide known thanks to the tennis player Rafel Nadal, although there are other important people like Mossèn Antoni Maria Alcover, Guillem d'Efak, Miquel Àngel Nadal, Miquel Àngel Riera or Jaume Vidal Alcover. This municipality is also known because of the equine and equestrian tradition, with famous horses and races in the Hipòdrom Municipal.
The municipality has 9 beaches.
  • Inhabitants: 36462
  • Extension: 260.00 km2
  • Density: 140.00 h/km2
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    90 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    60 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
  • Degree of occupancy: 
  • Anchoring zone: 
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