We all love to spend some time on the beach, sipping on a cocktail and burning by the shining sun before cooling off with a swim into the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Oftentimes we dream of laying down our towel and relaxing, but upon arrival we realise that every single inch of sand is taken by towels, beach bags, sunbeds and lots of people who are there for the same reasons. However, Majorca being Majorca and high season making tourist beaches way crowded, we have decided to give you a helping hand in finding some of the island’s hidden gems that also happen to be off the beaten path. Enjoy your own, almost private beach and relax to the sound of water splashing by the shore.
Situated 1-hour drive away from Palma, Cala Varques is a well-kept secret. Hike through the pines and rocks for a mere five minutes and there you have it! A perfect white sand beach with azure blue waters unfolds right in front of you. The seaside rock formations are spectacular and if you go through the effort of climbing a bit you have a perfect viewpoint for the perfect beach shots you’ve always wanted from your holidays to Majorca.
Cala del Castell
It is often known that good things come at a relative price. However don’t think that you have to pay something else rather than for your trip. What makes this beach almost inaccessible is that you have to apply for written permission as you have to go through private property in order to access it. Pay no mind to that nonetheless as the effort is well worth it. Crowned by limestone cliffs and pine trees, this calm little cove is a rocky beach worth of your time as the waters are clear and the crowd always under control, making it one of the most exclusive you could visit on your holidays to Majorca.
Holidays to Majorca take a different flavour by visiting this gem of a beach, as you might as well think that you landed somewhere around the Caribbean. A 500m white stretch of sand washed by aquamarine waters, Es Caragol is well worth of your time and sore feet. Park at Cap de Ses Salines, walk northwest by the seashore for half an hour and there you have it. An unspoilt exotic beach in the Mediterranean! Make sure to bring something to eat and drink along as there are no beach bars or shacks around the area.
If you want to visit one of the most spotless beaches around the island, be prepared to leave civilization behind for a bit. Es Trenc requires a fair bit of driving and walking to access, but when you see its golden fine sand and spectacularly clear water you will definitely forget about the hardships and want to jump straight in. As with the previous playa, make sure that you fill up your bag with things you might need plus a map, in order to make sure you don’t end up walking in circles.
As with the journey of Odysseus, this 10km drive up twisty mountain roads is well worth the effort simply because of the destination. One of the most unique beaches on the island, Sa Calobra is a small pebble beach situated between two mountains. This place will make you want to spend a day or more of your holidays to Majorca in order to enjoy it in its fullest but if you happen to be there during high season it would be better to visit in the afternoon in order to avoid the crowds.