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Europe's Secret Beaches: Cala Varques, Manacor, Majorca, Spain

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Cala Varques, Manacor, Majorca, Spain

Between Portocolom and Porto Cristo, this white-sand beach, accessible only by boat or a rocky footpath, has swimming pool–like water, ringed by pine forests. One of the cliffs nearby grants access to a 1/3-mile network of underground (some underwater) caves. Pack water and a lunch, as there is nothing for sale here. It’s all about 20 minutes south from Manacor, where La Reserva Rotana, a 17th-century stone house, has been transformed into a private golf course and antique-decorated resort. reservarotana.com

—Alexandra Marshall


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