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Playa del Caragol

Les Salines, Majorca

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If you dream of the Caribbean, you don't need to cross the ocean.  Here in the Mediterranean, on the popular holiday island of Majorca, is a beach that matches the promise of exotic destinations. Here you will find fine white sand, unspoilt nature, crystal clear, turquoise-blue sea, and scarcely a sign of civilisation for miles around. Even in the height of summer, when a few people find their way to this most southerly beach on the largest of the Balearic Islands, you'll have a good chance of a bit of privacy, instead of being packed in like sardines. Surely Europe can't get more Caribbean than this.

Playa del Caragol - Fabulous white beach on the southern tip of Majorca

The beach of Playa del Caragol is the most southerly beach on Majorca. It is surrounded by a nature reserve and is about 1.5 kilometres west of the lighthouse at Ses Salines. That's the start of the footpath which you will need to negotiate to get there. The path along the water is an attraction in itself, with some extra features in the shape of innumerable works of land art - little stone towers, with which visitors have immortalised themselves.

Once you arrive at Playa del Caragol, which translates as Snake Beach, you'll realise that the journey was well worth it - Playa del Caragol is a textbook example of a true dream beach. Apart from one house you will find perfect natural beauty. The white sand stretches in a gentle U-shape for more than a kilometre round the bay. In front of it is the soft turquoise-blue of the transparently clear seawater, behind it the textbook blue sky which you can expect as an almost daily accompaniment to high summer in Majorca, and in between a narrow green strip of a dense, environmentally protected wood. Plenty of Caribbean beaches would have to work hard to compete.

It's almost irritating that this piece of paradise on the popular holiday island of Majorca is never overfull, even in the height of summer - on the beach of Playa del Caragol you'll always find enough space to spread out. This is probably because most holidaymakers either know nothing at all about this idyllic spot, or are put off by the short hike that lies between them and this pearl of a beach. For whatever reason, Playa del Caragol beach is not a highly frequented holiday beach for the masses, let's keep it that way.

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Chris
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Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
Place 75 of 96
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 86 of 96
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 24 of 96
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 24 of 96
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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geo coordinates: 39.275597, 3.043719
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