At the edge of this town on the island's eastern coast, to the right below the road, a Roman bridge crosses what some claim is the only permanent river in the Balearics (hence des Riu, or "of the river"). The town itself follows the curve of a long sandy beach, a few blocks deep with restaurants, shops, and vacation apartments. From here it's a 10-minute drive to Sant Carles and the open-air hippie market held there every Saturday morning.
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