Menorca has long been a favourite of British travellers’ summer holiday destinations. It is only right then that the crowning jewel of the Mediterranean island’s coastal resorts has earned the nickname of “Queen of the Calas”. Nestled in the crest of the island’s stunning south coast, Cala Galdana is an oasis of turquoise waters, sheer cliffs lined with lush pine forests and a hub of Menorca villa life. |
So whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, fun destination for friends or an adventurous family holiday, this Balearic paradise is for you.
Hit the Beach
This famous horseshoe bay is a sheltered cove with white sandy beach where you’ll find water-sports, bars, shops and a promenade that is perfect for a late afternoon stroll. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and don’t mind venturing a little further, make your way to a few of the following coves and stretches of sand where you can discover tranquillity away from the mainstream holidaymakers.
Take a walk over the headland to Cala Macarella or Cala Macarelleta, where you’ll find some tiny peaceful coves.
Wander through the woodland to Cala Mitjana, which is a small cove of outstanding beauty.
Or go further afield:
Spend some time at Playa Biniguas(Santo Tomas) and be wowed by the expanse of azure waters laid out before you.
Visit Cala Algarien (Cala Morell), a wild and enticing beach lined with beautiful vegetation.
For those more adventurous visitors, Cala Galdana is a dream destination. Thanks to its situation and varied landscape, there are a number of activities on offer that allow you to explore the surrounding area and take in the natural beauty of the region.
Make memories by venturing onto one of the trails that wind through verdant vegetation and will lead you to a secret beach. If you’re looking for something to up the heart rate a little, there’s a thriving mountain biking scene in the area. For those who are happy to sit back and relax and let someone else do the walking, a horseback experience through the island’s natural beauty is a treat.
From Day to Night
The nightlife on offer here is enticingly relaxed, with a few quality bars that tend to have a welcoming buzz and never get too rowdy. If you enjoy something with a little more life, the local resorts often have special events to entertain the more devoted partygoers.
If you’ve opted for private accommodation during your stay in Menorca, villa life can be even more relaxing if you don’t always have to worry about cooking. For the foodies, Cala Galdana is sure to please, with a variety of restaurants on offer that serve up delicious authentic Spanish cuisine.
Meson Murciano is one great option for traditional local food, but if you feel like treating yourselves to something a little more special, El Gallo is the place to go.
With a pleasing Mediterranean climate, this coastal resort experiences hot summers with a refreshing sea breeze. The water remains warm until autumn and spring, although with cooler temperatures of around 20 degrees, it’s also a great time for walking and being active.
Where to Stay
There are a few options in Cala Galdana, however, for the ultimate getaway, a Menorca villa on the hillside of the resort is the best option. A wonderfully relaxing home-away-from-home, a Menorca villa is a great choice for visitors who want freedom as well as comfort.
So what are you waiting for? Your dream summer holiday awaits!
Brenda Jaaback, Managing Director of Bartle Holidays, is a renowned Menorca expert. From its history to its people and from its wildlife to its cuisine - no secret of the island remains hidden to her. Personally selecting the finest properties for her clients, Brenda is the go-to person for anyone looking for a Menorca villa for a relaxing holiday. Bartle Holidays makes no warranty as to the accuracy of information contained in this article and excludes any liability of any kind for the information.
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