Cala Blanca Menorca
Cala Blanca Menorca offers you a lovely golden sandy beach and a resort of traditional Menorcan style restaurants offering some excellent traditional cuisine.
You are not that far from the wonderful sights of Ciutadella (the former capital of Menorca) which is just down the main street, Ideal if you decide you needed a bit of retail therapy at a great selection of shops.
Watch the perfect sunset
As Cala Blanca is a rather small town sitting on the west coast of Menorca, it makes it perfect to watch some of the best sunsets in the Med. This is one of the main reasons we love Menorca so much.
Shops and Restaurants
The resort has its own good mixture of gift shops, restaurants and bars to while away the time on your holiday break. Look out for the supermarket just behind the Blarney Stone Irish pub from where they are more than happy to deliver any shopping for you, always a benefit in the midday sun!
Neighbouring Cala Santandria is separated by a handful of coves between the two towns. Great for families with kids to go exploring and relaxing in the sunshine. This resorts eateries are very child-friendly.
Out of town Shopping and Supermarkets
By Car or Bus
The Diskont Hypermercado in Santandria is not far away and very much like a large Supermarket in the UK. They stock most everyday items and some household brands. You can find fresh fish, butchery fruit, cheese, and a superb bakery section. You can also buy household items and clothes.
Well worth a trip if you have a car. Find the Diskont on Me-24 about a 10min drive. Mercadona, Lidl, and Eroski are found at the Ciutadella Polgino (a trading estate)
A great selection of shops can be found at the former capital Ciutadella. You can get there by bus No 64.
Down on the beach
Size-wise, the beach at Cala Blanca is set in a small sandy cove, fringed by pine trees and low rocky cliffs. Fab place to enjoy the warm clear calm waters lapping onto the beach. Nice and safe and only 2 minutes walk from the Mediterrani Hotel and the Globales Mediterrani hotel ;-)
As you can imagine, on hire and along the sands you can find sun loungers and umbrellas to take in or hide from the rays of sunshine. 2019 prices for loungers and parasols €6 a piece.
If you get thirsty and fancy a drink, no panic there are some bars nearby ready to refresh you.
One attribute that suits many is the sea. You will find the water is very calm here and nice and the sea slopes are gentle so safe for children to play. These conditions also suit snorkellers and paddlers along with the energetic pedalo riders.
The beach gets very busy in August, in fact, most resorts are the same as it is the peak of the season and many Spanish take to the island's resorts and beaches.
Fancy a bit of exercise?
Take a stroll along Cala Blanca's headlands along the tops with a bit of sightseeing and you may even be able to work out the outline of the neighbouring island of Majorca and its mountains.
There is also a network of paths across the island heading inland or along the coasts. The 'Cami de Cavalls' paths are popular when the sun isn't beating down or especially more so in the late autumn, winter and early spring.
If cycling is your bag, you can take off to either to Cala'n Bosch next along the coast, or head north into Ciutadella. There are some cycling hire outlets on the island at very reasonable hire prices.
Things to do
If you take a stroll around the town, you will find a little Kiddies fun park along with some entertaining waterslides. Take a bus ride No. 64 into Ciutadella and costs one way €1 .65. It is only 3km away from Ciutadella the old capital.
Lots of fish swimming around in the clear waters to be seen, a must for snorkelling. If you have not tried it, have a go. Take a walk to Cala Santandria, it's about 15-minute walk at an average pace. There is even a bit of cliff diving for the daring (that rules me out..lol)
All in all, it has a lovely beach which is small and ideal for young and old alike. With a handful of good restaurants and eateries in the location and great for some excellent snorkelling for everyone. Look out for the fish in the low levels, it amazing what you can find.