The Cala Galdana horseshoe bay and super smooth sandy beach with a calm sea made it the perfect place to holiday. Popular with the Spanish for a super holiday break, and I know why after my first weeks stay. We now go every year as it is so peaceful with just the right amount of things going on along with places to eat.
There are many Villas set on the hillside looking down to the beach and the bay. The only large high rise buildings/complexes are situated on the main beachfront. They are hotels, Hotel Cala Galdana, Artiem Audax and the Meliá Cala Galdana. On every visit, we always marvel at some of the spectacular Villas that have the most perfect view across the beach and the sea. Many are perched on the cliff tops on the south side of the Cala Galdana Bay. We have our eye on one such villa with Villa Plus, but it is expensive but worth every penny. Maybe one day!
Where to stay at Cala Galdana
There are a handful of large hotels that look out on the mediterranean sea at Cala Galdana. The 6 main ones that seem to dominate are:
Meliá Cala Galdana - 5 star
Av. de sa Punta, s/n, 07750 Cala Galdana
The Meliá Hotel Cala Galdana
Picture from Booking.com https://www.booking.com/s/52_6/0d3945b9
Hotel Cala Galdana - 4 Star
Urbanització Serpentona, s/n, 07750 Serpentona
Artiem Audax - 4 star
Urbanització Serpentona, s/n, 07750 Cala Galdana
FLORAMAR APARTHOTEL 4 star
Urb Cala Galdana, Costa des Mirador s/n, 07750 Ferreries
Hotel ILUNION Menorca 3 star
at the North Side of town
Calle de la Serpentona, 18A,
Galdana Gardens - 2 star
Urb. Serpentona, Passeig des Riu, s/n, 07750
All are in walkable distance to the beach. Floramar and Lunion are quite a steep uphill walk from the beach to stretch those leg muscles.
There are many local villas all within walking distance of the main street. Some are private lets, some are permanent holiday homes, and there are some Villa Holiday companies letting out some of the gems. We have used Villa Plus and each time have not been disappointed. UK company with a great choice of villas, wherever you are venturing in Europe.
Finding a taxi in the resort
Along the main street of Cala Galdana
There is a taxi rank for 2 cars on the Passatge Riu near the boats and restaurants and when I have passed the rank, there has always been a taxi there available for hire.
I can recall at least 3 supermarkets in and around the main seafront area where you can buy most of your essentials if staying in a villa or apartment.
There was one going up the one-way street hill situated in the Flora Mar buildings. I was told that this was closed and to re-open in 2020. We also used the Ci Fe Supermercado 2000, situated on the beach strip of restaurants near to Galdana Gardens. We would buy a UK newspaper there. Picture from Google Maps.
There is another one on the same street just around the corner Supermarket Algendar which gets an excellent rating from Google
Cala Galdana Restaurants
Many to choose from and my favourites have to be:
Sa Lluna, Costa Mirador, 10E - Great food and the pizza is wonderful
Delit (just further up the road) First class Pizza and Pasta - Highly recommend (you may have to book at the table in the height of the season)
More restaurant delights
Restaurante El Viejo Timon
Passatge Riu, 3
Passatge Riu, 443
S' Escopinya (very popular)
Carrer Ladera, 12
Tobogan (near the boats)
Passeig des Riu, s/n
Restaurant Cala Mitjana
Passatge Riu, 1
Paseo Del Ríu, 11-12
Restaurante El Mirador
Situated on the rock of Cala Galdana
Plus a few others scattered around with lots of choices whatever your taste.
Shopping in Cala Galdana
Some small market trinket shops dotted about. I always buy myself a nice tea towel!
Several supermarkets where you can buy your groceries plus some fresh bread or croissants for your early morning breakfast or extra snack.
There is a pharmacy at Paseo Ríu, 7 open into the early evening and they are very helpful for any medical advice.
Car Hire in Cala Galdana
Autos Cala Galdana, at Paseo del Rio 7 Tel. +34 699 09 30 52
Autos Pons Ferreries S.L, on Costa Mirador Tel. +34 971 37 30 93
Owners Cars, Calle Costa del Mirador, 5b Tel +34 619 06 29 37
Europcar - 10, Urbanizacion Serpentona Algendar Local Tel. +34 971 15 49 65
You will find one by the Tobogán, on the beach strip of restaurants and shops.
There is also one past the Audax, go to the top of the road on the hill, you will find Meson Murciano Restaurant
Also new for this year, there is a new one up by bar La Cala on the main road in as you start to drop down into the resort
Another handy one by the car rental place which is situated under the Cala Galdana hotel apartments
The Lighthouse bar also has a cash dispenser.
Plenty of ATM Machines in Cala Galdana, just keep an eye on the exchange rate as they are all different.