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Cala Santandria, Menorca

Writen and updated by Nigel Clarkson  15th March 2024

Cala Santandria, Menorca, located on the west coast of Menorca, with a charming beach and a peaceful escape. Surrounded by two other small towns, Sa Caleta and Cala Blanca with Ciutadella just 3 mins away!

Surrounded by two other small towns, Sa Caleta and Cala Blanca, Cala Santandria is a must-visit destination for tourists seeking a tranquil getaway.


The beach's narrow rocky bay encircles the pristine light sand beach, and the palm trees add to its tropical feel. 

Well known for the shallow and crystal clear sea, we love Cala Santandria if we take the young ones along. It’s a great place for families with young children

Cala Santandria

What to expect

Visitors can relax on the sun lounges and sunshades provided in the central part of the beach and use the showers and toilets available on site. The beach's accessibility is another plus point, as visitors can park their cars either in the small lot or on the road leading to the beach.


It is advisable to arrive early during the high season to secure a spot, as the beach can get crowded, especially on weekends when locals have time off to visit.

For adventure seekers, Cala Santandria offers a range of water activities such as water biking, which allows you to sail around the bay or to Sa Caleta, and diving trips that are often organised from the beach. 

Cala Santandria Restaurants

The beach has three restaurants nearby, all with beach views that serve delicious local cuisine, making it a popular spot for lunch or dinner. There are a few shops, a mini market, and some hotels nearby, including the 4 star Prinsotel La Caleta.

Grill Restaurant
Carrer del Signe Lleó, s/n, 07769 Sa Caleta

Restaurant Sa Nacra
Carrer de Sa Nacra, Santandría - Sa Caleta
Tel. +34971386206

Picco Sushi and Italian Restaurant
07769 Sa Caleta

Cala Santandria

While in Cala Santandria, visitors can explore the nearby town of Ciutadella, which is only a few kilometres away. Ciutadella is a charming town that boasts tempting shops, restaurants, and historical landmarks such as the Gothic-style cathedral, Santa Maria.

In conclusion, Cala Santandria is a beautiful destination that offers something for everyone. From its stunning beaches to its range of water activities and nearby towns, there is plenty to explore and enjoy. 

Visitors can easily access Cala Santandria by road, whether they are renting a car or taking a taxi. Mahon Airport, is about a 50-minute drive to Cala Santandria, covering a distance of approximately 45 kilometres.


To get to Cala Santandria from Mahon Airport, visitors need to take the ME-12 road towards Ciutadella. Once they reach Ciutadella, they should continue straight until they see the signs for Cala Santandria

Bus services 
Line 65 to Ciutadella - takes 3 mins

Walking to Ciutadella 30 mins

Taxi for a 1.8 mile journey to Ciutadella

The road leading to the beach has signs indicating the way, and visitors can park their cars in the small lot or on the road leading to the beach.

Visitors arriving at the airport can take a taxi from Mahon Airport to Cala Santandria. There are plenty of taxi ranks at Mahon Airport, and the fare for a taxi may vary depending on the season and the time of day, but it usually costs around €60-€70.

You can also book a private hire taxi company

Cala Santandria sea

If you are travelling on a budget, and want to travel from Mahon Airport to Cala Santandria without taking a taxi you can do it by bus. Take a bus from the airport to the bus station in Mahon, and from there, take another bus to Ciutadella. Once you arrive in Ciutadella, you can walk or take a taxi to Cala Santandria.

We found that many bus routes in Menorca are limited in the winter season, so it's always a good idea to check the timetable depending on what time you are visiting if you want to go by bus.


We found that travelling by bus is a really cheap way to get around in Cala Santandria while also enjoying the scenic routes to Ciutadella. Kids love it!

Overall, there are various transportation options available to get to Cala Santandria from Mahon Airport, depending on your budget and preferences.


Whether you choose to rent a car, take a taxi, shuttle, or public transportation, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and attractions that Cala Santandria has to offer.

Enjoy your visit to Cala Santanria Menorca !

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