Cala Blanca, Menorca, Spain
Cala Blanca is one of Menorca's newest resort destinations with most of the town only being built in the early 1990's to accommodate an increasing demand for holiday accommodation on the island.
The resort has two small, half moon bays with gently sloping, beautiful white sands and calm, shallow waters, making them perfect for snorkeling and diving. The beaches are quite small and close to Ciutadella so they can get quite busy at times.
There is a selection of shops and bars behind the beach so if you are in need of a little refreshment or need some provisions, you will be just fine.
Things to Do
The most popular activity in Cala Blanca has got to be scuba diving. There is a dive centre here and there are lessons and excursions available for beginners as well as experienced divers.
Lots of the nearby resorts are well within walking distance so it is easy to have a wander round and see what's on offer.
Out and About
There is a good range of restaurants in Cala Blanca and you will find a range of foods including Chinese, Indian, British and tapas. Although there are a few pubs and live music bars, it is not a big party resort but you will find a good variety of nightclubs in nearby Ciutadella and Mahon.
There are a few shops and supermarkets for essentials and some summer wear in the resort but if you are wanting to browse the shops for a few hours you would really need to take the bus to Ciutadella but please be aware of opening times as many people still have their afternoon siesta.
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and no trip to Cala Blanca is complete without a visit to Ciutadella which can be easily reached by bus. Wander through the many winding streets and browse in the many shops or enjoy a little refreshment in a harbour cafe. There is also a 14th century cathedral and a mix of Spanish, Moorish and Baroque architecture to be seen. The Sant Joan festival is held here in June and the beautiful native black horses parade through the streets.
There are a couple of water parks nearby too, the Aqua Centre Water and Aqua Rock Waterpark, both of which are great fun for all the family and will keep everyone entertained for ages.
Cala'n Forcat has various activities during the day for kids, including bouncy castles and trampolines and is quite lively at night with various bars and nightclubs so it's certainly worth a visit.
The capital, Mahon is a must. There are numerous sightseeing opportunities and a good variety of shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs on offer. With play areas for kids, various markets and so much more, it is a great place to visit.
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