The Cala Blanca beach is a small strip of sand that’s boxed in by low-lying cliffs. And where the beach is petite in size, it’s mighty in relaxation, with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas to go around, plus a line of pine trees providing ample shade just offshore. There’s also a great selection of bars and restaurants overlooking the calm bay, so you won’t need to worry about bringing a picnic lunch.
The shore gently slopes into the water, making it a safe spot for children and waders. Because the rocks keep the waves mild, the Cala Blanca beach is also a great place for snorkelling and pedalos, which are available to rent nearby.
Killer sunset views
This stretch of Menorca is legendary for its incredible sunsets, which coat the skies in a watercolour of pinks and oranges above the sea. And with a host of restaurants and bars lining the coast, and no skyscrapers to block your view, you’ll be able to drink in the sunset every night along with a cocktail to match.
Cala Blanca has a bigger assortment of restaurants than most Menorca holiday resorts, with mainly Mediterranean fare, though you will find the odd British and Indian touch. The Blarney Stone brilliantly combines three holiday hits, with tapas, fish and chips and cool cocktails all to be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace facing the beach.
There’s a coastal footpath leading past Cala Blanca’s cliffs, whose seaside views make for a picturesque afternoon stroll. The Cami de Cavalls is also a popular waterfront walk, winding along Menorca’s coast and crossing through a number of towns along the island – you can see the local sights on two feet or rent a bike and cycle all the way out into the countryside.
Within the town, you’ll find a small shopping centre that’s home to souvenir shops as well as beach gear and clothing. There are also a number of supermarkets where you can pick up supplies if you’ve opted for Self Catering rather than package holidays to Menorca.
Every Friday and Saturday morning see’s a craft market in the centre of town, where you can browse through handmade wares. During the summer months, there’s also a nightly market along the harbour, and for an even wider range of shops and stalls, Ciutadella awaits.
Once the capital city of Menorca, Ciutadella is a bustling town whose avenues are still laced with traces of its historic past. Cobbled streets wind past Italian-style architecture, as cathedrals dating back nearly 700 years tower on the horizon. While Cala Blanca is a hotspot for relaxation seekers, Ciutadella is a history buff’s best friend.
Located just a 15-minute drive from Cala Blanca, Ciutadella is easily accessible by bus and taxi, or your hire car. It makes for an incredible day trip, with a wide selection of private and more bustling beaches, plus the prehistoric ruins of Naveta d’Es Tudons, just outside.
But Ciutadella’s gorgeous buildings and unique past aren’t its only draws – the town is also home to a vast array of Mediterranean restaurants and lively bars whose vibes range from cool jazz spots to all-night dancing. And with beach-facing cocktail bars and outdoor terraces staring out toward the shore, you won’t want to leave the waterfront.