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Cala Canutells

Cala Canutells Holidays

Cala Canutells is one of the quietest and sleepiest Menorca holiday resorts. It still operates as a fishing village, and lives by the Spanish way of life. Cala Canutells is anything but touristy so if you're looking for a complete getaway from your regular hectic life, cosy Cala Canutells is the place for you. This area is best for couples and older holiday makers as, beyond the beach, there is little to keep children entertained.

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Glorious beach days

The beach at Cala Canutells is its most popular attraction for people planning cheap holidays to Menorca. This small bay has clean and smooth golden sand with two enormous white cliffs on either side. Being so enclosed means the Mediterranean Sea is calm, shallow and ideal for snorkelling and floating on the turquoise waters.

Looking out to sea, you'll find large, luxury yachts docked as well as lots of fishing boats. This beach has sunloungers and umbrellas available to hire at a small fee if you're looking for a bit of shade. Drinks and small snack items can be purchased from the beach bar and more substantial restaurants are located in town.

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Splashing around

Cala Canutells' beach is a great spot to do some snorkelling, where you can swim among the colourful fish in the shallow clear waters. You can also rent some jet skis and spend your day swerving in and around the bay area.

If you want to try scuba diving this holiday the nearby town of Cap Den Font has excellent facilities with professional dive instructors who will take you on a journey to explore the network of underwater coves.

Food along the coast

Because this area still acts mostly as a residential quarter you won't find a huge array of restaurants to choose from, which is why opting for Menorca package holidays with food included can be a great idea. However, there are a couple of bars and eateries overlooking the bay with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea from their outdoor terraces.

Most restaurants serve Menorcan and Spanish cuisine but you'll also find one or two British pubs to choose from. If you're looking to find more variation in things to eat, head to one of the hotels with their international buffets and pool bars.

Where to shop

As you may have guessed, Cala Canutells is not a shopping spree holiday. Most shops here cater towards the locals and stock everyday essentials as well as groceries for anyone staying in Self Catering accommodation.

Don't be dismayed if your pockets are feeling heavy, there are a few neighbouring towns and cities that have more of a selection when it comes to shopping. The island's capital Mahon is just 15 minutes away and there you'll be able to purchase clothes from popular high street stores as well as designer boutiques.

Even closer to Cala Canutells is Sant Climent. This busy town has everything you'll need for your holiday, plus it's a great day trip out. At Sant Climent you'll find banks, a pharmacy, bakeries, cafes and supermarkets.

Nearby neighbours

The island's capital Mahon is only a 15-minute car journey away from Cala Canutells and is a busy hub for all things arty and historic. Walking along the cobbled streets you can check out the incredible Baroque architecture and magnificent opera house. This city also produces the famous Mahon cheese, which you can try in most of the local restaurants or buy in the shops to take home with you.

Celebrating Menorca

Festivals are a large part of Menorcan heritage and culture and are a great way to meet the locals and experience their traditions. The neighbouring city of Sant Climent holds its popular festival on the third weekend in August. It starts off with the ringing of the bells, which signals the start of a colourful parade of horses and flags.

The next morning begins with music from a live band, sporting events and an equestrian parade followed by folk dancing and fireworks in the evening. Make sure to get a glass of Pomada before the festivities are over. This Menorcan alcoholic drink is a mix of gin and lemonade over ice and is specifically made for the festival period.