The resort of Cala Galdana is undoubtedly one of Menorcaís best loved spots, being located at the end of the Islandís most dramatic limestone gorge, through which the Algendar river flows into the sea.† The near perfect horseshoe bay is surrounded by almost vertical pine-clad cliffs offering spectacular views from the top over the bay.
The beach at Cala Galdana is a large horseshoe cove with fine white sand and gently shelving into the crystal clear waters, offering safe bathing for all the family.† There are a number of bar/restaurants lining the beach, and many choose to picnic amongst the pine trees that separate the beach from the road.
As well as the beach restaurants, there are a good number of quality restaurants in the resort, offering everything from pizza and pasta to traditional Menorcan cuisine.† It is possible to enjoy authentic paella in the local countryside restaurants, or try nearby Ferreries for a taste of what the locals enjoy.
The beach at Cala Galdana caters for all members of the family, offering sun beds and parasols for hire, beach bars and pedaloes for the children.† There are play parks and a small water park, ideal for younger children.† Menorca is famous throughout Spain for its displays of horsemanship, and on the road between Cala Galdana and Ferreries is the Club Escola Menorquina, which puts on evening Equestrian shows twice weekly.† Visit Ferreries on Tuesdays or Fridays for traditional fruit and produce markets, or on Saturdays for a market with more handicrafts.
Places to Visit
Whilst the beauty of Menorca lies in its stupendous choice of natural, unspoilt beaches, there are also many places of interest to visit.† Spend time in the charming squares and alleys of the historic centre of Ciutadella, and if you are lucky enough to be in the town for its Fiesta of San Juan held each year towards the end of June, this is a spectacular sight with Horses in the streets and Firework Displays. Head across the Island via the three main towns of Ferreries, Es Mercadal and Alaior, to the Capital of Mahon with its magnificent natural harbour, the second largest in the World, and also home to the famous Xoriguer Gin Distillery.