With holidays to Cala’n Blanes, you get a sandy cove, lively evenings, easy trips to Ciutadella – all with Menorca’s famous family-friendly vibe.
Cala’n Blanes lies on the west coast of Menorca. It’s an Eighties child that’s grown up with its very close neighbours Cala’n Forcat and Los Delfines. In fact, the three places pretty much come as a package these days, which means plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to go round. You get a trio of lovely little beaches, too.
The beach at Cala’n Blanes is a small cove sprinkled with fine sand and edged with calm, shallow water. There’s a good line-up of watersports, along with beach cafés. And, at the back you’ve got shaded pine trees – great for picnicking under. The neighbouring coves are walkable, as well.
Walks and bike rides
Walking, cycling and pony trekking are all popular pastimes around Cala’n Blanes. That’s thanks to the Cami de Cavalls, a series of coastal paths that snake around the island. The 185-kilometre trail is well signposted and has information panels, so you know what to expect. Talking of walking, you can meander across the cliffs and be in Ciutadella in about 45 minutes.
Days out in Ciutadella
Regular buses also run to Ciutadella, the island’s former capital, in about 15 minutes. The narrow, cobbled streets throw up an interesting mix of Baroque and Gothic architecture, especially in the magnificent cathedral. After taking in the sights and shops, most people head to the harbour for a seafood lunch, with views across to the mountains of Majorca.
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