Cala en Forcat Things to do and see
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Cala en Forcat
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
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Bad Weather days
Visit Ciutadella on bus.
As one of the most touristically developed resorts, Cala en Forcat has a lot of supermarkets, souvenir and gift shops selling summer clothes, beach wear and toys. There are many large ( for Menorca ) Supermarkets and Hipermarkets for self catering and food. Much better shopping available in nearby Ciutadella.
See maps for locations
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is
MTB and BMX Centre
A new professionally designed MTB and BMX track with jumps and obstacles ( floodlight ). You start on the roof to get up speed! With cycle hire and changing facilities. Also modern gym complete with indoor and outdoor Bar Restaurant. See www.sportbikemenorca.com for details.
Ganaderia Son Martorellet
Located in Ferreries on the road to Sant Cala Galdana. Equestrian centre with horse shows and other activities:
Open to visit the stables every day ( except Sunday ) from 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 20.00 hrs 3 Eur. Afternoon mini-show Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 15.30 hrs. If visititing the stables you can also see training of the horses Monday, Wednesday and Friday 18.00 to 20.00 hrs.
Cala Galdana road pm-174 , km 1.5, 07750 Ferreries 609 049 493/971 356 140. Open May to October:
Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 20.30
Pictures copyright and courtesy of www.sonmartorellet.com
Pool tables, games machines in the various family bars and restaurants.
For young Children
No where on Menorca is there more things to please young children than in the combined Forcat,Los Delfines Cala en Blanes area. Most Bars and Resaurants have free play areas to encourage the parents to spend time in their establishment.
There are public play areas dotted around and a fun train to ride.
Water Park - Aquapark Los Delfines
Is a collection of wet and dry fun. Water slides and pools for big and small with trampolines and bouncy castles for smaller ones. On site basic food restaurant and entertainsments for older children. Open See web site for current opening times and prices. Reduced prices after 13:00
Open daily May - August from 10:30 to 18:30 ( september/october see websites ) children under 3 free, 2-11 10 euros and over 11's 19 Euro unlimted time. Sun loungers 2.80 Sunshades 2.80 Euro
Menorca Holiday Tips
Afterwards you can visit Los Delfines commercial area with its wide variery of shops, Bars and Restaurants.You can get a hand stamp to return later.
Sunsets ( eg from Pont d'en Gill, Sa Puestas del Sol ) and of course nearby Ciutadella. A very different Menorca is just 5 km inland to explore.
The small bays are good excellent for snorkelling as the water and calmed by the inlets.
Local dive centre 7 fathoms scuba www.7fathoms-scuba.com offers cave ( eg Pont Den Gil ) and wreck diving for advanced divers.
Tennis courts for public hire
Son Angel is farm that provides all types of riding experiences. Its also on the way to the fabulous virgin beach of Algairiens, so you can combine the two for a wonderful days' experience.
The best of Menorca is further east - take a bus to Cala Morells, Son Saura beach or Ferreries
There is a beautiful valley area of Algairiens east of the resort, with very picturesque valley and forest walks to the coast and beach Cala Algairiens. Also known as La Vall. Also if mobile take a trip out to Cala Morells.
A stroll along the coastline northwards will take you to Pont D'en Gil. On a clear day you will also be able to see the northen mountains on neighbouring Majorca.
Pont D'en Gil
A scenic location and sunset watching spot on land or water. Often visited by divers and kayakers to view the caves.
Very flat areas, becoming more hilly as you head eastwards.
Nearby to Cala en Forcat
Calan Forcat - Near by ( 5 km Bus )
A taste of former elegant times with fine old spanish palaces, moorish influences, a wonderful old centre and a charming little harbour. Ciutadella was the original capital of the island lying at the western edge of the island looking out to its bigger neighbour Mallorca. A superb contrast to the beach and holiday resort. Great atmosphere and shopping and a place to wander the pedestrianised old city and its many narrow streets with hidden shops and Cafe treats. Also competes with Mahon for the title of the best music bars and venues on the island. The scene for the spectacular Sant Joan festival in June, when stunning native black horses parade through the streets and the brave try to "touch the horses' heart" as it rears in front of them.
Calan Forcat - Near by ( 12 km Bus (62) )
A small quiet fishing village resort and residential ares on the north west coast set in dramatic rocky coastlines. Best known for the extensive man made (Bronze and Iron ages) cave dwellings nearby that give a real sense of cave "living" ( though many caves were also for burial ). Some are sophisticated with central roof columns and 'windows'. Some are obviously younger and larger, cut with more advanced metal tools, but the smaller older ones gives a view into another world. A good place to combine with a visit to the beautiful virgin beach of Algaiarens and walks through the very attractive valleys of Vall de Algaiarens. Bus 62 circa 15 mins 1.85 Euro single ( 2012 ) or by Hire Car.
TIP bring a torch to see the really special ones
Calan Forcat - Near by ( 14 km )
Is an out if town childrens entertainment area set in extensive attractive grassed gardens combined with an outlet store with lots of parking. Ideal place for the children to loose their energy and mums to well, do what mums do best at outlet stores. The outdoor entertainment has lots to climb on,swim in,bounce on and swing from. Bordering the outside area is a for menorca large Snack Bar with internet access.
In the main building there is a large outlet shop with branded goods plus local 'souvenir' items. Next door is the Costa Nova Karting track , with decent sized track.
Open May - October. Open 10.00am-7.00pm. ME-1 Km point 35 - 7 km from Ciutadella.
Calan Forcat - Near by ( 8.5 km )
A former stone quarry used for art, summer concerts and festivals. Extensive site with Medieval gardens to wander. Source of the stone for many of Ciutadella's palaces and grand buildings.
Menorca Holiday Tips
Full Moon Fiesta. On the full moon in August there are spectacular stage shows (changes each year) .
Excursions from Cala en Forcat
Boat Trips and Hire
There are no boat trips / hire but are available nearby in Ciutadella and Cala en Bosch - see panel below.
Boat Excursions from Ciutadella
Boatrips along coastline south and north of Ciutadella , including some sunset trips to Pont Gill (scenic sea landmark ). Note departures are from old City harbour.
- Menorca Blava ( www.menorcablava.com ) offers full day trips ( 10:00 - 17:00 ) to south west beaches, with swim, beach stops and lunch included. Sunset trips on saturday evenings 7 - 9 pm ( includes music,appetizer and welcome cocktail ). Bespoke trips for larger groups.
- Rutas Maritimas de la Cruz ( www.rutasmaritimasdelacruz.com ) Offers full day trips up to Cala Galdana along the south west beaches, with swim, beach stops and lunch included.
- For boat hire/charter www.menorcaboats.com.
Boat Excursions from Cala'n Bosch
Subject to weather there are 2 glass bottom boats making trips along the southern coast line and bays with it's virgin beaches. Usually with swimming stops ( at Cala Galdana ,Cala Trebaluger,Playa Binigaus ) and an extended stay ( circa 1-2hr mins ) at one of the bays ( Son Saura or Cala 'n Turqueta ) on route. Trips last circa 3.5 hours. First trip mornings is:10:00-13:30, second trip afternoons is: 14-17:40 note p.m.
Booking in advance will usually secure 10% discount. Both boat companies travel the same route at roughly the same time for safety reasons-so pick the boat/itinery you like the best!
See local Information boards at Marina for current itineries, times and prices as they change
- Amigos ( www.holidaylines-menorca.com ) 2013 prices Adults (12+) 17-20 Eur ,Children (4-12) 10-10 Eur, Under 4's are Free. A trip to Cala Galdana beach ( 2hr stop ) or continue along for more beaches. With water slide.
- Don Pancho