Cala Blanca , Beach & Holiday Guide
Cala Blanca Beach Resort Guide in photos and maps
Cala Blanca Beach
Bus Route - 64 - Ciutadella to Port Son, Blanc Sa Caleta, Cala Blanca, Santandria , Route 65 – Ciutadella - Son Xoriguer
Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00
Cala Blanca Beach
Cala Blanca for families
- One of Menorca's busier resorts
- Close to Water Park, Boat Trips at Cala'n Bosch or Ciutadella
- Family friendly, choice of two beaches
Cala Blanca for couples
- Near to Ciutadella's charm and attractions
- One of Menorca's busier resorts
- Virgin Beach and Coast boat trips nearby(Cala'nBosch)
Cala Blanca resort lies between the southern side of a long a turquoise inlet which ends in the beach at Cala Santandria and a smaller inlet to the south which ends in the beach, known as Playa Cala Blanca . Depending on your accommodation location your nearest beach will be at Cala / Playa Santandria or Playa Cala Blanca - see interactive maps.
A more recently established resort it comprises a couple of large hotels at it's sourthen end (many more in the mid and northern area ) ,but further from the larger Playa Cala Blanca beach ) along with many private villas apartments and residental homes. Both beaches are of fine sand gently shelving into the shallow waters that are protected by rocky sides of long attractive inlets so typical of the west coast. Close to the charming former capital of the island, Ciutadella. This can be a confusing area based on tour operators descriptions and the fact that Sa Caleta,Cala Santandria and Cala Blanca with their respective beaches have now merged into each other ( particularly in some guide descriptions! ) Be sure to check your accommodation location on a good map, to know which beach and facilities are nearest to you.
Shopping and Supermarkets in Cala Blanca
Maribel is a west coast chain and they dominate the area here. There are also some small supermarkets which also have beach and summer wear.
There is a pleasant centralised tourist area with souvenir shops and supermarkets and others located closer to the two beaches. So depending on your location you need to head north or south. Larger Supermarkets ( eg Hipermercao Diskont 10m, Lidl,Mercado ) are on bus routes to Ciutadella ( See below for options) . Much better shopping is in nearby city, Ciutadella. See Maps for Supermarket locations.
Menorca Holiday Tips
Larger Supermarkets :
- Bus / taxi back Hipermercado Diskont Me-24 8km Bus 64,65 ( stop Son Oleo v ),67 ( RC-2 ) see bus infos.
- Car : Hipertmercado Diskont on Me-24 10min, Lidl,Mercadona,Eroski on Ciutadella Polgino(trading estate)
Cala Blanca - Top See and Dolots more what to see and do ideas
Pointing almost directly west this is a guaranteed sunset over the sea watching spot!
Majorca within touching distance. On clear days ( especially springtime ) The mountains of north Majorca are very clear.
Tip A fast ferry from Ciutadella will get you there BUT you will need to stay overnight due to return times.
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.
Cala Blanca - Nightlife
The greater Cala Blanca /Santandria area has a range of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few bars have live music / Entertainments eg Karaoke and 'Tourist Flamenco' - see locally for styles
For better evening entertainment visit Ciutadella where the chill out and dance clubs are located together down in the harbour area ( Pla de Sant Joan ) and some have open air terrace areas where you can relax under the stars.
Ciutadella Clubs Jazzbah ( can you guess?, with impromtu sessions ) , Lateral. See also Under Madison ( Sant Joan Baptista 8 ) Bistro bar cuban salsa and Spanish guitar.
TIP Want to visit a Club or Music bar? Don't forget you are on Menorcan time, nothing starts to happen until after 11 pm as people will have eaten 'late'. Go much later and then it will be buzzing.
Out and About in Cala Blanca
Buses - Cala Blanca
Good to know
Bus Network Map with Cala Blanca Bus stops to download
TIP:Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.Bus Timetables and destinations - Cala Blanca
Get the right bus :-) There are three services traveling down the west coast North to Ciutadella ( beautiful old city ) and South to Cala Bosch ( Water park ) but following different routes - see timetables for more help Bus 64,65 : Good for central Ciutadella ( beach bus and other bus connections at ) Important 65 Bus 67 : Outskirts of Ciutadella only. Goes all the way to Los Delfines and stops at Ciutadella Poligno ( Trading Estate where Lidl,Mercadona,Eroski Supermarkets ) + Bus Connections going east eg MahonAirport Bus
Taxis - Cala Blanca
Airport to/from Airport one way 62 Eur
Good to know
Menorca has no private Cab firms or Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'
Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)
Taxis are a good option to have a late night out in Ciutadella. Fares max. 12-14 Euro one way
Summer peak In recent years Taxis have been in short supply due to not enough drivers for licensed areas. Consider a private transfer to reach Airport in good time for flight home.
Comprehensive Guide Menorca Taxis - how to book
Cala Blanca - at a glance
Restaurants in Cala Blanca
Cala Blanca is residential so restaurants cater for local aswell as tourist tastes. They are mostly clustered at the two beaches and the maribel pedesterian arcade....our curated Cala Blanca Bar and Restaurants guide
Bars & Clubs in Cala Blanca
Variety of Bars, cool waterside open air summer lounges ( marea beach house, hola ola ) next to each other . Some bars with live music - see listings ...our curated Cala Blanca Bar and Clubs guide
Cala Blanca See and Do
Cala Blanca's latest attraction is the cave grotto Cova De S'aigua. Facing directly West Cala Blanca is a sun setting watchers spot. Boat Excursions at Cala'nBosch and Ciutdaella Harbours. Ciutadella old city has lots to see ( frequent bus route )
Cala Blanca - maps
Villas & Apartments
Self Catering : Accommodation only from apartments to prestige luxury villas
Packaged Self Catering Villas and Aparthotels Holidays
Cala Blanca Popular Hotels
Cala Blanca Tips and Advice
What's the weather and climate like in Cala Blanca
Weather Now Partly cloudy
Cala Blanca has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Cala Blanca will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.