|Cala en Blanes - a place for you?|
is located on the west of the island, just 2km north west of the beautiful old city of Ciutadella. Approximately 50 mins., from the Airport.
Public buses are not practical for transfer from Airport ( you must always change at Mahon bus station ) so you will need either a shared or private transfer, Taxi or Hire Car. West coast resorts are often best via a transfer rather than Taxi due to costs - taxi circa 60-70 Eur one way. We recommend shuttle menorca.
Menorca tips - note despite the apparent many offers in Internet there are only three licensed companies who actually provide the service on Menorca, so ensure you know who you are booking with before paying.
Cala en Blanes is part of collection of mini resorts along this coastal stretch and is the one with the largest beach. Los Delfines is the local 'resort name' for this area that includes the locations of Cala'n Forcat, Cala 'n Brut and Cala'n Blanes. There is a wide variety of Bars and Restaurants in nearby Los Delfines and for active children there is an Aquapark, where parents can also 'relax'.
The beaches in this whole area are very small. The beach at Cala en Blanes is the largest. The beaches further west in Cala en Forcat are pleasant enough but very tiny for the number of holidaymakers in the area in Summer peak. You can use the easy bus system to visit the larger beaches along the west / south west coast. The virgin beach at Algariens is a dream, with three bays.
There are lots of childrens play facilities and the restaurants cater well for children too.
There is a local bus service into the nearby old capital of Ciutadella and a "resort" train picks up and drops off a various points in the resort. Los Delfines itself is compact and can be easily explored on foot.
There are lots of Supermarkets choices in the Cala en Blanes area with large discount supermarkets which are a taxi ride away in the Ciutadella's commercial area ( Poligno )
There is the bigget concentraion on shops ( clothes, souvenirs ) in the adjoining Los Delfines area.
As part of the more touristically developed west coast resorts Cala Blanca offers a range of attractions either in resort or nearby. Ciutadella is a must see especially for historical and culture fans looking for authentic Menorca.
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.
Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - detailed getting about infos.
Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of busus and signposts as Mao, it's correct local name. Also posted in the local papers eg Ultima Hora Menorca, Menorca towards the back pages are most of the island's bus timetables. You will nearly always find a copy of this in a cafe bar ( any day in season will do ) - make notes, please don't take paper as its there for all to read. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other resorts/towns first hand.
has a range of Cafes, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants to suite all tastes. Quiter, relaxing places at the beach areas and buzzier in main pedestrian area at Passatge Baladre and along Avenuida de Platja. 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.
Favourite Clubs Space ( The Ibizan Club ) , Asere ( Cuban bar with live Music ) , 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.
Many Cala En Blanes Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks( Vodafone es /Movistar ) can be bought in nearby towns and topped up via supermarket cashiers. More and more towns have free WiFi in their squares. WiFi on Menorca
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, Taxi and Hire Car - Detailed getting about info.
Cala En Blanes has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Cala En Blanes will be around 22-26 degrees in summer. In October the sea is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days and air temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Weather & forecast through the year