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Cala Galdana Attractions, Activities, Guided & DIY Tours
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Cala Galdana's beach will certainly be a focus for you,but there's more.
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Cala Galdana is very much about enjoying the outdoors on land or sea. Some amazing virgin beaches with lovely walks ( some very long ) along coast east or west. Sports activities at Sports Audax. Boat Charters and Excursions
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Children's activities, playgrounds, water parks
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Fun For Children
The attractions are small scale Mini Golf, Small water slides. In peak season there are some Pony rides.
For Teenagers there is snorkeling ( with sea scooter ) Archery, mountain biking and kayak hire. For teenage Horse lovers riding and shows nearby.
For young Children there are public play areas ( climbing frames, slides ). Basic
Tobogan is a popular snack Bar Restaurant in the resort centre which a has a small "Water park" (Nothing too exciting though.), play area for small children and a mini golf course in their grounds. Ideal for younger children where adults can ( also eat ) can keep on eye on them while relaxing. The water slides operate on a "pay as you go" basis. (Prices as of 2013 ) 3 slides 1 Euro, 14 slides 3 Euros and 28 slide 5 Euros. Mini Golf is 3 Euros.
Nearest Waterpark ( AquaPark is 30 min., by car or ( Bus to Ciutadella (52) , then Bus 61 to Los Delfines)
Must SeesBay is very imposing and it is best viewed from the headland at the view point ( Mirador de Punta ) - follow the Avenuida de sa Punta road to the end then right.
Spa & Wellness
If you feel like being pampered there is a Spa facility open to non residents at the Hotel Audax Spa & Wellness Centre. Located at the Audax Hotel at the western edge of the beach. There is a beauty and 700 square metres relaxation centre with great views over the beach. The spa circuit lasts around one and a half hours.
There are several delightful virgin beaches for the more adventurous to enjoy and can be reached on foot , boat trip or beach Taxi or DIY daily boat hire.
Cala Mitjana and Mitjaneta
Reachable by car (~10 mins.) from resort is Cala Mitjana und Mitjaneta. Reached on foot from the resort (~45 mins.)
There is also a wonderful coastal /inland walk to Cala Macarelleta and Cala Macarella duration approx. 50 Minutes. And then beyond to Cala en Turqueta, an exquisite beach ( 1 1/2 h).
These can be seen on the Resort Map.
There are now Water beach Taxis ( reservations required ) that can take you with a group or your party to these beaches.
Action ActivityOutdoors is played out big at Cala Galdana with Dramatic walks and costaline , lots of Mountain Bike and Watersports
Fun and Sport on Sea - Activity Ideas
Motorboat hire ( hourly or day ) - no license required . Explore the coastline, snorkelling or visit other beaches and bays.
The pristine waters of Menorca are a real holiday memory. They are amazingly clear so even with just a simple snorkel you will see lots, not murky haze. And because the water is in such good condition you'll see lots of fish too. Many, many of the resort beaches have shallow sandy bottoms fringed with rocks, ideal for young snorkellers. Organised trips can make a great family day out with as a Snorkel Safari or stop off as part of a Boat excusrions. There are also marine reserves around Menorca where the marine life is even more abundent.
Diving Diving Intro
With its warm crystal clear waters, many underwater caves and coral-clad rock formations, Menorca is recognized as one of the most spectacular dive sites in the western Mediterranean.
Local Dive Centre
A fun family activity, paddle around your resort . Or along Menorca's unspoilt coastline as part of a professional tour
Cycle Route Ideas
Like most of Menorca this is more Natural, so don't expect too many cycle lanes. Better to use the off road tracks and marked routes as the little roads that make up much of the country network have lots of blind corners.
Destination Ideas and route suggestions ( difficulty and terrain )
Located in Ferreries on the road to Sant Cala Galdana. Equestrian centre with horse shows.
Crta. Cala Galdana, km 0.5, 07750 Ferreries 971 373 497.
Open June to September:
Wednesdays and Sundays at 20.30
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
Cala Galdana - Near By ( Bus Route 51,52 and 53)
Is a traditional island town occupying a beautiful location and providing a dramatic moment for all drivers as the main island road ME-1 meanders through a very picturesque and narrow gap in the hills. Ferreries is surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside and spectacular valleys ( Barranc d'Algendar ) and history. A great start point for scenic walks,cycling and horse riding. Two Menorcan Horse shows just outside town.
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Every Saturday 9-1 pm there is a small farmers and craft market in Placa Espanya ( main town square ) with fresh farm produce, fruit and handicrafts including ceramics and basket crafts. At the Poligno there is a Jaime Mascaro factory outlet offering high quality leathers goods at reduced prices which are sold mostly in French, Italian and German boutiques.
Cala Galdana - Near By
San Agueda Castle
Due to its political symbolism the castle was destroyed and abandoned by the re-occupying Kings of Aragon, but it remains one of the island most attractive walks with great views at the summit.
Built circa 1230 a castle contructed by the Moorish occupiers (the name is based on the Arabic name "Sen Agaiz") for defence sitting on top of the island's better vantage points on the island. Reached by a 45 min. climb up an ancient path which is in places was an old Roman road ( over two thousand years old ) - the views from the top are superb.
Like many ancient sites Santa Agueda has sprung many rich legends and myths including buried biblical treasures.
Travel the ME-1 between Ferrerias and Ciutadella. Take the turn for Els Alocs and continue 1.5 km until you reach an abandoned building on right ( see photo ). This marks the start of the path to the top of the hill.
Cala Galdana - Near By
In the rolling country side just north of Ferreries. Stately home with small formal gardens, charming bar restauarnt and small museum of country life
Lovely spring countryside in the spring months.
Cala Galdana - Near By ( Bus Route 51,52 and 53)
Historical Sites Island WEST
For mini downloadable guides, current opening times and entrance prices visit www.menorcamonumental.org
In the west of the island near to Ciutadella you will find more of the islands early historical sites.
Naveta des Tudons - Ancient monument, Son Catlar - prehistoric village, Cala Morells - extensive cave dwelling and burial chambers
Cala Galdana - Near By
On the main ME-1 a childrens entertainment area set in extensive attractive grassed gardens combined with an outlet store and lots of parking. Ideal place for the children to loose their energy and mums to well, what mums do best at outlet stores :-) The outdoors section has lots to climb on,swim in,bounce on and swing from . Crazy Golf. There is a smaller internal entertainments - see photos. On site Cafeteria.
In the main building there is a large outlet shop with branded goods ( Lladro,Swarovski,NAO,Swatch ) plus local 'souvenir' items. Next door is the Costa Nova Karting track - best track and karts on the island.
No Bus stop. Open May - October 10.00am-7.00pm. ME-1 Km point 35 - 7 km from Ciutadella.
Walks, Hiking and Trails around Cala Galdana
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Excursions from Cala Galdana
Departing from Ferreries is a bus to Mahon, the island's largest city and Capital. Watersports days at Cala'n Bosch on bus 65.
See Operators below : Large boats and smaller faster boats offer a choices of fixed routes or can be charted for custom trips to the coastline north and south , taking in sea caves, coves and some amazing beaches with snorkel stops. Also Sunset trips to Pont den Gil
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Cala Galdana Beach
Water Sports feature on the beach. There are free public toilets midway on the promenade aswell as bars and souvenirs shops for drinks and summer goods/toys.
The beach can get crowded in peak season at the weekend when the locals add to the holiday guests.
A promenade follows the beach curve at the rear
More things to do in Cala Galdana
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Coastal Walks around Cala Galdana
Close by in Cala Galdana will be the access point to the coastal path 'Cami de Cavalls ' a rough track path that follows the entire coast. Mountain Bike or Walk it to a Virgin Beach, the next resort or just to enjoy.
You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you
Footwear-treking sandals strongly advised
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