Cala Galdana , Beach & Holiday Guide
Cala Galdana Beach Resort Guide in photos and maps
Cala Galdana Beach
Blue Flag beach
Bus Route - 51 Mahon via (Alaior,Es Mercadal,Ferreries) , 52 Ciutadella Via Ferreries, 55 Ferreries
Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00
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
Cala Galdana for families
- Purpose built holiday resort with lots of attractions
- Plenty to see and do within walking distances
- Equestrian shows and horse riding nearby
- Buses to Ciutadella
Cala Galdana for couples
- Beautiful walks and virgin beaches close by
- Visit Ciutadella for sightseeing, shopping and people watching
- Excursion boats to nearby virgin beaches only reachable by boat or longer trek
- Welllness and Beauty Spa plus Activites center in resort
Cala Galdana is located on the south (west) coast reached via Ferreries (11km). Set in lovely coastal countryside.
Santa Cala Galdana is a popular resort with a truely picture postcard setting.
Cliffs enclose a large bay, with turquoise blue waters and a gently shelving fine sandy beach. The resort has grown up to include a selection of private villas, hotels, private and commercial apartments, Bars and Restaurants, sitting in the pine wooded valleys behind the bay. A small river, the Algendar, flows into the sea here and enhances the natural beauty and charm of the resort.
Nick-named the 'Queen of the Calas' Cala Galdana, is one of the most beautiful pine clad bays in Menorca. The name itself is a corruption of the Moorish Guad-al-Ana (The Valley of St Anne).
Cala Galdana - Sights and Activities
The beach can get crowded in peak season at the weekend when the locals add to the holiday guests. 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.
Cala Galdana - Top See and Dolots more what to see and do ideas
For those who want to add special holiday memories, Cala Galdana is a real scenery, beach and nature lovers resort as it is surrounded by pristine landscapes and virgin beaches to explore on foot, horseback or Mountain Bike. There are beautiful valleys and landscapes ( Algendar, Alocs ) with historical sites ( Sant Agueda Castle, Son Catalar ) to discover.
There are some beautiful trails along the rivers' valley floor as well as along the coastline on the Cami de Cavalls routes east and west.
Places to visit
A late afternoon / evening trip to Ciutadella is a must to stroll around the old city, people watch at the many Cafe Bars, take in a Tapa or two and do some clothes shopping?
Close to Ferreries are stables and training stables where horse shows can be seen.
Virgin Beaches and Coastline
You can walk to ( signed paths ) or take boat excursions/water beach taxi to these by large boat or hire out your own from several operators in Cala Galdana.
See below for details and more attractions nearby.
Ferreries Fiesta 23rd, 24th and 25th of AugustFerreries
Cala Galdana - Shopping and Supermarkets
Supermarkets: there are several spread around the resort with everything necessary for a holiday - see locations map
TABACs - Cigarettes
There is Tabac in Cala Galdana - see resort mapnote they are only open during June-September
There are basic summer clothes, souvenir shops in Cala Galdana but in Ferreies are one or two boutiques, handmade shoes and jewellery shops in the old town, but you really need to visit Ciutadella combined with a market day there.
In nearby Ferreries there are factory shops for one of the island's most famous upmarket leather shoes and goods manufacturer - Jaime Mascaro ( eg pretty Ballerinas ). Many of these shoes and goods you will find in more exclusive shops back home for considerably more than you will pay on Menorca.
Cala Galdana - Nightlife
Nightlife in Cala Galdana is more relaxed with a few bars to keep you entertained, most activity centres in the hotels. The island touring tribute acts will be on the outside stage at the hotel Cala Galdana - check locally for day/times. More varied,livelier and better nightlife can be found in Ciutadella.
Organised evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort hotels and some Bars. Mahon, Ciutadella and Es Castell however offer alot more with something for everyone, but with none of the "bing drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is not Majorca but that is why many people come here!
Out and About in Cala Galdana
Buses - Cala Galdana
Good to know
Bus Network Map with Cala Galdana 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 Galdana
Buses ( actually AC coaches ) connect to Ferreries which acts as a hub to other destinations and direct buses to Ciutadella.Airport Bus
Taxis - Cala Galdana
Airport to/from Airport one way 48 Eur
Good to know
Menorca has no private Cab firms , Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'
Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)
Taxis to Ferreries ~5 miles circa max. 12 Eur. Taxis stand at Placa Espanya in Ferreries
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 Galdana - at a glance
Restaurants in Cala Galdana
Cala Galdana caters mostly for tourist tastes, but does offer some more authentic local cuisine eg along Passeig des riu opposite main car parking. ...our curated Cala Galdana Bar and Restaurants guide
Bars & Clubs in Cala Galdana
Cala Galdada has a diverse set of bars mostly on the western side and for sundown behind the beach promenade
Variety of Bars, some with live music ...our curated Cala Galdana Bar and Clubs guide
Cala Galdana See and Do
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
Our what to do and see in Cala Galdana inspirations
Cala Galdana - maps
Villas & Apartments
Packaged Self Catering Villas and Aparthotels Holidays
Cala Galdana Popular Hotels
Cala Galdana Tips and Advice
What's the weather like in Cala Galdana
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Cala Galdana has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Cala Galdana 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.