Cala en Bosch and Son Xoriguer each have their own beach. Cala en Bosch beach is close to the Marina area and around the headland is the neighbouring beach of Son Xoriguer.
Cala en Bosch is much the bigger of the two, has fine white sandy and is part of inlet which calms the waters for the smaller children and provides good snorkelling with it's rocks along the bay sides.
The beach at Son Xoriguer is where the watersports can be found.
Is Cala'n Bosch a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?
suited to couples or singles
suited to families with younger children
Cala'n Bosch for families
Purpose built holiday resort with marina to sit and watch the world go by
Enough to see and do within walking distances
Excursion/Hire boats to nearby virgin beaches and coastline
Close to Ciutadella for a change of scene
Cala'n Bosch for couples
Plenty of Bars and Restaurants within walking distance
Close to Ciutadella for better restaurants, musical entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
Excursion/Hire boats to nearby virgin beaches and coastline
Watersports ( Son Xoriguer beachfront ) and Diving
Spa Hoitels,Day Spa at la Quinta Hotel
(updated Jan 2024)
The joint resorts of Cala en Bosch ( Cap d'Artrutx ) and Son Xoriguer are located on the south west tip of Menorca. With views over to neighbouring Majorca it lies just 10km south of the beautiful old city of Ciutadella, which is reachable via a regular bus service. Also known by all these names: Cala D'en Bosch, Cala n Bosch or Cala en Bosc and Cap d'Artrutx.
A livelier resort ( by Menorca's standards ) , the main commercial area of which is centred around a man made marina. There are a wide variety of Bars and Restaurants in the Cala en Bosch also a handful in Cap D'artrutx and directly behind Son Xoriguer beach.
Built in the 1980s, Cala en Bosch / Son Xoriguer is one of only a few resorts on Menorca purpose built for tourism and as such it has the most hotels and greatest number of Holiday visitors making it livelier than most resorts. In Cala'n Bosch you will find the most better quaility family hotels with on site facilities for younger children on Menorca which makes it very popular . Conversely it is not so typical of the Menorca described in many guides. There is a definite and quieter area for Villas and Apartments at the area locally called Cap D'artrux which is 10-20m slow walk to/from the marina.
Being a purpose built holiday resort it contains all you need from a holiday resort and benefits by having the central Marina area. Neighbouring Son Xoriguer has perhaps become too dominated by hotels while Cala en Bosch ( Cap D' Artrutx ) still offers private villa accommodation away from the "buzz"/ noise giving you the best of both worlds.
A man made marina provides the hub of Cala en Bosch with the majority of Bars and Restaurants clustered around it's three sides-This creates a buzy atmosphere evenings but similarly hotels next to the Marina will have to accept this background noise.
Shopping and Supermarkets
There are plenty of supermarkets around Cala en Bosch which also offer cycle hire, beach and summer wear. There is a small shopping centre at the Marina with a wider range of clothes, shoes. However Ciutadella is within easy reach where you will be spoilt with individual shops in the old city's attractive streets. ( very few awful chain stores! ). There is a summer market ( but frankly it is awful and full of tat ) - visiit the evening and Artisan markets in Ciutadella instead.
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)
A easy way to get a quick overview of Cala en Bosch without walking and fun for kids. Departs from main square at top of Marina ( see photo ) every 30 mins., with 8 pick/drop off points. Full tour is Cala en Bosch ( coast and marina ) with Son Xoriguer ( see photo ) . Operates 10 - 13:00 and 16:30 - 21:30
Tickets Adults 7 Children 5 Euro
Calan Bosch - Nightlife
As with most resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort Bars rather than Dance clubs but nothing that would ever compare to the neon jungle of the resorts along the south coast of Majorca or Ibiza. Mahon and Ciutadella however offer something for everyone, but with none of the "binge drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is NOT Majorca but that is why many people come here!
The Bars and Restaurants around the marina come alive at night providing a choice of entertainment for all ages and tastes. In high season you can find street artists and traders offering their handicrafts and jewellry. There are a couple of bars that offer Karaoke- see full list
Taxis ( late night ) back from Ciutadella max. 22 Euro
Nightlife in Cala'n Bosch
Live tribute acts tour the island and are on stage at advertised locations - Free to watch if you buy a drink and some can be very entertaining.
There are several bars with late opening dotted round the resort each with a different feel and style.
A sunset stroll along the cosatlline promenande at Cap D'rtrux
Organised evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort hotels and some Bars.
Ciutadella offers 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!
Bus Network Map with Cala'n Bosch 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.
Get the right bus :-) There are two services traveling the west coast North to Ciutadella ( beautiful old city ) ,Cala Blanca and Los delfines but following different routes - see timetables for more help.
Bus 65 : Good for central Ciutadella ( beach bus and other bus connections at Placa des Pins and Old Cemetery ) Last Bus back from Ciutadella 11 or Midnight depending on time of year.
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 Mahon
Cala en Bosch has a very mixed bag of restaurants across all styles and price levels. IMO no standout local cuisine restaurant.
Kaypa offers a change with Peruvian.
Plenty of fixed price menus and a la carte options. The majority are around the Marina. I would stroll and choose with your eyes
Some very good restaurants can be found in Ciutadella old city and harbour, bus ride away.
...our curated Cala'n Bosch Bar and Restaurants guide
Cala'n Bosch has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Calan Bosch 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.