Cala en Forcat's beaches are small, part of inlets. The biggest beach in the area is at Cala en Blanes 15 walk , FunTrain ride or Buses en route to Ciutadella. The inlets will have sun bathing platforms.
Other beaches including Virgin Beaches can be visited by buses departing in Ciutadella - see below
Is Cala en Forcat a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?
suited to couples or singles
suited to families with younger children
Calan Forcat for families
Plenty to see and do within walking distances
Lots of free play areas in bars and restaurants for little ones
Close to holiday resort of Los Delfines with it's many attractions for children and Aquapark
Calan Forcat for couples
Close to Ciutadella for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
A quieter location but close to the facilities of Los Delfines
Close to Val des Algaiarens - a beautiful virgin beach and valley area
Calan Forcat ( or Cala'n Forcat) is part of collection of more recently established 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 in the west, Cala 'n Brut and Cala'n Blanes at the eastern end. There are a wide variety of Bars and Restaurants in the greater Los Delfines area.
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.
Shopping and Supermarkets in Calan Blanes
There are plenty of well stocked Supermarket choices dotted around Los Delfines. There is an Eroski City on the approach road to the area and larger Lidl and Mercadona and Eroski on Ciutadellas out of town trading area ( Poligno )
There is the bigget concentraion on shops ( holiday clothing, souvenirs , Pool inflatables and toys ) in the adjoining Los Delfines area.
Pont den Gil a classic natural sea arch and good sundown picnic spot.
Ciutadella being on the door step is a must see especially for historical and culture fans looking for authentic Menorca.
Majorca is within touching distance. On clear days ( especially springtime ) The mountains of north Majorca are very clear and also make for great sunset view backdrops.
A fast ferry from Ciutadella will take you to Alcudia in Majorca 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.
There is a diverse set of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for various tastes. Live music acts feature at 'The Square' aka Jimmy Hills. Karaoke and Bingo.
For, some might say 'more sophisticated' evening entertainment visit Ciutadella where there is a whole palette of Bars,Garden Lounges , Live music which can be found in the most surprising of tiny alleyways and hidden spaces in the lovely old city centre. The buzziest ares is reserved for the Bars and dance clubs located all together down in the Pla de Sant Joan area of the old harbour . Open open air terrace areas where you can chat and cool down / relax under the stars.
TIP Want to visit a Club or Music bar in Ciutadella ? Don't forget you are on Spanish time, nothing starts to happen until after 11 pm as people will have eaten 'late'. Go much later and then it will be buzzing.
Bus Network Map with Cala en Forcat 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.
Cala en Forcat has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Calan Forcat 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.