Destinations / Spain / Menorca / Cala Galdana
Cala Galdana holidays are centred around the gorgeous beach which is gloriously sandy and where the translucent waters of the Mediterranean lick the shore like a friendly lapdog. Shallow and safe for swimming, the sea is clean and clear and a good variety of watersports is on offer during the summer season. The resort is considered one of Menorca's most picturesque and, indeed, the locals even call if the "Queen of the Calas"!
Subjects to in Cala Galdana are just the perfect choice for families and couples who enjoy long lazy days by the beach and al fresco evenings sipping a cool drink and enjoying a fresh seafood meal in a local restaurant. The hotels often have family style entertainment and teams of animators give live shows or musical performances. Essentially though Cala Galdana holidays are casual, laid back and delightfully relaxing. There are some discos and a few lively pubs, but generally life is lived in the slow lane, just like the island's whole pace of life!
Do take a trip to charming Ciudadela, which is the old capital of Menorca and enjoy a leisurely amble around the pretty streets where old fashioned shops, ancient houses and open air cafes provide a few pleasant hours of idling. Take a "ringside" seat at the waterfront, order a coffee, nibble some local olives and engage in some serious navel gazing!
Located on Menorca's south coast, Cala Galdana plays host to a wonderful horse show at Club Escola Menorquina which attracts massive crowds of onlookers and is a real exhibition of pomp and superb horsemanship. The town itself is modern and purpose built, but there are hamlets and villages close by with farmers' markets and good local shops. For a more rustic feel, venture outside the resort to experience the absolute charm of local Menorquin life. Walk along the cliffs that overlook the lovely horseshoe-shaped bay to discover small secluded coves with crystal waters and deserted beaches.
Fall under the spell of Menorca and experience the magic of this delightful island where peace comes dropping slow..... This is the intrinsic beauty of a Menorca holiday.