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Find information on Cala San Vicente in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cala San Vicente, lying on the north-west coast of Majorca, is fifty five kilometres from Palma and has a transfer time of one hour. One of the smallest resorts on the island, it remains a working fishing village and the beach is shared by fishermen mending their nets. The northern coast of Majorca is quite spectacular with craggy cliffs towering over sandy coves gently washed by the sparkling sea. A Cala San Vicente holiday offers relaxation in a traditional resort with a choice of beaches, good restaurants and a quiet nightlife.
If you want to experience authentic Majorcan atmosphere, a Cala San Vicente holiday is the one for you. Being in the far north west of the island away from the high density resorts of the south and east, the fishing village of Cala San Vicente has retained its traditional charm. There is a choice of beaches three of which are fine white sand and are ideal for bathing. The resort is as relaxed by day as it is by night.
Cala San Vicente is essentially a resort offering relaxation. Families with small children will find the beach is perfect for sandcastles or more adventurous sculptures and the shallow water offers safe bathing. It is also popular with couples wishing to recharge their batteries.
The holiday season in Cala San Vicente begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Cala San Vicente is an attractive village with charming old houses, set in spectacular scenery on the rocky north-west coast of Majorca. The resort has three bays with sandy beaches. The main beach, and the prettiest, is Cala Barques, which is also used by local fishermen. The fine sand slopes gently into the sea making it ideal for children and weak swimmers. There are bars and restaurants along the waterfront providing sustenance by day and by night. Cala Clara and Cala Molins are the other two beaches and both are sandy. The water is warm and crystal clear, perfect for swimmers, and the views are spectacular.
Cala San Vicente has shops providing essentials and souvenirs, and bars and restaurants offering a range of foods.
Pollensa Town is situated four miles inland and is well worth a visit. It is a town of Roman origin with narrow cobbled roads winding their way through stone buildings that are adorned with green wooden shutters to keep out the heat. The medieval church of Our Lady of the Angels stands in the main square. It was reconstructed in gothic style in the eighteenth century and has some wonderful frescoes. There are 365 steps along a cypress lined road, the Calvary Way, leading to an old chapel with a stunning view of the bay.
Cala San Vicente is a small traditional resort that offers relaxation on sandy beaches, pleasant restaurants and a low key nightlife.
Nightlife in Cala San Vicente is fairly low key and much of the entertainment is hotel based. There are bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxing evening, wining and dining. Those looking for a livelier time should take a taxi ride to Alcudia where there are many pubs and clubs that party until the early hours of the morning.
Cala San Vicente has a number of retailers providing holiday essentials as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops. For a wider range of goods, take a trip to the old town of Pollensa only five kilometres away. Leather goods, jewellery, pottery and embroidered linens are plentiful. Market day in the old town is on Sunday and on Wednesday in the nearby resort of Puerto Pollensa.
Cala San Vicente has restaurants providing international cuisine as well as traditional dishes. There are excellent fish restaurants on the waterfront where diners can enjoy the freshest of ingredients caught daily by local fishermen. A good way to sample local food is to order a plate of tapas which gives small portions of a variety of foods. These can be eaten as appetisers or to fill the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner.
Local wines are pleasing to both palate and pocket.