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Find information on Cala n Blanes in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cala n Blanes lies in the rocky west coast of Minorca five kilometres west of Cuitadella. Transfer time from the airport is between one and one and a quarter hours. Cala n Blanes is considered to be one of the best beaches on the west coast of the island. It is a lively resort by Minorcan standards and very popular with the British.
If you are looking for a lively time in beautiful natural surroundings with good amenities book a holiday to Cala n Blanes and you will not be disappointed.
A Cala n Blanes holiday is very popular with families, especially those with small children. The safe shallow waters of the sandy coves make it an ideal venue. Although the nightlife is lively, it is more suited to couples rather than the eighteen to thirty age groups.
The holiday season in Cala n Blanes begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Cala n Blanes, on the western tip of Minorca, was once a deserted coastline of tiny coves and deep rocky inlets. Together with its neighbours Cala n Forcat and Los Delphines, it is one of Minorca’s most recent resorts. Constructed in the 1980s to accommodate the increasing numbers of visitors to this popular island, these three resorts have almost merged into one. Pine trees and palms line the fine sandy beach which slopes very gently into the clearest of water. The craggy rocks to the sides shelter the cove from wind so the sea is also very calm. Conditions are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. There is a diving centre in the area which caters for both novice and experienced divers. A mini train runs between Cala n Blanes and the neighbouring resorts. There are many self-catering apartments in the area and the commercial centre has several supermarkets to supply their needs. The resort has a number of themed bars aimed at British holiday maker. There is a water park in neighbouring Cala n Forcat, mainly suited to younger children as the flumes are rather less than death defying. There is also a mini golf course. Cala n Blanes is essentially a family resort where people go to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy bathing in warm shallow waters. Take a short bus ride to Cuitadella, the former capital, and enjoy the beauty of the architecture reflecting the glory of its past.
The nightlife in Cala n Blanes and in the neighbouring resorts is fairly lively when compared to other Minorcan resorts. There are many bars with music but there are no night clubs. Entertainment is mainly hotel based.
The shopping centre in Cala n Blanes supplies a wide range of goods from beach toys to sticking plasters. There are very many gift and souvenir shops where leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and table linens can be purchased. There are also a number of good quality specialist shops in the area. The nearest market is in Ciutadella.
Cala n Blanes has many small bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of food to accommodate most tastes. There are fast food outlets as well as traditional fish restaurants and almost every thing in between. Children are always given a warm welcome in restaurants. Eating out is generally inexpensive and the local wine is good value.