Cala San Vicente is built into the hillside, so the views from the beaches and the town are magnificent. The coastline around Cala San Vincente is full of drama with sandy coves and interesting rock pools to explore. If you like walking (or biking) there are plenty of well-established trails through spectacular scenery. The town itself is fairly quiet, with a supermarket for stocking your villa with the basics and some good bars and restaurants. If you want more choice for eating, shopping or nightlife, the old Roman town of Pollensa is just a 10 minute drive away. It is a delightful place to wander around, with a maze of little streets kept spotlessly clean and crammed with boutiques and gift shops, as well as interesting cafes, bars and restaurants. Another 5 minutes down the road brings you to Puerto Pollensa, a holiday resort with a great beach and tree-lined waterfront, and a brilliant Wednesday morning market where you can buy all you need for a picnic on the beach - olives, fresh fruit, wine, bread and cheese!
If you want a change from the beach or lounging by the gorgeous private pool at your villa there is plenty to keep you moving in Cala San Vicente such as horse riding, jet-skiing, sailing and diving. Golf is a popular sport in Majorca and there are excellent courses at Alcanada and Pollensa, both offering wonderful views of the Tramuntana Mountains.
The old town of Alcudia is within easy reach of Cala San Vicente, and you can divide your day between the historic old town and the buzzing coastal resort, Platja d’Alcudia. Nicknamed Playa Deportivo, or sports beach, it offers golden sand, a marina, great places to eat and drink and all kinds of water sports including kite-surfing and wind-surfing. If you prefer to be on the water rather than in it, you can go on a doughnut, banana boat or ski-tube. Alcudia is encircled by 14th-century walls, protecting narrow cobbled streets, bustling squares and ancient churches.
Try to visit Alcudia on a Tuesday or Sunday for the market which kicks off at around 8.00am. You can buy a full range of produce from the local farmers and in another section you can find just about anything including shoes, handbags, football shirts, holiday souvenirs, jewellery and clothing. It ends in time for a long decadent lunch. If you fancy a night on the town, Alcudia has a number of late night bars, clubs and live music venues.
For a relaxing day out from Cala San Vicente, follow the winding mountain road to picturesque Soller which lounges between the mountains and the sea in a large, fertile, bowl-shaped valley of orange groves and terraces of ancient olive trees. Soller is very laid back and there is not a vast amount to do - it’s more a case of relaxing outside the cafes in Placa Constitucid, soaking up the rays before choosing your tapas bar for lunch. Later you can graze your way around a fine selection of cake shops, or try the local ice cream. The valley and its surrounding mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is great for walking, swimming or just taking a break.