Costa del Sol
Cala San Vicente has a memorable setting against a backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains. There are three sheltered sandy coves with rocky headlands and interesting rock pools to explore. It is a quiet resort but with a large enough choice of shops and restaurants if you want to stay local. Should you prefer more variety and livelier nightlife, the Old Town of Pollensa is just a 10 minute drive away. The Old Town of Pollensa is a delightful place to wander with a maze of little streets filled with boutiques as well as traditional cafes, bars and restaurants set round elegant plazas. Drive another 5 minutes and you’ll arrive at Puerto Pollensa, a larger resort with a stunning Blue Flag beach and tree-lined waterfront where you can stroll until you find your ideal lunch spot. Finish off your day relaxing by your private pool.
Cala San Vicente has a mini market is in the centre where you can buy day to day essentials. Every Sunday, a traditional market is held in Pollensa Old Town, 10 minutes' drive away. It is a wonderful opportunity to join the locals bartering for their weekly shopping and pick up some souvenirs to take home. Puerto Pollensa has a Wednesday morning market where you can buy all you need for a picnic on the beach - olives, fresh fruit, wine, bread and cheese! You can find supermarkets in both Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa.
Almost all the Villa Plus Cala San Vicente villas are within walking distance of restaurants serving a range of cuisines. Those on the outskirts of the resort are only a 5 minute drive away. A short drive from Cala San Vicente will take you to the many chic brasseries and bars in Pollensa, where you can try authentic Majorcan food as well as more international options. Along the waterfront and in the squares and side streets of Puerto Pollensa, you can find plenty of tapas bars and seafood restaurants.
Beach enthusiasts will love the choice of different beaches along the North East coast of Majorca. The nearest are the 3 picturesque coves of Cala San Vicente which have sun beds and parasols plus a few beach bars. If you prefer a larger beach, Puerto Pollensa has a huge sandy bay lined with cafes and restaurants. There is a choice of watersports available and children’s playgrounds on the beach. Drive over the Cap de Formentor to the hidden beach of Playa de Formentor. The hilltop journey has some spectacular panoramic views, and the pine-fringed beach is outstanding.
Alcudia is a 20 minute drive away and has an exciting waterpark, an equestrian centre and a large go-karting track for thrill seeking youngsters. Explore the coastline in a glass bottomed boat or catamaran from Puerto Pollensa to see how many types of fish you can count. There are also a range of activities to choose from in and around the bay in Puerto Pollensa including scuba diving, sailing lessons, pedaloes and cycling along the promenade.
If you want a change from the beach or lounging by the private pool at your villa, there is plenty to keep you active. Golf is popular in Majorca with the excellent courses at Aucanada and Pollensa offering wonderful views of the Tramuntana Mountains. If you like walking or cycling, there are plenty of well-established trails through spectacular scenery. The ultimate hill climb must be over to Cap de Formentor which is a real challenge for the super fit only.
For a relaxing day out from Cala San Vicente, follow the winding mountain road to picturesque Soller which sits between the mountains and the sea in a large, bowl-shaped valley with orange groves and terraces of ancient olive trees. Soller is very laid back and your time is best spent relaxing outside the cafes in Placa Constitucid before choosing your tapas bar or cake shop for later. The scenic route will take about 1 ½ hours from Cala San Vicente.
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