Located on the West Coast of Menorca, the area of Calan Blanes has merged with the livelier neighbouring resort of Calan Forcat. Almost all of our villas here are central to the hub of the resort, so you’ll have everything you’ll need for an enjoyable, relaxing break at your fingertips. Children of all ages will love the local waterpark, right in the centre of the resort, whilst thrill-seekers can join in with the various water sports on offer. There are also various dining options and shops to browse, as well as bars where you can sit and enjoy a leisurely drink with family or friends.
Local Markets and Shopping
The resort has plenty of shops to stock up on daily essentials and groceries, as well as beachwear and souvenirs for friends and family back home. For more upmarket shops and chic boutiques, head to Menorca’s former capital, Ciutadella. The town also has a twice weekly colourful market with stalls selling local crafts, jewellery, clothes and traditional Menorcan shoes.
Bars and Restaurants
The resort of Calan Blanes merges into Calan Forcat, where the main street, or Strip, is lined with various good restaurants, cafes and bars. You’ll find everything from traditional Spanish venues, serving paella and tapas dishes, to eateries offering burgers and pizzas, all with a relaxed vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Many of the dining venues have small play areas to keep children entertained whilst adults can chat over dinner and drinks. There are also a couple of snack bars and ice cream parlours where you can stop for a light lunch, or pick up an ice cream to cool down as you explore the area.
The beautiful sandy bay of Calan Blanes Beach is located 10 minutes’ walk from the resort centre. There are sunbeds and parasols to hire, as well as a couple of beach bars where you can enjoy a light lunch. In nearby Calan Forcat you’ll find a collection of rocky coves with bathing platforms and ladders down to the sea.
There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained in Calan Blanes/Calan Forcat. In the centre of the resort is Park Aire, a children’s play area with inflatables, trampolines, go-karting, games and a snack bar. Children and adults alike will also enjoy the island’s largest waterpark, Aqua Center, and take on the giant slide, black hole, water chutes and tunnels. There’s also a splash park for younger children, an inflatable play area, go-karting and a restaurant, ideal for lunch or cooling down with a cold drink on sunny days.
Places of Interest
Calan Blanes is ideally located just a few miles outside of the old capital, Ciutadella. Steeped in history, the town is home to beautiful architecture and Menorca’s only cathedral. There are lots of restaurants and cafes for you to sample the local cuisine, especially by the harbour which gets wonderful views of the sunset at night. Just outside of Ciutadella you’ll find Lithica, home to a magnificent sandstone labyrinth and lovely gardens.
History buffs should not miss the nearby Naveta des Tudons (Naveta meaning ‘ship’ in Catalan) is worth seeing. The Naveta is Menorca’s most famous burial monument, built roughly 3000 years ago, and takes the form of an upturned boat.