Cala Galdana Holidays
Travel Agent's Viewmany of the accommodation units in the resort are located on the cliff top overlooking the beach with access to the beach via steps...
Situated on the south coast of the island is Cala Galdana which is one of the most picturesque resorts on the island. This resort is in ideal choice for couples and families seeking a fun and relaxing holiday.
The night life here is fairly low key with evening entertainment mainly hotel based or spent enjoying a meal in one the superb family friendly restaurants.
Within the resort visitors will find a shopping centre with an array of shops selling every day essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. The nearby village of Ferreries has 3 markets a week, two locally grown produce and a craft market.
The stunning beach of Cala Galdana is the main focal point of the resort. The soft sand slopes gently into the calm sea making it ideal for children. Visitors should be aware that many of the accommodation units in the resort are located on the cliff top overlooking the beach with access to the beach via steps which may be unsuitable for those with mobility problems.
The resort of Cala Galdana is situated approx 36 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
Where the stream reaches the sea, a bunch of hungry ducks vie for the crusts of your sandwiches...
Protected by sheer cliffs and ancient pine trees, Cala Galdana manages to maintain a sense of authenticity even despite the fact it is a popular tourist hub. As most hotels, apartment complexes and villas are tucked in among the woodland or nestled close up to steep stone cliff walls, this helps disguise their presence.
Cala Galdana marks the end point of one of Menorca's most important gorges - Barranc d'Algendar - a nature lover's paradise. Where the stream reaches the sea, a bunch of hungry ducks vie for the crusts of your sandwiches, and so will braver fish - as long as there's not a fisherman in sight. The wooden walkways around the tiny port, the bridge, rocky footpaths and promenade behind the beach make for a pleasant stroll.
Some beach tips for you: no one seems to bother to walk to the far end of the promenade when it's the best place for natural shade in the morning. What's more, there's plenty of space, and picnic benches for having lunch under the pine trees.
There are plenty of standard issue cafes, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops along the resort's main avenue. My favourite by far is Blue Bar at Hotel Audax, which is one of the few places where the coffee's any good; and of an evening there's often some jazz piano or other subtle form of live music tinkling inside.
Sporty types can burn off energy hiring kayaks or mountain bikes, the route from Cala Galdana along the ancient perimeter path Camí de Cavalls, makes a great walk, cycle, or horse ride to a handful of isolated, undeveloped beaches such as Macarella or Cala en Turqueta. To the east, Cala Mitjana is another picturesque cove without a building in sight. The sheer cliffs here, though, mean that the sun's rays stop reaching the sand earlier in the day than elsewhere.
Cala Galdana Hotels
Alta Galdana Apartments
Well equipped 2 bedroom self-catering apartments, close to the resort centre and in easy reach of the beach
Annabel I & II Apartments
Located in a peaceful area, surrounded by pine trees, with its own pool and in easy reach of the resort
Audax Spa and Wellness Hotel
Popular Spa Hotel offering attractive accommodation and a good range of sports and leisure facilities
Cala Galdana Hotel & Villa D'Aljandar
A popular hotel in attractive surroundings offering on-site entertainment and offers a choice of hotel rooms or spacious apartments
Cala Galdana Playa Apartments
Self catering apartments in a scenic natural setting, in easy reach of the beach and resort centre
Cala Galdana Villas
4 bedroom modern, comfortable villas with a private pool and attractive surroundings
Confortel Menorca Hotel
Offering welcoming apartments set in well maintained grounds, the complex appeals to families and couples
Small and friendly apartment complex with its own pool and in easy reach of the resort centre
Set in Mediterranean style gardens with views over Cala Galdana Bay, the hotel offers tasteful accommodation and a range of
Galdana Gardens Apartments
Self catering, one bedroom apartments perfectly located in the heart of the resort and just across the bridge from the
Galdana Palms Villas
14 semi-detached, 3 bedroom bungalows each with private pools and a scenic location
Rio Verde Apartments
Small and friendly apartment complex with its own pool and just a short walk from the resort centre