Ibiza and the Balearic Islands Sights

Cala Galdana

  • 35 km (21 miles) from Mahón Map It
  • Ferreries
  • Beach–Sight

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A smallish horseshoe curve of fine white sand, framed by almost vertical pine-covered cliffs, is where Menorca's only river, the Agendar, reaches the sea through a long limestone gorge. The surrounding area is under environmental protection—the handful of resort hotels and chalets above the beach (usually booked solid June–September by package-tour operators) were grandfathered in. Cala Galdana is family-friendly in the extreme, with calm, shallow waters, and a nearby waterpark-playground for the kids. A favorite with Menorcans and visitors alike, it gets really crowded in high season, but a 20-minute walk through the pine forest leads to the otherwise inaccessible little coves of Macarella and Macaretta, remote beaches popular with naturists and boating parties. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; showers; water sports. Best for: swimming; walking.

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35 km (21 miles) from Mahón, Ferreries, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015


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