Cala Galdana is the cove on the south coast most prepared to receive visitors. There you will find two of the big hotels of the island, several restaurants, bars, supermarkets and even places to buy take-away food and spend a day at the beach.
It is not the most beautiful cove precisely because of all the infrastructure it has, but also some of the boat trips of Menorca pass through there, so everything you can imagine you need on your vacation, you can find it in Cala Galdana.
How to get to Cala Galdana
Getting to Cala Galdana is very easy. The road is very well prepared and well signposted so you can access from anywhere on the island.
Where it is: It is located on the south coast of Menorca, near Ciudadela - see in Google Maps
Cala Galdana is only 20 minutes by car from Ciudadela and 34 minutes by car from Mahón. This strategic location makes it a key center to offer all kinds of tourist services on the island. The roads are in perfect condition, comfortable and well signposted.
Parking in Cala Galdana
To park in Cala Galdana you have several options. If you are staying in the area, your hotel or apartment may have private parking, but if not, you will find several parking lots where you can park without difficulty. In addition, the surrounding streets and urbanizations also have plenty of parking space. If you arrive in the middle of the day it may be more difficult to find a space, but with a little patience you will have no problems.
How to get to Cala Galdana on foot
Cala Galdana can be reached by car and public transport without any problem, so you will not need to walk unless you are staying very close to the area. However, from Cala Galdana there are several trails to the virgin coves in the south that are inaccessible by car. This is the case of Macarella, Cala Mitjana or Turqueta.
How to get to Cala Galdana by bus
Getting to Cala Galdana will be very easy from almost any town on the island. Several bus lines stop in Cala Galdana or even start their route here. The best thing to do is to consult the Menorca public transport page to check timetables and routes.
Visit Cala Galdana on a boat excursion
Any excuse is a good one to take a boat trip around the coves of Menorca. Perhaps Cala Galdana is not the most visually attractive (although beware, its crystal clear waters make bathing here a delight) but thanks to its strategic location, boat trips depart from Cala Galdana that take you in a few minutes to the inaccessible unspoiled coves of the south.
What to do in Cala Galdana
In Cala Galdana you can do almost anything. You will find some companies at the pier that will rent you equipment for paddle surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. You can take a walk to some of the virgin coves of the south coast and you can enjoy lunch or dinner in any of its restaurants or hotels.
The best time to visit Cala Galdana
If you plan to arrive by car, it is best to arrive early in the morning, but if you arrive by bus or you are staying close enough, any time is good to get to Cala Galdana. On the beach there are sunbeds and umbrellas, which you can hire at any time. In addition, the beach is very well prepared for both adults and children, so if you have a space to spare at any time of the day, Cala Galdana is a good option.
What services does Cala Galdana have?
Cala Galdana has everything: large hotels such as Melià Cala Galdana or Artiem Cala Galdana, restaurants, supermarkets, parking, places to rent snorkeling, diving or paddle surfing equipment, children's playground... In short, all kinds of services for a complete vacation.
Its beach has lifeguard service, toilets, sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, which makes it very attractive for families with children and certainly navigate the waters of this Menorcan cove aboard a boat will be the star plan for the little ones.
What to eat in Cala Galdana
In Cala Galdana you have many options, depending on your budget, time and appetite. Near the beach you will find Chiringuito Toni, Restaurant La Cala or Restaurant Trevi, where you can choose between Mediterranean food, tapas, sandwiches and mixed dishes.
On the other hand, you can always go to eat at the Melià or Artiem restaurants, which have great views of the beach and offer all kinds of national and international dishes.