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Cala Turqueta in Menorca

Carmen Navarro

Carmen Navarro

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Cala Turqueta in Menorca

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Its name does not deceive. Cala Turqueta stands out for the turquoise blue of its waters, but also for its fine sand and its secluded beach that, surrounded by pine trees and vegetation seems to be taken from the Caribbean. You can reach it by car and taking a short walk, as it is quite accessible on foot or you can enjoy it from the sea with a boat excursion: through the coves of the south of Menorca. Take note:

How to get to Cala Turqueta

Cala Turqueta | ©J. Braun - Wikipedia
Cala Turqueta | ©J. Braun - Wikipedia

Getting to Cala Turqueta is quite easy and without a doubt, it is well worth it. You will have to get up early to get a place, but you can get there comfortably. I tell you how.

By car

The best thing about the access to Cala Turqueta is that it has its own parking, so parking will not be a problem. From Ciudadela, for example, you can get there very quickly (along the Camí de Sant Joan de Missa road) and from the parking to the sandy area it is only ten minutes.

Walking

Getting to paradise on foot will not be a problem. The parking of Cala Turqueta makes the way to the beach very short, you only have to walk about ten minutes and everything is very well signposted. You can't get lost!

By bus

The line 68 of the Menorca's urban bus: passes by Ciudadela and stops at Cala Turqueta. This is undoubtedly the most sustainable (and simple) option to get to the beach, as you will not have to go in your own car or get up early to get a parking space. Take it into account!

Visit Cala Turqueta on a boat tour

Catamaran | ©Miquel Gelabert
Catamaran | ©Miquel Gelabert

But if there is an option that, par excellence, allows you to make the most of your visit to Cala Turqueta, it is to reach it by boat. And the best of all is that you can do it without having to invest a lot of money. From Ciudadela and Cala Galdana there are daily boat trips that take you to enjoy the best coves of Menorca:.

If you want to enjoy Turqueta you will have to choose the Southern Coves itinerary and you will also discover other wonderful paradises such as Cala Mitjana: or Cala Macarella:.

Book your boat trip:

What to do in Cala Turqueta

Bathing in crystal clear waters | ©Daniel Ferrandiz
Bathing in crystal clear waters | ©Daniel Ferrandiz

Let yourself go and enjoy the sun, fine sand and turquoise waters. It won't cost you much, believe me. Of course, if you have been foresighted and have snorkeling goggles, don't hesitate to dive into the water to discover the marine species that inhabit these crystal clear waters. The lack of waves, the purity of the sea and its rocky surroundings make Turqueta a perfect place to dive in search of colorful fish.

The best time to visit Turqueta Cove

Sunset | ©Johannes Plenio VL
Sunset | ©Johannes Plenio VL

It is best to arrive early in the morning. Keep in mind that it is an easily accessible beach and is very popular with locals and tourists. So if you want to get there and park without any hassle or long waits in the parking lot, you will have to get up early. But the reward is worth it.

The sun usually sets quite early on this beach so if you feel like enjoying a swim or sunbathing, keep in mind that it does not have the best location to arrive late in the afternoon.

What services does Cala Turqueta have?

Virgin beach ©Matthew Valentino
Virgin beach ©Matthew Valentino
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Cala Turqueta is a practically virgin beach but since a few years ago it has surfer and some public toilets nearby, which make it much more comfortable to spend the day.

Where to eat in Cala Turqueta

Food prepared for Playa virgen | ©J Torres
Food prepared for Playa virgen | ©J Torres

There are no beach bars, bars or restaurants in the cove itself, so if you want to make the most of your stay there, my recommendation is to take something to eat and some soft drinks in your backpack. If not, you can always go to other nearby coves to eat, such as Cala Galdana, where you will find many more services. Of course, you will have to lose your precious parking space if you have gone there by car.

Visit Cala Turqueta with children

Children playing on the beach
Children playing on the beach
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Cala Turqueta enchants children and adults, so don't hesitate to spend the day there with the whole family. Go well equipped with shade and sunscreen, because you won't find sunbeds or umbrellas on the beach if you don't bring them. The water is not very deep on the shore and if you bring goggles, floats or a mat, you'll have a great time.

Snorkeling in Turqueta Cove

Snorkeling | ©Jakob Owens
Snorkeling | ©Jakob Owens

Cala Turqueta is one of the paradises for snorkeling in Menorca:. If you feel like strapping on a mask and snorkel, here you will have a very good visibility of the seabed. If you feel like exploring the snorkeling option, some boat trips include stops at caves and cliffs for snorkeling and the kayak trips: also have stops for this.