This resort has everything - wonderful scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and a laid-back friendly atmosphere.
If you prefer a smaller resort then look no further than Cala San Vicente, just twenty minutes away by car from Puerto Pollensa. With its two sandy coves (Cala Barques and Cala Molins) and a backdrop of mountains, Cala San Vicente is a place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. My family visit Cala San Vicente a couple of times during our stay to enjoy the beach or a meal in one of the small cafés. Pepe’s Bar is our favourite where you can enjoy a simple lunch under the shade of umbrellas at a reasonable cost.
The twin-bay resort is made up of half a dozen or so hotels, villas, and apartments with a few local shops to buy supplies. If you are lucky and look towards the mountains you might catch sight of some birds of prey in the area including the rarely seen Black Vulture. Take a walk up the small mountain road close to Pepe’s Bar for spectacular views of the bay. Although not essential, a self-drive car would be useful if you want to get out and about or there is a local bus into the old town of Pollenca.
The scenery in Cala San Vicente could be described as paradise. It's one of our favourite places in Mallorca and we visit several times a year. Along most of the north west coast of Mallorca you will find that the landscape is rugged and dramatic, and Cala San Vincente is no different.
The resort of Cala San Vicente has three beaches: Cala Barques, Cala Clara, and Cala Molins.
Our favourite place to eat lunch, every time we visit, is Pepe's Bar. They serve delicious omelettes and burgers, a variety of other light lunches, as well as full meals.
There are lots of snack bars and restaurants, dotted around the bay and high street.
Cala Barques is the largest of the three beaches. This beach offers visitors the choice of a few small restaurants, bars and shops. Additionally there's usually ample sun beds, beach umbrellas and pedaloes for hire there too.
From Cala Barques if you take the path called 'Carrer Cala Clara' past big hotels like Hotel Niu and TUI Blue Son Pedro, you'll find the tiny beach of Cala Clara. This beach, although being less than 100m from Cala Barques, is often very crowded during the summer due to its close proximity to one of the few hotels in the resort. Finally, the third beach called Cala Molins. If you carry on along Carrer Cala Clara past Hotel Simar and then either walk around the road 'Carrer del Temporal' round the sizeable headland, or you can walk down the steps next to Hotel Molins, to the most popular beach for bathers due to its fine sands.
The sea around Cala San Vincente is beautifully clear and from all of the beaches the views over towards the cliffs of the Formentor peninsula are spectacular.
Hiking: There is a lovely walk up into the hills which is accessible from the beach (Cala Barques). We can give specific directions if you are interested in following the walk that we do when we visit. If you are up for it there is a specific route to walk from Puerto Pollensa to Cala San Vicente (using this guide as an example: http://www.pollensa.life/hiking-trail-puerto-polle...) but this is not for the faint-hearted!
Cycling: There are many cycling routes in and around Cala San Vicente. In fact, we see groups of cyclists who stop at cafes/bars at the Cala Barques beach. We can advise you at time of booking. Bicycle rental is also available.
Fishing and Canoeing are among the other activities available. There is also a Diving Centre.