The fun-size fishing village
Majorca’s smallest resort (and arguably its prettiest), Cala San Vicente’s fishing-village charm gives it an off-the-beaten-track appeal. An alternative to Majorca’s big beach superstars, Cala San Vicente moves at a mellower pace.
It’s pretty blessed in the looks department, nestled in the island’s rocky northern coast against the jaw-dropping Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains. There’s a trio of beaches split by headlands, including Cala Molins, the most popular spot thanks to its honey-coloured sand and sunbeds. There’s a handful of beach cafés and restaurants along Cala Molins, which are good for lunch and low-key evenings. The clear water and rocky shore makes this part of the island perfect for snorkelling, too.
If you fancy a day trip, Cala San Vicente is around a 10-minute drive from Pollensa, a medieval town with an arty vibe that’s popular for its craft shops and pavement cafés.
Flight time from the UK to Majorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Palma airport to Cala San Vicente is approximately 1 hour.
Majorca starts warming up for summer around April, when the mercury climbs into the 20s and doesn’t stop until around July, which can top 30°C. You’re looking at around 11 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer, with bath-like sea temperatures. Things won’t cool off until October, which still hovers in the low to mid 20s.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.