Beach and quiet
If your ideal holiday features dreamy white-sand beaches, Cala Galdana is the place to go. Menorca’s ‘Queen of the Calas’ is nestled around towering pine-clad cliffs that drop to a honey-coloured horseshoe beach.
This generous sweep of sand is a serene spot to take a break from the world, with the soundtrack of the Med gently lapping at your feet, and a handful of little shops and restaurants nearby.
Flanked by sheer white cliffs, Cala Galdana is one of the prettiest spots in Menorca, so sunny strolls and al fresco dining is high on the list of must-dos. The island’s rugged good looks make it a prime spot for walking, cycling and horse riding, with a network of scenic routes to follow.
Flight time from the UK to Menorca is around 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time from Mahon airport to Cala Galdana is approximately 30 minutes.
Expect reliable beach weather from April all the way through to September, with average temperatures around 25°C or a shade more in August. Summers in Menorca are dry and the sea is lovely and warm, while spring and autumn months stay in the late teens for pleasant hiking weather.
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.