Cala n Bosch Holidays
Cala’n Bosch Holidays – A beautiful harbour close to stunning beaches
One of the larger and livelier towns on Menorca, the modern resort of Cala’n Bosch is located on the far southwest corner of the island. The focal point of Cala’n Bosch is its impressive marina, which is filled with gleaming yachts and surrounded by open-air cafes, tavernas and restaurants. This area comes alive at night, with traders setting up stalls offering everything from hair-braiding to henna tattoos. Primarily a family-based resort, Cala’n Bosch boasts two stunning beaches with pure white sands and shallow turquoise waters. Couples will appreciate the lively atmosphere and watersports on offer. A regular bus service runs to the pretty Old Town of Cuitadella, taking around 20 minutes. A 00.15 bus back from Cuitadella means you can enjoy a long evening out there as well. Entertainment is primarily hotel-based, but a number of bars can be found around the harbour area. Also close to the marina is the Aqua Rock water park.
When to go
Locals will tell you that the best times to visit Cala’n Bosch are April-May or September-October. These are both ‘off-peak’ periods, when the weather is pleasantly hot without being overbearing, and the crowds have not yet descended on the resort. Booking for these months will also see the best deals and offers.
The peak summer months of June-August are when the resort is at its liveliest and hottest, but also its most expensive. Around the end of June is particularly good time for Cala’n Bosch holidays, as the boisterous Festes de Sant Joan takes place in nearby Cuitadella. The biggest festival in Menorca, you’ll see processions, parades, horse-racing, jousting in the streets and have the chance to sample plenty of Menorca’s gin-based drink Pomada.The winter months are not recommended due to inclement weather.
The weather in Cala’n Bosch
Cala’n Bosch has a climate typical of the Balearic Islands. The resort sees a pleasantly warm spring, with temperatures averaging between 18-21C. The summer hots up to around 25-28C, before dropping for September-October to the 22-26C mark.The end of October can start to see the onset of rain, and the months of November-March are winter – during this period the whole of Menorca experiences strong northerly winds, increased rainfall and lower temperatures. As such Cala’n Bosch virtually closes down for the season – with the towns registered population dropping to just 107!
Getting the best deal
For the best deals on package holidays to Cala’n Bosch, book for the spring or autumn seasons. Prices will be lower during these times than the peak summer period, so long as you avoid the Easter and half term school holidays and bank holidays.Booking well in advance will also see cheaper prices. For our best-priced packages on holidays to Cala’n Bosch see below, or click here for our late offers.
Airport and transport need to know
The Menorca Mahon airport (MAH) is the sole airport on the island. It is small and modern, and can get very busy during the peak summer period. There is only one terminal, set across two floors, and a modest selection of shops. Flights are scheduled here from a number of UK airports, including London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted as well as regional airports such as Manchester and Bristol.
Cala’n Bosch is one of the furthest resorts from the airport at around 35 miles away. As such it has one of the longest transfer times, at anywhere between 1 hour- 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic.
You can arrange a shared shuttle bus from the airport to the resort for a fairly low cost from coach companies such as Menorca Airport Transfers.
Alternatively, taxis wait outside the Arrivals hall and operate on a ‘fixed charge’ basis. This charge can vary depending on the time of night, how many people need transporting and how much luggage you have however. On average, you should expect to pay around €65 for a taxi for four with luggage. Taxis are 4 seater and do not usually have child seats, although these may be arranged if you book in advance.
A third option is to catch a public bus, although this can be time-consuming. To do so, take the Airport-Mahon bus to the central bus depot in Mahon. From here, catch the Nr.1 or Nr.14 bus to Ciutadella, from where you can catch a connecting bus to Cala’n Bosch from the bus stops in the Town Hall Square. Buses from Ciutadella-Cala’n Bosch run every 45 minutes.
The best beaches in Cala’n Bosch
Generally speaking, the western coast of Menorca is fairly rugged and rocky, with small coves and inlets interspersed with low cliffs. Cala’n Bosch is unusual in that it benefits from having two fairly large sandy beaches in the immediate vicinity, with good facilities and a variety of watersports on offer.
Cala’n Bosch beach
Located next to the picturesque yacht harbour, Cala’n Bosch beach is the larger of the two in the area. It has fine white sands that slope gently down into warm, shallow waters – ideal for families with small children. There is a range of watersports on offer here and good snorkelling around the nearby rocks. The bars and restaurants of the marina are just a 2 minute walk away. This beach can become crowded during peak season.
Son Xoriguer beach
Son Xoriguer Beach is a slightly smaller bay located just around the headland from Cala’n Bosch beach. It also has incredibly clear turquoise water and fine white sand. A variety of watersports provide plenty to do, including two sailing schools, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing, and dinghy or catamaran sailing. Beachside restaurants supply snacks and refreshments, and there is an attractive grassy area ideal for picnics. Lifeguards, showers, toilets and sunbed hire are all available at this beach.
Cala Blanca beach
For those looking to explore a little further afield, Cala Blanca beach is worth a visit. This beach is found north of Cala’n Bosch, and takes around 30 minutes by bus. Once there, you’ll find two picturesque crescent bays with soft white sand and clear, shallow water. The beaches are well serviced by bars and restaurants and edged with fragrant pine trees.