What to do
Situated in the north western region of Majorca, Cala San Vincente is located in the shadow of the Tramuntana Mountains. While it is known for being a relaxing beach resort, there are plenty of things to do around the town. Being blessed with an incredible coastline, it would be a sin not to enjoy it during your stay and a lot of the activities revolve around the beach.
Have you ever wanted to try out snorkelling or scuba diving? Well this is the place to try it out. The Mediterranean Sea here is crystal clear making it perfect for exploring the incredible rock formations below the surface. Cala San Vincente has some beautiful beaches such as Cala Molins and Cala Cabro where snorkelling and scuba diving is a favourite activity.
Grab your snorkel mask and your flippers, or hire them from the multiple beach stores, and explore the treasures of the Mediterranean. If you have never tried scuba diving then there is no better place to get started than Cala San Vincente. During the peak season there are a handful of diving schools, with more in Puerto Pollença that can teach you everything you need to know about this exhilarating activity. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete novice, you will never forget this experience.
Thanks to its amazing natural beauty both Cala San Vincente and the surrounding area is a real favourite among hikers. Ramble from the beach resort to the old town of Pollença or to other parts of northern Majorca. If you’re lucky you might be able to spot migrating birds that flock to this part of the world during the colder months. This part of Majorca is also the natural home of black vultures but you may also see peregrine falcons, swifts and Eleonora’s falcons.
Both Pollença and Puerto Pollença are within easy reach if you’re looking for a day trip out of the beach resort. The old town of Pollença holds a market every Sunday and is well worth checking out. Puerto Pollença is a conventional holiday town with a host of restaurants and bars as well as a busy stretch of shoreline. Both are excellent to spend the day or even an evening, if you’re feeling like a little change of scenery.
The most popular of the trio is Cala Molins. Usually a hive of activity, it is a favourite among snorkelers as the crystal clear waters make it ideal for discovering what lies beneath the surface. The water is hugely inviting in this part of the resort so it would be rude not to have a dip. From here you can hire a kayak and row out around the cliffs that surround the resort; this can be a great way to see a different side of Cala San Vincente.
Cala Molins is complimented with a row of restaurants on the shore. You can spend the day sunbathing and enjoying the usually calm waters while in the evening you can tuck into some beautiful local cuisine. Not too far from Cala Molins is Cala Barques, a slightly quieter version of the resort’s most popular beach. Here you can take scuba diving lessons during the peak seasons to discover the amazing underwater rock formations.
If you’re looking for a totally relaxed day at the beach then Cala Cabro is for you. This small, pebble cove has a real understated vibe with local fishing boats drifting by as they return with the latest catch. The relaxed nature of the beaches make is a prime attraction of visiting Cala San Vincente, so make the most of them during your stay.
Like many of Majorca’s favourite resorts, the highlight of Cala San Vincente is undoubtedly its beaches. The small town is blessed three mini stretches of shoreline each of which offer something a little different catering for every holidaymaker. Set against the backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains, they provide some stunning views but also are much quieter than the busier resorts of Puerto Pollença and Alcudia.
Back in Cala San Vincente, one of the most popular is Pepe’s Bar – a family-friendly restaurant a stone’s away from Cala Molins. Serving up a host of Mediterranean dishes, you can enjoy fresh locally-sourced fish and whitebait among plenty of other tasty options. It has generous portions and a friendly service, a perfect spot for a family night out.
If you want a meal with a view then take a seat on the roof terrace of Bar Marinas and watch the sunset over the Mediterranean with a light snack. Bar Mallorca is more of a beach bar but it is does a cheerful menu at affordable prices, the downside is that it can very busy – especially during the height of the season.
Try a little fine dining at Cavall Bernat where succulent steaks paired with locally grown vegetables are the order of the day. Don’t forget to pair these culinary delights with some delicious Spanish wine, the perfect accompaniment. You can find more Mediterranean cuisine at Windsurf Restaurant while taking in the beautiful views.
Whatever you have a hankering for; you will be able to satisfy your tastebuds in Cala San Vincente.
You will not have to search long for an excellent meal in Cala San Vincente. The resort is home to some wonderful restaurants serving everything from authentic Spanish cuisine to a range of international dishes. The amount of choice for a relatively small resort is excellent and if you’re looking for something a little different then you can take an evening out to either Pollença or Puerto Pollença.
Each of the beaches feature a number of bars dotted around them, ideal for a midday tipple or spending a relaxed evening. A popular watering hole is Bar Mallorca, next to Cala Molins, is great for socialising with fellow holidaymakers over a couple of glasses of sangria. Head down a little earlier, as it can get really busy during the peak season.
Bar Cala Molins is another favourite among holidaymakers serving a range of cocktails and cold beers, ideal for chilling out during the heat of the day. Cala San Vincente may not party like other parts of the island but there is plenty of choice to keep you entertained long into the night.
If you’re looking for something a little different there is always the option of taking a taxi to nearby Puerto Pollença.
Cala San Vincente’s nightlife is a little lower key than some of its more raucous neighbours but it still has a number of bars where you can enjoy a few drinks in the evening. The resort enjoys some wonderful views so kick back with a beer at Bar Marinas. Across the road from the Simar Hotel, it boasts a roof terrace which looks over Cala Barques beach giving you the perfect place to watch the sunset.