Holidays to Cala'n Blanes are made up of scenic hikes, authentic Menorcan eats and beaches where you can take the little'uns.

Cosy coves

Cala'n Blanes is nestled on the west coast of the Balearic Island of Menorca. Island life here's relaxed and outdoorsy, and the coves are a good size for keeping an eye on any kids in tow. Likewise, the sea's calm and shallow – perfect for pint-sized paddlers. For shade, you can picnic beneath pine trees or head to a nearby café.

The great outdoors

There's loads to do besides lounge on the beach. 15 minutes' drive away is Los Delfines, where you'll find a dive centre, so you can explore underwater or snorkel on the surface. On land, the sprawling Cami de Cavalls' coastal paths – also 15-minutes away by car – are popular for long walks and bike rides.

Evening eats

In Cala'n Blanes itself, choose from international eateries along Avinguda Los Delfines – you'll find everything from steaks to paella, Chinese stir-fries to tasty tacos. The town also borders two other resort areas – Los Delfines and Cala'n Forcat – so you'll have plenty of choice to branch out if you can't get your fill of shops, bars and restaurants here.

Shop 'til you drop

For a day out to remember, hop on a 15-minute bus to Ciutadella. Photo-worthy Baroque architecture and a magnificent Gothic cathedral stand next to some top-notch shops. These cobbled streets are home to designer boutiques, as well as places to buy artisan pottery and leatherwear.

At a Glance

  • Dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Trek along picturesque coastal paths
  • Browse artisan shops in Ciutadella