Bars and restaurants

Accommodation & Restaurant info for the Santandria, Sa Caleta and Cala Blanca resort area.
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Bars and restaurants

Post by mthompson1875 » July 19th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Thinking about a change from South coast resorts to Cala Blanca for next year. How does CB compare to Say Son Bou or Binibeca in terms of number and quality of places to eat and drink?

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Post by trevx » July 20th, 2018, 12:50 pm

I can't give you a fair comparison as it's been some years since we went to the 2 resorts you mention, but having stayed in Cala Blanca many times over recent years, I can happily recommend it.

It has a pretty good selection of restaurants and bars. There are several clustered around the cala itself, some on the main road up from the beach (Av de la Platya), more in the small commercial centre and restaurant/ bars at the Blancala apartments and Sol Ponent apartments on the Av de Cala Blanca. Some of the hotels are also open to non-residents. Depending on where you stay in Cala Blanca, you're also within a reasonable walking distance (or short cab ride if you're lazy or "pooped"!) of the bars and restaurants in Santandria. Have a look on Google maps to get an idea of the resort and the locations mentioned, it has a strong resident population so isn't purely tourists.

CB gets bonus points from us for it's easy access to Ciutadella and all it has to offer- short bus trip (€1.65 one way)/ cab if you don't want to drive; you can also head in the opposite direction (again bus/ cab) down to Cala'n Bosch and all its restaurants and bars.

Happy to give more info- good luck with your decision-making!
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Post by mthompson1875 » July 21st, 2018, 1:18 pm

Thanks Trevx, had a look on google maps and starting to understand the layout. For accommodation, to have the Cala and bars/restaurants closish to hand it look as if the area around Maribel apartments might work well? Would maybe look for decent sized apartments or small villa in that vicinity - any suggestions welcome!

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Post by trevx » July 24th, 2018, 9:58 pm

Yep that area would be pretty central!
No suggestions to offer for that area, we stay at the Blancala apartments: simple/ basic but there's only the 2 of us so we're happy with that (we don't want/need fancy!), suit our budget, love the location, great staff.
There's plenty of choice in Cala Blanca, let me know what / where you decide and if you'd like more info :smile:

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Post by canda » July 31st, 2018, 1:38 pm

We have been going to Cala Blanca for quite a few years now and although the Maribel Apartments in the Central Commercial are very near to most amenities, we have heard some comments that the noise from the local bars etc can be a bit loud sometimes! We have never stayed there, but we have stayed at the Maribel 3 Complex further along the Avinguda Cala Blanca, (going towards Santandria) a five minute walk from the Commercial Zone. Maribel 3 is a small complex of only 9 apartments, with a kiddies swimming pool and an adult one. You get the full service from the Main Reception in the Central Zone plus less noise and a great view of the beautiful sunset!! We made all our arrangement to stay in these S/C apartments through the Maribel web site with no problem at all. We checked into the Main Reception and they took us and our luggage by courtesy vehicle to the apartments! Hope this information is of some use!

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Post by mthompson1875 » February 16th, 2019, 12:57 pm

Decision made. Maribel CB booked for Summer. Rally looking forward to a new bit of the Island! Stayed in Santo Tomas, Son Bou, Binibeca total of five times. Visited Arenal, Punta Prima, CNP, Galdana, walking cami de cavalls. Used to the big south coast beaches, hoping the calas not too crowded in high season. Hope to explore new bit of the coast and cdc. Which way is better, walking down the coast to CAla n Bosch or north beyond Ciutadella? Looking forward to visiting Ciutadella and west coast sunsets! Any suggestions or recommendations on bars restaurants or things to do welcome! Thanks.

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Post by trevx » February 19th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Both ways to walk are good!
Watch the sunset from the cliffs- take your own drinks or buy from Blancala Apartments restaurant bar, or the Irish bar on the edge of the commercial centre (although you'll need to get there early as the outside tables are v popular!).

Buses are good if you're not hiring a car; once in Ciutadella you can get a bus to the virgin beaches. Nb you cannot now drive to Macarella or Turqueta, it's bus only and booking in advance is recommended, but you can still drive to the other beaches.

Ciutadella in the evenings is lovely, especially buzzy on Friday and Saturday nights. You don't say when you are going but over the summer months there are often free musical events in Placa d'es Pins -let me know when you're going and I may be able to help with more specific info or check with the Tourist info office (next to the police station/ city hall in Placa d'es Born)- they're v helpful.

Enjoy :grin:

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