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Cala Blanca
Ciutadella
Vigilance medium
Type of beach sand
Cala Blanca

Cala Blanca is situated at five kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Cala Santandria, it is more open and clearer than this, and s'Aigo Dolça, aswell as next to the village with the same name. The name is given by the colour of the substract.

This sea inlet is characterized by being u-shaped, it is very small, the sandy ground is surrounded by rocky areas which are not very high, on the top of which there are touristic and resiential buildings, at the rear you will find a system of dunes and some touristic buildings aswell, some small but thick pine woods in the surroundings, it is exposed to the wind from the west, a gentle breeze, quiet water, the slope is gentle, and it is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring small boats are good. This coastal stretch is situated at 2,5 nautical miles from Cap d'Artrutx.

Next to the left side of the entrance there is a small island, Illot de Cala Blanca.
The surroundings of Cala Blanca are full of archeological sites and vestiges. You will find the caves of Parella, with stalactites, stalagmites and a lake inside, aswell as the rests of a sort of room, dated between 200 and 1200 BC, typical pretalaiotic and talaiotic habitat in the western Menorca. These sites cannot be visited.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located next to this coastal corner.

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.
This beach has received the 14001 environmental certification.
For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.
This beach has received the 14001 environmental certification.
Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Ciutadella
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Municipality information Ciutadella

The municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca is situated at the westernmost end of this island, and it is very important for its population, for the picturesque port and for being the bishop see. The name is given by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó with the conquest of Menorca. Ciutadella comes from the Latin word civitatella, from the diminutive of civitas. The former inhabitants used to call it Jamma, Iamo, Iamona, Municipium Flavium Iamontarum or medina Minurka. The organizer of the most important aspects of the menorcan life was king Jaume II de Mallorca. In 1301 he started to establish a defence system (cavalry) and parish (union) or the money. The 16th and 17th centuries were characterized by the violent Turkish pirate attacks. It used to be the capital until the English occupation (1708) which moved to Maó in 1722. The 19th century was a demographic, economic and cultural wake up, whereas since the 20th century until nowadays, the tourism is leading the economy, although the traditional handcraft of shoes and jewellery are still important.

Its cultural variety includes the festival of the patron saint, Sant Joan (on the 23rd and 24th o June), internationally known for the show with the riders and horses, and you should visit the old town, with narrow streets and particular buildings that preserve the presence of different civilizations that populated Ciutadella, the prehistoric vestiges, as well as the defence tower and other interesting places.
The municipality has 24 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    40 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    150 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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