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Cala'n Bosch Menorca

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Welcome To Our Guide To Cala'n Bosch

The modern resort of Cala'n Bosch lies on the extreme south west coast of Menorca, approximately 10km south of the former capital of the island Ciutadella, and some 56km, or 35 miles, west of Mahon and the International Aeropuerto de Menorca.

The transfer into the resort is possibly one of the longest on the island, and it is quite usual to take anything from 50 minutes to 1 hour from the time of leaving the airport grounds before arriving in the town.

The main ME-1 road takes you most of the way, passing the towns of Alaior, es Mercadel and Ferreries enroute, and with the opening of the new RC-2 Ronda Sud Ciutadella southern bypass, it now means that drivers can completely avoid the centre of Ciutadella.

However, a further complication is that in recent years the local Government has re-numbered most of the roads on Menorca, so make sure that you have an up to date map of the island before setting out.

As with the other resorts on the island, we have put together the basic route for this journey, complete with links to maps where appropriate, and this is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.

For those visitors on traditional tour operators package holidays, and who have paid for the optional extra resort transfer, this journey will be totally inconsequential.

However, for the ever growing numbers of independent travellers, if the prospect of this journey seems a little daunting you should seriously consider making the transfer by taxi, and then possibly hiring a car once in the resort.

During the summer, taxis are always plentiful outside of the arrivals hall of the airport, and although in theory at least, they all operate on a fixed price basis, the total cost of a journey is known to vary slightly, however, as a very rough guide the transfer to Cala'n Bosch should normally cost around 65€ for a taxi carrying 4 people plus luggage.

It's also worthwhile mentioning that as a rule, taxis do not normally carry child seats, so very small children may have to sit on their parent's knee for the journey.

If this is a cause for concern, we strongly recommend that you make arrangements for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a child seat is needed for the journey. Pre-booked taxis are often a little more expensive, although as with all things in life, you only get what you pay for.

Once you have settled in to your accommodation, public transport both around the resort and beyond is surprisingly good for Menorca. For local journeys during the day and well into the early evening, a leisurely mini train runs around the resort and into the nearby Son Xoriguer district, and for journeys further afield the west coast bus service operated by Torres Alles Autocares sa runs north towards Ciutadella, passing through the resort of Cala Blanca, approximately every 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Once in Ciutadella further journeys on the Transportes Menorca sa network can then be made east towards Mahon. The timetables for these routes are published each year on the bus stops throughout the town, and also on their respective web sites, although, in all cases clearly no responsibility can be accepted as to either the content or accuracy of information provided on these external links.

As with the nearby resort of Cala Blanca which is a short distance away to the north, Cala'n Bosch is one of Menorca's more modern newest resort destinations that for the most part has only been built from the late 1980's onwards to accommodate an increasing demand for holiday accommodation on the island.

With the exception of a couple of fair sized hotels, accommodation here is mainly self catering apartments and privately owned villas, and as a generalisation would be best suited for a relaxing family holiday, especially those with older children.

The focal point of the resort is without doubt its large man made marina, which is usually full of small to mid size yachts and other leisure craft. During the evening this area of town always comes alive when numerous traders set up their stalls, selling locally made craft goods along with others offering henna tattoos, hair braiding, and a small number of artists who will draw you portrait in less then 10 minutes.

It's around the marina that you'll also find most of the resorts bars and restaurants offering anything from cheap and cheerful fast food to some very good quality fish restaurants.

Traditionally Cala'n Bosch has always been very popular with British visitors, and in recognition of the high number of private holiday villas' and self catering apartments in the town, the resort has developed a good selection of shops and SPAR type supermarkets that stock a wide selection of UK recognised branded goods. Albeit at somewhat higher prices than you would normally expect to pay at home in the UK. However, for a wider selection of both designer labels and local crafts, you will need to head north into nearby Ciutadella.

During the summer Cala'n Bosch is a large, lively and busy resort, however, once the summer is over and all of the tourists have returned home, the town then has a registered population of just 107 people, which is less than the number of people living in a quiet residential street in the UK.

If all you've ever seen of Cala'n Bosch is the resort during the last week of July and the first week of August, this summer to winter contrast is quite startling.

Although most of the western coastline of Menorca is quite rocky, visitors to the resort of Cala'n Bosch do have the choice of two fair sized sandy beaches. Both of these beaches have good facilities, and offer a good selection of water sports equipment for hire, with the one in the Son Xoriguer district also offering a choice of two sailing schools and tuition in windsurfing, dinghy or catamaran sailing, canoeing and water skiing.

As with most resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is fairly low key and is mainly hotel based, although in recent years an increased number of lively music bars has opened around the marina. As yet the town does not have any clubs or discos, but in all fairness to Cala'n Bosch the same can be said about most of the resorts on the island.

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This website was launched on 1 May 2002

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