Things to do in Cala San Vicente (PMI)
This traditional fishing village is a wonderfully charming corner of the island of Majorca, sat upon the sea and boasting a sedate atmosphere that is effortlessly embraceable. You’ll find many things to do in Cala San Vicente throughout your stay, especially if you’ve come in search of adventure or relaxation around the ocean.
The village may be rather calm, but that is one of the most appealing Cala San Vicente attractions, as its non-touristy vibe allows you to capture the real ethos of a traditional Majorcan town without being surrounded by loud shirtless Brits swearing at locals.
Wine and Dine
There is a great culinary scene found across the village, despite its meagre scope in comparison to larger resort towns and cities around the island. You’ll find a great combination of cuisines on offer around the village, including a taste of Spain, Mediterranean fare and fresh seafood. Many of the eateries at your disposal boast wonderful sea views, proving to be the perfect joints to duck into for an evening meal.
For tapas and other Spanish dishes, you should pay a visit to Sa Portessa Tapas Bar, while you should look no further than Cal Patro and Bar-Restaurant Cala Barques for quality Mediterranean and seafood dishes. If you fancy enjoying a cocktail or two after dinner, pay a visit to Café Art 66 and enjoy the music.
Action and Adventure
For those that need to do a little more than sit on a beach during their holidays away, you’ll find many things to do in Cala San Vicente to get your heart racing. There are various pursuits available on and in the water, while back inland you’ll find various outdoor adventures on offer. The sea is your playground with activities such as snorkelling and diving easy to arrange, while others may prefer to hop in a kayak and explore the coastline. There is also an opportunity for hiking, mountain biking or road biking around the landscapes from the village.
Much of these activities can be booked through specialist tour operators, though others may prefer to do things themselves. Buying a snorkelling set will allow you to explore the rocky areas around the beaches, while hopping on a pedalo or a banana boat will let you take to the water in two slightly contrasting manners.
There are a number of Cala San Vicente attractions that are kid and adult-friendly, allowing some great days out for families visiting the village. The beach will provide days of entertainment for families, whether it is the kids enjoying the sand and splashing about in the water, or the parents relaxing on a sunbed or enjoying a cold beer in one of the snack bars on the waterfront. Getting out on the water together can be a great way for families to spend a day, so hiring a pedalo or a boat will give you that opportunity. Explore the coastline together and hop into the sea for some snorkelling around the rocky coves.
If the kids begin to grow tired of the water and want some fun away from the beach, you should descend on the village’s popular 18-hole mini golf course - a perfect way for families to bond over some fun in the sun – or fall out if you’re a little too competitive.
Those seeking culture and history will find some interesting things to do in Cala San Vicente. Arguably the village’s most interesting site is a series of man-made caves that date from the Bronze Age which are open for you to explore.
Around the village are some interesting and historic towns, none more so than Pollensa and Alcudia. The former is an old Roman town which is a joy to traverse on foot. You’ll encounter medieval architecture and a beautiful central square which is dominated by the imposing 13th-century Our Lady of the Angels Church. Alcudia is home to some equally significant historical sites, including the striking gate to the city and several charming churches.
Recharge and Relax
You’ll find a hefty dose of relaxation embedded across the village’s three fantastic beaches. Cala Barques is the biggest and most crowded beach in the area, alongside Santa Clara Beach. Arguably the most attractive and sedate beach is Cala Molins, predominantly consisting of soft sand and some great sunbathing spots.
Around the village are a number of hotels and resorts of varying quality and luxury. The majority of options boast swimming pools for you to relax by, while others go as far as hosting wellness centres where you can enjoy some pampering before your trip home.