Holidays to Cala Galdana are perfect if you're looking for long, lazy days on the beach and plenty of water action, visit from mid-June to mid-September. During this time, the sea temperature is warm enough for swimming, peaking in the mid 20°Cs around August. Even in October, the water temperature often remains in the early 20s°C, which is still a lot better than the UK at the height of summer.
Families with young children: Because the beach at Cala Galdana is very sheltered, it's perfect for young children and timid toe dippers.
Language: The official languages of Menorca are Spanish and a dialect of the Catalan language known as Menorquí. However, you'll find the vast majority of hotels and tourist attractions in Cala Galdana and throughout Menorca will have at least a basic understanding of English. Nevertheless, feel free to practice your Spanish by downloading an app or buying a phrasebook before your holiday to Cala Galdana.
Currency: Use the Euro in Menorca.
Local time: Cala Galdana is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Mahon Airport. The transfer to Cala Galdana takes 1 hour.
Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Cala Galdana takes 2.5 hours.
Tourist Information: For the more tourist information on Menorca, click here.
Visa and Health: Find out about visa and health requirements for holidays to Cala Galdana by clicking here.
By Bus: The resort is served by three bus routes with direct services to destinations such as Mahón, Alaior, Ciutadella, Es Mercadel, and Ferreries. It's a good idea to check bus times in advance during your holiday, as online timetables may not always be up to date.
By Taxi Hiring a taxi can be a convenient and comfortable way to get around, particularly if you're travelling with lots of luggage from the airport. Always remember to agree the fare before you board.
By car Hiring a car can be a great way to explore Menorca independently and at your own pace. Probably the best place to rent one is at the airport, where you'll find a wide choice of vehicles for your holiday to Cala Galdana.
The Fiestas de Sant Bartomeu in Ferreries: This is a huge fiesta. From brass bands to horse parades, the event draws in massive crowds, and takes place each year on a weekend in late August.
The El Caramelero: Otherwise known as the Tree of Sweets, the kids will love this fun event. This is when children plant branches of trees into a pot and add a mixture of water and sugar into the soil, only to find sweets on the branch the next morning, which they carry across the town.