Sunday, September 16, 2012
Cala San Vincente
is one of the smallest resorts with charming old houses, set in spectacular scenery on the rocky north-west coast of Majorca. The resort in essence is a fishing village, which beautifully blends the comforts and pleasures of modern day life and vacation with the way of life of the local residents. The area in itself hosts among the most exceptional scenery in the region of the north coast, including the overwhelming images of the cliffs of the Formentor peninsula, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy outstanding natural beauty.
The main scenery in Cala San Vicente are the picturesque beaches including Calas Molins, Clara and Barques, all providing visitors with golden sandy beaches and stunning turquoise colored waters. On the beach there is plenty of space to lay back and catch some of those all important rays, even in the height of summer, and the waters are shallow and calm, making it perfectly safe for the kids to enjoy as well. There are excellent water sports on the beach available, such as canoes and pedaloes, or if you are after something a little more exhilarating why not try some wakeboarding or surfing. If you are feeling active enough you can also to a walk through the rugged hills that surround Cala San Vincente or even take a hike to the ancient cave called Cova d’es Cuilleram, where remains of a fascinating past can still be seen.
One of the most popular cultural attractions in the north west of the island is the cypress tree lined Calvari steps which lead up to the tiny Calvari church with its ancient wooden cross and magnificent views of looking back over the Pollensa old town. The 365 Calvari steps are the scene of a moving procession on each Good Friday, when a figure of Christ is removed from the cross and carried down the steps by torchlight. And the big event of the year commences on July 26th and culminates a week later on 2nd August with the re-enactment of the battle of the Moors and Christians. This fiesta commemorates the battle by the local population of Pollenca against 1500 Moors led by a Turkish pirate named Dragut.
Cala San Vicente has a number of retailers providing holiday essentials as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops. For a wider range of goods, take a trip to the old town of Pollensa only five kilometers away. Leather goods, jewellery, pottery and embroidered linens are plentiful. Market day in the old town is on Sunday and on Wednesday in the nearby resort of Puerto Pollensa.
And for the food lovers, Cala San Vicente has restaurants providing international cuisine as well as traditional dishes. There are excellent fish restaurants on the waterfront where diners can enjoy the freshest of ingredients caught daily by local fishermen. A good way to sample local food is to order a plate of tapas which gives small portions of a variety of foods. These can be eaten as appetizers or to fill the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner.
Holidays to Cala San Vicente are the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy local food and music in the many wonderful restaurants and bars along the seafront. Do not miss this opportunity!