Cala Sant Vicenç, Mallorca – Find things to do and hotels
Cala Sant Vicenç is a small and secluded holiday destination, located on the northwestern coast of Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountain range.
Cala Sant Vicenç offers perfect conditions for you who seek peace and nature experiences, but do not want to compromise with great facilities and amenities of modern holiday destinations.
Besides from the hotels by the beaches, Cala Sant Vicenç is a relatively unspoilt area, where it’s nature that sets the scene.
Things to do and see in Cala Sant Vicenç
Cala Sant Vicenç does not have any tourist attractions, or sights itself. However, visit the nearby old town of Pollença and explore the rich history and culture of the area. If you are in Mallorca for outdoor activities, you’re in luck here. The area is perfectly located for cycling, walking, MTB and climbing.
ENJOY A REFRESHING CRUISE AROUND THE COAST
The coastline in the northern part of Mallorca is one of the most dramatic on the island. The massive rocky walls rising high above you can seem intimidating, but at the same time protective. As you cruise on the open sea, you can really get a feeling of just how impressive the Tramuntana is. There is a catamaran departing from the pier in Cala Sant Vicenc several times a day that will take you to to some of the most beautiful places and coves around the coastline. The catamaran will stop and allow you to go for a swim in the crystal clear water.
GO TO THE BEACH
Being in a beach resort this is an obvious one. But if the four cute little beaches in the resort are not sufficient for your needs, there are plenty of options in the surrounding areas. For larger beaches head over to Port de Pollenca to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and many kilometers of sandy beaches. If you are hiking, you will find numerous small coves in the rocky landscape up here.
GO ON A MAGICAL DIVING EXCURSION
Scuba diving is a truly magical experience that most people find fascinating and interesting, hence one of the most popular things to do in the coastal areas of Mallorca. From Cala Sant Vicenc you can too discover the magical deep blue sea by visiting the local scuba diving center that will take you on a great adventure under the surface of the Balearic sea. Discover Mediterranean species of vegetation and creatures living in perfect harmony in the beautiful reefs, valleys and caves.
Walking and hiking is by far some of the most popular things to do in the Tramuntana range. There are literally hundreds of trails leading about in the scenic UNESCO protected mountains, between fertile valleys and breathtaking vantage points. By exploring the Tramuntana by foot, you get to experience the true treasures of these dramatic and beautiful mountains and discover some of the elements that has awarded them with a high level of protection such as the many dry stone constructions, stone terraces on the slopes and the indigenous Balearic wildlife.
MOUNTAIN BIKING OR CYCLING
Get ready to feel the adrenaline pump through your veins, wind and sun in your face and and your legs working hard. Tramuntana is the perfect place for mountain biking and road cycling, so whether you prefer the the gravel trails through trees and woods or the paved roads twisting in hairpin turns up and down the mountaintops, then you are sure to have the time of your life here. Discover the many stunning views along the coastlines, the charming villages and hamlets the Balearic wildlife and the breathtaking vantage points. Rent a bike, join an excursion and get going.
CHALLENGE YOUR HANDICAP IN STUNNING SURROUNDINGS
If golf is your game or if you are just curious to try this popular sport, then you will find a trip to the Pollenca golf course a perfect thing to do from Cala Sant Vicenc. The 9-hole golf course is located less than 20 minutes from Cala Sant Vicenc, and offer both challenges and stunning surroundings in the green valley.
GO BIRDWATCHING IN THE LA GOLA RESERVE
La Gola is a small and very charming wetland found in Port of Pollença. In the La Gola reserve, you can spot species such as blackwinged stilt, cetti’s warbler, the greenfinch, cattle egret, mallard, wood pigeon and various species of herons. This small piece of paradise is the perfect escape from the mass tourism that occupies most of the area.
VISIT THE PARISH CHURCH AND MAIN SQUARE OF POLLENCA
In the heart of Pollença’s old town, you will find the massive parish church situated in the main square. The church was first built by the Knights Templar after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca in 1229. Then, in the 15th century the church was expanded and the watchtower was added as part of an extensive network of towers around the island that could warn against enemies approaching. Inside, you will find some beautiful treasures and art works worth seeing. If you do not want to go inside, stay outside and admire this amazing construction from one of the many bars and restaurants in the square.
CROSS THE ROMAN BRIDGE
One of the most well-preserved remains of Roman presence on the island, is the Pont Roma (Roman bridge) situated in the western part of Pollença. The Roman army led by Quintus Caecilius Metellus, took over Mallorca in 123 BC after fighting in the Punic Wars for more than a hundred years. They established the capital of Pollen-tia (Alcúdia), and this bridge was an important part of the infrastructure leading to the city.
VISIT THE MARTÍ VICENC MUSEUM
Martí Vicenç was a famous artist and weaver from the local area of Pollença, whose innovative thinking and approach made his production of Mallorcan clothes and accessories renown all over Spain. At the museum, you can enjoy the many works of his, explore his workshop, his tools and machinery, as well as other interesting collections made by the artist and his wife.
VISIT THE GALLERY OF DIONÍS BENNÀSSAR
The house and gallery of local painter, Dionís Bennàssar is open to the public thanks to the foundation of same name. Dionís Bennàssar was known for his beautiful paintings of the Mallorcan nature that occupied him more than anything else. Here in his house, you can explore the life of this local artist, see his workshop and enjoy the many splendid works.
VISIT THE WORLD FAMOUS LLUC MONASTERY
Lluc is one of the biggest biggest monasteries and religious institutions in Europe. It was founded back in the 16th century and has become famous for its choir school for boys. Today, Lluc still has its choir school, but has been extended to also include girls. Every Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock mass, you can experience a concert performed by the children of the choir school, a beautiful sound of pure innocents. But the choir is not the only reason to visit Lluc, there’s also the huge ethnological museum exhibiting life on the island back from Roman occupation, there’s the monastery itself, which is amazing and overwhelming itself, and, then there is the church and the holy Madonna that is the entire reason for the establishment of Lluc. This is a great attraction for the entire family, do not miss it!
WALK TO THE OLD LOOKOUT, TALAIA D’ALBERCUTX
If you are up for walking or hiking in the beautiful nature, you’re in luck when visiting the area of Pollença. On the mountain sides, you will find the old medieval watchtower of Albercutx from where you can enjoy a refreshment while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the bay of Pollença and Formentor.
WALK TO THE OLD FORTRESS OF CASTELL DEL REI
Castell del Rei (King’s Castle) is an old fortress built by the Moors and later used by the Catalan conquerors of the island. Castell del Rei is a very popular place of interest amongst walkers, because the excursion offers so many amazing and unforgettable views while you make your way through the unspoiled and merciless landscapes of the Tramuntana mountains. When you arrive at Castell del Rei, you will be blessed with the most divine views while exploring this historical place.
CLIMB THE PUIG DE MARIA
If you just can’t get enough of walking/hiking, climb to the summit of the Maria mountain found in the Pollença valley. At the top, you can rest at the old convent of Maria while enjoying the breathtaking views of the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia, as well as the Tramuntana mountains to your west. The sanctuary was built back in the 14th century, as it was commonly believed that the higher you went, the better you would be protected from the plague.
What are the best places to stay in Cala Sant Vicenc?
Grupotel Molin *****
Situated just a1 minute from one of the main beaches in Cala Sant Vicenc, the Grupotel Molin is an excellent choice of accommodation. Enjoy the magical views from the sundeck and balconies of the spacious comfy rooms.
El Vicenç de la Mar *****
If you are looking for a luxurious and lush accommodation in Cala Sant Vicenc, try the brand new design hotel El Vicenc de la Mar. The hotel is just a few steps from the beach and offers amazing amenities and views.
Hotel Cala Sant Vicenç – Adults Only****
This is one of the audience favorites in Cala Sant Vicenc, the small and quiet hotel with spacious comfortable rooms, just a few minutes from the main beaches of the resort.
At Cala Carbó bay, not far from Pollença, you will find the wonderful Apartment Mirador, which impresses visitors with its modern furnishings and the rustic roof beams. From both terraces you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the bays of Cala Molins and Cala Carbó, which are only 500 meters (or an 8-minute walk) from the property.
Mediterranean Beach House Magdalena
This beautiful Mediterranean home is a charming town house located in a quiet corner of Cala Sant Vicenc, less tan 5 min walk to the beautiful sandy beaches and blue water. The Mediterranean style house which has a big terrace, is bright and decorated with light colors.
Annual events in Cala Sant Vicenc
Three major events are held annually in Cala Sant Vicenc; Prehistoric Days, the Beer Festival and the summer festival in August.
The prehistoric days in Cala Sant Vicenc are a relatively new happening, which has grown more popular every year.
Over an entire weekend in June, you can meet Mallorca’s rich prehistoric heritage, through workshops, exhibitions and a large market with tools from prehistoric times to the present.
At workshops and information stands, children and adults can learn about Mallorca’s fascinating prehistory, among others. talayotic culture.
It tends to be a fun and educational experience to participate in, which attracts many tourists.
Tastiu is a small but glorious beer festival in Cala Sant Vicenç, which runs off the stack in the summer. At the beer festival you can taste a wealth of craft beer, enjoy the tones of the concerts and eat by the food carts.
Festivals of Cala Sant Vicenç
In mid-August, Cala Sant Vicenç celebrates the summer. The party typically lasts a week, where you can experience a wealth of fun activities and features arranged to include tourists in the local customs. There will typically be concerts, dances, exhibitions, outdoor dinners, games, competitions etc.
Another highlight here is a havaneras concert that focuses on Cala Sant Vicenç’s maritime cultural heritage.
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Public bus connections to/from Cala de Sant Vicenç
340 – Port de Pollença – Palma Timetables and stops for 340 here
- Port de Pollença
- el Vilar
- Cala de Sant Vicenç
- sa Pobla
- Inca (Institut)
- Inca (Llevant)
- Inca (Hospital)
345 – Port de Pollença – Pollença Timetables and stops for 345 here
- Port de Pollença
- el Vilar
- Cala de Sant Vicenç
Cala Sant Vicenç is located in the northwestern corner of the Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca. The resort can be reached by car or taxi in about 60 minutes from Palma airport.
The Tramuntana region
Tramuntana is both the name of the UNESCO protected mountain range that runs from south to north, as well as the name of the group of municipalities located in or close to these mountains.
When talking about Tramuntana in context of the mountain range, it is referred to as “Serra de Tramuntana”, and when talking about the region, it is referred to simply as “Tramuntana”.
The largest municipalities of the Tramuntana region, are Calviá and Andratx in the south and Pollenca in the north. The mountain range actually has its roots south of Malagá in Andalusiá.
The Serra de Tramuntana covers a surface of more than 30,000 hectares of landscape in Mallorca. The two main factors that make these mountains so unique, are the dry stone constructions and the hydraulic watering systems evidencing early day farming techniques. In almost any local area of the Tramuntana you travel, you will discover some of these very unique features which contributes to the picturesque settings.
Camp de Mar
Port de Pollença
Port de Sóller