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Resort guide to Calan Forcat
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Unlike many of the resorts on Menorca Cala'n Forcat is quite busy. There are Lots of restaurants, bars, shops & supermarkets. There is also a water park situated on the main road.
The beaches are all very small coves and the two at the north of the resort require you to climb down steps, they could present some problems for the elderly or disabled.
The south beach is about a 20 minute walk from the centre at Cala Blanes, the mini train runs every half hour to this beach and stops at various points along the way, check the bus stops for time tables.
There is a diving club at one of the north coves who welcome beginner's and experts alike. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday but also want a bit of night life then this is the place to come.
The beaches can be quite hard to find so here are the directions Beach No 1... Walk down the main street with the coast line on your Left, past the Yuca bar on the right until you come to a fork in the road, take the left fork and stay on the left hand side of the road until you see a large hotel. Just before the hotel you will see the sign for the beach.
Beach No 2... Opposite the Yuca bar or the John Travolta Statue (roundabout) you will see a track, follow the track until you get to the road then turn right, cross over and follow the road round. You can also get to this beach by road. Turn up by the water park and take a right turn.
Beach No 3... Walk down the main street with the coast line on your right. when you come to a four way junction it's opposite you.
Accomodation should not be a problem as the choice is vast with a good range villas, apartments and hotels
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Getting around The local bus service is excellent. it runs every 20 mins to Ciutadella. You get on and pay your money at the front and exit at the rear. On the return journey from the square in Ciutadella you must purchase tickets from the kiosk.
Car rental is very cheap and most of the cars seem to be in excellent condition. The only problem we had was trying to get through Ciutadella on to the Mahon road. The directions are as follows.
Follow the road from Cala'n Forcat to Ciutadella, past the petrol station. When you come out from between the houses take a left, then right, then left again. Follow this road round until you see a windmill on the left. Get into the left lane and turn left at the lights. Follow this road and go straight over the three roundabouts.
There is now a new bypass running north of Ciutadella which makes it easy to get round to the Cala'n forcat area.
I decided to design this page after searching the Internet for anything on Cala'n Forcat and coming up with nothing. I must stress that this is a purely personal view of the area. Peoples tastes and needs are bound to differ. Carl & Yvonne.
I would like to thank Carl & Yvonne every much for there time and effort that went into this page. Without people like them this site would not be as it is today.
Inspired by my own reading of Carl and Yvonnes excellent and very useful report [above] of their visit to Cala N' Forcat on this Website, I decided to write a similar report for potential visitors during our Holiday in the resort.
Written during the stay on my Psion Series 3c Handheld PC using the built in "Word" application and transferred to my home PC and converted to HTML format, on return home.
Chris & Marie
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Menorca has a reputation as the quieter of the Balearic Islands, however this area is quite busy for a Minorcan resort with plenty of sights to see and things to do. There are lots of Kids playparks and the Restaurants seem to cater well for children too. Cala'n Forcat is a resort comprised with Cala'N Brut and Cala'N Blanes in an area known as Los Delfines.
The main street (Avda. Los Delfines) runs from one end of the resort close to Beaches 1 & 2 all the way to Cala'N Blanes at the other end where you'll find Beach No.3. The area stretching from the Los Delfines Arch (Where you'll find the Water Park) to the main roundabout with the John Travolta statue (If you visit you'll see why it's been nicknamed that!) contains most of the Bars, Restaurants and Shops. Other outlets are located in the streets that run off this central one. This central avenue was quite busy at times even when we visited in October, so in the height of the Season I would think it could become pretty crowded!
The Beaches are not ideal if you're looking for space as they are all quite small. Even the biggest one (Beach No.3 in Carl & Yvonne's Report) was packed when we visited (in October) so I can imagine it being overflowing in High season!! Also as reported they are quite difficult to get to, especially Beaches 1 and 2. We would recommend taking the "Mini Roadtrain" mentioned in Carl & Yvonne's Report to get to the best beach (No.3) as it is quite a long walk otherwise.
The sea was warmer than our apartment complexes own swimming pool! Whether this is true in the height of Summer you'll have to find out for yourselves, but I would imagine so as it was October when we visited.
In general, eating out proved cheaper than buying in food to cook. There were only two of us (No kids) but we managed a daily three course evening meal with drinks and tips included at under £20 per couple. We found the prices didn't differ that drastically between the Restaurants, however a Currency Convertor is useful (We had one in my Psion 3c) for on the spot comparisons. We managed on one main meal a day (usually in the evening) with "snacks" throughout the rest of the day, although I realize this may not suit everyone, especially when you've got kids in tow!
There is an abundance of Shops in Cala'N Forcat selling just about any souvenirs, clothing, food or article you might need whilst on Holiday. If you're self catering we found that the cheapest shops for food, etc. were generally to be found on the main street running through the resort. The local supermarkets within the apartment complexes, whilst being nearer, did tend to charge higher prices for that privilege. Just buy the essentials like bread, milk, coffee, etc. for when you need a "snack". Make sure you buy bottled water (Agua) to make your drinks as the tap water is only okay for washing.
Recommended Supermarket (Supermarcado): The "Tesco" in the circular "Centro Comercial" Shopping arcade on the main street. Cheap and well stocked with all the "essentials" you may need. Advertised "Tesco" name in window as they carry imported "Tesco" own brand goods too.
The "Centro Comercial" is a circular winding arcade of small shops selling just about anything you could want, that you walk round via an upwardly winding mall that ends at the top by "Bar Davids". You can get some great photos of the area from this viewpoint. This arcade also features the only dedicated "Tobac" shop for all those tobacco products you may want to bring home. We found it cheaper than the other shops that sold tobacco as a sideline. Also the "Perfum" store here sells a wide range of perfumes and cosmetics at reasonable prices.
To summarize, we enjoyed our week in Cala'N Focat and felt that two weeks their may have stretched the boredom factor a little too far. Unless you plan to explore further afield or just prefer to stay by the pool or sea all day on Holiday, then a week in Cala'N Forcat is just about right to soak up all you can see and do there. We would recommend it.