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Welcome to Cala San Vincente

Cala San Vincente

Cala San Vincente (also known as Cala Sant Vicenç) is a lovely, small holiday resort set in what is still essentially a fishing village. Situated on the north eastern coast, about three miles (5km) from Pollensa, Cala San Vincente boasts spectacular scenery, charming old houses and three beaches. This is not the place to come for all-night parties or massive hotel complexes, but suits those seeking to relax and enjoy the character of the area. It is especially suited to mature travellers and those with older children, as there isn't much on offer for young kids or twentysomethings looking for a party.

The main beach is Cala Barques, where holidaymakers can expect to share the space with local fishermen repairing nets, as well as their equipment, and there are also several beachside restaurants and bars on offer. Tucked around a rocky hillock is the tiny, but often crowded, Cala Clara beach. A little bit further on is the popular swimming beach of Cala Molins, whose sand is imported each year. In general, the water is warm and crystal clear, perfect for swimmers, and the views are spectacular.

There is not much in the way of shopping on offer in Cala San Vincente besides the basics, but the nearby town of Pollensa offers a greater selection and a lovely Sunday market, as well as several historic buildings. There are also regular buses to Inca and Puerto Pollensa. A popular local attraction is a series of prehistoric man-made caves, and closer to Pollensa are the Calvari steps: 365 tree-lined steps that lead up to the minute Calvari church and its ancient wooden cross. For the less culturally inclined, a mini golf course is also on offer.

Information & Facts

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).
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