Cala Fontanelles: one of the best beaches in Menorca

Cala Fontanelles: one of the best beaches in Menorca

Cala Fontanelles is a small beach in Spain that is part of Ciutadella in Menorca. It is one of those ideal places to leave good memories, enjoying the sun and its tranquillity, as it is not visited by a large number of people, compared to other areas of the country.

If you want to discover an uncrowded area, even in high season, this beach will be perfect for you. It is an isolated cove with good bathing waters and it is called ANEI, that is to say, a natural area of special interest.

Ses Fontanelles is an unspoilt cove surrounded by calm, crystal-clear waters, making it an excellent alternative for spending a few days away from the stress of everyday life.

How to get to Cala Fontanelles?

This beach is located in the northwest of the coast of Menorca and it is a U-shaped cove closed by Punta Blanca on the west side and by Punta D’enmig on the east.

You can reach this cove via Tancats beach, a journey that will take you 20 minutes from one place to the other. It is also possible to find it by private car by following the signs to Algaiarens, then leave it there and continue walking.

Additionally there are options such as public transport, via line 62 from Ciutadella.

5 things to do at Cala Fontanelles beach

Despite being a small and quiet beach, there are some activities you can do during the days you visit it. Each one of them offers you a very different experience from the rest of the country, so it is worth giving the area of the island a chance.

San Juan Nights

The nights of San Juan are a very traditional Spanish experience, which can be enjoyed in different areas of the country and this beach is no exception.

On the night of the 23rd of June, Cala Fontanelles dresses up as part of one of the most important celebrations in the town of Ciutadella. Particularly on the beach you can find the traditional bonfires during these days and in the surrounding area you can observe a little of the religious culture of the locality.

Enjoy its cliffs

The natural landscapes of this place are part of its charm, since everywhere you look you will find some detail that catches your attention. Some of them are the low cliffs and lush vegetation that make it a protected area of special interest.

Fishermen’s cottages

On the shores of Fontanelles cove you can see the fishermen’s cottages, constructions that give it a unique touch. It is worth getting to know a little of the culture of this hideaway on the Menorcan coast through these ancient homes.

Water sports

Due to the tranquillity of its waters, this place is perfect for a wide variety of water sports such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Surfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Anchoring in Cala Fontanelles

Thanks to the natural shape of the bay, this area is an excellent anchorage, as it is protected from the currents and winds of the area. You can enjoy the surroundings, day or night, and there is a mooring for authorised anchors.

Its seabed is sandy, so it allows a good anchorage close to the shore.

At 3 Villas you can get the rental you need in Menorca to visit the charming Cala Fontanelles. Book now with us and enjoy its activities, landscapes and every wonderful moment in this quiet and small place, with the best accommodation.

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