Cala'n Bosch , Beach & Holiday Guide
Cala'n Bosch Beach Resort Guide in photos and maps
Cala'n Bosch Beach
Bus Route - 66 Cala’n Blanes – Delfines – Cala’n Forcat – Cala Blanca – Santandria – Cala’n Bosch – Son Xoriguer, 65 Ciutadella – Sa Caleta – Cala’n Bosch – Son Xoriguer
Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00
Calan Bosch Beach
Cala'n Bosch for families
- Purpose built holiday resort with marina to sit and watch the world go by
- Enough to see and do within walking distances
- Excursion/Hire boats to nearby virgin beaches and coastline
- Close to Ciutadella for a change of scene
Cala'n Bosch for couples
- Plenty of Bars and Restaurants within walking distance
- Close to Ciutadella for better restaurants, musical entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
- Excursion/Hire boats to nearby virgin beaches and coastline
- Watersports ( Son Xoriguer beachfront ) and Diving
- Day Spa at la Quinta Hotel
The joint resorts of Cala en Bosch ( Cap d'Artrutx ) and Son Xoriguer are located on the south west tip of Menorca. With views over to neighbouring Majorca it lies just 10km south of the beautiful old city of Ciutadella, which is reachable via a regular bus service. Also known by all these names: Cala D'en Bosch, Cala n Bosch or Cala en Bosc and Cap d'Artrutx.
A livelier resort ( by Menorca's standards ) , the main commercial area of which is centred around a man made marina. There are a wide variety of Bars and Restaurants in the Cala en Bosch also a handful in Cap D'artrutx and directly behind Son Xoriguer beach.
Built in the 1980s, Cala en Bosch / Son Xoriguer is one of only a few resorts on Menorca purpose built for tourism and as such it has the most hotels and greatest number of Holiday visitors making it livelier than most resorts. In Cala'n Bosch you will find the most better quaility family hotels with on site facilities for younger children on Menorca which makes it very popular . Conversely it is not so typical of the Menorca described in many guides. There is a definite and quieter area for Villas and Apartments at the area locally called Cap D'artrux which is 10-20m slow walk to/from the marina.
Being a purpose built holiday resort it contains all you need from a holiday resort and benefits by having the central Marina area. Neighbouring Son Xoriguer has perhaps become too dominated by hotels while Cala en Bosch ( Cap D' Artrutx ) still offers private villa accommodation away from the "buzz"/ noise giving you the best of both worlds.
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Cala'n Bosch - Marina
A man made marina provides the hub of Cala en Bosch with the majority of Bars and Restaurants clustered around it's three sides-This creates a buzy atmosphere evenings but similarly hotels next to the Marina will have to accept this background noise.
Shopping and SupermarketsSee map for Supermarket locations
There are plenty of supermarkets around Cala en Bosch which also offer cycle hire, beach and summer wear. There is a small shopping centre at the Marina with a wider range of clothes, shoes. However Ciutadella is within easy reach where you will be spoilt with individual shops in the old city's attractive streets. ( very few awful chain stores! ). There is a summer market ( but frankly it is awful and full of tat ) - visiit the evening and Artisan markets in Ciutadella instead.
Larger Supermarkets :
- Bus / Taxi back Hipermercado Diskont Me-24 8km Bus 64,65 ( stop Son Oleo v ),67 ( RC-2 ) see bus infos.
- Car : Hipertmercado Diskont on Me-24 10min, Lidl,Mercadona,Eroski on Ciutadella Polgino(trading estate)
See below for Bus information.
A easy way to get a quick overview of Cala en Bosch without walking and fun for kids. Departs from main square at top of Marina ( see photo ) every 30 mins., with 8 pick/drop off points. Full tour is Cala en Bosch ( coast and marina ) with Son Xoriguer ( see photo ) . Operates 10 - 13:00 and 16:30 - 21:30
Tickets Adults 7 Children 5 Euro
Calan Bosch - Nightlife
As with most resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort Bars rather than Dance clubs but nothing that would ever compare to the neon jungle of the resorts along the south coast of Majorca or Ibiza. Mahon and Ciutadella however offer something for everyone, but with none of the "binge drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is NOT Majorca but that is why many people come here!
The Bars and Restaurants around the marina come alive at night providing a choice of entertainment for all ages and tastes. In high season you can find street artists and traders offering their handicrafts and jewellry. There are a couple of bars that offer Karaoke- see full list
Taxis ( late night ) back from Ciutadella max. 22 Euro
Out and About in Cala'n Bosch
Buses - Cala'n Bosch
Good to know
Bus Network Map with Cala'n Bosch Bus stops to download
TIP:Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.Bus Timetables and destinations - Cala'n Bosch
Get the right bus :-) There are two services traveling the west coast North to Ciutadella ( beautiful old city ) ,Cala Blanca and Los delfines but following different routes - see timetables for more help. Bus 65 : Good for central Ciutadella ( beach bus and other bus connections at Placa des Pins and Old Cemetery ) Last Bus back from Ciutadella 11 or Midnight depending on time of year. Bus 67 : Outskirts of Ciutadella only. Goes all the way to Los Delfines and stops at Ciutadella Poligno ( Trading Estate where Lidl,Mercadona,Eroski Supermarkets ) + Bus Connections going east eg MahonAirport Bus
Taxis - Cala'n Bosch
Airport to/from Airport one way 75 Eur
Good to know
Menorca has no private Cab firms or Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'
Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)
Cala en Bosch to Ciutadella is about max. 12-15 Euro one way with returns after 9pm costing slightly more .
Summer peak In recent years Taxis have been in short supply due to not enough drivers for licensed areas. Consider a private transfer to reach Airport in good time for flight home.
Comprehensive Guide Menorca Taxis - how to book
Cala'n Bosch - at a glance
Restaurants in Cala'n Bosch
Cala en Bosch has a very mixed bag of restaurants across all styles and price levels. IMO no standout local cuisine restaurant. Kaypa offers a change with Peruvian. Plenty of fixed price menus and a la carte options. The majority are around the Marina. I would stroll and choose with your eyes Some very good restaurants can be found in Ciutadella old city and harbour, bus ride away. ...our curated Cala'n Bosch Bar and Restaurants guide
Bars & Clubs in Cala'n Bosch
...our curated Cala'n Bosch Bar and Clubs guide
Cala'n Bosch See and Do
Cala'n Bosch - maps
Villas & Apartments
Self Catering : Accommodation only from apartments to prestige luxury villas
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What's the weather and climate like in Cala'n Bosch
Weather Now Partly cloudy
Cala'n Bosch has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Calan Bosch will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.