Coastal Beauty in Cala Mesquida
White sands enveloped by turquoise waters paint the scene in this little resort on the eastern coast of Majorca, Cala Mesquida holidays making a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern century. Picturesque beaches aren’t uncommon in Majorca, but for the ultimate seclusion and for those willing to explore, Cala Mesquida is the ideal spot to unwind from the tensions and trials of everyday life.
Winds can be strong along this stretch of coast, but with wonderful waves you’ll always find a windsurfing opportunity or two, while quieter days provide the basis for snorkelling - spying on the exotic wildlife that makes the Majorcan coral its home.
Things to do in Cala Mesquida
Cala Mesquida attractions are mostly situated around the stunning sandy beach. The family friendly resort has hotels located nearby which cater to parties of all sizes and seniority. Culture and sporting resorts are a drive away from the calm and warm seas, giving you ample opportunity to relax by the beach or indulge in activities to keep those muscles loose.
Wine and Dine
Local food and drink is abundantly available along the seafront and near the hotels. Authentic food ranging from traditional Spanish dishes to delicious seafood can be sampled on the coast along with local and conventional wine and beer. For something a little special, one of the main Cala Mesquida attractions is the Fiesta. Occurring at different points throughout the year, the event often involves specialised and unique food. The January Fiesta features locally-made blood sausages, whilst October holds the Fiesta de Llampuga, also known as the golden mackerel. The event takes place over three days where various restaurants and hotels cook fish that is served under tents especially implemented for the festival.
Action and Adventure
As well the opportunity to relax, windsurfing and water sport amenities are available on the Cala Mesquida beach. Kayaking and windsurfing are popular amongst the locals, and tourists are more than welcome to take part. As well as boat trips across the sea, local resorts feature indoor pools and gymnasiums. A short journey away is the medieval town of Arta, home to the famous Arta Caves. The stunning craggy cubbyholes cater for individuals or small groups, with guided tours including light shows and special effects. The underground cavern consists of various chambers, with names such as Hell, Paradise and Purgatory. Be sure to sign the guest book situated on a protruding rock on your way out.
Just a few miles from Cala Mesquida is the municipal district of. The quaint area consists of many tourist attractions such as the watch tower and Capdepera Castle. The amazing views from inside the castle are breath-taking. The pinnacle of the castle provides a luxurious view of the ocean and oversees Capdepera and Arta. Hidden nooks and crannies are enough to keep the children’s imaginations occupied, with a museum maintaining the interest of the mature archaeology enthusiast. Nearby hotel resorts also offer children clubs facilities, as well as child friendly indoor and outdoor pools. Recreational amenities are also available, both for the active and the quiescent. Facilities include easy to access saunas, golf courses, tennis courts, aerobic sites and basketball courts.
Cala Mesquida has a lot to offer in terms of culture. Free concerts take place across the island around March, showcasing local artists and bands. Visitors are advised to book places in advance in order to reserve a place. Things to do in Cala Mesquida extend to the medieval fair on the third weekend of May. To celebrate the Capdepera Castle erected in the 14th century, the locals convert the town and wear historical costumes to commemorate the building’s relevance. Lasting for three days, the celebrations feature medieval music, horse shows and art demonstrations. The accompanying medieval market stalls stock handmade goods, such as jewellery, clothing and memorabilia.
Although the fiesta occurs all year round, in Cala Mesquida it arguably culminates in August with the Fiesta of Sant Bartomeu. Traditional parades take place during the day, but as night falls the restaurant stalls disappear and a fireworks display commences. The creative group called the Iguana Teatre dress as demons and dance through the crowds, often with fire sticks and fire poi. If you’re inclined to something a little more traditional, a short taxi ride will bring you to Cala Ratjada, where you can pick from an abundance of nightclubs. Popular venues include Bolero, Co-Co, Chocolate and Physical. Music genres range from disco to techno, with special events including foam parties and laser shows.
Explore and Discover
Holidays to Cala Mesquida make a good base from which to explore the rest of Majorca, whether you’re hiring a car and want to traverse further afield, wanting to immerse yourself in the culture of Spain or delve into the deep pockets of history that litter the island – you’ll be sure to find something for everyone in the group. Not far away you will encounter the magnificent Drach Caves, underground expanses of impressive stalactite formations and historical appeal, while going in the opposite direction are mountain biking tours in Cala Millor, making for the best panoramic views around.
Of course you’ll have a chance to relax during your Cala Mesquida holidays and there’s no better way to do so than by soaking up the rays along the sun-splashed shores, lying motionless on sunbeds as the waves provide a symphony in tranquillity, while the surrounding scenes convey oodles of colour in what is a visual masterpiece of epic proportion. Canyamel Beach, framed by mountains of vegetative bliss and stunning sights across the Mediterranean, is the ultimate sun-spot for any weary traveller.