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Cala Sant Vicenc Information
One of the smallest resorts in Mallorca is Cala San Vincente and from the few that is known not only with one name but three: Cala San Vicente, Cala San Vincente, or Cala Sant Vicenc.
The village is part of the municipality of Pollensa that is located on the north west coast of Mallorca. The area of Pollenca used to be one of the wealthiest in the island long before the rapid tourist development.
The area is strongly related to fishing and farming and these are still the main occupations of most of the residents in Cala San Vincente.
As the local fishermen are still using a part the beach in order to fix their nets and to store goods, visitors have to share the beach.
Much of the village is residential, and you will always have the feeling of being an invited, but welcome guest, to another way of life.
The biggest part of the northwest coast of Majorca is rough and dramatic, and Cala San Vincente is no different.
The resort has three beaches, with Cala Barques as the largest and prettiest of the three. Visitors can choose among a few small restaurants, bars and shops, and there are usually plenty sun beds, beach umbrellas and pedaloes for hire there too.
By the time of our visit, one thing we found was a particular problem with tar on the beach, while a local tip was to use butter to remove it from your feet.
If you follow the path around the rocky hill from Cala Barques you'll find the tiny beach of Cala Clara.
This beach is often crowded in the summer, although being less than 100m from Cala Barques, as it is near to one of the few hotels in the resort.
Lastly, the third beach called Cala Molins that is located further round the large headland is the most well liked beach for bathers owing to its fine sands.
Every year this beach is enriched with imported sand, something that most visitors may not know and possibly may not care.
The waters around Cala San Vincente are crystal clear and from all of the beaches the views over towards the cliffs of the Formentor peninsula are stunning.
What is more Cala San Vincente has been unfairly identified as the Mallorcan sunny version of Ilfracombe. Having visited Ilfracombe many years ago I would agree that both resorts have excellent coastal and rural scenery.
Both are more appropriate to mature couples and families with older children. However this is definitely not the place to visit if you have walking difficulties, or you are looking for nightlife.