Cala Mendia/ Cala Anguila
The small and delightful resort of Porto Cristo Novo is located around two beautiful safe and sandy beaches, Cala Mendia ( picture left) and Cala Anguila. (Picture below). Both beaches have sunloungers and straw umbrellas for hire, and both have bars where visitors are able to top up with ice cream, coffee, soft drinks or G and Ts.
The warm and clear Meditteranean Sea laps gently on the sand, and is shallow and normally very safe. The beaches are protected with a green/ red flag system, and lifeguards are in attendance for bathers' safety during the main holiday seasons.
Porto Cristo Novo has been tastefully developed over many years, and is an ideal base to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun. The area has enough amenities from April to October to allow visitors to live in the resort without having to travel away for shops, bars, restaurants etc. During the Autumn and Winter months, the resort is very quiet and many shops, bars , restaurants ant the main aparthotel close down, making it necessary to travel to the main town, Porto Cristo which is just 4 kms away. Our most favourite time in Mallorca is February and November, when the whole island takes on a different atmosphere with less traffic, less tourists with wonderful warm and sunny days.
The hub of Cala Mendia is about 300 metres from Villa Novo Puerto, and centred round a large and luxurious aparthotel. The hotel is not high rise and has been carefully constructed to blend in with the rest of the village, which comprises mainly of private villas and small blocks of low rise apartments.
A short stroll from our villa brings guests to the village centre with a number of small shops selling a wide varriety of goods, including all types of food and drink, beach accessories, gifts and mementoes. There is a well stocked pharmacy which provides a wide range of health products and remedies, and a pharmacist who speaks some English and is very helpful if the need arises.
One of the small food supermarkets in the centre sells fresh bread and croissants cooked on the premises, and the adjoing local bar does a take away service, an excellent English breakfast and other Spanish and international meals.
There are many other options for eating and drinking all within a few hundred metres, including some of our favourites. The Beach Bar, right on the beach, The Voramar, opposite the bank, Las Palmeras (on the 'top' road about 600 metres away), where the meal of the day is a choice of three courses, wine and water all for less then 8 euros (2010). We also frequent the Cafe Romantica which is close to the Banca March, and does a wide range of inexpensive meals. Cafe Romanitica also has FREE wifi facilities.
The resort has a number of units providing car hire services, and also several ATM machines, as well as a branch of Banca March which opens Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. Clients may also be interested in using our own English owned car hire company, Intacar. Details can be found elsewhere on our web-site.
Whilst car hire is an advantage for getting round the island, a holiday in this locality can be enjoyed fully without the necessity of self -drive transport. Taxis are readily available opposite the Club Mandia Hotel, and the short distance to the main town of Porto Cristo is relatively inexpensive.
There is also a regular local red bus service - TIB - operating both to local towns and resorts and also long distance to Palma and points beyond. The local Land Train - pictured left plies hourly between Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia ,Cala Anguila and Porto Cristo.
Neil and Doreen Beeton
Porto Cristo Villas
1 Ranelagh Gardens
Bucks. MK16 0JP.
Phone: 01908 617735
Fax : 01908 617735
Mobile: 07801 242607
(Pictures, From top clockwise. Cala Mendia, Cala Anguila, Porto Cristo Land Train.)