The long stretch of sandy beach which makes up Cala Nova can be accessed either from Es Canar or San Carlos via Cala Llenya. 250m of glorious white sand makes it one of the longer beaches on the island.
Popular with families because of the shallow clear waters, there is a lifeguard station which is manned during the summer months. Out of season, the currents in the area make the waters come alive with breakers, meaning that Cala Nova is a favourite destination for the surfing community. However, this can also mean dangerous swimming conditions during these times so be sure to check for warnings of strong undertows.
The scenery around the beach is dramatic, with pine and juniper filled forests and towering red cliffs making it a popular spot for walkers and hikers. There is adequate parking at each end of the beach, and a regular bus service from Santa Eulalia.
Diners will be spoilt for choice with the diverse selection of restaurants and bars. At the Cala Llenya end of the beach you will find Can Colomaret, a small shack which has been serving the local community with freshly caught fish for over 20 years. Ever popular with locals and tourists alike, this family run business is most certainly no frills, but is consistently busy and for good reason, the seafood is some of the best in the island. With tables on the beach and also in the small forest area behind the shack, it is highly recommended.
In the centre of the beach, you will find two smaller but good quality restaurants serving traditional Mediterranean dishes, with ample seating and some cabana style huts.
The recent addition of the Atzaro Beach Restaurant and Chiringuito brings a welcome injection of glamour to the area. Situated at the far end nearest to Es Canar, the restaurant offers an elegant ambience with a refined menu and extensive wine list. The smaller but equally smart Chiringuito is more family orientated with a good children’s menu available.
Just behind the Atzaro Chiringuito is the newly refurbished Fish and Tonic, with a well thought out children’s play area to keep the little ones entertained as you enjoy your lunch.
The variety of restaurants, added to the great facilities, including showers, sunbed and parasol hire make Cala Nova suitable for visitors of all ages, tastes and budgets.