Is it worth it?
12.06.2012 - 12.06.2012 28 °F
In search of a quiet beach we 'did' the north of the island. There are too many to mention here without boring you rigid. Here's a short list:
- Cala Sant Vincent had calm water and was larger than most but it does have the ubiquitous chips and beer cafes lining its promenade.
- Portinax is ghastly with waterslides/flumes etc.
- Tiny rocky coves such as Cala Xuclar are 'do-it-yourself'. We almost didn't make it back up the track from this one...wheel spin, dust and tears of hilarity.
- We chose Pulta Galera (just a bit further up from Portinax) It's a pretty small cove with fishing boats, calm water and dive centre. A charming chap runs the beach bar and plays relaxing beach music. Fab fresh sardines at the restaurant opposite. 2 loungers plus umbrella 15 euros.
Beaches on the east coast are more tricky; you park at the top of the cliffs and walk down. Okay at the start of the day but some people at s'Aigo Blanca looked like they were going to throw-up by the time they got back to their cars! Is it worth it? Only you can decide.
p.s. some names are spelled in a myriad of ways but you should be able to work it out. Tupperwarers still thriving!