Latitude 40°3'N Longitude 3°55'E
Cala Fontanellas is a small unspoilt cove made up of rocks and small pebbles, bathed by calm, crystal-clear waters. Located on the northwest coast of Menorca, it’s a U-shaped cove enclosed by Punta Blanca to the west and Punta Denmig to the east. In turn, Cala Fontanellas is located in a larger bay together with other beautiful coves, which stretch from Punta Fra Bernat to Punta Rotja.
Cala Fontanellas is an excellent spot to enjoy a quiet anchorage as it is mostly visited by locals and not usually a busy destination, even in high season.
What to do in Cala Fontanellas
In this magnificent spot, you can enjoy natural landscapes surrounded by low cliffs and lush vegetation. But bear in mind, as you can see there aren't any kind of services available on this beach.
Cala Fontanellas is the ideal place to practice a wide variety of water sports. The calm waters mean it’s the perfect place for kayaking and paddle surfing, or if you fancy checking out the underwater wildlife, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Tucked up against the back of the cove you can also find a few old fishermen cottages, adding a unique touch to this hidden gem on the Menorcan coast.
Visiting Cala Fontanellas by boat
About 11 nautical miles from north of Ciutadella, Cala Fontanellas is a must-visit if you are sailing around the island of Menorca. Thanks to the natural shape of the bay, it offers a wonderful anchorage protected from the typical currents and winds in this area.
Inside the same bay of Cala Fontanellas, you can visit other nearby coves: less than half a nautical mile east you'll find Cala de Algaiarens where you can enjoy Playa d'es Tancats, a white sandy beach surrounded by forests of white pine and holm oak trees. Further east is Playa des Bot, another beautiful unspoilt beach with crystal clear water and white sand, with toilets and lifeguards. Half a nautical mile west, you can visit Cala S'Escala, a very quiet place without a beach, perfect for anchoring and bathing.
If what you prefer is a beach that offers more atmosphere and services, outside the bay, a little more than 2 nautical miles away, you will find Cala Morell It is an urbanised cove, more crowded and with a very safe mooring.
Anchoring in Cala Fontanellas
Cala Fontanellas is an ideal destination for anchoring and enjoying the surroundings. If you’re looking for an anchorage spot for the night, we would highly recommend it.
The cove is about 6 metres deep and is authorised for anchor mooring. However, it has neither mooring buoys or a landing.
The seabed is sandy making it an excellent anchoring spot, close to the shore. However, you must be careful not anchor outside of the sandy areas, as you may find some small protected algae-covered ridges.