Cala en Porter Things to do
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Cala en Porter
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
Cala en Porter is set in a dramatic landscape location surround by beautiful countryside and valleys so it is no surprise that many of it's attractions are scenic and out and about.
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
Three pictureqsue bays, to enjoy plus a hidden sandy beach and amazing snorkelling.
Amazing location day and night
Great landscape to explore
Including Kayaking from bay
Bad Weather days
On cloudier or rainy days you could consider the following or visit places nearby.
- Small children - Fun House Indoor Play
- Mahon for Shopping,Museums.
If you have a hire car there is much more.
There are 4 good sized supermarkets around Calan Porter which also have beach and summer wear ( three offer free delivery to your accommodation ) . The Hong Se is open all year. There are five souvenir/clothing Shops. Sant Climent (Butchers,Pattessrie) and Mahon are within easy reach on bus/taxi . In Mahon Poligno are larger hypermarkets and in the centre where you will be spoilt with individual shops.
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is a skate ramp and floodlit football area, plus cycling,scooter and kayak hire. Adventure activities through Menorca en Kayak and DiaComplert - see below.
For young Children there are four public play areas ( climbing frames, slides ). In summer there is a play centre in the centre with a varierty of charged entertainments ( trampolines,bouncy castles,mini go karts ) and small bar so the children can loose their energy on bouncy castles while mums and dads look on while enjoying a drink or coffee.
Lloc de Menorca Zoo
Has grown into a delightful place for young and old to get close to an expanding range of native and more exotic ( smaller ) animals in very pleasant surroundings. Features several walk through landscaped enclosures where animals roam free and small children can see easily. Enough to entertain children and adult animal lovers alike.
Open daily from 10:00-20:00
Located on the main road ME-1 9 km from Mahon
In peak season there is a Mini bus no. 33 that runs to Arena den Castell so you can visit the Waterpark there.
Water Park - Arenal Den Castell
At Marina Parc hotel is also open to the public. Day tickets 20 Adult 15 (under 16 ) Euro ( 2014 ) per person.
Has lazy river, wave pool, splash pools as well as various slides and tubes with sun lounging areas. Cafeteria for drinks and snacks.
Open daily May - August from 10:30 to 18:30.Expanded slides for smaller children in 2014
Cova d'en Xoroi - Cova d'en Xoroi
Located in huge spectacular natural caves some 25m above the sea at the entrance to Cala en Porter bay. Take a look at our video below for a feel of this magical place.
Cova d'en Xoroi
A double bonus. Undoubtedly the most dramatic nightspot on the island. Set high, literally in the rocks, above the sea it's an atmospheric Cafe-bar with fantastic sea views by day. From 19:00 the music is soothing ambient sounds to watch the sunsets by and after 23:00-dawn a disco with one of the most original locations and atmospheres with famous guest DJs. During July and August they have themed nights - more on this and other Clubs on Menorca.
Opening times: 11:30 'til dawn. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months. There is a entrance charge during the day which includes a voucher for a drink-It's well worth it.
Just 200 meters from Xoroi is a great Spanish Restaurant La Palette ( Leg of lamb recommended )
Night bus transport by Cova Bus. Arrival at Cova d'en Xoroi aprox. 11:45 pm and departure from Cova d'en Xoroi at 05:00 am
As you approach Cala en Porter you will see vines on the right hand side. Why not visit the local vineyard Sa Forana in San Climent.
Cugullonet Nou, Cami de Sa Forana, 07712 Sant Climent - www.saforana.com
Exploring prehistorical sites
Close to Cala D'en Porter are a lot of open air prehistoric sites (e.g Torralba den Salord ), with underground caves ( So no Casana ) which give you a real sense of life all those years ago.
The bay is excellent for snorkelling as the water is very clear and calmed by the bay-There are substantial fish around the rocks that line the bay.
The area has good diving
At nearby Alaior the diving school will provide equipment for Cala en Porter guests.
Stand up Paddle
Excursions along the coast from Cala en Porter
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Menorca en Kayak and Dia Complert. The bay is ideal for kayaking and there are there are caves with the bay just outside the bay and Cales Coves just along the coast heading east ( for longer trips).
There is riding from a few stables in the area. The closest is probably Rutas Cabalo in Son Bou - Riding Stables
Beautiful coastline, countryside and lush valleys surroound the resortCala en Porter
Cycling around Cala'n Porter
Set in very attractive country side cross crossed with little Camis ( lanes ) Spring/Autum time is ideal for MTB fans. The Cami de Cavalls (section 16) can be cycled a good length towards Son Bou with lots of shade for summer time. Various loops can be made combining the Cami de Cavalls route and the other inland Camis surrounding Cala'n Porter. MTB cycles can be hired in the resort centre.
Nearby to Cala en Porter
Calan Porter - Near by ( 3km)
Can be reached on foot via various paths from Cala en Porter and also the signed Cami de Cavalls route. Also take bus 31 stop at Son Vitamina. 30m walk to bays or organised Kayak excursions.
Calas Coves ( Calas Covas)
A beautiful picturesque spot, favoured by visiting yachts and dreamers. Best visited early mornings and evenings, where the light brings out the scenery. An exciting place for youngsters, dreamy of pirates as the local burial caves up in the limestone walls and rambling cove walks let their imaginations run free. Believed to be an ancient burial ground and was in fact the very first recognised port of Menorca as used by the Romans when they occupied the island. Can be reached on foot from Cala en Porter along various paths or park and walk at Son Vitamina (approx. 30 mins). Road down is NOT suitable for hire cars unless you want to pay for suspension damage! On the Cami di Cavalls route.
Calan Porter - Near by ( 5km )
Torralba Den Salford
Open Air history: Torralba Den Salford is a pre-historic settlement on the pretty country road between Alaior and Cala en Porter. Founded around 1000 BC the settlement is protected with a modest entrance fee and features a stunning Taula and a number of atmospheric underground dwellings.
Taula at Torralba Den Salford
Calan Porter - Near by ( 10km bus 33 )
This is a great town for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of summer sun has gone. The "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with a good mix of little shops to browse, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. There are several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market with jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.
Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. An name relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. At the factory shop you will see reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.
Calan Porter - Near by ( 8km bus 31)
San Climent ( Sant Climente )
Located on the main road (ME-12) from Mahon to Cala en Porter is well worth a visit if you are in the area. "Famous" for Es Casino Bar-Restaurant (some of the best tasting/value) Menu del Dias on the island. Great Music nights: Tuesday evening improv Jazz in backrooms of the Es Casino Bar-Restaurant. Lovely converted Farmhouse Musupta Cusi for Tapas and drinks. Both places are next to each other. Last shop on the right of main street is a traditional bakers where you can experience tatsy bread made in real wood fired ovens.
If you are an independent traveller and waiting to catch a flight then come here for for final drinks and meals in a more personal environment. Airport is just 5 mins drive away. Tabacs shop and 6 am cafes too!
Calan Porter - Near by ( 12km bus 31)
Mahon ( Mao Maó )
Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of its Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.
Excursions from Cala en Porter
If you do not want to drive there are various coach based excursions. Curremt details from Cala en Porter Spar Supermarket.
Jeep Safaris - with pick up in Cala en Porter
Menorca en Kayak and Dia complert have guided Kayak and stand up paddle excursions mid mornings and late afternoons 2 1/2 hours to Cales Covas
Our tips for Cala en Porter
Coves Xoroi for Sunset cocktails between 7 and 9 pm
Explore the surrounding countryside
Vineyards, hidden valleys, country lanes and historic sites surround Calan Porter.