Es Canutells Beach & Holiday Guide
Es Canutells in photographs with resort maps
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Es Canutells - Location
is located on the South ( East ) Coast about 10 minutes from Mahon Airport - 15km (9 miles). A former fisihing villages it largely remains untouched by tourism. Around this area you will often see "Bini" used in places names reflecting the Moorish occupation (Bini means ‘belonging to the sons of…’ from Ben Arabic for son.
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Use the Interactive Maps to take a detailed visual tour, with ariel views complete with additional photos and useful holiday information.
Es Canutells is a mixture of residential homes, private holiday villas and a large but lowrise apartment hotel complex ( Hotel Mar de Menorca ). Located between the larger resorts of Binibeca and Cala den Porter this is a perhaps destination for those seeking a relaxed, uncommercialised resort.
The resort is located on one side of an attractive inlet with a sandy beach backed with natural pristine gorge with an extensive cane 'forest'. While Es Canutells is itself rather quiet and more for relaxtion there are lots more on offer within a short (car/bus journey) distance.
It is recommended to have a hire car if staying here or maybe that's just what you want - quiet and to not move from the lounger!
The Grupotel Mar de Menorca is the only Hotel in this location. A self contained holiday complex designed for families.
Sant Climent is the nearest town around 5-10 minutes away by car and also serviced by bus. Mahon, the capital, is only 10 minutes drive away so you're not far from a lot more to see and do if you get the desire.
Beach Loungers - Es Canutells
In general 2 loungers + umbrella are between 15-17 Euro, with a price reduction later in the day.
A safe and basic beach protected by attractive cliffs with very natural unspoilt surroundings. There is small bar restaurant with views over the beach and bay. Access from above the resort and via the village's fishing boats jetty.
Es Canutells - Local Resort Beaches
Es Canutells - Local Virgin Beaches
Es Canutells - Shopping and Supermarkets
There are a small handful of shops with everyday items catering mainly for the residential community and more focused on the holidaymaker located at the Aparthotel.
Banks, chemist, bakers, Cafes and supermarket along with very good restaurants can be found in the nearby town of San Climent. Buses will also take you to the capital Mahon. 20 minutes drive or so along the coast is S'Algar a favourite water sports and diving centre.
Es Canutells - See and Do
Some of Menorcas' famous under water caves at nearby Cap D'en Font make this a good base for keen divers. And for the less enthusiastic divers there is good snorkelling just off the beach. If you fancy something a little bit more wild there is a very pretty virgin cove and beach ( Cala Biniparratx ) just up the coast westwards-follow the coast road to Binidali. A small limestone gorge with cut out caves near the beach.
A less known place is the Necropolis burial caves that are cut into the soft coastline at Es Canutell-Parents should make sure children are not un accompanied and extreme care is taken
Menorca Holiday Tips
There is one of the island most respected restaurant Es Moli Foc in San Climent. Plus some fabuous quality restaurants in the pretty neighbouring villages of Torret and S'Ullastrar.
There are delightful narrow track dry stome wall lined lanes all around the north of Es Canutells to explore - even the thwack of a cricket bat on ball at the nearby Menorca Cricket Club
There are some lovely drives along idylic narrow country roads through the country side to the villages of Llucamanens and Torret. Torret is picture postcard pretty, leave the car and just walk through it. There are also some highly regarded restaurants ( Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ) . Llucamances is a pretty hamlet and just a further short trip to El Grill, a favourite rustic Bar Restaurant (in old farmhouse ) on the airport access road ( you passed it as you left the airport !) where you will find some of the islands best grilled meat dishes and chill out terrace for evenings.
Visit La Rueda Bar-Restaurant at Sant Lluis, which has a counter with nearly 3 meters of delicous Tapas.
Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - detailed getting about infos.
Menorca Holiday Tip
Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of busus and signposts as Mao, it's correct local name. Also posted in the local papers eg Ultima Hora Menorca, Menorca towards the back pages are most of the island's bus timetables. You will nearly always find a copy of this in a cafe bar ( any day in season will do ) - make notes, please don't take paper as its there for all to read. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other resorts/towns first hand.
Buses - Route 22 only four a day make the 25 minute trip into Mahon via Sant Climent but good value at 1.60€ one way.
A one way journey by taxi from the airport should be around 15-20 Euro
Es Canutells Nightlife
As with most smaller resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort' bars but nothing that would ever compare to the neon jungle of the popular resorts along the south coast of Majorca. Mahon and Ciutadella however offer something for everyone, but with none of the "binge drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca.
Check Hotel Mar de Menorca for any activities.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Es Canutells Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) or coin operated Internet terminals. Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks can be bought locally . WiFi on Menorca
Bus Timetable - Es Canutells
Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.
Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - Detailed getting about info.
Buses - Route 22 only four a day make the 25 minute trip into Mahon via Sant Climent but good value at 1.60 Euro one way.Bus Timetable - Es Canutells
Things to See and Do
Es Canutells is more suitde as a quiet base for an holiday. It is set in uspoilt coastline with lots of nature to enjoy and explore. A hire car is a good options are you are close to many things which are not easy to reach on the limited bus service.Things to See and Do in and around Es Canutells
What is the Weather like in Es Canutells
Es Canutells has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Es Canutells will be around 22-26 degrees in summer. In October the sea is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days and air temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Weather & forecast through the year
Restaurants and Bars in Es Canutells
There is on two bar restaurants one at the beach area and the other next to the only hotel un the resort.Bars and Restaurants in and around Es Canutells
Interactive Maps - Es Canutells
Villas and Apartments in Es Canutells, Menorca ( Minorca )
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Luxury Villas & Farmhouses
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