Es Canutells Things to do
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Es Canutells
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
E Canutells is a place for quiet relaxation BUT it's location in the south east means many of Menorca's attractions things are not too far if you get mobile with a bus, taxi or hire car.
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.
Bad Weather daysVisit Mahon for shopping, museums, indoor bowling or Loc de Menorca ( small zoo ) .
Nothing besides a small souvenir shop near hotel ,but lot's in Mahon ( Tip. Get Taxi to airport, then connect on regular City centre bus every 20 mins )
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is little to entertain them unless they are nature fans who like to explore.
For young Children there is just what is available at the hotel complex.
Nearest Waterpark is in Arenal D'en Castell.
Water Park - Arenal Den Castell
A new park at Marina Parc hotel is also open to the publicDay tickets 20 Adult 15 (under 16 ) Euro ( 2014 ) per person.
Has River Flume, wave pool, splash pools as well as various slides and 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
Fortalleza de La Mola
Even if you are not into history the location is scenically great, and children will love the myriad of underground tunnels/rooms to let our energy( perfectly safe ). Great place to visit after 6p.m to enjoy atmospheric light and watch the evenings sunset over the harbour. There is a little bathing bay just before entrance and you will be see an attractive part of Menorca seldom seen by visitors.
You can get the Water Taxi from Es Castell for a special trip across harbour.
Opening times: July and August: from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. June to September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May and October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From November to April, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. closed Mondays. The approximate duration of the visit is 2 hours. Admission: 7 Euro but children under 12 FREE. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups. Individual audio-guides are available in different languages.
Check www.fortalesalamola.com and www.menorcamonumental.net for latest opening times and prices.
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 accompanied and extreme care is taken - see resort map for location.
Es Canutells is excellent for snorkelling with lot's of marine life and the water is very clear and calmed by the inlet.
Nearest Dive centre ( Triton ) is at Binibeca east of Es Canutells. Some of Menorcas' famous under water caves are at nearby Cap D'en Font.
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina in Cala en Porter ( via bus to Sant Cliement ). The bay there is ideal for kayaking and there are there are caves just outside the bay and Cales Coves just along the coast heading east( for longer trips).
There is riding at Es Castell.
Set in unspoilt coastline and farmland Es Canutells is very enjoyable for walks. Try the attractive Cami di Cavall track to Cala en Porter via the beautiful Cales Coves.
Nearby to Es Canutells
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. Last shop on the right of main street heading to Cala en Porter is a traditional bakers where you can experience tasty bread /pasteries made in traditional 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 cafes open at 6am too!
Via the signposted Cami de Cavalls path from Es Canutells to Cala en Porter.
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.
A residential village, several of the former farmhouses have been turned into homes and holiday rentals. A little supermarket, plus two tiny atmospheric (open evenings only) restaurants. Es Nit in 300 year old farmhouse (international) and Sa Vinya (Menorcan) . A third larger restaurant, Halliseys has recently opened up here relocating fom the Son Parc Golf Club. All offer a very different experience to any beach resort restaurants for something more special. There are walks and cycling routes in the surrounding attractive countryside.
Talti de Dalt
Open Air history: Talti de Dalt is a pre-historic settlement between Mahon and Sant Lluis ( also via pretty roads from Es Castell ) . Has the islands tallest Taula ( circa 4m high!)
Cami de Gràcia, Trepucò, Between Mahon and Sant Lluis. Open Tues. to Sat. 1000-1315 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs., Sun. 0930-1500 hrs., Mon. no information service. Entrance 1.80 euros, Sun. free.
A village straight out of the picture books, traditional menorcan architecture, with lots of bougainvillea draped over the old white washed houses. Best to leave the car at the entrance roads and just wander respectfully or as part of a cycle tour. Home to highly regarded restaurants for food lovers (Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ). From behind the unmissable watchtower you can wander down to the coast at Cala Torret.
Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.
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 Es Canutells
Our tips for Es Canutells
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 stone 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 dishes.