Things to See and Do in Es Grau S'Albufera

Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.

A sleepy fisherman's village set in a protected nature area. Slow paced life with unspoilt natural surroundings.

Bad Weather days

Mahon Indoor Bowling,Shopping and Museums.

Shopping

There is a small corner supermarket with just enough for self caterers and visitors alike.

All other shopping? visit Mahon ( bus route ) 
Ciutadella

Kids - see photo tour and maps

For Teenagers there is

For young Children there are public play areas


Waterpark

Nearest Waterpark is in Arenal den Castell - Marina Parc Hotel

Must See

S' Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera Parc Natural - is a wonderful place for an early morning or evening walk (avoiding the summer heat) . Footpaths lead, through pleasant lakelandscapes and woodlands to the sand dunes behind the beautiful beach at Es Grau. Walk on further to the fishing village of Es Grau to enjoy beachside sunsets at the waterside Cafe Bars.

S'Albufera

Visitor Centre
S'Albufera Parc Natural
The Lake
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Guided Paths
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Shaded Walks
S'Albufera Parc Natural

Nature dominates this area. There are beautiful walks galore along the coast and in the parc natural S'albufera.

Village from beach
Es Grau
Sand Dunes and nature parc to rear
Es Grau
island to explore
Es Grau

Illa den Colom - beach trips, fishing excursions

S' Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera Parc Natural - is a wonderful place for an early morning or evening walk (avoiding the summer heat) . Footpaths lead, through pleasant lakelandscapes and woodlands to the sand dunes behind the beautiful beach at Es Grau. Walk on further to the fishing village of Es Grau to enjoy beachside sunsets at the waterside Cafe Bars.

S'Albufera

Visitor Centre
S'Albufera Parc Natural
The Lake
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Guided Paths
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Shaded Walks
S'Albufera Parc Natural

Watersports

Snorkelling

The area is excellent for snorkelling as it is located within a Marine reserve.

Diving

With its underwater caves and coral encrusted rock formations, Menorca is recognised as one of the most spectacular diving locations in the Mediteranean. Diving company in nearby Coves Noves offers: diving courses, try-a-dive and snorkelling trips by boat.

Kayaking

Kayaks can be hired from the beach.

More serious outings with guides from Kayak en Menorca in Es Grau. There are islands to explore (two hours hire required) aswell as mini bays/beaches along the nearby coast.

The bay is ideal for a first introduction to Sea kayaks, where you can explore the other 'hidden' beaches and the beautiful local coastline.

Sea Kayaks

An increasingly popular activity and a great way to see the beautiful coastline up close is from a kayak. Sea Kayaks can be hired from the beach to explore your resorts waters , at specialist centres close to interesting coves or you can be part of a small guided tour starting at various points along the coast. There will be single, double and three seaters with life jackets provided.

Sea Kayaks for inshore exploring
Discover remote beaches

Kayak Hire, Organised trips

www.menorcaenkayak.com info@menorcaenkayak.com C/ S'Arribada, 8. Es Grau (Mao) Tel. 00 34 669 09 79 77

Other Activities

Sailing

Catamerans and small dinghys can be hired from beach.

Water Sports

On the beach and nearby in Fornells huge natural bay.with good local facilities for wind surfing and other water sports - see panel below.
Sailing is available in the nearby watersports centres of Fornells and

Golf and Tennis

Golf and tennis in Son Parc is 25 mins., drive away - details below.

Set in beautiful country side there are walks starting just outside the resort along winding coastal tracks or along protective pathsways in the S'albufera nature Parc around the lakes. Wander out to the remote beaches. Suitable mountain bikes can be hired in the village centre - Kayak en Menorca.

Walks

The coastal paths ( cami de cavalls ) and the Nature Parc provide lovely walks out of the hottest part of the day..

Family Walks around Es Grau S'Albufera

Longer Walks around Es Grau S'Albufera

Nearby to Es Grau S'Albufera

Son Parc Golf and Tennis

Son Parc offers the island's only 18 hole golf course set in wooded countryside complete with putting green and (floodlit) driving range. There are also tennis courts available for hire (raquets and balls can be hired at golf shop ) and Bar-Restaurant Es Bruc GOLF with outside terrace overlooking the course . Tee times can be booked in advance as can the tennis courts. Website

Son Parc
Son Parc Golf
18 hole course
Son Parc Golf
Driving Range
Son Parc Golf
Terrace
Son Parc Golf

Es Grau - Near by

Fornells

Fornells a watersports and restaurant eldorado. The village with it's speciality seafood restaurants is located at the entrance to a huge enclosed natural bay whose protected waters make it perfect for all manner of sail based 'messing about'. More like a large salt water lake the wind conditions here are great for beginners of anything that floats on water. Very pleasant for lunch time and evening drinks and meals alongside the harbour quay. Lot's of boat excusrions and activities are based here. Perfect for a quiet authentic Menorca stay.

Fornells

Main harbour
Promenade
Sa Taula Bar
Bay view looking south

Es Grau - Near by

Fortalleza de La Mola

Is a very large 19th century fort at the entrance to Mahon harbour. The fortress of Isabel II or 'la Mola' , built between 1850 and 1875 is one of the best examples of military architecture. Built to protect the strategic harbour from the English and French, the fortress was never attacked, therefore it is in relatively good state of preservation.

Menorca Holiday Tip

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.org for latest opening times and prices.

La Mola
La Mola
Labyrinth of underground passage ways and rooms
La Mola - towers
La Mola - entrance

Es Grau - Near by

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.

Mahon

Bars Restaurants
Yacht club area
Balcony
Typical Mahon
Cafe Bars
Top of Harbour
to Hire
Motor Yachts

Lots of Harbour Side Bars
Evenings
Down to main Harbour
Jugendstill

Es Grau - Near By

Alaior

This is a great town for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the heat of sun is not around. 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 clothing.

Menorca Tips

Ladies 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 get reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes.

Old Town
Alaior Streets
Alayor
Old Town
Old Town
typical Alaior
Cathedral
Alaior

Alaior

Es Grau - Near By

Es Castell

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.

Harbour evenings
with Markets
Moli de Pons
Harbour Promenades
Cala Fons - Harbour
Es Castell
Cala Padera
swimming / sunbathing bay

Es Castell

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