Es Mercadal Beach & Holiday Guide
Es Mercadal in photographs with resort maps
Location - Es Mercadal Interactive Maps
is located almost geographically dead centre of the island. Approximately 25-35 mins., from the Airport.
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Es Mercadal is a small market town in the centre of the island, with a medieval old centre of rustic whitewashed houses lining pretty narrow streets. It lies at the base of Monte Toro, Menorcas highest 'mountain' (357 m). On top there are viewing areas and a small cafeteria. From here there is an excellent view of the whole island upto the bay at Fornells and the northern coast and the hills of the islands' centre, down to the southern coast.
A good stopping off point for a break if travelling along the center of the island.
The town is also home to traditional cakes and biscuits - "amargos ( almond macaroons ) ", "carquinyols" and "torro cremat" which you will find in the little cake and pastry shops along the main shopping road. Great places for a coffee, teas and edible treats.
Es Mercadal is also the gateway to the northern coast virgin beaches ( Binimel-la and Pregonda ) reached along very scenic country roads.
Third weekend in July.
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.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Es Mercadal 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 Mercadal
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.
Being at the island centre there is always a bus going somewhere as nearly all roads pass through here. Bus stop is at Avinguada Mestre Gari.Bus Timetable - Es Mercadal
Things to See and Do
There is an attractive waterway that runs through the old town with quaint crossing bridges- in summer it will probably be waterless. At the Plaza del Pare Camps there is an open area where the little ones can run around safely along with some basic childrens play equipment-best of all you can sit and any of a diverse collection of bars there and soak up the sun. For a feel of authentic Menorca travel the Cami de Trumuntana from the north of the town which winds through farmlands to the north coast.Things to See and Do in and around Es Mercadal
What is the Weather like in Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Es Mercadal 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 Mercadal
A strongand long culinary culture in Es Mercadal means very good restaurants and eateries.Bars and Restaurants in and around Es Mercadal
Interactive Maps - Es Mercadal
Villas and Apartments in Es Mercadal, Menorca ( Minorca )
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