Es Migjorn Gran Beach & Holiday Guide
Es Migjorn Gran in photographs with resort maps
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Es Migjorn Gran - Location
is located a few kilometers inland on the South Coast. Approximately 40 mins. from the Airport. To get to Es Migjorn Gran you travel through beautiful country side. Mahon is about 45 minutes drive, and Ciutadella about 35 minutes.
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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.
Due to its remoter location ( plus much of the coast is protected ) Es Migjorn Gran is the town with the least tourism influence on the island. That said it is connected via the holiday resort Santo Tomas which is 7 km away on the south coast. There is little or no accommodation for the tourist visitor here so it will probably be just a visit here. It is typically Menorcan, where the old men gather to shake their heads at the new things in the world.
Es Migjorn Gran is surrounded by grand and beautiful countryside, with many rural paths and single track roads ( Camis ) to explore. It is the starting point for drives or walks in to wonderful wood and valleys ( Binigaus ) and direct south of the town is perhaps one of the most attractive virgin beaches on the island at Binigaus.
Being a 'real town' the amenities here cater more for the local population so the adventurous will be able to experience true Menorca. Es Migjorn has a few Tapas bars, a couple of basic Cafe Bars, basic Cafeterias aswell as some charmimg restaurants for that special meal.
Es Migjorn Gran - Local Resort Beaches
Es Migjorn Gran - Local Resort Beaches
Shopping in Es Migjorn Gran
Shopping is geared towards providing basics for local community. There is a local shoe manufacturer with shop at the commercial area ( Poligno )
In Summer ( July to mid September ) there is a small night market at Plaza de la Iglesia ( head for the church spire in old town ) between 19:30 and 23:30. There are 10 or so stalls selling handmade items . Usually there is some form of musical entertainment. There are free buses from Santo Tomas at 7 ,8 and 9 pm returns at 9.30,10.30 and 23.30
In nearby Ferreries ( bus route ) there are some outlet stores and smaller artisan jewellery and footwear shops in the town. In addition on saturday mornings a local summer ( farmers,Artesan ) market.
Es Migjorn Gran - See and Do
The style here is non hurried and for those with time to enjoy the scenery. Relax with the locals in the Cafes and watch the world do it's thing.
Cycling and Walking
The locals area is criss crossed with "Camis" ( original rustic bridleways ) ideal for walking & cycling in scenic countryside.
You can explore the local valleys ( Binigaus ) which winds doen to the coast. Or inland on the Camis towards Ferreries.
Fiesta in Es Migjorn Gran
The annual spectacular Fiesta featurning Menorca's famous Horses and riders takes place 5th weekend in July or 1st weekend in August.Fiestas
Es Migjorn - Getting About
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 Migjorn Gran Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks( Vodafone es /Movistar ) can be bought in nearby towns and topped up via supermarket cashiers. More and more towns have free WiFi in their squares. WiFi on Menorca
Bus Timetable - Es Migjorn Gran
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.
There are regular bus services ( no. 71 ) to the beach resort of Santo Tomas and inland to Alaior and Mahon (Mao).
No. 72 is less frequent departing to Es Mercadal, Ferreries and Ciutadella and to the coast for Santo Tomas.
Jouney Time between Es Migorn Gran and Santo Tomas is 15m.Bus Timetable - Es Migjorn Gran
Things to See and Do
The style here is non hurried and for those with time to enjoy the scenery. Relax with the locals in the Cafes and watch the world do it's thing.Things to See and Do in and around Es Migjorn Gran
What is the Weather like in Es Migjorn Gran
Es Migjorn Gran has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Es Migjorn Gran 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 Migjorn Gran
There are some good better quality restaurants here.Bars and Restaurants in and around Es Migjorn Gran
Interactive Maps - Es Migjorn Gran
Villas and Apartments in Es Migjorn Gran , Menorca ( Minorca )
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Luxury Villas & Farmhouses
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Hotels in Es Migjorn Gran
There is a charming country house hotel close by Binigaus VellHotels in and around Es Migjorn Gran