Menorca Holiday Tips

Mahon is often seen in english holiday literature as the name for the island's capital. The correct name though is Mao (prenounced 'Maow') and will be used in local literature,maps,road signs and on buses/timetables.

Tourist Offices

Provide free local and island maps, other tourist literatures and advice. Some island attraction tickets can only be purchased form tourist offices. Will have a printed sheet with what's on this week in several languages.

Central Tel no. + 34 902 929 015

Opening Times - generally mornings only

Mahon (Maó) Ciutadella
Main Bus Station
(Cos de Gracia 20 )
Plaza de La Catedral 5. 07760 Ciutadella
( opposite Cathedral in old city pedestrian area. Follow pedestrian road from Plaça Born-main square)

Telephone: + 34 971 38 26 93

infomenorcaciutadella@cime.es

Plaça Explanda de Maó (Mahon)
Main square in between cafes close to underground car park

Telephone: + 34 971 36 37 90

Moll de Llevant, 2 ,07701 Mahon (Maó),

Port Building
(bottom of main steps from old town)

Telephone: + 34 971 35 59 52

infomenorcaport@menorca.es

Plaza des Born (Plaça Born)
(in formal buildings in corner of square nearest the harbour)

Telephone: + 34 971 48 14 12

Airport
( Outside arrivals baggage claim)

Telephone: + 34 971 15 71 15

infomenorcaeroport@menorca.es

infomenorcaaeroport@cime.es

Es Castell

Plaça Explanda de Es Castell (main central square) in the old military barracks,corner of carrer Calle de Fonts.

Fornells

Plaça des Forn, 07748 Fornells, Telephone: + 34 971 15 84 30 infomenorcafornells@cime.es


Basics

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Time zone: 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Country dialing code: +34
  • Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz
  • Language: Castilian - Spanish - Menorquin
  • Airport International Code MAH Mahon

Useful Telephone Numbers

Menorca Holidays Tips

From your mobile you can use these short codes below for emergency services

Emergencies
  • Police, Fire & Ambulance: 112 (English spoken)
  • Medical Emergencies/Ambulance: 061
  • National Police 091
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Fire 971 35 10 11
  • Sea Rescue 900 20 22 02
Transport
  • Airport Information 971 15 70 00
  • Taxis – Radio Taxi 971 36 71 11
  • Ciutadella Taxi Rank 971 38 11 97
  • Mahon Taxi Rank 971 36 28 91
  • Ferry Transmediterranea 902 45 46 45
  • Ferry Cape Balear 971 81 86 68
  • Ferry Balearia 971 48 44 30
  • Ferry Iscomar (Ciutadella) 971 48 42 16

Medical Assistance

  • Police, Fire & Ambulance: 112 (English spoken)
  • Medical Emergencies/Ambulance: 061

Non Urgent Problems

The island has seven regional authorities ( eg Es Mercadal, Ferries ) and your accommodation will be located in one of these areas - check before travelling. Each region has it's own health centre (Centro de Salud) or Basic Health Unit (Basica de Slaud). During summer season larger beach resorts operate an additional local clinic.

Menorca Holiday tips

Remember to carry your EHIC - European Health Insurance Card EHIC

Emergencies

Goto you nearest Hospital's/Clinics. 24 hour Accident and Emergency units are located at:

Mahon
  • Hospital Mateu Orfila, Ronda Malbuger. Tel: 971 48 70 00 (general), 971 48 70 30 (emergencies).
  • Centro de Salud Dalt Sant Joan, Carrer Fornells, 106-7. Tel: 971 35 32 55  (Health Centre)
Ciutadella
  • Clinica Juaneda Menorca, Carrer Canonge Moll, Tel: 971 48 05 05
  • Centro de Salud Canal Salat, Carrer Antonio Maria Claret. Tel: 971 48 01 11 / 48 01 12  (Health Centre)

Main Post Offices

  • Mahon: Carerr Buenos Aires No. 15
  • Ciudadela: Plaza del Born No.9

Most Post Offices open from 08.30 - 14.30 and in summer, all day. Stamps can also be bought at an "Estanco" (tobacconist).

Internet and WiFi Access

Is not so difficult anymore

WiFi, 3G mobile and Internet access

Chemists

Chemists or Farmacias close at the weekends but there is always one on duty in each town. See the rota on chemists' doorways or listed in local papers (in most cafeBars ) . Most resorts also have medical centres and chemists, open during the tourist season.

Shop Hours

Opening times usually 09.00 -13.30 and 16.30/17.00 - 20.30. Big supermarkets open Mon. - Sat. 09.00 - 21.00, and some on Sunday mornings ( 10 -14:00 ) . (Some small shops open until 10.00). Exceptions are in the tourist resorts.

Banks & Money

Open Monday to Saturday, 8.15 - 14.00, but in spring/summer are closed on Saturdays. The same applies to the Post Office Savings Bank. From October to June Sa Nostra and "La Caixa" open on Thursday afternoons. N.B. Many banks have special exchange facilities in the tourist season, also at the resorts.

Eurocheques and credit cards are accepted in most establishments (photo identity is often requested so photocopy your passport or photo driving license. )

Markets

Mahon and Ciutadella have fabulous fresh food markets in the town centres. Ferreries holds a special local craft and farmers fayre market on Saturday mornings in the town centre. Open air travelling markets selling clothes, crafts and 'souvenir wear' visit all towns - details below.

Menorca Holiday tips

Best to visit are the larger travelling markets at Ciutadella( 40 stalls) and Mahon( 80 stalls ). Best deals are shoes and some clothing items. Some nice jewelry and accesories on offer.

Travelling Markets - times

Handicraft markets have dress accessories, hand made craft and Jewellery and nearly always are in the evenings.

Mahon (Mao) market
Mahon (Mao) market
Mahon (Mao) market

No. Stalls Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Ciutadella (Pl Es Born) 38 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Mahon( Mao ) Pl. Esplanada 87 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Es Castell(Placa Espanya) 20 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Sant Lluis(Placa de sa Creu) 6 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Punta Prima 18 18:00-23:00 18:00-23:00 18:00-23:00 10:00-23:00
Ferreries(Placa Espanya) 16 09:00-14:00 Farmers Markets am
Cala en Porter 15 19:00-23:00 19:00-23:00
Alaior(Calle Comerç and Avda. Pare Huguet) 22 09:00-14:00
Es Migjorn Gran (Plaza de la Iglesia) 6 09:00-14:00
Fornells 21 09:00-14:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00
Handicraft Markets June to September
Ciutadella ( Baixada Cappalonch) 16 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00
Mahon(Mao) Placa Baixamar 12 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00 19:00-21:00
Es Castell (Mirador Cales Fonts) 15 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00 19:00-24:00

Es Castell evening market.
Es Castell-there are also clothes/souvenir shops open evenings along the harbour

Food Markets - times

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Ciutadella (Plaza del Mercat) 09:00-14:00 Fish Market 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Mahon( Mao ) Sa Placa / Fish Market Fish Market 09:00-14:00 Fish Market Fish Market 09:00-14:00
Sant Lluis 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Punta Prima 18:00-23:00 18:00-23:00 18:00-23:00 10:00-23:00
Ferreries (Placa Espanya) 09:00-14:00 09:00-14:00
Es Migjorn Gran (Plaza de la Iglesia) 09:00-14:00

Mahon ( Old Cloisters ) and Ciutadella markets are set in attractive settings that adds to their atmosphere.

www.mercatdesclaustre.com

Fish Market
Mahon
Great for self caterers
Fish Market
Sa Placa in Background
Mahon Fish Market


Travelling to Menorca

Flying to Menorca

Ferries to Menorca

Getting Around and Transfers from sea and airports

There has an island wide bus network in addition to taxis and local transport services. Note that there are very few coastal roads so you will travel inland and then back out to the coast. This is due to most of the island being in private ownership and helps preserve the island from over development and spoiling of the beautiful natural coastlines.

Getting About in Menorca

Taxis

Each region has its own licensed taxis so there are different tel. numbers. Note that fares while metered are fixed by distance, so you can check/ask what the fare will be before. Luggage Items may inccur a 50-75 cent a piece supplemental charge.

Areas Company Tel.
Mahon, Alaior, Es Mercadal, Es Castell and Sant Lluis. Radio Taxi 971 36 71 11
Ciutadella area Ciutadella Taxi 971 48 22 22 or 971 38 28 96
Mahon ONLY Taxi Mahon 971 35 77 00

Taxis

Driving on Menorca

Driving is generally easy. The road system is small consisting mostly of a few major roads (connecting to a single east to west main road the ME-1) and delightfull smaller roads. There are no motorways and very few dual carriageways. Seat belts are compulsary front and rear and there is a no tolerance to drink driving.

Driving Guide

Sea and Airport resort Transfer

Consulate Numbers

Might be able to help you in the event of a lost passport where you need a temporary one to re-enter a country not in Schengen zone eg UK!. Lost passports should be reported to police at airport for necessary administration procedures.

CONSULARLINE  The British Consulates and Honorary Consulates for Southern Europe now have a new central number for all enquiries, 902 109 356 (from Spain) and 00 34 913 342 194 (from outside Spain). Calls will be answered between 09.00 and 17.00 hrs, after which callers will be directed to an emergency service in the UK.

British Consulate

Deborah Hellyer, MBE, Honorary British Consul (Apartado de Correos 28, 07720 Es Castell)
Email: deborahhellyer@infotelcom.es Website: www.ukinspain.com . Note the consulate is curretntly part of a private home, rather than a formal building when trying to locate

Queries that need to be dealt with by Consul in person will be forwarded for their action. The Honorary Consulate is open most of the year from

  • United Kingdom: British Vice Consulate, Sa Casa Nova ,Cami Biniatap 30, Horizonte.(Near Son Vilar) open to visitors 10.00 to 12.00 midday and for a full morning during the summer months.
    • 902 109 356 (from Spain) and 00 34 913 342 194 (from outside Spain)
  • Netherlands: Consulat Nederlanden Carrer Angel 12, Mahon. Tel. 971 36 76 67.
  • Germany: Deutsche Konsulat, Carrer San Andreu/Carrer Negres 32, Mahon(Mao). Tel. 971 36 16 68.

Located in Palma de Mallorca

  • U.S.A. c/ Porto Pi, 8,- Edif. Reina Constanza, 9°,Palma de Mallorca. Tel. 971 40 37 07
  • France: Agencia Consulaire France, Carrer Mateau Enric Llado 1, Palma de Mallorca. Tel. 971 73 03 01.
  • Italy: Consolato Italia Pasaje Juan XXIII 6, Palma de Mallorca. Tel. 971 72 42 14 .
  • Belgium: Agencia Consulaire Belgigue, Pasaje Born 15 , Palma de Mallorca. Tel. 971 72 47 86 .

Other useful sources

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