Playa den Fornells Beach & Holiday Guide
Playa den Fornells in photographs with resort maps
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Playa den Fornells - Location
is located on the North East Coast. Approximately 35 mins., from the Airport.
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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.
Not to be confused with Fornells, Playas den Fornells( Platages de Fornells) is a self contained designer created set of 3 dedicated holiday areas/villages. An impressive and very natural beach ( Cala Tirant ) which is very safe for children with shallow sandy bottoms. Clean clear warm waters make the area ideal for snorkelling with good local facilities for wind surfing and other water sports.
The villages are set in collections on the hill sides overlooking the bay with communal pools and gardens of tropical plants adding to the atmosphere. The bulk of the packages accommodation here is in a couple of hotels at the resort entrance and then small clusters of low rise apartments built in traditional menorca style.
Playa den Fornells is close to some of the North coast's most beautiful virgin beaches ( Cavalleria, Binimel-la and Cala Pregonda ) so you will be able to experience their pleasures easily.
Very natural unspoilt beach especially good for smaller children due it's gently sloping shallows into crystal clear turquoise waters. And while this makes it very popular for children it's big enough for those who prefer to avoid the little ones to find their ideal spots too!
The beach can be reached via car ( follows signs for Platges de Fornells from ME-15 ) or on foot from the resort using the well constructed wooden steps and walk ways.
Playa den Fornells - Local Beaches
Playa den Fornells - Local Virgin Beaches
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See and Do
Nature dominates this area. There are beautiful walks galore along the coast and inland. In spring (mid march/april ) the area is particularly beautiful and full of wildlife.
You can wander along signed coastal paths ( Cami de Cavalls routes ) upto the Cap de Cavalleria/Eco Museum ( Cafeteria and Toilet facilites available ) from western edge of beach.
There is delightful countryside and wetlands ( Es Prat ) and the joy of arriving at the virgin beaches of Cavalleria, Binimel-la and Cala Pregonda .
Menorca Holiday Tips
Late afternoon Walks: Walk to Fornells via the Cami de Cavall signposted coastal path, enjoy a meal/drink, watch the sunset and return via Taxi.
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.
The sail and boat 'paradise' of Fornells bay is a walk or a short drive away over/around the headland.
There is a diving centre.
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.
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.
Playa den Fornells Nightlife
Playa Den Fornells has three bars and a restaurant to while away the evenings with good conversation. with many more in Fornells Village. The cosmopolitan capital of Mahon(Mao) is closeby with a wide varierty of entertainments including a public casino.
As with most resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort' bars but nothing that would ever compare to the neon jungle of the popular resorts along the south coast of Majorca. Mahon and Ciutadella however offer something for everyone, but with none of the "low class" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is NOT Majorca but that is why many people come here!
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Playa de Fornells 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 - Playa de Fornells
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.
Services to other north east coast beach resorts ( Arenal D'en Castell,Son Parc ) and to the capital Mahon
Note on Timetables Playa den Fornells is mostly written as Cala Tirant to 'avoid confusion' with Fornells.Bus Timetable - Playa de Fornells
Things to See and Do
Mostly enjoying relaxation, nature and watersports in nearby Fornells bay.Things to See and Do in and around Playa de Fornells
What is the Weather like in Playa de Fornells
Playa de Fornells has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Playa de Fornells 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 Playa de Fornells
Scattered around the resorts. A wealth of excellent restaurants and bars in Fornells village and Ses Salines.Bars and Restaurants in and around Playa de Fornells
Interactive Maps - Playa de Fornells
Villas and Apartments in Playa de Fornells, Menorca ( Minorca )
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Hotels in Playa de Fornells
Hotels and Apartmenthotels.Hotels in and around Playa de Fornells