playa en fornells Things to see and do
Attractions and activities guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in playa en fornells
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
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 .
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
North Coast and Virgin Beaches
A wonderful setting for nature lovers
Bad Weather days
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is
For young Children there are public play areas
Nearest Waterpark is in Arenal D'en Castell
The bay is excellent for snorkelling as the water is very clear and calmed by the inlet.
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina. The bay is ideal for kayaking and there are there are caves just outside the bay and Cales Coves just along the coast heading east( for longer trips).
Lot's of Watersports in Fornells
Nearby to playa en fornells
Es Mercadal is a small town in the centre of the island, with rustic whitewashed houses lining pretty narrow streets. It lies at the base to Monte Toro, Menorcas' highest 'mountain' (357 m). On top there are viewing areas and a small pleasant cafeteria with small outside terrace. From up here there are excellent views of the whole island - upto the bay at Fornells ,the northern coast and the rolling hills of the island's centre.
Es Mercadal is also a Gastronomy and Restaurant oasis, with a range from simple to fine dining but the quality in every price range is very good. "Centre Artesanal de Menorca" is located here too and is the crafts center of Menorca showcasing traditional and comtemporary crafts.
A watersports and restaurant favourite. 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 excursions and activities are based here. Perfect for a quiet authentic Menorca stay. Mountain Bike Hire. Watersports include Jetski,Waterskiing,Windsurfing, Dinghy,Kayaks and Diving.
Es Grau is a typical Menorcan fishing village, unspoilt and inside one of the islands most famous nature reserves (S 'Albufera Parc Natural). Set in a horsehore bay with a beautiful natural safe beach and several small virgin beaches close by. A small place but there are still three bars, one waterside restaurant, and corner shop supermarket. Clean clear warm waters make the area ideal for snorkelling with good local facilities for wind surfing, sea kayaking and other water sports. From Es Grau you can ask local fisherman to ferry you to the nearby island 'Illa Den Colom' where you can lie undisturbed on the virgin beach dreaming of the water bottle you left behind...
Menorca Holiday Tips
Kayak hire from beach , paddle around left handside headland and enjoy the tiny hidden beaches there opposite the Illa Den Colom ( Kayaks for 3 Pers 12 Euro an hour )
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.
Excursions from playa en fornells
Our tips for playa en fornells
Ecomuseum - Cap de Cavalleria
Open Air history: Roman and a pre-historic sites which are actively being explored at the tiny port of Port de Sanitja on the most northern tip of Menorca's northern coast.
An active exhibition/archelogical centre about the natural and cultural heritage of the island. On display are archaeological materials from the excavations carried out in the harbour of Sanitja . The exhibition has been translated in six languages: Catalan, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Features a very impressive prehistoric Taula ( T-shaped stone )
• Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 8 pm
• Ecomuseum Opening Hours: Every day in April, May, June and October: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. July, August and September 10:00 am – 8:30 pm .
• General Ticket Price: 3 € for those over 8 years old. Guided visits for school groups and/or other groups with reduced price.
• Services: Exhibition room, library, reception, shop, cafeteria and toilets.