S Algar Beach & Holiday Guide
S Algar in photographs with resort maps
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S'Algar - Location
S'Algar is located in the south east corner of the island. Approximately 20 mins., from the Airport
S'Algar was one of the first purpose built tourist resorts in Menorca and features two hotels, four low height apartment complexes mixed in with lots of private villas. All this is neatly landscaped with palm trees and garden areas in a neatly layed out road system . The resort focuses on quiet relaxing holidays with a sporting element so has no real emphasis on Nightclubs or Bars though a handful are available. Most entertainments are in the Hotels or Apartment complexes.
S'Algar is unusual in that it and has no beach but provides some attractive sunbathing platforms and access to the sea for swimming- see photos below. There is a pretty beach at Cala Alcaufar 15-25 minutes walk ( along coastalpath- see maps ) or five minute drive south and an excellent large beach at Punta Prima ( courtesy buses run to Punta Prima from the Las Palmeras apartments and the two hotels )
Given the extent of the private villas most shopping, entertainment and amenities are provided in the 2 hotels & apartment complexes where guests are unlikely to have a car. These are also available to non -residents. There are supermarkets, restaurants, bars and a disco.
An ideal resort for couples or families looking for a quiter resorts with additional sports facilities.
During the season there is evening entertainment every day except Sundays at the San Luis Hotel , starting with a children's mini-disco, again available to all.
Shopping and Supermarkets
There is little clothes shopping available in S'Algar. There is a small supermarket in the 'village' square by waterfront and another small shop stocking essentials at the Las Palmeras apartments. Besides these small resort supermarkets more shops can to be found in the nearby town of Sant Lluis (via Bus ) and just a little further Mahon-the capital.
There is large Hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis and a smaller very popular supermarket Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar, on the way to Sant Lluis.
For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!
Sights and Attractions
Water sports : S'Algar is a haven for watersport enthusiasts. Club S'Algar Diving, provides water skiing, windsurfing and jet skiing. Divers can be hired too to help you explore the underwater caves and coral reefs along this favourite part of the coastline for divers. They also off trips out in their fast rib boats and parascending.
S'Algar Diving located at the waters edge offer a wide choice: All varieties of activities under the water and on and above the water with fast boats, parascending and jetskis. This part of the coast offers some excellent diving areas including Menorcas renowned spectacular underwater caves. The watersports centre is located at S'Algar Diving. Some of the caves reach back quite a way inland! - see See and Do section for details.
S'Algar - Near by ( 10 km bus 91)
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.
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.
There are regular bus services to Mahon ,S'Algar and Sant Lluis with onward connections to all other parts of the island. There is also hotel courtesy bus services to/from S'Algar for a greater Restaurant/Bar choice and entertainments based at the hotels there. Enquire at Hotel for times.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many S' Algar 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 - S' Algar
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 to Mahon ,S'Algar and Sant Lluis with onward connections to all other parts of the island. There is also hotel courtesy bus services to/from S'Algar for a greater Restaurant/Bar choice. Enquire at Hotel for times.Bus Timetable - S' Algar
Things to See and Do
S'Algar is a sports and water sports orientated resort with plenty of attractions in the surrounding areas particularly idylic villages to walk, cycle and the coastline walks north and south of S'Algar. Vineyards to enjoy and a spectacular coast with hidden bays.Things to See and Do in and around S' Algar
What is the Weather like in S' Algar
S' Algar has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in S' Algar 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 S' Algar
There is a small residential community in S'Algar and quite a few residents in surrounding areas resort restaiurants are not just focused on tourist cuisine . High quality restaurants are only a short bus ( taxi ride back ) in Sant Lluis and the local Villages of Torret and S'Ullastar with some excellent restaurants including Alcaufar Vell Hotel.Bars and Restaurants in and around S' Algar
Interactive Maps - S' Algar
Villas and Apartments in S' Algar, Menorca ( Minorca )
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Hotels in S' Algar
Hotels can be booked for the independent traveller with more personal country and boutique hotels close by.Hotels in and around S' Algar