Sant Climent Things to do
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Sant Climent
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
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Attractive countryside walk and cycle
Cala en Porter
A wonderful setting combining the best of beach and adventure holidays...Guide to Cala en Porter
Some great place to eat and drink
Bad Weather days
Visit Mahon for museums and shopping
Shopping here is practical for the residents. There is no clothes shopping here but Binipreu department store is a 5 min taxi ride away along Me-12 towards Mahon.
The shops are along the road that runs right through the town. Along here you find are Newsagent, good little cafes and patisserie, a chocoholics shop "Can Dulce" ( catering to the ex pats ladies chocolate addictions too! ) and a very good Spar supermarket. A great local produce store Can Bernat opposite Sant Climent Church and a butchers for fresh meat.
Nearest Waterpark is in Arenal den Castell
Country side - more soon
Historical Sites Island - Central and EAST
For mini downloadable guides, current opening times and entrance prices visit www.menorcamonumental.org
In the East of the island near to Mahon you will find more of the islands historical legacy.
Torralba Den Salford,Torre d'en Gaumes,Trepuco - Ancient monument,settlements
Calas Coves ( Calas Covas)
A beautiful picturesque spot, favoured by visiting yachts and dreamers. Best visited early mornings and evenings, where the light brings out the scenery. An exciting place for youngsters, dreamy of pirates as the local burial caves up in the limestone walls and rambling cove walks let their imaginations run free. Believed to be an ancient burial ground and was in fact the very first recognised port of Menorca as used by the Romans when they occupied the island. Can be reached on foot from Cala en Porter along various paths or park and walk at Son Vitamina (approx. 30 mins). Road down is NOT suitable for hire cars unless you want to pay for suspension damage! On the Cami di Cavalls route.
The bay at Cales Coves and Cala en Porter is excellent for snorkell fans.
Plenty of dive centres locally - closest is Cala Torret
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina in Cala en Porter. The bay there 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).
Sant Climent is surrounded by pretty countryside dotted with traditional farmhouses which you can explore via a network of little country roads "Camis"- See also prehistoric sites. There is an impressive Roman Mosaic just outside the town. Calas Coves is a 10m bus ride and walk away.
There are a lot of camis ( singletrack country roads ) with signposted cycle routes surrounding Sant Climent and the nighbouring villages. Cycle hire shops in nearby Mahon
Nearby to Sant Climent
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.
This is a great town for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of summer sun has gone. The "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with a good mix of little shops to browse, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. There are several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market with jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.
Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. An name relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. At the factory shop you will see reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.
Excursions from Sant Climent
Our tips for Sant Climent
If you fancy something a little bit more wild there is a very pretty virgin cove and beach ( Cala Biniparratx - small limestone gorge with cut out caves near the beach.) on the south coast. Drive to Es Canutells, then off to Binidali then on the right hand side on the road to Cap d'en Font. There are lots of prehistoric sites.
There are delightful narrow track lanes all around Sant Climent to explore - even the thwack of a cricket bat on ball at the nearby Menorca Cricket Club
There are vinyards in the area, which you can visit.
Fortalleza de La Mola
Is a very large 19th century fort at the entrance to Mahon harbour. The fortress of Isabel II or 'la Mola' , built between 1850 and 1875 is one of the best examples of military architecture. Built to protect the strategic harbour from the English and French, the fortress was never attacked, therefore it is in relatively good state of preservation.
Menorca Holiday Tip
Even if you are not into history the location is scenically great, and children will love the myriad of underground tunnels/rooms to let our energy( perfectly safe ). Great place to visit after 6p.m to enjoy atmospheric light and watch the evenings sunset over the harbour. There is a little bathing bay just before entrance and you will be see an attractive part of Menorca seldom seen by visitors.
You can get the Water Taxi from Es Castell for a special trip across harbour.
Opening times: July and August: from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. June to September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May and October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From November to April, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. closed Mondays. The approximate duration of the visit is 2 hours. Admission: 7 Euro but children under 12 FREE. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups. Individual audio-guides are available in different languages.
Check www.fortalesalamola.com and www.menorcamonumental.org for latest opening times and prices.