Son Parc Beach & Holiday Guide
Son Parc in photographs with resort maps
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Son Parc - Location
Son Parc is located on the North East coast of the island. Approximately 25-30 mins., from the Airport.
Son Parc is a purpose built self contained holiday resort set in an area of valleys and pine woods with hill side views into the islands' attractive northern countryside. It is geared towards couples looking for a quieter relaxing beach location and those with young families.
Public buses are not practical for transfer from Airport ( you must always change at Mahon bus station ) so you will need either a shared or private transfer, Taxi or Hire Car. West coast resorts are often best via a transfer rather than Taxi due to costs - taxi circa 60-70 Eur one way. We recommend shuttle menorca.
Menorca tips - note despite the apparent many offers in Internet there are only three licensed companies who actually provide the service on Menorca, so ensure you know who you are booking with before paying.
The resort has three distinct areas ( see interactive photo map below ). Further inland at the main access road is the golf course and here you will find a development of private and commercal apartments overlooking the course (Green Village). Driving further to the resort centre you can turn left to beach area or right into the terraced and wooded hill sides is where most of the private villas are located in quieter locations. On the rocky headland is a mix of low rise commercial hotels,aparthotels and private apartments.
The very natural beach of 'Arenal de Son Saura' lies just below the resort's accommodation areas, with its deep soft white sands providing plenty of space. Add to this a gently shelving bottom that makes for very shallow waters many meters out makes it ideal for smaller children and wonderful for snorkelling enthusiasts with it s rocky fringes. The beautiful virgin beach of Cala Pudent is reachable on foot (1km) from a coastal path begining at the western end of the resort beach.
Superb large fine sand beach set in a dramatic dune landscape looking out to a natural bay for an almost virgin beach feeling. There are lifeguards and watersports available including windsurfing, water skiing, jet skis and pedaloes hire. The extensive sand dunes behind the beach are protected so it is very natural and the building restictions means that access is restricted to eastern or western ends which makes it very natural for a commercial holiday resort. The beach lies in a protective bay so provides shelter from northerly waves. There are two beachside Bar Restaurants at the western and eastern ends of the beach respectively. There is a free car park at the western end including additional toilets
The beach is reachable from three access points - see interactive map and photo tour.
Beach Loungers - Son Parc
In general 2 loungers + umbrella are between 15-17 Euro, with a price reduction later in the day.
Son Parc - Local Resort Beaches
Son Parc - Local Virgin Beaches
Son Parc Shopping and Supermarkets
Son Parc is divided into three areas so the facilities are spread out within these three areas - see interactive map and photo tour.
There is a small commercial area at the entrance with two mini supermarkets, Bars and Restaurants. A larger selection is along the road towards the beach. For better shopping visit near by Es Mercadal.
There is an 24 hour emergency doctor based in Son Parc. Car hire is advisable for exploring further afield, but there is a regular bus service linking Son Parc with other inland towns and north east coastlines.
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 is a daily bus service into Mahon, Fornells, Playa de Fornells(Cala Tirant) and Es Mercadal. Ciutadella can be reached via Es Mercadal connections. Some services are via Fornells.
To Airport is circa 36 Euro.
Son Parc - Nightlife
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 "binge drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca.
In the resorts there are various bars and restaurants with differing catering to clientel both young and old. Mahon is a taxi ride away offering a wide selection of evening delights and into the early hours discos, clubs and bars.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Son Parc 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 - Son Parc
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 is a daily bus service into Mahon, Fornells, Playa de Fornells(Cala Tirant) and Es Mercadal. Ciutadella can be reached via Es Mercadal connections. Some services are via Fornells.Bus Timetable - Son Parc
Things to See and Do
Set in lush woodland and farmland the emphasis here is on nature. There is the Menorca's only Golf Course and the the watersports centre of Fornells is a short taxi / bus ride awayThings to See and Do in and around Son Parc
What is the Weather like in Son Parc
Son Parc has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Son Parc 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 Son Parc
Two beachside Bar Restaurants, and two locations where the majority are to be found. There is a range from simple dishes to spanish and mediteranean cuisine. The most are in the main commercial area on the road that leads to the beach car park and at the entrance to Son Parc.Bars and Restaurants in and around Son Parc
Interactive Maps - Son Parc
Hotels in Son Parc
Commercial Villas for independent travellers.Hotels in and around Son Parc