Things to See and Do in Son Parc

Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.

Son Parc is geared to relaxed holidays, with an abundance of nature on the doorstep. It it is divided up into distinct areas as shown in the map below.

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Bad Weather days

Visit Museums or ten pin bowling in Mahon.

Shopping

There are several supermarkets located around the resort catering for all self catering food needs and also have basic summer clothing, inflatables and basic souvenirs. Nearby Alaior and Es Mercadal have some small boutiques and pretty little shops.

Supermarket

Kids - see photo tour and maps

For young Children there are public play areas around the resort. Via Alaior is Menorca's only zoo.

Lloc de Menorca Zoo

Has grown into a delightful place for young and old to get close to an expanding range of native and more exotic ( smaller ) animals in very pleasant surroundings. Features several walk through landscaped enclosures where animals roam free and small children can see easily. Enough to entertain children and adult animal lovers alike.

Open daily from 10:00-20:00

Located on the main road ME-1 9 km from Mahon

Menorca's Zoo - full guide

Cute Monkeys
Horses & Ponies
Goats to pet
Cheeky Lemurs


Water Park - Arenal Den Castell

At Marina Parc hotel is also open to the public. Day tickets 20 Adult 15 (under 16 ) Euro ( 2014 ) per person.

Has lazy river, wave pool, splash pools as well as various slides and tubes with sun lounging areas. Cafeteria for drinks and snacks.

Open daily May - August from 10:30 to 18:30.

Expanded slides for smaller children in 2014
Chutes and Flume River
Slides and Wave Pool
Flume

Must See

The beach is very natural ( almost virgin ) with dramatic backdrop of sand dunes. Rolling landscape and countryside wetlands surround Son Parc. As well as pristine coastline hiding some hidden bays and virgin beaches eg Cala Pudent.

Watersports

Nearby Fornells is an excellent watersports and adventure location with excursions and equipment hire. Within Son Parc resort there is Kayak and small sailing dinghy hire from the western end of the beach and from Happy Menorca(2014)

Snorkelling

The area is excellent for snorkelling as the water is very clear and part of a Marine reserve with extensive fish and sea life.

Diving

There is no dive centre in Son Parc but one in Fornells and Arenal den Castell.

Kayaking

Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Happy Menorca in Son Parc and from various companies in Fornells. The coastline is very attractive and almost completely undeveloped.

Action Activities

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. Website

Son Parc
Son Parc Golf
18 hole course
Son Parc Golf
Driving Range
Son Parc Golf
Terrace
Son Parc Golf

Horse Riding

There is very good riding at Menorca Cavall near Es Mercadal or you can ride the north east coast on 3 hour excursions with EQUIMAR Centre Ecuestre Horse Riding centres on Menorca

Walks

The area enjoys woodlands and attractive farmland that reminds one of england. There are walks within Son Parc reosrt and signposted walks along the coast to the larger resort of Arenal den Castell.

From the western end of the beach you can discover the bays and virgin beaches of Cala Pudent and the hidden beaches of Fornells bay

Family Walks around Son Parc

Longer Walks around Son Parc

Cycling

Lots of country lanes ( Camis ) to explore as well as ride the coast line and to the nearby towns. Hire from Resort and Fornells.

Mountain Bike routes around Son Parc

Cycle routes around Son Parc

Nearby to Son Parc

Fornells

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.

Fornells

Main harbour
Promenade
Sa Taula Bar
Bay view looking south

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.

Mahon

Bars Restaurants
Yacht club area
Balcony
Typical Mahon
Cafe Bars
Top of Harbour
to Hire
Motor Yachts

Lots of Harbour Side Bars
Evenings
Down to main Harbour
Jugendstill

S' Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera Parc Natural - is a wonderful place for an early morning or evening walk (avoiding the summer heat) . Footpaths lead, through pleasant lakelandscapes and woodlands to the sand dunes behind the beautiful beach at Es Grau. Walk on further to the fishing village of Es Grau to enjoy beachside sunsets at the waterside Cafe Bars.

S'Albufera

Visitor Centre
S'Albufera Parc Natural
The Lake
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Guided Paths
S'Albufera Parc Natural
Shaded Walks
S'Albufera Parc Natural

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. ( 12 Eur pp ) you just agree a pick up time.

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.net for latest opening times and prices.

La Mola
La Mola
Labyrinth of underground passage ways and rooms
La Mola - towers
La Mola - entrance

Excursions from Son Parc

Boat Trips can be booked in Fornells or from Mahon Harbour.

Transport and organised excursions within Son Parc or Nuratravel in neighbouring Arenal

Our tips for Son Parc

Later afternoon trip to Fortress La Mola, to Picnic and enjoy the sunset with stunning views to Es Castell Mahon. Lots of tunnels and places to explore for kids.

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