Alaior is the the "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. Located inland on the main road of the island. Alaior has an evening market. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with a good mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. And some great hand made ice cream parlours! Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!).
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A great based to explore authentic Menorca from where every place is easily reachable and you can return home to a charming authentic town to enjoy the cafes , restaurants.
This is a great town for wandering early or late evenings when the heat of sun is not around and the light brings out the colours. 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, Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. And some great hand made ice cream parlours! Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). The town founded in 1304 is built around the old hill of Ihalor hence the origin of its name (Alayor,Alaior) and provides great views over the surrounding countryside.
The narrow streets in the old town are usually immaculately clean and a big contrast to the annoying litter so common in the UK!
Alaior is a regular stop for island wide buses Allowing you to visit all parts of Menorca by bus. The bus stop is located at Carrer Joan Baptiste de la Salle. During the main summer season you can travel on buses to north coast beach resorts, Arenal den Castell and on south coast Cala en Porter.
Main routes on Menorca passing through Alaior are:
- Mahon-Alaior-Son Bou
- Mahon-Alaior-Es Mercadal-Ferreries-Cala Galdana
- Mahon-Alaior-Es Migjorn Gran- Santo Tomas
- Ciutadella-Ferreries-Es Mercadal-Alaior-Mahon
Alaior - Nightlife
In Cafes and Bars discussing the events of the day and enjoying the company of others. For a more lively night out there is plenty on the north and south coast resorts and of course all that the nearby capital of Mahon has to offer.
Alaior nearest Beaches
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks( Vodafone es /Movistar ) can be bought in nearby towns and topped up via supermarket cashiers. More and more towns have free WiFi in their main public square. WiFi on Menorca
Buses - Alaior
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TIP: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 Timetable and destinations - Alaior
Taxis - Alaior
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What is the Weather like in Alaior
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Alaior has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Alaior will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Wetter & forecast through the year
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