Alcaufar - a place for you?

For Families

  • Relaxing authentic Menorca
  • Safe beach with shallow waters

For Couples

  • Relaxing and peaceful
  • Close to Mahon and Es Castell for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
  • Quite & peaceful
  • Nearby Scuba diving and Watersports center at S'Algar

Alcaufar - Location

AlcaufarAlcaufar is located in the south east corner of the island. Approximately 15-20 mins.,

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Overview

The village of Alcaufar lies along one side of a long peaceful inlet lined with traditional fishing boats with a sandy beach at its head. Originally a fishing community there are still many active boats which all add up to make this a pretty place whether just visiting or basing your holiday here. The waters are very clear and provide ambling routes along its rocky shoreline. More suited for families or couples looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday but within easy reach of Es Castell or Mahon for more activities and sights.

The beach area is especially safe for young children as the fine sands shelve gently to the sea and the waters are shallow for a long way out. Also a great snorkelling spot with warm shallow clear waters lined with rocks where the fish gather. The inlet is overlooked by fishermen's boat houses and cottages and provides an idyllic backdrop to this attractive, quiet resort. It is a short drive to the larger town of Sant Lluis ( lots of food shops, Bars & Cafes plus large Hypermarket ), while the cosmopolitan capital, Mahon, is around 9km away.

A very good beach is located at Punta Prima - a 10 minute drive away.

Most accommodation here is in private holiday homes. There are no hotels except for a small family run Hotel ( Xuroy ) located beachside complete with a pleasant cafe terrace and restaurant under pines overlooking the beach and water.(also for non-residents.)

The nearby resort of S'Algar has some larger hotels. S'Algar itself has no beach so a courtesy bus ferries S'Algar guests to Cala Alcaufar so during peak season the beach will have some 'day trippers'.

Alcaufar - Local Serviced Beaches

Cala Alcaufar-Very Shallow
Punta Prima-10 minute drive
Binibeca
Cala en Porter-20 minute drive

Alcaufar - Local Virgin Beaches

Cala Mesquida
Cala Biniparratx

See and Do

Alcaufar can provide a relaxing base for the active explorer and those who enjoy nature rather than holiday bars. There are walks along the coastline, many miles of attractive Camis ( single track country roads ) plus a number of pre-historic and historical sites all within 10km . The idylic and very attractive villages of S'Ullastrar, Trebaluger and Torret are also close by hiding some of the islands' most highly regarded restaurants. Seeking a virgin beach? The closest is along the southern coast just after Cap d'en Font - Cala de Biniparratx. At the end of a limestone gorge.

Inlet waters looking towards open sea
Watchtower along path to Punta Prima

Diving

This part of the coast offers some excellent diving areas including Menorcas renowned spectacular underwater caves. The watersports centre is located at nearby S'Algar though their diving boat will be anchored here in the inlet. S'Algar is approximately 5 minutes by car or taxi.

Cycling and Walking

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The locals area is criss crossed with "Camis" ( original rustic bridleways ) ideal for cycling in scenic countryside. These countryside single track roads offer several trekking excursions or bike rides. With some beautiful villages nearby to explore. ( Trebaluger,Torret,S'Ullastrar ). You can walk the cami de cavall ( old costal pathway ) either north or south to Punta Prima passing the old cosatl watchtowers.

Menorca Holiday Tips

Just north of S'algar is a very pretty ravine for trekkers, Cala des Rafalet with a rewarding sea dip at the end.

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
The Lake
Guided Paths
Shaded Walks

Karting

If you enjoy karting then you will find a track by the old aerodrome just outside Sant Lluis, on the Mahon -Sant Lluis road ( turn in at the Hippodrome.) There are karts for young children as well as double karts( two passengers side by side so you can take a child or a 'nervous partner' around )

Trotting

Just outside nearby Sant Lluis is a trotting track (Hippodrome)- Simple surroundings, but provides a relaxing diversion to the beach.

Getting About

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.

Journey time 25 minutes

no. 91 : S'Algar ( Las Palmeras Hotel ) - Alcalfar - Sant Lluis- Mahon : daily

09:00,10:00,13:00,14:00,16:00,19:00

no. 91 : Mahon - Sant Lluis - Alcalfar - S'Algar : daily

08.30,09:30,12:30,13:30,15:30,18:30

Alcaufar - Near by

Trepuco

Open Air history: Trepuco is a pre-historic settlement between Mahon and Sant Lluis ( also via pretty country roads from Es Castell ). Has the island's tallest Taula ( circa 4m high!)

Cami de Gracia, Trepuco, Between Mahon and Sant Lluis. Open Tues. to Sat. 1000-1315 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs., Sun. 0930-1500 hrs., Mon. no information service. Entrance 1.80 euros, Sun. free.

Archaeological Menorca


Talti de Dalt

Open Air history: Talti de Dalt is a pre-historic settlement between Mahon and Sant Lluis ( also via pretty roads from Es Castell ) . Has the islands tallest Taula ( circa 4m high!)

Cami de Gràcia, Trepucò, Between Mahon and Sant Lluis. Open Tues. to Sat. 1000-1315 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs., Sun. 0930-1500 hrs., Mon. no information service. Entrance 1.80 euros, Sun. free.


Getting About

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 a courtesy service to/from S'Algar for a greater Restaurant/Bar choice and entertainments based at the hotels there.

Alcaufar - Near by

S'Algar

S'Algar is one of the main centres on Menorca for scuba diving and snorkelling and the local diving company offers some of the most spectacular cave diving experiences in the Mediterranean. Plus there is all sorts of other watersports on offer. It is also the location of a popular bowling club-visitors welcome.

S 'Algar

Alcaufar - Near by

Sant Lluis

Is a mostly residential town with a good mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Its most well known sights are Moli de Dalt the island's only functioning windmill (open am for visits) and "La Rueda" a popular Tapas Bar & Restauant. In pretty neighbouring S'Uestra and Torret there are some excellent high class restaurants. Mahons trotting and karting track are also near by.

TIP Visit the large Euroski SYP Supermarket here at the Poligno ( commercial area) for a good food selection (english / german food items stocked) and keen prices. The Supermarket's (independent ) Cafeteria Bar offers a great menu del Dia/take away hot food in air conditioned surroundings.

Sant Lluis

Moli de Dalt-Sant Lluis landmark
Riding the streets-Typical Sant Lluis
Sant Lluis - La Rueda
Sant LLuis - Main Church

Alcaufar - Near by

Es Castell

Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.

Harbour evenings-with Markets
Moli de Pons-Harbour Promenades
Cala Fons - Harbour
Cala Padera - swimming/sunbathing bay

Es Castell

Alcaufar - Near by

Mahon ( Mao or 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 it's 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 (mao)

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

Lots of Harbour Side Bars
Evenings
Down to main Harbour
Jugendstill

Alcaufar - Near by

Fort Malborough

not just for history fans

Island history: Fort Malborough is an unusual 7 sided defence fort located in Cala de Sant Esteve on the south east edge of the island. An early 18th century fort built by the British and named after Sir John Churchhill - Duke of Malborough. The fort has survived many attacks and is now open as a museum and features visual media guides to the islands and europe's history during these times. Guided tours of 1 hour duration in various languages - plus audio guides.

Open Tues. to Sat. 0930-2015 hrs., Sun. and Mon. 0930-1430 hrs. Entrance 4 euros, Sun. free.

Menorca Holiday Tip

Lots of tunnels for the children to delight in.



Wi-Fi and Internet

 Many Alcaufar 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 squares. WiFi on Menorca


Bus Timetable - Alcaufar

Bus Timetable - Alcaufar

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.

What is the Weather like in Alcaufar

Alcaufar has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in   Alcaufar   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 Alcaufar

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