Es Castell Holidays Guide

Close to Menorca's southern sandy beaches and cosmopolitan capital Mao (Mahon) Es Castell is an excellent place for people who want a great base to explore the island and enjoy probably the best location for relaxed evenings out by the water on the island.

Easter and Spring Holidays 2020

Good choice for Easter and Spring

Hotels,Villas and Apartments in Es Castell

Es Castell
Airport: 10 miles / 15 km
Direct Transfer: 0 hr 20 mins
Transfer Options: Shared Shuttle from 12 Eur pp or Taxi max. 4 pers. 17 Eur , Public Airport Bus - none
Would Es Castell suit us?

For Families

  • Plenty to see and do within walking distances
  • Close to Mahon/Mao for a change of scene for mums and dads
  • Terrific base for those look for a little of everything
  • Close to the great beaches on South Coast 15min Taxi rides ( bus service via Mahon)

For Couples

  • A great base for exploring arguablye the best of Menorca
  • Many places to relax in the evenings - bars and restaurants
  • Fornells Watersports "eldorado" is just 20 mins. away
  • Water Taxi from Harbour

(updated June 2019 )

Close to Menorca's southern sandy beaches and cosmopolitan capital Mahon (Mao). Es Castell is an excellent place for people who want a great base to explore the island and enjoy probably one of best locations for summer evenings out on the island. Approximately 3 km east of the capital Mahon and 10 km from the Airport.

Es Castell Overview

Es Castell,is full of history and charm. One of the best locations on the island for summer evenings and lunch time meals in the town's side streets or down in the delightful harbour sides. The town's fishing harbour - Cales Fonts and has become a little haven of restaurants and bars (no loud music ) favoured by locals and tourists alike. A truely genuine atmosphere not found in beach locations and which attracts people from these resorts. Founded in Georgian times as a military town this influence can be seen in the town's architecture and layout. All adds up to make Es Castell a great place to visit or stay in.

Es Castell has every concievable thing you need within walking distance in the town and larger supermarkets at Sant Luis and Mahon are just a 10mn drive away.

The two fishing harbours Cales Corb and Cales Fonts define the character of the town providing delightful water side promenades for daytime or evening strolls. With great Bars and Restaurants along the waterside and in the town's little side streets. Good selection of shops, mini supermarkets, banks (inc ATMs), Bars and Restaurants within a few minutes walk. And of course cosmopolitan Mahon is also close by ( 25 minute walk-for us anyway ).

While there is no beach at Es Castell there are delightful places to take a swim with access points into the sea. There are sunbathing platforms at lovely Cala Padera, 5 min walks from Cales Fonts harbour.

Menorca Holiday Tips

Carrer Gran , the main shopping road has a number of Bar-Restuarants serving good value set menus day and evening and will be lower priced than those on the water front.

Es Castell - Shopping and Supermarkets

Supermarkets: Being a local town the food shops and supermarkets have much better prices than beach resorts - see locations map

TABAC - Cigarettes

The town TABAC shop is on the corner opposite Spar Supermarket on Carrer Victori - see maps

As a residential town there is everything for your daily needs in Es Castell with four medium sized supermarkets, several traditional bakers and butchers shops, including health foods store. Check locations on the map below.

There are some small boutique clothes stores but of course Mahon with it's good shopping is just a short distance away. Es Castell has a weekly morning market ( Tuesdays 8-12 ) on the central square and in summer there are delightfull clothes, trinkets and souvenir stalls and shops along the harbour side in converted fisherman's caves. In summer there are often additional night markets with artisan foods and handicrafts in various locations.

Es Castell - Top See and Do

lots more what to see and do ideas

The picture perfect waterside is a major attraction of Es Castell as the town has two harbours of it's own plus it sits on the long lovely bay of Mahon with great views from many locations including local Hotels. Es Castell is a good base to explore all the south east of the island has to offer. There is the island's most regular bus service ( half hourly including Sundays ) into Mahon from where you can reach any other destination.

Take a stroll evenings along the pretty lit harbour promenades. Start at the Hotel Hamilton and follow this around to Cales Fonts and beyoynd to Santa Ana steps. UPDATE the promenade at Moll de Pons is having a major extention to Cala corb for 2020 season - this will link the two harbours.

There is a network of pretty camis ( little country roads ) with villages and hamlets to explore on foot or bicycle. If you are staying at Es Castell an evening dip at Cala Padera is a must or out to Cala Sant Esteve charming inlet.

Boat envy : In summer between 4 and 5 pm you can sit and watch the myriad of boats passing by the harbour mouth on their way back into their berths in Mahon harbour.

Taxi Fare  Mahon Bus station 7 Euro Punta Prima 14

Airport to Es Castell

Taxis should be around 16-18 Euro depending on drop off point in Es Castell.

The airport bus to Mahon (every half hour 25 past and five to the hour) is about 1.50 Euro and takes less than fifteen minutes. As long as it's not late you should just 'connect' with the Es Castell bus, also half-hourly - quarter past and quarter to the hour - fare is 1.60 Euro Es Castell bus goes from the first bay. With best connections it's just over half an hour from airport to Es Castell.

Es Castell Nightlife

Es Castell has a lot to offer and is a great location for evenings. Away from the harbour in the side streets there are music bars and clubs for the younger at heart. Mahon with lot's more nightlife ( can be walked on foot 35 minutes or regular Bus or Taxi 7 Euro one way)

Being a local town you will experience a little bit of Menorcan life in the town square. Having taken Siestas the children will be out and about 'till late. The Cafes in the town hall square will be a meeting point and much people watching will be done!

Menorca Holiday Tips

During the evenings the clothes and trinket shops "hidden" in the cave walls during the day open up and other interesting Jewellery and crafts stalls will line the stair case up from the harbour at Cales Fonts.

Evening Market
Clothes and Shoe Shops in caves
Promenade Cala Corb

Boutiques
 Jewellery stalls
Guitar and Singing
Harbour views

Es Castell nearest Beaches

Beach Bus

Binibeca
Resort Beach
Binibeca
Cala en Porter
Resort Beach
Cala en Porter
Punta Prima
Resort Beach
Punta Prima
Presli
Virgin Beach
Presli

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 - Es Castell

Looking for Airport Shuttle / Transfers?

Bus Network Map to download

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 - Es Castell

Menorca's most frequent bus service connects Es Castell to Mahon every 30 mins. Ideal for further exploration of the island. There is a good connection to Punta Prima and Cala en Porter so you can enjoy the excellent beaches there.

Taxis - Es Castell

There is no such thing as a private Cab firm or Uber. Can be Reserved by App 1Taxi

Taxi to Mahon 8 - 10 Euro

Taxi to Punta Prima beach 11 - 13 Euro

Watertaxi

Operates around the Mahon harbour travelling between Cala Longa, Es Castell and sights of interest in the harbour eg Fortalesa de Mola. Carrying upto 10 Passengers journey prices start from around 10 Euro

Moored at bottom of Cales Fonts harbour steps

Es Castell Taxi stand on map

Taxis are only licensed for a maximum of 4 Passengers.

Comprehensive Taxi Guide

Es Castell - See and Do

Es Castell is an excellent base to see and do all that Menorca has to offer aswell as having it's own sights and activities. The south east corner of Menorca where Es Castell is located has plenty to see and do spring, summer and autumn.

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What is the Weather like in Es Castell

Weather now

Es Castell has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Es Castell   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

Restaurants and Bars in Es Castell

Big choice. Best value is always away from the harbours. Simple Bar Cafeterias along main street ( Carrer Gran ) have some great food

There are lots of Restaurants and Bars of all styles to suite all tastes and budgets. From traditional Tapas, simple hot and cold snacks to endulgent evening meals.

Diverse set of Bars from Locals favourites, to Waterside and Rooftop. Most will have some form of ( homemade ) Tapas etc . Bar Delfin is the Ex pat Brit Bar

Directory Bars and Restaurants in and around Es Castell

Interactive Maps - Es Castell

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Villas and Apartments Es Castell, Menorca ( Minorca )

Self Catering : Accommodation only from basic Apartments to Luxurious Prestige Villas

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Hotels in Es Castell

A small range from boutique, to Modern Adults only with roof top Jacuzzi Bars.Our tip never book All Inclusive in Es Castell as the surrounding restaurants are just too good to miss!

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