Es Migjorn Gran Holidays Guide
Sleepy little town nestling in some lovely Countryside with natural attractions like the Colom Caves and Valley walks to Virgin Beaches. Authentic Quite Menorca with a sprinkling of good Restaurants.
- An break from Santo Tomas
- Better Self Catering food options
- Beautiful countryside walks and cycling tracks
- Next to some beautiful remote virgin beaches accessible on foot
- Beautiful countryside walks and cycling tracks
(updated July 2019 )
Es Migjorn Gran is located a few kilometers inland on the South Coast. Approximately 30 mins. from the Airport. To get to Es Migjorn Gran you travel through beautiful country side. Mahon is about 40 minutes drive, and Ciutadella about 35 minutes.
Due to its remoter location Es Migjorn Gran remains a very small town with the least tourism influence on the island. Es Migjorn does not really have much to warrant a visit except as an access point to walks and adventurous walks to remoter virgin beaches ( Cala Fustram, Cala Escorxada and Playa Binigaus)
An easy bus visit for holiday visitors staying in the nearby beach resort of Santo Tomas, looking for a change of scene. It is typically Menorcan, where the old men gather to shake their heads at the new things in the world. Tourist accommodation in the town is very limited.
Es Migjorn Gran's biggest draw is that it is surrounded by grandiose and beautiful countryside, with many rural paths and single track roads ( Camis ) to explore. It is the starting point for drives or walks in to wonderful wood and valleys ( Binigaus ) and directly south of the town is the virgin beach of Binigaus.
Es Migjorn has a few Tapas bars, a couple of basic Cafe Bars, basic Cafeterias aswell as some charmimg restaurants which will be welcome addition to the limited offerings in Santo Tomas.
Shopping in Es Migjorn Gran
Shopping is geared towards providing basics for local community. There is a local shoe manufacturer MIBO with shop at the commercial area ( Poligno )
In Summer ( July to mid September ) there is a small night market at Plaza de la Iglesia ( head for the church spire in old town ) between 19:30 and 23:30. There are 10 or so stalls selling handmade items . Usually there is some form of musical entertainment. There are free buses from Santo Tomas at 7 ,8 and 9 pm returns at 9.30,10.30 and 23.30
In nearby Ferreries ( bus route ) there are some outlet stores and smaller artisan jewellery and footwear shops in the town. In addition on Saturday mornings a local summer ( farmers,Artesan ) market.
Es Migjorn Gran - Top See and Do
Not to much to see within the town itself . Relax with the locals in the Cafes and watch the world do it's thing.
Cycling and Walking
The locals area is criss crossed with "Camis" ( original rustic bridleways ) ideal for walking & cycling in scenic countryside.
You can explore the local valleys ( Binigaus ) which winds doen to the coast. Or inland on the Camis towards Ferreries.
Fiesta in Es Migjorn Gran
The annual spectacular Fiesta featurning Menorca's famous Horses and riders takes place 5th weekend in July or 1st weekend in August.Fiestas
Es Migjorn Gran 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 - Es Migjorn Gran
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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 - Es Migjorn Gran
Taxis - Es Migjorn Gran
There is no such thing as a private Cab firm or Uber. Can be Reserved by App 1Taxi
Taxis are only licensed for a maximum of 4 Passengers.Comprehensive Taxi Guide
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What is the Weather like in Es Migjorn Gran
Es Migjorn Gran has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Es Migjorn Gran 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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