Es Migjorn Gran
Sleepy little town nestling in some lovely Countryside with natural attractions like the Colom Caves and Valley walks to Virgin Beaches. Authentic Menorca with a sprinkling of good Restaurants.
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Es Migjorn Gran - Location
is located a few kilometers inland on the South Coast. Approximately 40 mins. from the Airport. To get to Es Migjorn Gran you travel through beautiful country side. Mahon is about 45 minutes drive, and Ciutadella about 35 minutes.
Due to its remoter location ( plus much of the coast is protected ) Es Migjorn Gran is the town with the least tourism influence on the island. That said it is connected via the holiday resort Santo Tomas which is 7 km away on the south coast. There is little or no accommodation for the tourist visitor here so it will probably be just a visit here. It is typically Menorcan, where the old men gather to shake their heads at the new things in the world.
Es Migjorn Gran is surrounded by grand 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 direct south of the town is perhaps one of the most attractive virgin beaches on the island at Binigaus.
Being a 'real town' the amenities here cater more for the local population so the adventurous will be able to experience true Menorca. Es Migjorn has a few Tapas bars, a couple of basic Cafe Bars, basic Cafeterias aswell as some charmimg restaurants for that special meal.
Shopping in Es Migjorn Gran
Shopping is geared towards providing basics for local community. There is a local shoe manufacturer 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 - See and Do
The style here is non hurried and for those with time to enjoy the scenery. 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 - 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.
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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
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What is the Weather like in Es Migjorn Gran
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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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