A taste of the real Menorca. Good for spring breaks and base to discover the rest of the island
Ferreries - a place for you?
Spectacular Horse Shows just outside the town
Close to Cala Galdana with it's superb beach
Factory shops at the local Poligno
A walking & hiking area ( Sant Agueda )
Prehistoric village - Son Mercer
Ferreries - Location
located in the western centre of the island. Approximately 40 mins., from the Airport
Is a traditional island town occupying a beautiful location. Ferreries is surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside with spectacular valleys and history. A great start point for scenic walks,cycling and horse riding. Good base for those looking to explore Menorca's natural attractions.
There is a regular bus service to Ciutadella and Mahon, with connections on route to other destinations.
Supermarkets: there are several spread around the town at local's prices rather than inflated resort prices with everything necessary for a holiday.
Ferreries has one or two boutiques, handmade shoes and jewellery shops in the old town, but you really need to visit Ciutadella combined with a market day there. Factory shops for one of the island's most famous upmarket leather shoes and goods manufacturer - Jaime Mascaro ( eg pretty Ballerinas ). Many of these shoes and goods you will find in more exclusive shops back home for considerably more than you will pay on Menorca.
Evening Market mid June- Mid August every friday evening 19-23:00. Farmers market on saturday mornings
For those who want to add special holiday memories, this area is a real scenery, beach and nature lovers area as it is surrounded by pristine landscapes and virgin beaches to explore on foot, horseback or Mountain Bike. There are beautiful valleys and landscapes ( Algendar, Alocs ) with historical sites ( Sant Agueda Castle, Son Catalar ) to discover.
There are some beautiful trails along the rivers' valley floor as well as along the coastline on the Cami de Cavalls routes east and west.
Places to visit
A late afternoon / evening trip to Ciutadella is a must to stroll around the old city, people watch at the many Cafe Bars, take in a Tapa or two and do some clothes shopping?
Just outside Ferreries on the road to Cala Galdana are stables and training stables where horse shows can be seen.
Virgin Beaches and Coastline
You can walk to ( signed paths ) or take boat excursions/water beach taxi to these by large boat or hire out your own from several operators in Cala Galdana.
See below for details and more attractions nearby.
Ferreries Fiesta 23rd, 24th and 25th of August - see Things to See and Do
Bus Network Map with Ferreries Bus stops 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.
Ferreries has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Ferreries 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.