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Punta Prima - Location
is located in the sount east corner of the island. Approximately 20 mins., from the Airport.
Punta Prima is an established mixed residental and private villas resort with around 5 hotels catering to the packaged holidaymaker. Punta Prima benefits from being in the 'golden triangle' of south east Menorca with plenty of surrounding villages and towns with lot's to explore.
Punta Prima has a superb deep beach providing space for all with an area to the right reserved for the little ones.
There is a free toddlers play area with slides,swings and climbing frames near the beach car park. A larger childrens play centre with all that their hearts desire is also nearby. The local hotels offers a range of evening entertainments which can be enjoyed if you buy drinks as non residents.
At the back of the beach and along the promenade behind the beach are a mixture of Restaurants, 2 well stocked mini supermarkets and souvenir shops.
Banks, chemists, bakers supermarkets and good eating can be found in the local town of San Lluis ( 5 mins by car ) . 15 minutes drive away lies S'Algar a favourite water sports and diving centre.
Beach Loungers Punta Prima
2017 - Typical price to hire 2 loungers + Umbrella is between 16-19 Euro all day. Reductions usually (after 15:00). Facility closes circa 19:00
Punta Prima - Local Resort Beaches
Punta Prima - Local Virgin Beaches
Shopping in Punta Prima
Shopping in Punta Prima is limited mainly to 2 small supermarkets offering summer clothing, beachware and souvenirs. There are some smaller boutique style shops in nearby Sant Lluis. Mahon is an easy bus ride away with much, much more.
Menorca Holiday Tips
There is large Euroski Hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis and a smaller very popular excellent supermarket Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar.
For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!
There is a regular bus service to Mahon ( via Sant Lluis ) , with onward connections to other parts of the island.
Must see and Do
There is a new water park with free shuttle bus from Punta Prima
Punta Prima is surounded by unspoilt countryside with small lanes ( including Cami de Cavalls ) which allow you to explore the local area
This corner of Menorca has the most villages and hamlets which are lovely to explore on foot or bicycle
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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.
There are good cheap regular bus services to Mahon and S'Algar via Sant Lluis.
Punta Prima to Airport is about 22 Euro one way, to Es Castell circa 15.
Punta Prima - Nightlife
As with most resorts in Menorca, organised evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort hotels and some bars. Mahon, Ciutadella and Es Castell however offer alot more with something for everyone, but with none of the "bing drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is not Majorca but that is why many people come here!
There are no discos only small bars. Entertainment is in the larger hotels also open to non residents if you buy drinks. Mahon or Es Castell is a bus ride / taxi ride away for a lot more. You might also want to go along the coast to Cala Torret / Binibeca.
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many Punta Prima 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 - Punta PrimaBus Timetable - Punta Prima
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.
Things to See and DoThings to See and Do in and around Punta Prima
What is the Weather like in Punta Prima
Punta Prima has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in Punta Prima 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