Punta Prima Things to do
Guide rich in photographs and useful maps
Things to See and Do in Punta Prima
Our photo tour will show many of these attractions and their locations.
Punta Prima itself is quite small with a small year round residential community.
It does have good bus connections to the south east area hich has lots of attractions , plus cycling is also very popular
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
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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 more to offer clothes shoppers.
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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!
Kids - see photo tour and maps
For Teenagers there is no so much to do.
For young Children there is a free toddlers/under 13's play area with slides,swings and climibing frames near the beach car park.
Summer Skating - strange but true ! Next to the main car park evening evening for 6 - 11pm
Water Park - Punta PrimaNext to Hotel del Sur ( Biniancolla )
Water slides and splash pools, lazy river, jacuzzi and sun bathing areas. Large on site Bar-Cafeteria. note for environmental reasons this park uses filtered sea water.
Open daily to the public from 11:00 to 18:00 ADULTS: 20€ Children (under 12 years): 12€ .
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Free shuttle bus within local area
Bus service No. 92 from Mahon via Punta Prima stops outside the park
Afterwards you can visit Cala Torret/Punta Prima for a sunset ice creams or drinks on the beach.
There are some lovely drives along idylic narrow country roads through the country side to the villages of Llucamanens and Torret. Torret is picture postcard pretty, leave the car and just walk through it. There are also some highly regarded restaurants ( Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ) . Llucamances is a pretty hamlet and just a further short trip to El Grill, a favourite rustic Bar Restaurant (in old farmhouse ) on the airport access road ( you passed it as you left the airport !) where you will find some of the islands best grilled meat dishes and chill out terrace for evenings.
Visit La Rueda Bar-Restaurant at Sant Lluis, which has a counter with nearly 3 meters of delicous Tapas.
Pretty Binibequer Vell is westwards along the coast road along with other other fishing village ( Son Ganxo )
Binifadet is a loval Vineyard with tours, sampling and pleasant terrace for simple but homemade Tapas meals and fabulous deserts.
Travelling stall holders with shoes, leather good and assorted "tourist" goods
Diving & watersports
S'Algar Diving offers a wide choice: All varieties under the water and on and above the water with fast boats, parascending and jetskis. This part of the coast offers some excellent diving areas including Menorcas renowned spectacular underwater caves. The watersports centre is located at S'Algar Diving. Some of the caves reach back quite a way inland!
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Punta Prima - Near by ( 3km)
If you are mobile, this little village ( 2km from west Mahon ) is a stop off point along attractive, stone walled country lanes to and from the coast. A residential village, many of the former farmhouses have been turned into homes and holiday homes. A little supermarket, plus two tiny atmospheric (open evenings only) restaurants. Es Nit in 300 year old farmhouse (international) and Sa Vinya (Menorcan) . A third larger restaurant, Halliseys has recently opened up here relocating fom the Son Parc Golf Club. All offer a very different experience to any beach resort restaurants for something more special. There are walks into the nearby attractive countryside.
A village straight out of the picture books, traditional menorcan architecture, with lots of bougainvillea draped over the old white washed houses. Best to leave the car at the entrance roads and just wander respectfully or as part of a cycle tour. Home to highly regarded restaurants for food lovers (Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ). From behind the unmissable watchtower you can wander down to the coast at Cala Torret.
Open Air history: Trepuco is a pre-historic settlement between Mahon and Sant Lluis ( also via pretty country roads from Es Castell ). Has the island's tallest Taula ( circa 4m high!)
Cami de Gracia, Trepuco, Between Mahon and Sant Lluis. Open Tues. to Sat. 1000-1315 hrs. and 1800-2000 hrs., Sun. 0930-1500 hrs., Mon. no information service. Entrance 1.80 euros, Sun. free.
The bay is excellent for snorkelling as the water is very clear and calmed by the inlet.
Dive Cala Blanca provides equipment and tution and is based at the Cala Blanca beach end of the resort just above the rocks. Poseidon Dive Centre is based at the other end under Hotel Bahia in Cala Santandria.
Kayaking is available for more serious outings from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina. The bay is ideal for kayaking and there are there are caves just outside the bay and Cales Coves just along the coast heading east( for longer trips).
Waterskiing and Sports are available up the coast at S'Algar.
There is riding in Es Castell
|Menorca Horse Riding||Eastern + Classes, excursions, Pony rides||ME-2 to Es Castell/Son Villar - Turn right up Cami Verd at the orange 'HIPICA' sign, continue up hill to Equimar.|
Cycles can be hired in Punta Prima. There are new cycle paths around this area heading eastwards from the top of Punta Prima. Mountain bike cycles are required for the rural tracks.
The locals area is criss crossed with "Camis" ( original rustic bridleways ) ideal for cycling in scenic countryside. These countryside single track roads offer several trekking excursions or bike ride to Alcaufar passing the old coastal watchtowers long the way. Take the Cami de Cavall left of the beach area (signposted) where you will arrive 20mins. max at the picturesque inlet with Watchtower-take your swim things for the inviting inlet there!
Nearby to Punta Prima
Punta Prima - Near by ( 6.5 km )
S'Algar is one of the main centres on Menorca for scuba diving and snorkelling and the local diving company offers some of the most spectacular cave diving experiences in the Mediterranean. Plus there is all sorts of other watersports on offer. It is also the location of a popular bowling club-visitors welcome.
Punta Prima - Near by ( 5 km bus 92)
Is a mostly residential town with a good mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Its most well known sights are Moli de Dalt the island's only functioning windmill (open am for visits) and "La Rueda" a popular Tapas Bar & Restauant. In pretty neighbouring S'Uestra and Torret there are some excellent high class restaurants. Mahons trotting and karting track are also near by.
TIP Visit the large Euroski SYP Supermarket here at the Poligno ( commercial area) for a good food selection (english / german food items stocked) and keen prices. The Supermarket's (independent ) Cafeteria Bar offers a great menu del Dia/take away hot food in air conditioned surroundings.
Punta Prima - Near by ( 10.2 km bus via Mahon or Taxi )
Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.
Punta Prima - Near by ( 10 km bus 92)
Mahon ( Mao 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 its 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.
Near by ( 10.5 km )
Fort Malboroughnot just for history fans
Island history: Fort Malborough is an unusual 7 sided defence fort located in Cala de Sant Esteve on the south east edge of the island. An early 18th century fort built by the British and named after Sir John Churchhill - Duke of Malborough. The fort has survived many attacks and is now open as a museum and features visual media guides to the islands and europe's history during these times. Guided tours of 1 hour duration in various languages - plus audio guides.
Open Tues. to Sat. 0930-2015 hrs., Sun. and Mon. 0930-1430 hrs. Entrance 4 euros, Sun. free.
Menorca Holiday Tip
Lots of tunnels for the children to delight in.
Excursions from Punta Prima
None in Punta Prima but see our excuriosn page as picks un In Punta Prima are generally not a problem.
Our tips for Punta Prima
Walk the coastal path to Alcuafar, taxi to Es Castell ( 15 Euro ) and enjoy the villages.