A taste of the real Menorca. Good for spring breaks and base to discover the rest of the island
Sant Climent - a place for you?
Authentic and natural Menorca to enjoy
Quiet lanes and tracks for Cycling tours
Authentic Menorca, within reach of a lot to see and do
Close to Mahon for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
(updated Jan 2024)
Location - San Climent
is located in the south east corner of the island about 5 minutes from Mahon Airport. Around this area you will often see "Bini" used in places names reflecting the Moorish occupation (Bini means ‘belonging to the sons of…’ from Ben Arabic for son.
Getting the most from this Guide :
Use the Interactive Maps to take a detailed visual tour, with ariel views complete with additional photos and useful holiday information.
Sant Climent ( also called San Climente ) is a small residential town with more than most. While small it's home to two of the islands icons to those in the know. Es Casino Bar Restaurant and Es Moli Foc. For holiday visitors with a hire care Sant Climent is a great first stop from the airport if you are hungry or fancy a first relaxing drink before heading off to your Villa or Apartment.
Located on the main road (ME-12) from Mahon to Cala en Porter Sant Climent is well worth a visit if you are in the area. "Famous" for Casino Bar-Restaurant (some of the best tasting/value) Menu del Dias on the island. Last shop on the right towards Cala en Porter is a traditional bakers where you can experience real bread made in real wood fired ovens in front of your eyes-tastes fantastic.
Sant Climent even has it's own micro brewery producing english style beers, on sale locally and across the island
More details under 'Things to See and Do' in Sant Climent
Countryside, Coastline and Prehistoric Sites
If you fancy something a little bit more wild there is a very pretty virgin cove and beach ( Cala Biniparratx - small limestone gorge with cut out caves near the beach.) on the south coast. Drive to Es Canutells, then off to Binidali then on the right hand side on the road to Cap d'en Font. There are lots of prehistoric sites-see below for details.
All around Sant Climent are interesting sites from prehistory and Roman times.
Historical Sites Island - Central and EAST
For mini downloadable guides, current opening times and entrance prices visit www.menorcamonumental.org
In the East of the island near to Mahon you will find more of the islands historical legacy.
Torralba Den Salford,Torre d'en Gaumes,Trepuco - Ancient monument,settlements
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.
Along the road that runs right through the town. Along here you find are Newsagent, Good little cafe and patisserie, a chocoholics shop "Can Dulce" ( catering to the ex pat ladies chocolate addictions me thinks! ) and a spar supermarket. An Excellent local produce shop, Can Bernat and a small butchers.
To Airport is about 9 Euro to Mahon City centre around 12-15 Euro
Buses - travel regularly to Cala en Porter ( a superb beach there ) and Mahon. Also to Es Canutells ( beach ) on the southern coast.
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.
Sant Climent is place for music and conversation in the various Cafe Bars and eating places here.
Tuesday evening jazz in stage room of Es Casino Bar - It is not strictly just jazz and visiting musicians (some quite famous) sit in with with impromptu sessions. Other Music events also - see locally.
Es Grill ( Old farmhouse ) is a short Taxi ride away with summer outdoor cocktail bar, discoteque and live music acts in a great setting.
All of Mahon's nightlife is just a short Bus ride/ Taxi back away.
Cova d'en Xoroi - Cova d'en Xoroi
Located in spectacular natural caves some 25m above the sea at the entrance to Cala en Porter bay.
A double bonus. Undoubtedly the most dramatic nightspot on the island. Set high, literally in the rocks, above the sea it's an atmospheric Cafe-bar with fantastic sea views by day. From 19:00 the music is soothing ambient sounds to watch the sunsets by and after 23:00-dawn a disco with one of the most original locations and atmospheres with famous guest DJs. During July and August they have themed nights - more on this and other Clubs on Menorca.
Opening times: 11:30 'til dawn. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months. There is a entrance charge during the day which includes a voucher for a drink-It's well worth it.
Just 200 meters from Xoroi is a great Spanish Restaurant La Palette ( Leg of lamb recommended )
Night bus transport by Cova Bus. Arrival at Cova d'en Xoroi aprox. 11:45 pm and departure from Cova d'en Xoroi at 05:00 am
Along the main road running through Sant Climent (at the Mahon end) is a free public Car Park
Bus Network Map with Sant Climent 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.
Sant Climent has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Sant Climent 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.