Santandria Menorca Best Guide

Santandria Beach

Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00

Young Child and Baby friendly

Santandria location

Airport 30 miles / 48 km
Direct Transfer 0 Hrs. 55 mins.
All Transfer Options eg Shared Shuttle from 12 Eur pp or Taxi max. 4 pers. 61 Eur , Public Airport Bus - none!

Bus Service all year

Santandria Beach

A pretty natural inlet ending in a sandy beach ( not over developed ) . There is a small beach bar and a couple of small friendly beachside hotels that have bar and restaurant facilities.

Santandria Beach Guide

Is Santandria a good Holiday Beach Resort for you?

suited to couples or singles

suited to families with younger children

Santandria for families

  • Quiet
  • Water Park, Boat Trips at Cala'n Bosch or Ciutadella
  • Family friendly, choice of two beaches

Santandria for couples

  • Near to Ciutadella's charm and attractions
  • One of Menorca's busier resorts
  • Virgin Beach and Coast boat trips nearby(Cala'nBosch)
Updated July 2019

Santandria resort lies on a long a turquoise inlet which ends in the beach at Cala Santandria. Close to the charming former capital of the island, Ciutadella. This can be a confusing area based on tour operators descriptions and the fact that Sa Caleta,Cala Santandria and Cala Blanca with their respective beaches have now merged into each other ( particularly in some guide descriptions! ) Be sure to check your accommodation location on a good map, to know which beach and facilities are nearest to you.

Shopping and Supermarkets in Santandria

Maribel is a west coast chain and they dominate the area here. There are also some small supermarkets which also have beach and summer wear.

There is a pleasant centralised tourist area with souvenir shops and supermarkets and others located closer to the two beaches. So depending on your location you need to head north or south. Larger Supermarkets ( eg Hipermercao Diskont 10m, Lidl,Mercado ) are on bus routes to Ciutadella ( See below for options) . Much better shopping is in nearby city, Ciutadella. See Maps for Supermarket locations.

Holiday Tips

Larger Supermarkets :

  • Bus / taxi back Hipermercado Diskont Me-24 8km Bus 64,65 ( stop Son Oleo v ),67 ( RC-2 ) see bus infos.
  • Car : Hipertmercado Diskont on Me-24 10min, Lidl,Mercadona,Eroski on Ciutadella Polgino(trading estate)

Santandria - Top See and Do

lots more what to see and do ideas

Pointing almost directly west this is a sunset watching spot!

Majorca within touching distance. On clear days ( especially springtime ) The mountains of north Majorca are very clear.

Tip A fast ferry from Ciutadella will get you there BUT you will need to stay overnight due to return times.

 North Coast Majorca
Majorca's Mountain
Ciutadella Ferries to Majorca
Ciutadella is a must see especially for historical and culture fans looking for authentic Menorca.


A taste of former elegant times with fine old spanish palaces, moorish influences, a wonderful old centre and a charming little harbour. Ciutadella was the original capital of the island lying at the western edge of the island looking out to its bigger neighbour Mallorca. A superb contrast to the beach and holiday resort. Great atmosphere and shopping and a place to wander the pedestrianised old city and its many narrow streets with hidden shops and Cafe treats. Also competes with Mahon for the title of the best music bars and venues on the island. The scene for the spectacular Sant Joan festival in June, when stunning native black horses parade through the streets and the brave try to "touch the horses' heart" as it rears in front of them.

Ciutadella guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Ciutadella All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Old Spain - Palaces
Old City

Old Harbour
Clothes Shopping
Placa Born

Santandria - Nightlife

The greater Cala Blanca /Santandria area has a range of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few bars have live music / Entertainments eg Karaoke and 'Tourist Flamenco' - see locally for styles

For better evening entertainment visit Ciutadella where the chill out and dance clubs are located together down in the harbour area ( Pla de Sant Joan ) and some have open air terrace areas where you can relax under the stars.

Ciutadella Clubs Jazzbah ( can you guess?, with impromtu sessions ) , Lateral. See also Under Madison ( Sant Joan Baptista 8 ) Bistro bar cuban salsa and Spanish guitar.

TIP Want to visit a Club or Music bar? Don't forget you are on Menorcan time, nothing starts to happen until after 11 pm as people will have eaten 'late'. Go much later and then it will be buzzing.

Out and About in Santandria

Buses - Santandria

Looking for Airport Shuttle / Transfers?

Good to know

Bus Network Map with Santandria 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.

Bus Timetables and destinations - Santandria

Airport Bus

Bus Menorca Airport to Santandria

Taxis - Santandria

Airport to/from Airport one way 61 Eur

Good to know

Menorca has no private Cab firms , Uber or ....'Dodgy Touts!'

Taxis are licensed for a MAX. of 4 Passengers. (any Age child counts as 1 passenger)

Summer peak In recent years Taxis have been in short supply due to not enough drivers for licensed areas. Consider a private transfer to reach Airport in good time for flight home.

Comprehensive Guide Menorca Taxis - how to book

Taxi Airport to Santandria

Santandria - at a glance

Bars & Clubs in Santandria

...our curated Santandria Bar and Clubs guide

Santandria Bars Listings

Santandria See and Do

Santandria has a long inlet from the sea and is ideal for snorkel fans

Close (on bus/taxi) to Ciutadella's Old City with it's many sights and things to do including sunset boat trips

Our what to do and see in Santandria inspirations

Santandria - maps

Santandria...All on a map

Santandria Popular Hotels

Santandria Tips and Advice

What's the weather like in Santandria

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Santandria has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Santandria   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.

Weather and climate forecasts for the whole year

Santandria - beaches nearby

Santandria All beaches nearby on map

Santandria Beach

Villas in Santandria

Holiday answers about Santandria Beach Resort

Shared ~ 13 Euro p.P

Private Transfers from 90 Eur upto 3 to Santandria ideal for families and groups , as no waiting for other passengers ( delayed) arrival. Door to Door and child seats can be pre-booked.

VIP Transfers from 167 Eur upto 6 to Santandria No wait. Travel in style in premium vehicles

to Santandria Transfers

Aparthotels or Traditional Santandria ? - All Hotels in Santandria

Besides Santandria's Beach we have a more personal guide to Attractions and Sights in Santandria