Santandria , Beach & Holiday Guide
Santandria Beach Resort Guide in photos and maps
Sun Loungers Umbrella and 2 Loungers 19-21 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00
Santandria for families
- 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)
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.
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 Dolots 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.
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.
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
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
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
Santandria - at a glance
Restaurants in Santandria
...our curated Santandria Bar and Restaurants guide
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
Villas & Apartments
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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.