Santandria Holidays Guide

Santandria is a quiet resort around the peaceful inlet of Sa Caleta beach. With great sunsets and views over to neighbouring Majorca. Close by bus to te old capital of Ciutadella.

Hotels,Villas and Apartments in Santandria

Santandria
Airport: 30 miles / 48 km
Direct Transfer: 0 hr 55 mins
Transfer Options: Shared Shuttle from 12 Eur pp or Taxi max. 4 pers. 58 Eur , Public Airport Bus - none
Small sandy beach at the end of a long calming inlet.

Santandria Beach

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Sun Loungers 2019 - Umbrella and 2 Loungers 17-19 Euro. Reductions (after 15:00). Facility closes around 19:00

Watersports
Small Child and Baby friendly
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 Nearest alternative Beaches

in the local area Beaches by Bus

Would Santandria suit us?

For Families

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

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.

Ciutadella

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

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Old Spain - Palaces
Old City
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Old Harbour
Clothes Shopping
Placa Born
Cafes

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.

Wi-Fi and Internet

Many 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 main public square. WiFi on Menorca

Buses - Santandria

Looking for Airport Shuttle / Transfers?

Bus Network Map 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 Timetable and destinations - Santandria

Taxis - Santandria

There is no such thing as a private Cab firm or Uber. Can be Reserved by App 1Taxi

Santandria Taxi stand on map

Taxis are only licensed for a maximum of 4 Passengers.

Comprehensive Taxi Guide

What is 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.

Wetter & forecast through the year

Restaurants and Bars in Santandria

Directory Bars and Restaurants in and around Santandria

Interactive Maps - Santandria

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Supermarkets,Restaurants and local Sights

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Villas and Apartments Santandria, Menorca ( Minorca )

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Transfers and Attractions

Private Transfers to Santandria are ideal because there is no wait for other passengers, you travel door to door and baby / children seats can be requested - Santandria Transfers

Excusrions, WaterSports, Sights in Santandria - Santandria - things to See and Do

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