What to see and do in Son Bou
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Son Bou Attractions, Activities, Guided & DIY Tours

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Son Bou's beach will certainly be a focus for you,but there's more.

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Watersports from beach, Childrens play areas. Riding, Cycling and walking in great countryside.

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For young Children there are public play areas in Son Bou gardens area

Older active teens can enjoy outdoor all terrain biking, watersports and horse riding

Water Parks in Son Bou?

None but a couple north ( Marina Parc ) and east ( Splash Sur )

Splash Sur

Binibeca Things to see

Other Menorca Waterparks

Sights - Must Sees

Things to See

Torre d'en Gaumes

more Sights in and around Son Bou

Action Activities

Local Services

Fun and Sport on Sea - Activity Ideas


A fun family activity, paddle around your resort or along Menorca's unspoilt coastline as part of a professional tour ( inc. sea caves,remote beaches)

Kayaking Activities

Kayaking Guide

Basic Kayaks are available to hire from the beach to explore the coastline. Better routes to be found in Cala en Porter


Water Fun for hire from beach area : SUP boards , Sea Kayaks ( singles and doubles ) and Fun Pedalos with slides

SUP = Stand Up Paddle


The water is clear for snorkelling and there is lot's of fish life, more around the rocky areas at mid beach and eastern ends of main beach.


Local well established diving centre Son Bou Diving www.sonbouscuba.org is located close to Club Sant Jaime at Centro Commercial. Son Bou is close to the Cap Den Font coastal area which contains a lot of spectacular underwater cave dives. Plus they can transport you to any of Menorca's great dive sites.

Riding and Horses

Rutas a Caballo is a local Offering rides all year around along the beach and the countryside around Son Bou/Santo Tomas.

Horse Tours, shows

Cycle Route Ideas

Like most of Menorca this is more Natural, so don't expect too many cycle lanes. Better to use the off road tracks and marked routes as the little roads that make up much of the country network have lots of blind corners.

Destination Ideas and route suggestions showing difficulty and terrain

Mountain Bike Route around Son Bou

Easier Routes Son Bou

Walks, Hiking and Trails around Son Bou

Son Bou is set in dramatic beautiful coastline. At Western lies the imposing headland ( Cap des Ses Penyes ) - you can walk to the plateau top ( caution children of edge! ) for fantastic views of the coastline. At the other end is the beautiful marshlans, hills and valleys of Torrent de Son Boter. A signed path from HG Jarden Hotel will take you to the Virgin beach Atalis on between Son Bou and Santo Tomas.

Hike to the facinating Prehistoric settlement at Walks at sunset to Santo Tomas

Destination and Route suggestions

Hiking Son Bou

Family and easier Walks Son Bou

Son Bou Place to visit near by

Things to Do


Alaior ( Alayor ) - Near By ( Bus Route 32 )

Has a charming old centre set on a hill for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of the summer sun has gone. A small city and the "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with some delightful Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market (weds june-sept ) with Artisan goods,jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.

Menorca Tips

There is a late night bus to return from Alaior's evening market. Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. A brand relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. The shop offers reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.

Alaior tourist guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Alaior All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Mahon ( Mao or Maó ) - Near By ( Bus Route 32 )

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.

Mahon (Mao) guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Mahon All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

What to see and do in Mahon

Mahon - trips,visits

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Direct ( L36 ) AND via connections at Alaior ( L32 ) - > L01

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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 tourist guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Ciutadella All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

What to see and do in Ciutadella

Ciutadella - trips,visits

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Boat Excursions?

Large boats and smaller faster boats offer a choices of fixed routes or can be charted for custom trips to the coastline , taking in sea caves, coves and some amazing beaches with snorkel stops. Also Sunset trips.

Pre-book Boat Excursions along the coast

Pick out that dream beach - inc. sunset trips

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Son Bou Beach

Free Beach parking, lifeguard, sunbed and umbrella rental, watersports and wheelchair access and facilities. There are three beach bars, (serving hot food+take aways ), some open evenings for sipping drinks as the sea laps the sands and the sun sets. A favourite beach on the island for beach strollers. While the resort is very popular for families the sheer size of the beach makes it easy for those who prefer to avoid the little ones to find their ideal spots! There is an abudance of natural sand dunes that make a very pleasant backdrop. The beach is separated from the resort by a nature conservation area which means that access is only from the beach side car park. Son bou can suffer from quite strong water currents, so care should be taken ( keep within 40 meters of shore and make sure your are not 'drifting' down the beach) and keep an eye on the red and green flags. Down the coast ( westwards after Santo Tomas) is the huge virgin beach of Playa de Binigaus which is extremely beautiful, natural and less frequented. Its also a favourite location for nudists but everyone is welcome ( no need to strip OR be 'offended' ).

Son Bou Beach Guide

More things to do in Son Bou

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On a map, all the Sights and Attractions in and around Son Bou

Coastal Walks around Son Bou

Close by in Son Bou will be an access point to the coastal path 'Cami de Cavalls ' a rough track path that follows the entire coast. Mountain Bike or Walk it to a Virgin Beach, the next resort or just to enjoy.

You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you

Even if you do a short stretch in summer heat treking sandals strongly advised - ankle support!!!!

Artisan Night Markets

Locals towns offer summer night time (7pm 'till late ) markets ( they are more artisan, foodie , musical ) which can be combined with a meal at a more authentic restaurant, enjoy time with locals outside at a cafe-bar people watching.

Night Markets

Local Nightlife Music, Bars in Son Bou

Son Bou has a range of Restaurants including formal and less formal , with fixed price menus and a la carte options. There are chill out lounge bars, cocktail and music bars.

Variety of Bars, differing clientle and some with live Music

Son Bou Bars

Menorca nightlife is less 'touristy' outside of beach resorts Beach Clubs and urban music venues

Organised Excursions

Diving Centres in or near Son Bou

Son Bou Boat Hire and Yacht charter with and without captain

Son Bou Boat Rentals

Son Bou Bars Listings