What to do in Son Bou

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 near Club Sant Jaime and paid rides , inflatables near the beach in summer season.

Lloc de Menorca Zoo

Has grown into a delightful place for young and old to get close to an expanding range of native and more exotic ( smaller ) animals in very pleasant surroundings. Features several walk through landscaped enclosures where animals roam free and small children can see easily. Enough to entertain children and adult animal lovers alike.

Open daily from 10:00-20:00

Located on the main road ME-1 9 km from Mahon and 3km from Alaior

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Torre d'en Gaumes

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

SUP = Stand Up Paddle

Pedalo Fun
Sea Kayaks
Family Sea Kayaks


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.


Basic Kayaks are available to hire from the beach to explore the coastline. More serious outings to be found in Cala en Porter along the coast from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina. The bay at cala en porter is ideal for kayaking and there are there are sea caves just outside the bay and magnificent Cales Coves just along the coast heading east ( for longer trips).


Son Bou Rutas a Caballo is located on a nearby farm between Son Bou and Santo Tomas. Offering rides all year around along the beach and the countryside around Son Bou/Sant Tomas. www.sonbourutasacaballo.com - riding stables on Menorca

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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.

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Mountain Bike Route around Son Bou

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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

Near By


Has a charming old town set on a hill for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of the summer sun has gone. 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.

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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.

Old Town - Alaior Streets
Old Town - Typical Alaior

Alaior guide

Boutique and Design Hotels

Agrotourism Hotels

Alaior All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

Son Bou - Near by ( 15-20 min Taxi )

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.


Cova d'en Xoroi

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.

Menorca Tips

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

Cafe Bar platforms
Outdoor Platforms (for sunsets)
one of several 'indoor' areas
Chill out seats

Organised Excursions

Jet Ski Tours. 3 Hours on Horseback.

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

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Coastal Walks around Son Bou

Close by in Son Bou will be the 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

Footwear-treking sandals strongly advised

Bars in Son Bou

Variety of Bars, differing clientle and some with live Music ...our curated Bars in Son Bou

Organised Excursions

Diving Centres