Son Bou Things to See and Do
Our Photo Tour will show many of these attractions
Every coastal resort is part of an attractive around Menorca coastal walk - Cami de Cavalls. You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you.
Coastline and Alaior
A dramatic coastal setting setting combining the best of beach and adventure holidays.
Torre d'en Gaumes is a pre-historic settlement just outside of Son Bou.
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Trip to Mahon or Alaior Cheese Factory?
The main large commercial area is in centre of Son Bou with a choice of eating places ranging from cheap and plain upwards, though if you want better surroundings and food head for nearby Es Mercadal and Alaior. There are a range of resort style souvenir shops, simple clothing/shoes shops. There is another smaller commercial area at Plaza Sant Jaime. Around the commercial centres are a wide variety of Cafe Bars and Restaurants for varying clientel. The resort has an ATM (in front of Sol Milanos hotel ) and local chemist and a medical centre. Even in high season expect that some shops will not be open 13-17:00.
Kids - see photo tour and maps
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
Club Sant Jaime - Waterpark, Amusements and Entertainment
A play and relaxation centre in the Son Bou Gardens area and open to all. Attractions include water chutes, various pools including baby/toddler pool. Use of the pools is for anyone who makes use of the bar & restaurant. The two water chutes are on a pay as you go basis (10 slides for 6 Eur). Large shaded bar area with restaurant factilities, inside games room (suitable for older children) and Internet access. Features live acts (music tribute acts-a drink is entrance fee) and other events starting at 21:30 most evenings.
There are grassed gardens area with loungers for parents to sun bath and relax.
Pools are open 10:00-19:00,Waterslides 11:00-19:00,Restaurants 10:00-01:00
Menorca Holiday Tips
Club Sant Jaime often runs events for children in the evenings-see locally for details.
Torre d'en Gaumes
Open Air history: Torre d'en Gaumes is a pre-historic settlement just outside of Son Bou signposted on the road from Alaior (carrer de son bou). Access is controlled to preserve this extensive site. This is known to be the largest pre-historic town in the Balearic Islands. The village is surrounded by attractive countryside and features many interesting ancient ruins including, a defensive wall guarding three talaiots (stone watch towers), a temple made of stone and pillared naves. It survived from the pre-talayotic period to Roman times.
Open Tues. to Sat. 0915-2045 hrs., Sun. 0915-1500 hrs., Mon. 0900-1500 hrs. Entrance 3 euros, free on Sun.
The water is clear for snorkelling and there is lot's of fish life, more around the rocky areas at eastern end of main beach.
Local well established diving centre Son Bou Divingis 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 bach to explore the coastline. More serious outings found in neighbouring Cala en Porter along the coast from Menorca en Kayak based at the beach entrance to Hotel Aquamarina. The bay there is ideal for kayaking and there are there are caves just outside the bay and 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.