Cala En Porter Holidays Guide
Set on the cliffs of a stunning bay in a now protected nature area giving stunning views from the cliff tops. Cala en Porter is a mixture of residential villas private Holiday Homes and a few smaller hotels.
Close to Mahon for day or evening trips. Self contained family resort with probably the best childrens beach on the island. Home to Coves Xoroi a superb "chill out" location day or night.
Cala En Porter Nearest alternative Beaches
in the local area Beaches by Bus
- One of the best resort beaches on the island
- Self contained resort for those who want everything nearby
- Close to Mahon, Es Castell and Alaior, so that Mum and Dad can have a change of scene
- A mixture of Bars and Restaurants to satisfy varying tastes.
- Close to Mahon and Es Castell for mediterranean flair, shopping, bars/restaurants and nightclubs
- Watersports water sports and several diving centers nearby
- Set in picturesque countryside with Horse Rides, Walks and many cycling tracks
(updated June 2019 )
Cala'n Porter is located on the South East Coast. Approximately 15 mins., from the Airport in mostly unbuilt , pristine coastline surround by beautiful countryside on all three sides. There is no aircraft noise.
Cala en Porter is set atop the cliffs overlooking a stunning bay in a protected nature area offering fabulous views of countryside, white sands and turquoise waters. The resort attracts couples ( young and old ,Spanish and French ) as well as english and german families, particularly for self catering holidays. Cala en Porter is a mixture of residential homes, Villas and Apartments with just a few hotels.
As one of the first tourist resorts on Menorca, Cala en Porter benefits from mature villa gardens making it full of flowers in summer- it has undergone improvements in recent years and is now enjoying an increasing reputation as a place for beach and nature lovers as well as having one of the most atmospheric dance floors in the Med. Several activity companies now offer excursions from the bay as well at MTB and walking activities along the coast making it even more popular in summer as well as in spring and autumn seasons.
There is a Doctors open 9-13:00 and from 16:00 located in resort centre
Cala en Porter - Top See and Dolots more what to see and do ideas
Cala'n Porter's top sights are its location and surounding areas and accompanying outdoor activities. The resort is set atop one side of majestic elongated bay and looks across to protected (nature reserve) headland and a river that flows back into a very picturesque valley ( which you can explore on foot or MTB ) . The dramatic coastline is potted with seas caves and eastwards is Cales Coves with it's beautiful bays.
What distinguishes Cala en Porter is it's location and surrounding countryside. Set on the plateau over a fabulous bay with terrific views of the untouched bay on the other side and the valley that extends miles inland from behind the beach and can be walked or cycled as part of the Cami de Cavalls. As the light fades the frogs in the nature reserve begin their soothing nightly chorus. The coast has two delights, Covas den Xoroi and Cales Coves ( three majestic bays for snorkelling,swimming and a hidden sandy beach )
Cova d'en Xoroi - Sunsets in a location like no other
Located in huge spectacular natural caves some 25m above the Mediteranean with outdoor platforms to gaze at the sun dropping over the beautiful unbuilt Cala 'n Porter bay headland. Little labyrinth of side caves inside with seating
15 Euro Entry Ticket includes 1 Soft drink + live Music/Dance act ( not 'complusary' to buy drinks during stay )
The acts begin after the sun drops - see website for agenda and to buy tickets online
Opening times: 17:30 'til dusk. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months.
You can also visit daytime at a lower ticket price - closes at 17:00
Cala en Porter Shopping and Supermarkets
There are 3 good sized supermarkets in the centre of Cala en Porter offering a good selection of fresh fruits,veg, meats and branded food and drink including international press, fresh bread and pasteries - also have souvenirs, beach and summer wear. Most stay open till 22:00 . Apart from special offers prices tend to be roughly the same .
- all the 3 main Supermarkets offer Free delivery for larger orders to your accommodation - just pay at the cashier and agree a delivery time
- The handy chinese Hong Se supermarket is open all year (midnight late closing).
There are couple souvenir/clothing shops,several sell magazines and Newpapers. In addition Sant Climent ( Patisserie,Spar Mini Mart ) and capital of Mahon are within easy reach on bus/taxi . Approaching Mahon (Poligno) are several larger Supermarkets and in the city centre you will be spoilt with individual shops in the pedestrian areas and side streets.
TABAC - Cigarettes
There is Tabac in - see resort map below.note they are only open during main season June-September
Cala en Porter's Evening Market
Mid June - mid September a few stalls with summer clothes and handicrafts. Mondays and Thursdays 19:00-23:00 in the resort centre.
Cala en Porter Fiesta
Takes place each year on the 3rd weekend in September noon Fri to midnight Sun. Evenings there will usually be live music entertainment in the main square (Plaza Gran) or the area next to Bar Pons. Saturday evening around 19:00 will be the 'Jaleo' (rearing horses ) on the beach another is around midday on Sunday. Riders and horses will parade through the town (see locally for times ) The event climaxes with an impressive fireworks display at midnight on the last evening.
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 Island's attractions.
Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - Getting about Menorca
Taxi from the airport should be around 20 Euros (2019) to centre of Cala'n Porter one way and take 15 minutes. Fares to Mahon are about 20-25 Euro. The Taxi stand in Cala'n Porter is in the centre and the drivers speak english where you can also book directly with them. Taxis can be called on +34 971 36 71 11 for pick ups at Villas and Apartments or from beach.
Tip use Taxis to get to/from the beach - most trips in Cala en Porter are about 7 Euro some approx. sample fares below max 4 Pers.
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Cala en Porter - Nightlife
Out on the edge of the bay entrance is Cova d'en Xoroi (see below) one the island's most spectacular dance locations ( no noise intrusion).
In Cala en Porter centre there are a variety of Bars with differing clientel both toursist & non tourist, young and old. Ayashe offers daytime and nightime chillout bar ( live sports events ) cocktails with Live music acts , Karaoke and DJs late into the night. Live tribute acts tour the island and are on stage at Sa Paisa, Irish Bar - Free to watch if you buy a drink and some can be very entertaining. Other Bars have music offerings - see Bars & Restaurants.
During summer there are also entertainments on the stage at the main square.
You can walk the cliff side promenade ( Passeig Maritim ) or enjoy a walk down to the beach where the frogs perform their nightly chorus is a very relaxing change.
Organised evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort hotels and some Bars. Mahon, Ciutadella and Es Castell however offer alot more with something for everyone, but with none of the "bing drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca. Menorca is not Majorca but that is why many people come here!
Menorca Holiday Tips
Mahon is an easy trip early evenings on the bus with a return taxi fare should you return late ( taxi fares to Mahon around 25 Eur ). Last bus to Mahon at 20:00 ( at Bar Pons stop ). Last bus to Cala en Porter from Mahon 22:15 ( buses run mon-sat) BUS 31 from TMSA.
Cova d'en Xoroi - Dance Club a location like no other
Located in huge spectacular natural caves some 25m above the moonlight Med. Toast the Moon shining down and dance through to see the Sunrise - literally!
Undoubtedly the most dramatic nightspot on the island. Set high, literally in the cliffs, above the sea it's an atmospheric dance club with one of the most original locations. With themed nights, guest DJs, music and dance acts DJs.
Opening times: 11:30 'til 05:00. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months.
Cova Bus : Pick up service ( from main beach resorts ) arrival Midnight - Depart Xoroi at 5a.m - see nuratravel.com/Experience/cova-de-xoroi/
Special promotions ( check website,flyers and posters in bars) enabling free entrance to the night club if you visit the caves earlier in the day.
Can aslo be enjoyed as a daytime and sunset venue
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 - Cala En Porter
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 - Cala En Porter
Two Bus routes to Mahon and Alaior( summer only ). Mahon bus stops at Sant Climent which has 2 very good eating places Moli de Foc and Cafe des Pla and good Spar Supermarket ( cheaper prices )
Taxis - Cala En Porter
There is no such thing as a private Cab firm or Uber. Can be Reserved by App 1Taxi
Taxis Stand is at the resort centre. Taxis back from Mahon for a late night are max 30 Euro
Taxis are only licensed for a maximum of 4 Passengers.Comprehensive Taxi Guide
Cala En Porter - See and Do
The beach and water is the mainstay of the leisurely day time activities and there is usually a volley ball net set up on the beach to use. Pedalos with slides (14 Euro/hour) and simple Kayaks ( 12 Euro/hour ) can be hired from the beach. A summer based excursion company offers moreadventurous trips and better sea kayaks ( under Aquarium hotel ) There are childrens play areas at the beach and in the resort centre.Sailing is available in the nearby watersports centres of S'Algar or Fornells and golf in Son Parc is just 25 mins away. There is a childrens play centre in the centre with a variety of charged entertainments and small bar so the children can loose their energy on bouncy castles while mums and dads look on while enjoying a drink or coffee....more See and Do ideas for Cala En Porter
What is the Weather like in Cala En Porter
Cala En Porter has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Cala En Porter 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 Cala En Porter
Can Bernat restaurant just outside Cala'n Porter offers great food ( open fire grilled meats & vegetables a speciality ) and an attractive rear terrace looking out onto the local countryside. La Vela ( good midday Tapas ) , Los Pablos, La Palette,Casa Tia and Il Pulpo Restaurants are also recommended. As is an Italian at Sa Barrera hotel terrace.
Variety of Bars with different styles.
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