Close to Mahon and Es Castell for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
S'Algar was one of the first purpose built tourist resorts in Menorca and features two hotels, four low height apartment complexes mixed in with lots of private villas. All this is neatly landscaped with palm trees and garden areas in a neatly layed out road system . The resort focuses on quiet relaxing holidays with a sporting element so has no real emphasis on Nightclubs or Bars though a couple are available. Most entertainments are in the Hotels or Apartment complexes.
S'Algar is unusual in that it and has no beach but provides some sunbathing platforms and access to the sea for swimming- see photos below. There is a small beach at pretty inlet at Cala Alcaufar 15-25 minutes walk ( along coastalpath- see maps ) or five minute drive south and an excellent large beach at Punta Prima ( courtesy buses run to Punta Prima from the Las Palmeras apartments and the two hotels )
Given the extent of the private villas most shopping, entertainment and amenities are provided in the 2 Hotels & Apartment complexes where guests are unlikely to have a car. These are also available to non-residents.
A resort for couples or families looking for a quiet resort (south east area base ) with additional sports facilities.
During the season there is evening entertainment every day except Sundays at the San Luis Hotel , starting with a children's mini-disco, again available to all.
There is little clothes shopping available in S'Algar. There is a small supermarket in the 'village' square by waterfront and another small shop stocking essentials at the Las Palmeras apartments. Besides these small resort supermarkets more shops can to be found in the nearby town of Sant Lluis (via Bus ) and just a little further Mahon-the capital.
There is large Hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis and a smaller very popular supermarket Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar, on the way to Sant Lluis.
For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!
Sights and Attractions
Water sports : S'Algar is good for under water enthusiasts. Club S'Algar Diving, provides full schooling Divers can be hired too to help you explore the underwater caves and coral reefs along this favourite part of the coastline for divers. They also off trips out in their fast rib boats There are more Watersports in Punta Prima ( inclusing Windusrfing, Kayaking, Surfing,SUP )
S'Algar Diving located at the waters edge offer a wide choice: All varieties of activities under the water and on and above the water with fast boats.. This part of the coast offers some excellent diving areas including Menorcas renowned spectacular underwater caves. The watersports centre is located at S'Algar Diving. Some of the caves reach back quite a way inland! - see See and Do section for details.
S'Algar - Near by ( 10 km bus 91)
Mahon ( Mao or Maó )
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 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.
There are regular bus services to Mahon ,S'Algar and Sant Lluis with onward connections to all other parts of the island. There is also hotel courtesy bus services to/from S'Algar for a greater Restaurant/Bar choice and entertainments based at the hotels there. Enquire at Hotel for times.
Bus Network Map with S'Algar Bus stops 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.
S'Algar has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Salgar 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.