Cala’n Porter’s spectacular location makes it seem almost destined to be one of Menorca’s most popular holiday resorts! Located high up on top of limestone cliffs looking down on the beach below, Cala’n Porter is one of the island’s most picturesque towns and draws holidaymakers back year after year. The beach is spacious and sheltered in a deep cove; families come here for the safe, child-friendly environment.
Cala’n Porter is made with tourists in mind, and offers a range of fun activities in the resort including go-karting, tennis, small amusement park rides and playgrounds for kids. If you have a hire car, you can make the 15-minute drive to Cales Coves where down a bumpy road you’ll find two beautiful bays and countless caves cut into the cliffs. Alternatively, explore the island on foot via the Cami de Cavalls walking path.
The beach lies at the bottom of a tall limestone cliff, reached from Cala’n Porter by car along the main road or on foot down a flight of 200 steps! Don’t worry though – there’s also a mini-train that travels between the resort centre and the beach, which is extra fun for kids. The horseshoe shape of the bay means that the sea is calm, and there are sunbeds and parasols for hire.
A 20-minute drive inland brings you to Alaior, a bustling town of narrow streets and whitewashed buildings. Here you can find boutique shops selling local crafts and produce, medieval architecture and the dramatic Santa Eulalia Church, as well as a great choice of restaurants and ice cream parlours! You can also visit Mahon, the island’s capital, to see the cathedral, people-watch at the harbour and visit the Xoriguer gin distillery.