The beautiful beach at Alcaufar

Alcaufar
Resort Guide

A sleepy authentic fishing village

Located on the east coast of Menorca in an area with many attractions and activities nearby

Located on the east coast to the south-east of the town of Sant Lluis, Alcaufar is a small sleepy coastal fishing village with a beautiful narrow beach and long inlet where fishing boats anchor in shallow waters.

Alcaufar is picturesque and authentic, ideal for holidays at a slower pace. Children can enjoy the safe shallow waters of the beach, and older children can enjoy the excellent snorkelling opportunities. There are two excellent restaurants in the resort but many more can be found in Sant Lluis, a 10-minute drive away.

Centre of the resort
Cala en Porter beach and restaurants
Kayaking in Cala en Porter

The resort is only 8 miles (13km) from Menorca’s airport and a great location to explore Menorca’s attractions, such as the fishermens village at Binibeca or theprehisotic settlement at Trepuco, as well as Menorca’s newsest water park Splash Sur Menorca.

The capital Mahón is just 15-20-minute drive away and the French town of Sant Lluis is just 10 minutes away and is a typical Menorcan town with shaded narrow streets with excellent restaurants perfect for long lazy lunches.

Shops in the centre of Cala en Porter
Pharmacy, bars and restaurants in Cala en Porter
The resort of Cala en Porter
Wetlands behind the beach in Cala en Porter

Beaches

Kayaking, has become a favourite activity at Es Grau with the natural beauty of the location providing fantastic opportunities to take to the water. Menorca en Kayak, a local company based in Es Grau offers kayak, pedalo’s, dinghies and stand up paddleboards for hire, as well as guided excursions to the islands favourite spots.

Es Grau and the surrounding area also offers a perfect location for walkers of all abilities, especially with the S’Albufera nature reserve nearby where you can find three short walks amongst the protected wetlands. There are also two stages of the Camí de Cavalls that can be used by ramblers and mountain bikes both of medium difficultly from Mao to Es Grau (6.2 miles) and Es Grau to the Favàritx lighthouse (5.3 miles).

Tourist attractions

Es Grau is a small resort but does have the basics including a well-stocked supermarket and a small boutique near the waterfront which sells jewellery, paintings, souvenirs and individually designed clothes. There are no cash machines in Es Grau, the nearest is in Menorca’s capital Mahón.

Cova d'en Xoroi, a nightclub located in a beautiful cliff
Sa Paissa hotel and restaurant

Sporting activities

Kayaking, has become a favourite activity at Es Grau with the natural beauty of the location providing fantastic opportunities to take to the water. Menorca en Kayak, a local company based in Es Grau offers kayak, pedalo’s, dinghies and stand up paddleboards for hire, as well as guided excursions to the islands favourite spots.

Es Grau and the surrounding area also offers a perfect location for walkers of all abilities, especially with the S’Albufera nature reserve nearby where you can find three short walks amongst the protected wetlands. There are also two stages of the Camí de Cavalls that can be used by ramblers and mountain bikes both of medium difficultly from Mao to Es Grau (6.2 miles) and Es Grau to the Favàritx lighthouse (5.3 miles).

Shopping

Es Grau is a small resort but does have the basics including a well-stocked supermarket and a small boutique near the waterfront which sells jewellery, paintings, souvenirs and individually designed clothes. There are no cash machines in Es Grau, the nearest is in Menorca’s capital Mahón.

Supermarket in the centre of Cala en Porter
Main Supermarket in Cala en Porter

Where to eat and drink

Bars and restuarants

Kayaking, has become a favourite activity at Es Grau with the natural beauty of the location providing fantastic opportunities to take to the water. Menorca en Kayak, a local company based in Es Grau offers kayak, pedalo’s, dinghies and stand up paddleboards for hire, as well as guided excursions to the islands favourite spots.

Es Grau and the surrounding area also offers a perfect location for walkers of all abilities, especially with the S’Albufera nature reserve nearby where you can find three short walks amongst the protected wetlands. There are also two stages of the Camí de Cavalls that can be used by ramblers and mountain bikes both of medium difficultly from Mao to Es Grau (6.2 miles) and Es Grau to the Favàritx lighthouse (5.3 miles).

Castillo Sancho Panza hotel, Cala en Porter
Big Al's Ranch, Cala en Porter

Getting here and around

Kayaking, has become a favourite activity at Es Grau with the natural beauty of the location providing fantastic opportunities to take to the water. Menorca en Kayak, a local company based in Es Grau offers kayak, pedalo’s, dinghies and stand up paddleboards for hire, as well as guided excursions to the islands favourite spots.

Es Grau and the surrounding area also offers a perfect location for walkers of all abilities, especially with the S’Albufera nature reserve nearby where you can find three short walks amongst the protected wetlands. There are also two stages of the Camí de Cavalls that can be used by ramblers and mountain bikes both of medium difficultly from Mao to Es Grau (6.2 miles) and Es Grau to the Favàritx lighthouse (5.3 miles).

Shopping

Es Grau is a small resort but does have the basics including a well-stocked supermarket and a small boutique near the waterfront which sells jewellery, paintings, souvenirs and individually designed clothes. There are no cash machines in Es Grau, the nearest is in Menorca’s capital Mahón.

The area also offers …

Fishermens Village

Fishermens Village

Binibeca Vell is located in muncipiality of Sant Lluis just 5-6 miles from Mahon and lies on the south east coast.

South East Menorca, Binibeca Vell

Talati de Dalt

Talati de Dalt

Talati de dalt is the most popular settlement on the island it contains an unusual elliptical-base conical talayot, a large leaning taula, and several dwellings as well as well preserved defensive wall.

East Menorca / Mahón

Es Moli de Dalt

Es Moli de Dalt

A windmill situated in the typical Menorca's town of Sant Lluis. Founded by the French in the 18th century and named after King Louis IX.

South East Menorca / Sant Lluis