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.

The gorgeous soft sandy beach at Alcaufar, great for those with young kids
The small resort of Alcaufar, with typical low rise apartments and villas
Views across the Alcaufar headland towards the watch tower Torre d’Alcalfar

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.

Alcaufar, gorgeous clear turquoise water perfect for snorkelling
A small resort with quiet narrow streets
Two beautiful examples of a vibrant Bougainvillea and sweet scented Oleander
Fishing boats anchored in ankle deep waters at Alcaufar

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.

The small uncrowded beach at Alcaufar with football pitch towards the rear
Lots of parking opportunities, with steps down to the beach.

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.

The mini football pitch towards the rear of the beach at Alcaufar
Sa Botigueta d’Alcaufar, selling essential holiday items

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).

Hotel and restaurants located close to the beach, perfect for snacks, lunch or dinners
Restaurant Piccolo Mundo, great food, friendly staff and great views across to s’algar

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 …

S'Albufera National Park

S'Albufera National Park

Menorca's main nature reserve contain several trials, where you could see a good variety of birds, waders and raptors. 

North East Menorca / s'Albufera des Grau Natural Park

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

Tranqvil Spa

Tranqvil Spa

A range of gorgeous spa's located at several hotels across Menorca.  Also available a mobile spa service, spa day packages and a beauty products shop in Mahon.

Cala en Bosch, Salger, Mahon and Santo Tomas