Es Castell, Menorca, Spain

Surrounded by two attractive coves, is the town of Es Castell. It is a town steeped in history and military connections, evidence of which can still be seen today. Although the resort is quite small, the harbour area is full of life and atmosphere.

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Es Castell

Es Castell has plenty on offer, with shops, twice weekly market, restaurants and bars. The city of Mahon is just 3km away and the airport around 10km.

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Es Castell Hotels (?)

Barcelo Hamilton Hotel Photograph of Barcelo Hamilton Hotel
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The Barcelo Hamilton is an adult only hotel popular with couples, providing a great base for a relaxing holiday with modern and comfortable accommodation and surroundings....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

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This delightful and friendly hotel is the ideal choice for those looking to discover the real Menorca. Guests can simply choose to enjoy the harbour views from the hotel or set out to explore the near...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Artiem Carlos III Hotel Photograph of Artiem Carlos III Hotel
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Artiem Carlos III is an adult only hotel offering a good variety of amenities and a relaxed environment. It has direct access to the sea from the Spa terrace and tastefully styled accommodation....

4.6 / 5 from 16 reviews

Del Almirante Hotel Photograph of Del Almirante Hotel
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A former mansion and now a unique hotel offering great panoramic views coupled with a friendly environment....

Sant Joan de Binissaida Rural Hotel Photograph of Sant Joan de Binissaida Rural Hotel
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4-km from the centre of Es Castell this property offers a complete getaway from the hustle and bustle. A converted country house in a rural setting with twelve hectares of gardens and land. ...

Es Castell Reviews

Holiday Date:4th Jun 2017
Accommodation:Artiem Carlos III Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(3 suns)

Es Castell could be perfect or some but unfortunately it wasn't for me. There is absolutely nothing touristy except 2 shops that stock some English newspapers. My husband loved it though.

Holiday Date:29th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Barcelo Hamilton Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Very authentic Spanish village, great restaurants and lovely harbour.

Holiday Date:22nd Jun 2016
Accommodation:Artiem Carlos III Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

If you don't want to eat in the hotel, short walk to pretty port with lots of restaurants. Bar Espana around the corner Menu of the day 18-50€ three courses with wine. Branston family all eating there last week need I say anymore. Bus route ten minutes and you are in the capital Mahon. Shop, Shop.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Artiem Carlos III Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

A short walk from the hotel will take you to several idyllic harbours and inlets. There are no sand beaches in Es Castell, but there are several rocky areas near the hotel where you can swim or sunbathe and there is a regular bus service to Mahon from where you can travel to anywhere on the island. If you are feeling energetic, the walk to Mahon harbour took us about 20 minutes. I would highly recommend this hotel and the resort of Es Castell for a quiet chill out experience although next time maybe just bed and breakfast and use the many interesting little restaurants in Es Castell's pretty harbour.<br />

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Beaches

There is no beach here at Es Castell but there are several beaches and coves in the area. There are coves with rocky inlets at Calas Fons and Calas Corb which are located at either side of the town but if it is a sandy beach you are after then you will find one at Punta Prima which is just a 10 minute drive away. Punta Prima beach is one of the largest and most impressive beaches on the island and offers fine white sand. There are sunbeds and umbrellas to hire and a good selection of water sports available. There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants here too so plenty to do for the day.

Things to Do

There is plenty to see in the resort, such as the military museum in the square which was once the old British barracks, the church of San Francisco, the nearby Marlborough Fort and the many Georgian buildings that are dotted around the resort.

There is a fiesta each year at the end of July and there will be a whole host of entertainment, including live music, the Jaleo (rearing horses), a fun fair with stalls and rides for children and on the last evening there is a great musical fireworks display.

Out and About

The bustling harbour area is home to many bars and restaurants, with a good range of traditional Spanish cuisine, Italian, Chinese and of course many fish dishes, whatever your taste, you will find something to suit here. There is not much nightlife to speak of but there are several cafes and music bars so you will be able to enjoy a few drinks after dinner.

There are plenty of shops and stalls here and not forgetting the market twice a week.

Nearby Attractions

For those who like to keep active whilst on holiday, there is a golf course in Son Bou which is approx 20 minutes away. There is also tennis, cycling and horse riding available nearby too. There are many trails and paths to be found in the local countryside so get out and enjoy the fresh air and see what the area has to offer.

Take a trip to Mahon for some sightseeing or even a day shopping. There is so much to see and do here, you really have to come and see it for yourself. There are many boat trips that leave the harbour of Mahon. Glass bottom boat tours are popular and a great way to see what is going on both on land and underwater in the surrounding area.

There is a diving and water sports centre in S'Algar, so if you enjoy diving or perhaps want to take a few lessons then this is the place to come.

Another thing to do which kids will enjoy is a trip to the picturesque Calas Coves. It is best to visit either early morning or in the evening when the light brings out the scenery. The kids will enjoy exploring the old burial caves up in the walls and going on rambling cove walks, great fun and a little different. The area can be reached by foot from Cala'n Porter.

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