Punta Prima, Menorca, Spain
Punta Prima is a small resort offering a beach of fine white sand where visitors can sunbathe or enjoy the watersports. Although it is one of the oldest towns on the island, it has kept it's traditional charm and laid back atmosphere.
The beach is certainly Punta Prima's main asset and with its clean white sands, it is easy to see why is has been awarded the Blue Flag. The warm, shallow waters make it ideal for children and it is also very popular with the locals which says a lot. There are sun loungers available and a range of watersports to participate in.
Things to Do
The relatively flat terrain around Menorca makes it easy to walk round the many paths and routes around the island. The Carni de Cavalls (path of horses) runs through Punta Prima and offers clear signposts so it is easy to wander for a fair bit without worrying about getting lost. If you find all that walking a little too energetic in the sun, you could jump on board the mini train that runs between Punta Prima and Binibequer in the summer season.
There is plenty to keep the children occupied, with a toddlers play area near the beach and a play centre for older children too.
Out and About
There is a decent selection of bars and restaurants here and whether you want international cuisine or something a little more Spanish, you will be sure to find something to suit. There are no discos here but you will find that the local hotels have entertainment and as long as you buy a drink from them, they are happy to have you.
There are a couple of supermarkets that sell everything from beachware to that all important holiday souvenir and some gift shops but nearby resorts do offer a greater variety of shops.
Mahon is not far away and is really a shoppers paradise so it may be worth heading out the resort for the day.
Not far from Punta Prima, you will find the golf club at Son Parc. It is a championship golf course with a putting green and driving range. There is also a tennis court and restaurant here too.
For some fun in the sun, why not visit the water park. There is a variety of water slides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
S'Algar is the place to go if you like taking part in sports. There is a water sports centre where you can participate in many water sports including jet skiing and Parascending, tennis courts, bowls and football.
Not only does Ciudadella have a great selection of shops and restaurants, there are also many historic things to see such as the 14th century gothic cathedral, a couple of museums and the remains of the fortified walls. For the perfect end to your day, venture down to the harbour for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
The capital, Mahon also has it's fair share of historic buildings such as La Mola, a gigantic fort which is located at the harbour side and the Baroque church of Santa Maria to name but a few. Many people come to Mahon to shop and will certainly not be disappointed. There are many bars and restaurants and nightclubs too, so it may well be worth saying over to take full advantage of what Mahon has to offer.
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