Alcaufar

Alcaufar Menorca

Alcaufar, on the island of Menorca is located in south east corner of the island. Ideal for families due to its quiet nature, shallow and calm waters. Similarly, Alcaufar is great for couples because of this calm way of life and peaceful nature. But it’s also close to the capital, Mahon which is slightly livelier.

Alcaufar Menorca Overview

Alcaufar
Playa Alcaufar

The Menorcan resort of Alcaufar was originally a fishing community and still prevelant to this day with many fisherman’s boats going in and out with the catch of the day, adding to its charming nature. Beautifully calm clear waters provide great walking spots along the rocky coastline.

The beach area is great for younger children. With its shallow, clear waters, gentle waves and fine golden sand they’ll be happy here for hours. The shallow waters and rocky patches make it great for snorkeling, with fish congregating around these rocky patches.

Overlooked by small cottages, traditional Menorcan houses and fishermen’s boat houses you’ll be sure to take some idyllic and gorgeous photos.

Alcaufar is only a short drive to the larger town of Sant Lluis, which has a lot more supermarkets, shops, bars and cafes. While the capital city of Mahon is only around 8-10km away.

The nearby resort of S’Algar have larger hotels. However, S’Algar has no beach so a courtesy bus will take S’Algar guests to Cala Alcaufar. During the higher season, be sure to have day visitors here that swell the population during the day.

Further information here for the weather in Alcaufar.

Alcaufar Hotels & Apartments

You’ll struggle to find large hotel or large accommodation in Alcaufar. However places have been known to come up on Airbnb and Homeaway because of the many privately owned holiday homes here.

There are two smaller hotels, Hotel Xuroy & Cala Alcaufar if you did want to stay in the resort of Alcaufar.

Towns and Resorts near to Alcaufar Menorca

If you do choose to stay here you may want to know what’s close;

S’Algar

The next town along here are some slightly larger hotels. Not to mention the Salgar Diving school that makes use of the great diving spots around Menorca.

Sant Lluis

Inland the mostly residential town has a nice variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Here you can also do a larger shop at the commercial area of Poligno.

Es Castell

The next resort along from S’Algar and just before Mahon. In Es Castell you’re blessed with great views and a large variety of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants where you can try some tradition cuisine of the island.

Mahon (Maó)

The capital, slightly further along from Es Castell. Here is a slightly busier feel. Centering around the harbour, the busy streets filled with cafes, markets and bars you’ll know why many people fall in love with the island of Menorca here. The traditional town has a nice blend of new and old shops while offering some spectacular views of one of the deepest natural harbours in the world.