Es Castell Menorca
Located towards the east of the island near Mahon (Mao). Es Castell is great for a variety of holiday makers. Families because of it’s closeness to the capital and many things to do close to the area, not to mention the closeness to Punta Prima beach. For couples there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Es Castell and it’s also very close to the livelier Mahon. For the explorers, the S’Algar diving centre is close and sailors rejoice, with the Mahon harbour on your doorstep.
Es Castell Overview
Firstly, Es Castell is a great base for those looking to explore. But, Es Castell is also a place that’s full of great charm and beautiful in its own right. Well located for those looking for fantastic lunchtime dishes, summer evening walks down by the harbour side and even those looking for a nightcap and maybe a drink or too more. Towards the eastern area of Es Castell you’ll find Cales Fonts. Cales Fonts has developed over time to provide some fantastic little restaurants and cafes, serving traditional Mediterranean food. Different to your standard tourist tourist town and favoured by locals.
Everything you’ll need is within the town. However, the capital Mahon is a short drive away and so to is Sant Lluis.
Another little fishing cove in Es Castell is Cales Corb. Here you can find the odd fishing boat coming in after the morning out fishing, and provides the perfect setting for a late evening stroll over looking the harbour. There are plenty of little cafes, bars and restaurants along the promenade stretching around the town. You can also walk from Cales Corb to Cakes Fonts. You could also walk to Mahon if you want, allow yourself around 30 minutes – simply face the across the harbour, turn left and walk alongside the harbour.
Es Castell has no beach. However there are a few areas where you can swim along the coast.
Further information here for the weather in Es Castell.
Es Castell Fiesta
First of all the festival is held annually on the 24th, 25th and 26th in July.
‘Fiestas’ or Festivals are a large part of Spanish culture, as well as Menorcan culture. An amazing festival with over 100 primed and prepared horses and riders parade through the old city streets of Es Castell.
A huge part of the festival is when the horses parade and perform cargols. When riders circle specific points and the jaleos. Jaleos are when horses rear up on their back legs, Jaleo – young brave men, vying for good luck attempt to touch the horses hearts as they rear up.
A traditional drink accompanies these Menorca fiesta, Pomada. Pomada’s are the local Menorcan Gin mixed with bitter lemonade, usually Fanta Lemon.
Be careful, small children can become scared by the large crowds, rearing horses and electricity in the air. The streets are packed and much busier than usual, therefore can be overwhelming to younger people. Everyone however, is in a great mood and hoping to have a good time.
Es Castell Nightlife
Being close to Mahon, you can venture here if you want a much later evening and dance. But Es Castell does have various bars, cafes and clubs. Dotted around the back streets, set slightly back from the harbour.
Es Castell is a nice mix of the Menorcan locals blended with the foreign tourist. So hit the town square for a drink or two.
Airport Transfers to Es Castell
For discounted Es Castell airport transfers head to Shuttle Menorca with this link here and you receive 10% off compared to booking directly.
Es Castell Menorca Hotels & Apartments
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