Located at the North of the island, north of Es Mercadal and around 40 minutes from Mahon Airport. A great place for a variety of holidaymaker. For families there are a variety of water sports on offer and great for those who love sailing, not to mention the variety of food and restaurants on offer. For couples, again there are numerous water sports on offer for all and some fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars to have an evening drink in.
An old fishermans village that has retained a lot of its charm. A beautifully small town centering around the harbour with views across the sea of the lush green vegetation. Many locals still live here and the town focuses around the water sports and water activities, such as diving, kayaking and sailing.
Found at the entrance of a naturally enclosed bay protects the waters from wind and strong breezes, making it ideal for previously mentioned water activities. A great place to stop for the active nature lovers.
It’s worth mentioning that Fornells has no real beach within the town.
Further information here for the weather in Fornells.
As you can expect from a small town there are few amenities. A couple of small supermarkets, a few shops, a bank and a chemist.
However, throughout the summer months of May to October you can find the night market along the harbour front on Calle del Mar de Fornells, selling various handcraft goods, food and drink. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from approximately 19:30 to 24:00.
First of all the festival is held annually on the 4th Weekend in July. Fiesta of Sant Antoni in Fornells.
‘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 Fornells.
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.
Similarly to many small Menorcan towns Fornells offers a more relaxed atmosphere. So take this opportunity to sit back and have a glass of sangria in one of the small cafes or bars while the world walks by.
Airport Transfers to Fornells
For discounted Fornells airport transfers head to Shuttle Menorca with this link here and you receive 10% off compared to booking directly.
Fornells Menorca Hotels & Apartments
Not a great deal of variety for accommodation in Fornells. However there area places to stay such as Hostal S’Algaret and Hostal La Palma. These and a few other Fornells accommodation can be found on Booking.com, Homeaway and Airbnb. Or feel free to search below: