The small, exciting resort of Cala en Porter (Cala’n Porter) lies on the south coast of Menorca, attracting visitors from all over the world to laze on the fine white sands which cover the small beach in front of the resort. It is the largest resort in the Alair district of Menorca, offering some lively nightlife for Menorcan standards, although it is not a rowdy destination by any means.
Protected by steep cliffs on either side, the Cala en Porter Beach slopes gently into the warm waters of the Mediterranean, creating the perfect, sheltered beach for both sunbathing and swimming. There are a number of small refreshment stalls on the beach, including a couple of bars, and there is a small train which can take you back up the steep hill towards the villas and rental apartments in Cala en Porter itself.
The Caves of Cala en Porter and the Calas Caves are wonderful places to explore. Children and parents alike can be seen excitedly investigating the highly arched and hugely atmospheric caves, which also offer some of the nicest sea views along the south coast.
Walkers will be delighted by taking a rental apartment in Cala en Porter. The highest peak in Menorca, Mount Toro and the sanctuary of Mare de Deu del Toro are great places to walk and relax. Bird lovers flock to the area, as the sanctuary is a favoured breeding ground for many of Menorca’s wetland birds. The local riding stables do a roaring trade, especially during the summer with trails towards Mount Toro, and if you would like to go riding whilst in Cala en Porter, early booking is essential.
Although the nightlife is not lively by Ibiza standards, it is great fun. There are a number of bars and clubs, but of particular mention, and certainly worth visiting from a rental apartment in Cala en Porter is the Coves of Xoroi, a bar by day and club by night, set in a magnificent natural cave overlooking the coast.
Cala en Porter’s neighbouring resort, Son Bou, is located on the back of Menorca’s longest beach. Son Bou is an ideal place to visit for water sport enthusiasts, and although there are few provisions in Cala en Porter, the two resorts are so well connected by public transport that a trip to Son Bou is no bother at all.
Basking in over 300 days of sunshine every year, you can happily take a holiday villa in Cala en Porter at any time of the year. Average annual temperatures are around 20˚C, but daily peaks in summer can reach up to 40˚C.
Reaching your Cala en Porter villa could not be easier from the airport. Turn left out of the airport and follow the road for around 15km, and you will be settling into your holiday rental apartment in Cala en Porter before you know it! There are regular cheap flights to the Aeropuerto de Menorca (MAH) in Mahon from across the UK, provided by easyJet and Monarch Airlines.