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Cala Alcaufar is a very picturesque fishing village in the south of Menorca where the pace of life is very definitely in the slow lane. It lies around a long narrow inlet with a small sandy beach offering exceptionally safe bathing for children. There is only one hotel as most visitors are accommodated in villas. With only one bar and one small restaurant car hire is recommended. A Cala Alcaufar holiday offers a peaceful break far removed from the stresses of everyday life, where you can relax in the guaranteed warmth of summer sun.
Cala Alcaufar is a very relaxed resort where it is easy to lie back and forget the cares of life at home. There is little to do in the resort apart from enjoying the sun and sea in charming surroundings where the locals offer a warm welcome.
Cala Alcaufar appeals to those seeking a relaxing break. It is popular with families with young children who enjoy a seaside holiday without the hectic nightlife often associated with Mediterranean beach holidays. It also attracts older couples who enjoy tranquil evenings and also those who enjoy walking.
The holiday season in Cala Alcaufar begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Cala Alcaufar, on the southern coast of Menorca, is only ten kilometres from the capital Mahon and has a transfer time from the airport of thirty minutes. It is a charming village lying around a deep narrow inlet. Along one side of the inlet lie the cottages of the fishermen and the rest of the village has a hotel and some very fine villas. It is a singularly peaceful place with only one bar, one restaurant and one shop. Car hire is essential if you want a little more variety.
The cove, being deep and therefore sheltered, offers very safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. The beach is of sand and shingle and fairly small and the rocks along the sides of the inlet are ideal for snorkelling in the clear Mediterranean waters. Ramblers will find many interesting walks in the area including along the headland to the tower where you will be rewarded by stunning views.
There are of course many livelier resorts nearby where you can try your hand at a range of water sports. Those who wish to explore the marine life in the clear blue seas around the island will find the diving centre at Cala Torret provides daily trips and tuition. . At Santa Llus, a short distance inland, there is an airfield where you can take a sightseeing tour of the island in a light aircraft. The airfield also has a go-karting track which appeals to teenagers. On the road to Sant Climent there is a British owned riding school where horses can be hired. As this is a popular activity it is best to book ahead in order to avoid disappointment.
A Cala Alcaufar holiday offers the ultimate in relaxation with nothing to intrude on the tranquillity of this hideaway.
Cala Alcaufar is as sleepy by night as it is by day. There is some entertainment at the hotel and the one bar in the resort has occasional karaoke evenings. The nightlife however could never be described as lively. Those looking for a little more excitement can drive into Mahon, where they will find very many vibrant establishments to cater for their needs.
Cala Alcaufar shopping is extremely limited, supplying little more than essential provisions. Mahon is only a short drive away and has a good number of designer shops and boutiques. Craft and souvenir shops provide the opportunity for buying gifts and holiday mementos.
There is only one hotel in Cala Alcaufar so most of the accommodation is self-catering. There is only one restaurant in the village serving mainly traditional food. If you wish to eat further afield car hire is essential. The local wines are pleasant and inexpensive. The Spanish, having a great affection for children, warmly welcome them into their restaurants.