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Find information on Cala en Porter in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cala en Porter lies on the south coast of Menorca and has a transfer time from the airport of less than thirty minutes. It is one of the largest resorts on the island and offers a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and recreational activities. Tall cliffs surround its sandy beach which is lapped by clear blue waters. Although by Menorcan standards Cala en Porter is described as lively, it is not filled with raucous bars and apart from the odd all night venue, and it is not a resort that parties until dawn.
A Cala en Porter holiday offers sun, sea and sand in equal measures. It is a lively resort offering a variety of leisure pursuits both in and out of the water. Its bars and restaurants cater for all tastes and there are a range of attractions to entertain visitors of all ages.
Cala en Porter is an extremely popular holiday destination appealing as it does to all age ranges. Families enjoy the sandy bay with safe bathing and everyone basks in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the resort. Water sports enthusiasts will find a variety of activities to occupy their days. Those with mobility problems would need to take the road train down to the beach.
The holiday season in Cala en Porter begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Cala en Porter is a very popular resort, particularly with British tourists, and it is easy to see why. The village sits on top of tall cliffs, affording stunning views, beneath which lies the sandy beach. The beach is accessed via a winding road or for the more energetic and able-bodied, almost two hundred steps which are very steep in places. A regular road train goes from the resort to the beach but if you were using it every day it would soon make a hole in your budget. The sandy beach shelves gently into clear blue water providing safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. At times there are off shore currents and care must be taken as inflatables can be washed out to sea. Pedaloes are available from the beach.
The range of accommodation includes hotels, villas, apartments and studios and caters for most budgets. The bars and restaurants provide a wide and varied cuisine from traditional island fish restaurants to fast foods and international cuisine. Although much of the entertainment is hotel based, there are many music and karaoke bars offering fairly lively evenings, and there is also an all night club in the caves of Xoroi.
If you wish to explore the surrounding area, car hire is recommended. Although hotels offer excursions, it is sometimes cheaper to hire your own vehicle.
Although Cala en Porter has a large number of bars, much of the nightlife is hotel based often with live shows. The restaurants provide pleasant venues for evenings of dining and wining. Those looking for a little more excitement can seek out the all night disco in the Caves of Xoroi, a fascinating place with atmospheric lighting.
Cala en Porter has a number of supermarkets for essential provisions as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops where you can obtain your holiday mementoes. Mahon is only a short drive away and has a good number of designer shops and boutiques. Popular purchases include leather goods, ceramics, embroidered linens and jewellery.
Cala en Porter has a range of bars and restaurants providing a good choice of menu and accommodating most tastes. Fish dishes, always fresh and simply cooked, are rarely disappointing. . A good way to try traditional food is to order tapas, which includes a variety of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetables. Wines and beers are usually good value. Children are always given a warm welcome in restaurants and their taste and portion size are generally accommodated.