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Find information on Los Delfines in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Los Delfines, together with its close neighbours Cala n Forcat and Cala n Blanes is a purpose built resort on the western tip of Menorca. It is five kilometres from Ciudadella and has a transfer time from the airport of ninety minutes. Pine trees and palms cover the rocky inlets. Their small sandy beaches offer warm, shallow water ideal for children. Accommodation is mainly provided by self-catering apartments and villas. Los Delfines is primarily a family resort where the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Los Delfines offers a guarantee of summer sunshine in a family friendly resort with a host of recreational and sporting facilities. It is fairly lively by Menorcan standards although it is not a resort that parties through the night.
A Los Delfines holiday is very popular with families, especially those with small children, and with younger couples. The safe shallow waters of the sandy coves make it an ideal venue. Although the nightlife is lively, it is more suited to young couples rather than the eighteen to thirty age groups.
The holiday season in Los Delfines begins in April and lasts until late October with temperatures ranging from the twenties to the mid thirties.
Los Delfines, on the western tip of Menorca, was once a deserted coastline of tiny coves and rocky inlets covered with vegetation. Constructed in the nineteen eighties to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists, it has now merged with its neighbours Cala n Blanes and Cala n Forcat. The coves are sheltered by high rocks offering protection from wind and the beach shelves very gently into the clearest of waters, providing very safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. Conditions are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. There is a diving centre in the area which caters for both novice and experienced divers.
There are a small number of hotels but most of the accommodation provided by self-catering apartments, studios and villas. There are many mini-markets selling a broad variety of groceries including many familiar brands and foodstuffs. Beach and gift stores abound selling the usual souvenirs so loved by holidaymakers. Bars and pubs provide a fairly lively nightlife including karaoke evenings. There are many restaurants providing a wide range of cuisine catering for most tastes.
A mini train runs between Los Delfines and the neighbouring resorts. There is a water park in neighbouring Cala n Forcat, mainly suited to younger children as the flumes are rather less than death defying. There is also a mini golf course. Los Delfines is essentially a family resort where people go to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy bathing in warm shallow waters. Take a short bus ride to Cuitadella, the former capital, and enjoy the beauty of the architecture reflecting the glory of its past.
Although the nightlife in and around Los Delfines is fairly lively when compared to other Menorcan resorts, it does not party through the night. There are many bars with music but there are no night clubs.
Los Delfines shopping is provided by supermarkets and a large number of gift and souvenir shops. Popular gifts include leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and table linens. There are also a number of good quality specialist shops in the area. The nearest market is in Ciutadella.
Los Delfines has many small bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of food to accommodate most tastes. There are fast food outlets as well as traditional fish restaurants and almost everything in between. A good way to experience traditional food is to order tapas when you will be given a variety of bite-sized dishes. These are also good for filling the gap between lunch and dinner which is eaten fairly late in the evening. Children are always given a warm welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion size is usually accommodated. Eating out is generally inexpensive and the local wine is good value.