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Salgar

S'algar holidays

Situated on the south easterly side of Menorca, S'Algar is peaceful destination set in two rocky coves. It's walkable distance to the nearest beach at neighbouring Punta Prima and just a few miles from the Island's capital city of Mahon, making it the ideal location from which to base package holidays to Menorca.

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Authentically beautiful

One of the most picturesque points on the island of Menorca, S'Algar's long walkways are dotted with quaint fishermen's cottages, true to the resorts history as a fishing inlet. Above these stand hotels and private villas, which have brilliant views across this lovely little pocket of Menorca.

S'Algar is one of the least explored corners that you'll find during a Menorca holiday, which is surprising considering its incredible lookout point on the southeast headland – providing perfect photo opportunities.

For romantic or family walks, you can take a stroll to the headland's tower and along to the Blue Flag beach at Punta Prima. Or stay close to home and have a wonderful traditional meal of tapas and sangria at one of the restaurants and bars along S'Algar's seafront.

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Let S'Algar entertain you

The daytime entertainment in S'Algar is mostly found in its hotels and apartment complexes, which put on sports and kids activities by day and shows and discos by night and are the ideal place to choose on a family holiday to Menorca. You might be content with lounging around the pool with a cocktail or coffee and a good book or simply taking a jaunt down to the seafront. Then, at the end of the day, here's little more satisfying entertainment than watching the sun set after a long day.

The S'Algar Hotel puts on a children's show followed by a disco for all, almost every night in high season. The evening's entertainment finishes at midnight so you can get to bed in good time. During the day, this hotel offers fantastic opportunities to play tennis, bowls, or work out at their gym. You can also hire bicycles for a day out in the country.

If you're looking for a late night out sampling the high delights of Menorca, then it's not difficult to get to the capital Mahon and one of its many bars. Sa Tarrassa des Claustre is a breathtaking 18th century convent which has been turned into an amazing place for people to gather by day or night. If you're after a more romantic night out, Nou Bar has an intimate terraced seating area.

Your homestead

Using S'Algar as a peaceful base, you can hop on a bus to Mahon or Punta Prima for absolutely nothing. That's right, they're free, regular and efficient. Punta Prima has a Blue Flag beach, which means it has won awards for its clean and sunny shores. With 200-metres of sand, you'll easily find a spot for your towel. You can also walk there along the coast in around 20 minutes.

Near the beautiful lookout at S'Algar is a commercial area which includes a gift shop, car-hire and ATM, a supermarket and a bakery. The bakery is a great place to grab breakfast on your way out in the morning if you're looking for something sweet to give you that much needed boost in the morning. Churros come particularly recommended – they're a stick doughnut often served with chocolate sauce.

A towering view

Take a walk out to the headland of S'Algar and you'll find yourself looking up at the Martello type tower. This is a photo opportunity to say the least and offers incredible views out over S'Algar and the Isle de L'aire.

It might take a little effort to pick your way across the rocks, but when you reach the cliff edge you'll be amazed by the scenery. People come from all over the island to visit the tower, but you'll have it right on your doorstep.

A stone's throw away

Tantalisingly close to S'Algar is Sant Lluis based vineyard Bodegas Binifadet. Wine lovers will no doubt be interested in a tour of the winery, with a stop off at the gift shop afterwards.

Or you could take a trip to the capital Mahon. At the entrance to this city is the peninsula of La Mola, on which sits the Fortress of Isabel II. Constructed in the 1850s, this fortress is a must see for any history lovers. The size alone is impressive, and the fact that it has never been attacked means it has remained intact.