Nature and wildlife
Son Bou is an ideal place to holiday for any nature lover as there are plenty of scenic walks and cycling trails to explore. You can hire bicycles, join a horseback riding class, or do some hiking along the nature reserve’s cliff tops, rock formations and trails. There’s an abundance of bird wildlife in Son Bou and, if you’re lucky enough, you might be able to spot a Booted Eagle, Blue Rock Thrush or Egyptian Vulture.
Entertainment for all ages
Cheap holidays to Menorca are all about kicking back and having lots of fun. If you have children, head to Club San Jaime, a restaurant and hotel complex. There you’ll find a thrilling waterpark for the little ones, with two large waterslides, pools and a wooden maze the size of a football pitch that sprays water as you get close to its heart.
Local food and bars
There is a huge selection of restaurants in Son Bou covering Spanish, Mediterranean, Italian, British and Chinese cuisine. Most of the restaurants are situated on the main street and in Son Bou’s shopping centres.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try some of the local Mediterranean cuisine like chipirones – fried squid, battered octopus – and fideua paella with noodles, and caldereta de IIagosta – lobster stew. In the evenings several bars and clubs are open until the early hours of the morning and you’ll be able to find joints that do karaoke, quiz nights and play live music.
Son Bou has several shopping centres that sell all manner of souvenirs, from ceramics to handmade jewellery and crafts. You’ll also be able to purchase albarcas, which are popular rustic sandals made from recycled tyres and leather, manufactured in this area. If you’re looking for some designer boutiques selling the newest fashions during your Menorca holiday, head to the neighbouring cities of Mahon and Ciutadella, both 30 minutes’ drive away.
Son Bou has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Discover the way people used to live in this area by visiting the prehistoric settlement of Torre d’en Galmes, 10 kilometres out from Son Bou. Today you can wander around the stone buildings and climb up the towers that overlook the gorgeous countryside.
Another must-see for any history buffs is the Roman basilica. This early church was built between 300 and 400AD and is just five minutes away from Son Bou’s town centre. As you explore the Roman stone remains, you can’t help but imagine what it must have looked like in its full grandeur.