10 Things to Do in Mahon That You Shouldn't Miss

December 16, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Discover the best top things to do in Mahon, Spain including Cami de Cavalls, Bodegas Binifadet, Fort Marlborough, Faro de Favaritx, Water Taxi Menorca, Cala'n Porter Beach, Museo Militar de Menorca, Sa Mesquida, Es Cau, Iglesia de Santa Maria.
Restaurants in Mahon

1. Cami de Cavalls

Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 583 reviews

Cami de Cavalls

Reviewed By Carol G - London, United Kingdom

These footpaths are well maintained and well-marked. There are stunning views and plenty of wild life and local vegetation to enjoy. Very excited to find tortoises.

2. Bodegas Binifadet

Carretera Ses Barraques S/N, 07710, Sant Lluis, Menorca, Spain +34 971 15 07 15
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 486 reviews

Bodegas Binifadet

Binifadet wineries are located on the island of Menorca. Since 2004 you can visit the winery, vineyards and taste their wines. Since 2012 there is a restaurant based on local product of high quality.

Reviewed By Chauffeurman - Martletwy, United Kingdom

Took a taxi from Es Castell to the vineyard just in time to join the one hour tour of the vineyard. You are advised to book, especially the restaurant to avoid disappointment. The English speaking tours are from 1130-1230, 1500-1600 & 1800-1900 and 8 euros admission. The lunch was really flavoursome with a varied choice of locally caught fish, pork belly, duck etc. without a hint of fast food normally experienced at such places. This is a definite must for wine lovers and they will ship your wine home for you.

3. Fort Marlborough

Cala Sant Esteve, 07720 Es Castell, Menorca, Spain +34 971 37 24 03
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Fort Marlborough

Reviewed By jamie6666 - b,ham

Decided to go there and can say that we thoroughly enjoyed visiting here .
we went on the Monday not knowing that it's free on Mondays , but the cost is only three euros per person . It is quite cool inside as basically you are walking through tunnels . there is an outside area where you can walk around in the sun .
To get the most out of your visit you must have the audio recording as this gives you all the information about the Fort and what you are looking at . there are numbers on the wall and you just press the corresponding number on the on the phone and it will give you the information relevant to where you are . You must explore every nook and cranny of this place even if it appears dark and there is nothing down there go down there , you will not be disappointed
The recording gives you all the history of the fort and all the different armies that used to occupy the area , it's especially good when you get to the top , and you use the phone as a kind of map where you can aim your phone at building surrounding the area and it will give you details on the buildings you are looking at. The head phone set only cost three euros and its worth every cent , you do have to leave behind some form of identification so that you do not run off with the phone device . If you drive past the entrance about 200 yards away there is a small carpark which looks out onto a very small cove this would be a beautiful place to live if you could afford it and some of the houses on the waters edge were stunning. There did not appear to be any refreshment area where you could get a cold drink , there was a vending machine down a few stairs but receptionist told us that it was not working. So I would suggest you take refreshments with you as there are no bars or restaurants nearby . Well worth a visit but not a place I think you would visit twice.

4. Faro de Favaritx

Carretera de Favaritx, 07001 Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 575 reviews

Faro de Favaritx

Reviewed By Sotontraveller - Southampton, United Kingdom

Atmospheric area only accessible by car over private land and along a tricky single track road. Some stunning walking and Beaches, and it looks as though there are hang gliding facilities which aren't advertised and certainly weren't open.
The area immediately around the light house is geologically interesting and shows how different this side of the island is to that of the southern coast.
Go prepared to walk and take your own food and drink - we didn't see any facilities while we were there (thank goodness !).

5. Water Taxi Menorca

Moll de Cales Fonts, 07720 Es Castell, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 38 reviews

Water Taxi Menorca

Reviewed By moc2008 - Bolton, United Kingdom

Booked Carlos & his water taxi for a 7.15pm journey to Mahon & a beautiful return at 10.45pm in the moonlight, spoilt only by a "boorish, pompous brit" prattling on to Carlos incessently! Not always available on the day as he caters for private engagements.

6. Cala'n Porter Beach

Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 227 reviews

Cala'n Porter Beach

Reviewed By Creuse23430 - Creuse, France

This beach has to be one of the safest on the island. The beach is flanked by high, limestone cliffs which provides shelter. The soft, white sand slopes gently so you can swim safely without going out of your depth if not a confident swimmer. There are a couple of bars by the beach which are always busy. The beach is deep, with a childrens play area and a volleyball net erected. A life guard is on duty. Sun beds and parasols can be hired, and there are also canoes available for hire. There is a shower for rinsing off the salt water and there are toilets nearby. The crystal clear water was still lovely and warm when we visited in mid October.

7. Museo Militar de Menorca

Plaza Esplanada 19, 07720 Es Castell, Menorca, Spain +34 971 36 21 00
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Museo Militar de Menorca

Reviewed By RoamsweetRome - Norwich, United Kingdom

Didn't realise this museum was there at first. Had a tour of Es Castell from the hotel I was staying at.
It doesn't look much from the outside, up the steps though it turns out to be a fairly large 2 story museum. I think there were 19 rooms or so. The whole museum is on military history. It's not something I've looked into before but found the it fascinating. The video presentation about the island history, castle and fort is well worth watching.
And at €3 a bargain.
Small note, it's a some of the rooms walls are red, I know this is to do with the historical colour. But it makes taking photos difficult.
Please note it doesn't open every day, wouldn't want anyone to have a wasted trip.
This museum needs to be advertised more, of the 3 on island I went to, this was the most interesting.

8. Sa Mesquida

Carretera Mesquida, Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
42%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Sa Mesquida

Reviewed By the_finchley_lees - North London

One of the few places you can get to by bus from Mahon although there is a limited timetable from Mahon./Mao and it is only a short ride. There are no shops here. There is one restaurant/cafe which does take away rolls and snacks and proper food which is OK but has no Terrace so if you choose to eat there you need to eat in. This resort is next to Cap de Roix which has a well known restaurant set high up but I think it is dear. There is a beach at Sa Mesquida visited by locals. It is not commercial. There are two tiny Islands you can get to by footbridges which is fun.

9. Es Cau

Calle Moll de Cala Corb 5, 07720 Es Castell, Menorca, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Es Cau

Reviewed By jonotennis

Bar located in Cala Corb harbour
-Friendly staff.
-Unique setting - premises within rock (limestone?)
-Indoor and outdoor Seating available.
-Cosy Seating with cushions and upholstered stools inside premises. Wooden tables.
-Good sound system - I heard some relaxing music during my visit.
-Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
-Toilet.
Cons:
-None I can think of.
Notes:
-€2 = small bottle of Estralla Dam.
-€2.50 = bottle of Coronita cerveza.

10. Iglesia de Santa Maria

Placa de La Constitucio s/n, 07701 Mahon, Menorca, Spain +34 971 36 39 49
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Iglesia de Santa Maria

Reviewed By lmorgan2015 - Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit to see this beautiful place and absorb the prayers and thoughts of the many who have visited it

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