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Cala Alcaufar Menorca

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Welcome To Our Guide To Cala Alcaufar

The tiny secluded resort of Cala Alcaufar is part of the municipal district of Sant Lluís, and is hidden away on the extreme south east corner of Menorca, approximately 2km to the south of its nearest neighbour S'Algar.

At a little over 10km, or 6 miles, the transfer into the resort from the international Aeropuerto de Menorca is possibly one of the shortest on the island, and should usually take no more than 15 minutes from the time you leave the airport grounds.

However, from first hand experience I can testify that despite the relatively short distance, it is very easy to miss a turning and very quickly end up driving around the southern residential suburbs of Mahon.

As with the other resorts on the island, we have put together the basic route for this journey, complete with links to maps where appropriate, and this is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.

Once you have safely arrived in the village, you will very quickly discover that Cala Alcaufar is still a residential community that has made limited concessions to the island's tourist trade, and as a tourist you will always have the feeling of being an invited, but welcome guest, to another way of life.

Cala Alcaufar is built around the northern shore of a gloriously sheltered cove, with a small sandy beach and clear turquoise waters that is the stuff of dreams. Sitting on the beach it's hard to believe that Cala Alcaufar is actually the location of Menorca's first tourist hotel. This being the small family run Hotel Xuroy, which first opened it's doors to visitors in 1950.

The southern side of the cove is completely undeveloped, and from here it is possible to join the Camí de Cavalls footpath along the cliffs to the Martello watchtower at the mouth of the inlet, or for the more adventurous to the beach at nearby Punta Prima.

During the summer months, a bus service does run from Cala Alcaufar through S'algar, and into Mahon on average 6 times a day, except for Sundays. On a number of occasions throughout the year, visitors to Menorca often ask us for details of bus timetables, however, bitter experience has shown us that the term "timetable" is sometimes too generous a term to best describe the time the buses actually run, although these are published each year on the bus stop in town, and also on the Transportes Menorca web site, however, in all cases clearly no responsibility can be accepted as to either the content or accuracy of information provided on these links.

So who would find a resort that boasts one small shop, one restaurant and two bars appealing? Certainly not children or young teens, who would be hopelessly bored within 15 minutes of arriving in the village, however, middle aged couples or those in search of solitude, and a little peace and quiet may find Cala Alcaufar to be a real hidden gem.

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