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Cala Alcaufar Menorca

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Cala Alcaufar Tourist Attractions

Even by Menorcan standards the resort of Cala Alcaufar can only be described as being quiet, and if we are honest, other than the beach, there really is very little else to see or do here. However, if you do have access to a car, the nearby resort of S'Algar is certainly well worth a visit.

However, what really attracts people to S'Algar is possibly the best sporting facilities on the island, and with a choice of windsurfing, tennis, and horse-riding at the Club Hipic Es Beoret, there's usually plenty to do even for the most active families. Quite strange for Menorca, S’Algar also has seven lawn bowling greens and a number of places where you can hire woods.

A short distance inland from the resort brings you to the village of San Lluis, here you will find the Aero Club and Hippodrome. The aerodrome originally built during the Spanish Civil War, as was until 1969 the island's only airport. It still operates as an airfield and today houses the Royal Mahon-Menorca Airclub, who throughout the year offer visitors leisure flights around the island as well as private piloting courses. The facilities on site include a bar/restaurant, along with a small karting track. Contact details for more information are:
Real Aeroclub Mahon - Menorca
Carretera San Luis Km. 3
San Luis
Telephone: +34 971 361 672
Adjacent to the Aero Club, and certainly worth a mention is the Hippodrome, who hold horse trotting races at the weekend throughout the year.

The Placa de sa Creu in Sant Lluis, is also the site of a small local market that is held every Mondays and Wednesdays morning throughout the year. There's usually a fair selection of colourful stalls selling fresh local fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers and craft goods. Most markets throughout the Balearic Islands are usually held in the morning from around 8:00 to 13:00, before the heat of the day really sets in, so you'll need to get there early to secure the best bargains.

Throughout all of Spain and the Balearic Islands there has always been a strong association with the annual cycle of local fiestas. The traditions of the Menorcan fiesta are possibly the strongest of all, with many tracing their origins way back to the 14th Century.

To the local residents, the word fiesta conjures up images of beautifully groomed horses, the drink “Pomada” which is a combination of gin and lemon, and the traditionally baked cake “Coca amb Xocolati”, which is served with a sweet chocolate drink.

A typical fiesta begins in the afternoon before the Saint's day with the horses and their riders meeting and parading through the streets before congregating at the church for Mass. In the evening there is often live music and traditional folk dancing, and then a magnificent firework display ends the celebrations at around midnight.

The annual fiesta of Sant Lluís is always held over the weekend closest to August 25th each year, and features a parade of floats through the town along with a varied selection of sporting and musical events to get the whole community involved in.

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