The small resort of Es Canutells in southwestern Menorca is not a typical charter destination with nightlife and lots of restaurants. Instead, it is peace and quiet that is on the agenda and here it is most common to lie and gasp under the sun on the beach or go out to a nearby village to hike or watch people. From Es Canutells it is close to the slightly livelier Punta Prima, the village of Sant Climent or Son Bou beach and the capital of Mahón – Menorca. You can also go into the inner parts of the island to see the village of Alaior or get to the white village of Binibeca. If you are going to Es Canutells, you can read here about 5 must-haves during your trip.
Go to Binibeca – the first tourist resort in Menorca
According to Computerannals, Es Canutells is located between the tourist resort of Cala n´Porter and the first charter resort of Binibeca which is now almost an attraction. However, you can still book hotels here and the village is very charming and cute. Completely white painted with brown knots is this small fishing village that offers good food, activities and a cozy beach. Take the bus or car here and sit at the village square to watch people.
Go to Mahón
Sure, Es Canutells is a peaceful town created for recovery, but inside the village there is quite a bit to do. However, the village is well located and is only 10 km from Mahón. There are buses 4 times a day except on Sundays and if you want to look at a few more sights or go out and dance, this is where you should go. In Mahón you can take a look at the gin distillery by the harbor, shop, visit the Church of Santa Maria or go to a concert.
Hiking, riding or cycling along the Cami de Cavalls
This can be emphasized more than once – in Menorca you should really follow in the footsteps of horses and history along the many hiking trails that the British soldiers once set up to spy on intruders from the sea. All beaches and watchtowers are linked to each other thanks to this trail that goes around the whole of Menorca and the name Cami de Cavalls means just Hästleden. Virtually all the tourist resorts on the island can rent a horse or a mountain bike and go out and look at nature. If you live in Es Canutells, the hiking trails are just around the corner so you just have to get up early in the morning and start walking.
Go to the fiesta in Sant Climent or Mahón
During the summers, all the festivals around Menorca are held to honor all the patron saints. A very close village to Es Canutells, is Sant Climent and of course the town of Mahón mentioned above. Their fiestor kicks off in the third week of August and in Mahón it takes place in September. If you are here then these festivities are a must, as people from both Menorca and from other parts of the world gather to eat, drink and watch horse shows.
Rent a kayak
The beaches around Es Canutells are both lush and clean and the water is crystal clear. Therefore, one should rent a kayak to go out and look at the island from the sea perspective. On the beach there are kayaks for rent and you can easily be out paddling for hours without getting enough. When you return, the restaurants are ready to serve the good Spanish cuisine.