Es Castell, Menorca, Balearic Islands
Es Castell is a buzzy resort only 3km from the capital Mahon. It is in fact Spain’s most easterly town and so the first to get the morning sun!
It was originally named Georgetown by the British and the town today boasts its own military museum.
There’s a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops as well as a twice weekly market. Most of the restaurants and bars are clustered around the two coves of Cala Font and Cala Corb. Cala Font is where most go as it has the wider choice to suit most wallets. Many of the shops are built into caves around the harbour which adds much to the wonderful atmosphere. A short walk will bring you to Fort Marlborough, a well preserved fortification built in 1720. There is also an excavated prehistoric settlement. Although there is no beach at Es Castell there are delightful places to take a swim.
With easy access to Mahon and a wonderful laid back feel, Es Castell appeals to the holidaymaker who is looking for a good base to explore the island and return to in the evening after a long day of enjoyment.
Transfer time from Mahon Airport approx. 15 mins.