Tips for Mahón mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Mahón bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Mahón. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Mahón. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Mahón highlights.

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Group trip to Menorca's marinas by minibus rented with chauffeur

Menorca has 11 yachting ports, including Port de Ciutadella, which is one of historic ports of the Balearic Islands, Port S’Altra Banda, located on the northern side of Mahón’s main port with crystal clear waters. Puerto de Mahón-Ribera del Puerto is one of the few ports that allow you to drop anchor inside it, and from this port you can reach downtown in a matter of minutes.

Port de Ciutadella

Port de Ciutadella credit: Jaume Escofet CC BY 2.0

Travel to Nature Parks

We suggest starting your tour with private transport in a rented vehicle with driver around Menorca at S’Albufera des Grau Nature Park (Parque Natural de S’Albufera des Grau), which includes two rain forests, s’Albufera des Grau and es Prat de Morella, which are large ocean-side areas next to an islet and numerous farms. La Albufera des Grau is a 2 km (1 mi)-long lagoon and is the most important rain forest on Menorca, one of the most famous of the Balearic Islands, constituting the central area of the Biosphere Reserve.

Cabo de Favàritx

Cabo de Favàritx credit: Alejandro Sánchez Marcos CC BY 2.0

A guided bus tour that no visitor should miss is a visit to Talatí de Dalt, a prehistoric village which has spectacularly well-preserved artifacts, the highlights of which are two natural caves that may have been used to inter the dead during the time of the Talaiotic culture; the central talaiot is on the highest point of the village from whence control of the territory was maintained, and there’s a sanctuary with a singular table that may have been built in or around the fifth century BC. Talatí de Dalt also has two talaiots that have been preserved, situated on the perimeter of the ancient village, a number of Talaiotic houses, and part of a wall that surrounded the village.

Travel and business tourism in minibus hire

If you’re thinking about organizing a conference, business event, product expo, or show on the island, we recommend contacting Magon Events in the city of Mahón or Fires I Congressos de Balears, on Alqueria Cremada in Mahón.

Golf Travel and Tourism

For those who would like to go golfing, you can find a number of golf courses to which you can plan an excursion for your group in a mini-bus, some of which are Golf Son Parc Menorca near Son Parc/Fornells, with an 18-hole course, or Aremar Golf in Mahón.

Travel to Beaches in Menorca

This island offers beaches and coves where you can enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. We suggest to travel with a rented coach to visit some of them, such as Mitjana Cove (Mitjana Cove), a virgin cove near Ferreries which has a parking lot, its sands are white and fine, but the ocean is open. Saura Sound (Son Saura), which is a classic hotspot, is situated on the southern coast of Ciutadella and has a lot of open space, offering two sandy expanses bordered by dense pines; its waters are comparable to the best beaches of the Caribbean, and Algaiarens, one of the best beaches of the northern part of the island, also known as La Vall, with very fine white sand.

Cala Mitjana

Cala Mitjana  credit: Jaume Escofet   CC BY 2.0

Restaurants

Before traveling home, no don’t want to miss the opportunity to try the exquisite food of the island. We recommend visiting Ses Voltes Restaurant in Ciutadella de Menorca in a monumental three-story historic building with a terrace and which offers Mediterranean cuisine, Restaurante Can Jaumot, located in Alaior, with a diverse cuisine and a terrace or Restaurant Trébol in es Castell, which offers fish-based house specials.

Enjoy the night in Menorca in a rental bus with chauffeur

After a day of fun at the beaches and tourist spots, you’ll definitely want to enjoy the nightlife. You can plan a travel in a rental bus with a chauffeur to visit some nocturnal hotspots to enjoy good music and drinks. Cova d’en Xoroi in Alaior is known for its famous mojito music, Discoteca Twenty Night in Ciutadella features amazing shows or La Margarete in Ciutadella has a veritable garden of beverages as well as dancing, shows, and live concerts.

Cova d'en Xoroi

Cova d'en Xoroi credit: Nacho Pintos CC BY 2.0

In group, with a rental car walk around the city of Mahón

The symbol of the city

You can rent a bus in Mahón for you group in the city or in Menorca Province. The Port of Mahon is considered the most important place not only in Mahon but also in all of the Balearic Isles. The most glamorous restaurants of the city—and indeed, all of Menorca—can be found on the southern end of the port; they are often frequented by celebrities. There are also beautiful boutiques and hotels in this area. It’s a must-see for everyone who travels to Mahon.

Puerto de Mahón

Puerto de Mahón credit: Turismo Menorca CC BY 2.0

Plaça d’es Príncep

An extremely beautiful plaza that was recently remodeled; it has a large pedestrian area and is right next to The Fish Market and the Mercat de Sa Plaça. Furthermore, from this plaza you can get to the port via an alleyway of stairs that go down the hill on which the historic district is located, which has fabulous views of the port.

Port Mahon Menorca

Port Mahon Menorca credit: eGuide Travel CC BY 2.0

On the outskirts of town, visit Cala Llonga, which has some excellent vistas of the city. This is a luxurious private neighborhood on the northern bank of the Port of Mahon, with its own docks, a hotel, and several luxury chalets that are worth seeing.

Rochina Park

Located beside the area that goes from la Plaza España to the port, the park has some huge staircases and a lovely palm tree garden as well as many other trees, playgrounds, benches where you can relax, and an enchanting area surrounded by climbing plants and the oldest, biggest tree in the city.

Passeig Marítim Ciutadella

Has a long promenade that goes from one side of City Hall to Ciutadella’s urban beach, Sa Platja d’es Degollador, which goes through one of the most exclusive areas in town. It’s a beautiful area; you can see Ciutadella Port and further on you can see the ocean. There’s also a plaza with a visit-worthy castle, Castell de Sant Nicolau, on this path.

BASTIÓ SANT NICOLAU

BASTIÓ SANT NICOLAU credit: Ferran Llorens  CC BY-SA 2.0

Transfer to the beaches of Mahón in minibus rented with chauffeur

Not far from Mahon there are several beaches for you to enjoy. The prettiest ones are Pregonda Beach, Cavalleria Beach, and Cala Pilar i Algaiarens. The best beaches in the city are Cala Galdana Beach, Binibeca, Cala’n Bosch, Cala Tomás, Son Bou, Cala’n Porter, and S’arenal d’en Castell.

Cala Pregonda

Cala Pregonda  credit:  Miguel Escobar Gómez  CC BY-SA 2.0

Bicycle Tours and Rentals:

The local word for bike is “vélo.” Mahon is ideal for bike trips, enjoying the countryside, visiting other sites on Menorca, and taking advantage of the opportunity to get a little exercise. Currently, you can rent bikes from Velos Joan, Ciclos Tramontana, or Bike Menorca, all of which are geared towards tourism and not only rent bikes but also bike tour guides for bike tours through the city, horse trails, kayak trips, and boat excursions.

Walks around the city

Take a walk through the city enjoying the fresh air and visit the city’s historic district, which isn’t very big but has some houses in the English colonial style. You can have a rest at one of the cafes or ice cream stores before continuing your walk down to Sa Plaça d’es Príncep (Prince Square) and Plaza España. Visit the Teatro Principal de Maó, the oldest opera house in Spain, where they hold galas, all kinds of festivals, and works of theatre and opera every year.

What to see during your tour in Mahón with a rented minibus with driver

If you want to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that originates or terminates in Mahón, we suggest including these stops in your itinerary:

Submarining with Salgar Diving

The only place on the island with a submersible boat in which you can enjoy the adventure of exploring the ocean depths. The office is located on Paseo Marítimo Street in Mahón; they have a locker room where you can keep your belongings if you don’t want to take them aboard with you.

Pati Claustre

Located between Isabel II Street and Sant Roc Street. This pub-nightclub is an incredible place to enjoy the best music with your friends and see bands playing live. You’ll have so much fun that you’ll wish the show never ended.

Nautical Experience (Experiencia Náutica)

Take a trip on a ship with an underwater porthole (viewport) leaving from Mahón’s port. Explore the seabed and the underwater wildlife in the area, or do something more active, like kayaking or diving. Enjoy some exciting activities with first-rate equipment and qualified professionals; the nautical station includes a number of high-quality installations.

Restaurant Sa Taverna des Port

Located in Mahón’s port. This is a great choice for spending some time in the port, eating some good homemade tapas (traditional Spanish snacks/appetizers) on the terraces, and taking in the fresh, peaceful ambience with a view of the sea. This restaurant is on Moll de Llevant Street.

Mercat de Peix

This market was built over an eighteenth-century  fortress and is located on Plaza de España Street in downtown, where you can also see modernist buildings like Casa Mir or some manors on Isabel II Street, or just take a walk down these steep streets and admire  the scenery.

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