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Which place to stay for local life without car?

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Which place to stay for local life without car?

Hello!

From june 24th till july 5 we tend to stay on Menorca. We havent booked yet so we are looking for a few options to stay. We would love your input.

What we would like to experience is:

- local life

- nature (beach hiking horse riding)

- a bit of romance ;)

- dont mind staying in an appartement, b&b or Airbnb.

- we dont have a car. But love public transport biking and our feet

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Rotherham, England
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1. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Mahon, Ciutadella or one of the inland towns (Mercadal, Alaior, Ferreries) for local life and good public transport links (including to beaches/resorts). Fornells for water sports, good restaurants and a local, non-package tourism vibe.

Just a left-field suggestion - look at Es Migjorn, the most " Menorcan" town on the island which although very small and quiet, has good links to both Ciutadella and Mahon, a few excellent restaurants and bars and lovely walks/hikes. Binigaus beach is a few kilometres hike or a 5 minute bus ride away. Horse riding available at the beautiful Binigaus Vell rural hotel. A couple of quirky b&b's - S'Engolidor and Es Stilet.

We stayed there for many years before buying an apartment there and would fit your "romantic" criterion.

Cheshire
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2. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Good suggestions, can't improve on that answer!

Surrey UK
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for Menorca, Santo Tomas
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3. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Nor can I

republic of scotland
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4. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

I'm trying to think of another place that might fit the bill..............it'll come to me eventually.......

Surrey UK
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for Menorca, Santo Tomas
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5. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Could the name you be searching for be Es Castell Killie? I agree that is another option

republic of scotland
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6. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Am I so one dimensional ?

republic of scotland
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7. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

But yeah, it nails the brief ! There is nothing more atmospheric or romantic than strolling around Cales Fonts or Cala Corbs after sunset. The place comes alive and the vibe is all-encompassing. There is a real med-chic ambience going on, without it being OTT like a flash Marbella type thing. The smells from the harbour front restaurants and the sound of people enjoying themselves as they stroll around are the essence of the Mediterranean and it's why we love it. People dress well and dress down. It's as active or as laid back as you want. Our children love it, and we hope to return this year.

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8. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Looking forward to a visit very soon, a tapas treat !

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9. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Oké Thanks so much we are going to look into that!

And you killed the recommendations so the forum Thinks 💪🏾👍

Cheshire
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10. Re: Which place to stay for local life without car?

Was only steering you away cos Es Castell for ME!

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