Secluded along the south-eastern corner of Menorca, Punta Prima is a prime location for holiday relaxation. It lies in the municipality of Sant Lluis, where it’s the oldest resort, six miles south of Mahon and close to both Binibeca and S’algar.
With its golden sandy beaches, rocky, jagged cliffs, and dramatic landscapes, it’s mainly visited by Menorcans and tourists from the north of Europe. Punta Prima’s historic sites and fishermen’s refuges gift the village with traditional charm. At the same time, its huddle of restaurants, local boutiques, and water activities add a touch of dynamism.
From snorkelling and kayaking to paddle boarding and jet skiing – be prepared for some great fun.
Blue Flag Beach
Menorca is famous for the many beaches that have been awarded the Blue Flag – an official seal of quality for the cleanliness of the water, facilities, and accessibility.
The white, fine sand and the unmatched colour of the water make Punta Prima beach, also referred to as “Playa del Aire”, is one of the best on the island. Its location makes it easily accessible, and the promenade along the shores provides tourists with breathtaking views of the bay.
Long walks along the coast
Punta Prima boasts scenic walks along its coast, where you can enjoy the sun setting on the Mediterranean or simply breathe in the magical atmosphere.
One of the most beautiful walks goes from Punta Prima to Cala Sant Esteve by the Camí de Cavalls. It starts from the northern end of Punta Prima beach, following the water edge and gradually leaving behind the Illa de l’Aire. Points of interest along the way are Alclafar Tower, de Torre dels Penjats and the Forth Malbarought. It caters to everyone – experienced hikers and first-timers alike – as the terrain is flat throughout the path.
Another recommended walk goes from Punta Prima to Barranc de Rafalet. From the headland, you’ll be able to see S’Algar to the north and back along the coast to the Illa de l’Aire. The walk takes between two and three hours, with stunning views of the coast all around.
Daytrips to Mahon
Punta Prima sits only six miles south of Mahon, which makes for a great day trip. Mahon, also referred to as Maó, is the capital and second-largest city of Menorca. It is famous for its natural harbour – one of the longest in the world at three miles long and 3000 ft wide.
The elegant, laid-back architecture reflects the legacy of the British occupation in the 18th century. Various cafés scattered around the town centre make Mahon a destination of choice in the Balearic Islands.
Take a boat trip along Mahon’s harbour to meet the Mediterranean and watch as the dramatic landscape unfolds. After your trip, stop at the Mercat de Pescados (Fish Market) and grab a tapa in one of the local restaurants.
Water Sports and Parks
When it comes to water sports and parks, Punta Prima is a go-to. You can hire a paddleboard or a kayak from one of the local resorts or head to Punta Prima beach for an unforgettable snorkelling experience.
If you want to spend your day at a water park with the kids, Splash Sur Menorca is a great option.
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