Cala Alcaufar Holidays
Travel Agent's ViewThere is a sheltered cove which has safe waters for swimming and clean sand for children to play.
Cala Acuafar is a quiet fishing village located on the south of the island. The resort is ideally suited to those who want a quiet and relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the busier resorts.
The resort offers just a couple of bars and restaurants, for those who want greater variety the resort of Punta Prima is approx a 10 minute drive and S'Algar is approx 5 minutes away.
There is a sheltered cove which has safe waters for swimming and clean sand for children to play.
The resort is situated approx 12 km from the airport.
Insider's Viewby Georgina Bromwich
This tiny coastal village doesn't get dressed up for tourists and carries on as usual...
Alcalfar tiptoes along that fine line that is authenticity and plain indifference. Those seeking a true picture of Menorcan fishing villages will fall in love with its narrow streets, rugged stone steps and boat houses, but if it's tip-top tourist services you're after, then the peeling paint, cracked walls and unvarnished wooden gates might not appeal. Cala Alcalfar can make you feel as though your presence is actually an interruption - but I suppose that's what some might consider its charm. This tiny coastal village doesn't get dressed up for tourists and carries on as usual, regardless of their presence.
There's not much to the place. The beach is small, a bit stony in places, and as it sits at the end of a narrow inlet, the waters are usually very calm. A series of stone platforms line the edge of the cove, with lumpy ramps made from concrete or wooden beams connecting the boat houses with the water. Following the water's edge, steep paths and uneven stone steps take you back up to the apartments and chalets in the village. The opposite side of the cove is undeveloped and you can follow cliff paths up to the watchtower at the mouth of the inlet, or along to the beach at Punta Prima.
Many locals live here all year round; others come down to their second home at the weekends to take their dinky fishing boat out for a turn, so the sound of Spanish or Menorcan dialects booming from balconies or on the terrace of the only bar is more common than foreign tongues. Don't visit without stopping off at the stone chapel, Ermita de Sant Esteve where mass is celebrated on summer Sundays.
Cala Alcaufar Hotels
Alcaufar Vell Hotel
The Alcaufar Vell Hotel is a 14th century building set in attractive natural surroundings. A perfect choice for those
Petit Xuroy Hotel
A family run hotel which offers an ideal base for visitors to explore the surrounding area.