Costa del Sol
Located on the Northern coast of the island, Playas de Fornells has a relatively small community of villas and a couple of hotels perched on the hillside affording fabulous views over Cala Tirant Bay. The small resort of Playas de Fornells is ideal for anyone wanting a relaxed, laid back villa holiday. Not to be confused with Fornells on the other side of the headland, Playas de Fornells has a picturesque sandy beach and a number of good shops and restaurants.
Playa de Fornells has a small selection of shops where you can pick up your daily essentials. Serious shoppers should head 30 minutes' drive into either Mahon or Ciutadella, located on either side of the island. Each town has a lively market and a huge choice of fashionable boutiques to browse.
Playa de Fornells has a selection of good restaurants and bars, including one particularly popular bar perched on the rocky seafront which gets wonderful views of the sunset during the evening.
Backed by dunes, Cala Tirant Beach has golden sand and shallow waters. The beach is popular for swimming ,and windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular on windier days. Playa de Fornells is also just a short drive from some of the most stunning, secluded beaches on the island, including Pregonda and Cavelleria.
Playa de Fornells has a small splash park which is part of a hotel complex, but the island has 3 waterparks which can all be reached within 45 minutes by car. If you're looking for something more active, the resort of Fornells is 10 minutes' drive around the coast. The area is well known for its water sports facilities, in particular windsurfing and sailing.
Playa de Fornells has various attractive gardens full of cactus and tropical plants, which you'll see as you wander around the resort. Be sure to take a walk along the Cami des Cavalls bridle path, offering spectacular views over the rugged north coastline.
Menorca is compact making it easy to get around and the position of Playa de Fornells, midway along the North Coast, means that anywhere on the island can be reached within around 40 minutes' drive. In nearby Es Mercadal you'll find Menorca's highest point, Monte Toro which has a great gift shop and cafe, as well as stunning panoramic views. The stylish capital, Mahon, and ancient capital, Ciutadella, are both well worth a visit.
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