This is Menorca's third largest town and has been populated from prehistoric times. Today it is famous for being the cheese capital of Menorca, which is available for sale in all its forms at the Coinga shop.

Mahon Cheese

Alaior itself is a pleasant Menorcan town, with narrow streets and whitewashed buildings. During the summer, music and dancing is hosted in the courtyard of an old convent, now known as Sa Lluna. If you are nearby, Alaior also holds its annual fiesta in honour of St Lawrence on the 1st weekend after the 10th August. Visitors are welcome.

Approx. transfer time from airport: 20 minutes

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tourist attractions near alaior

Sala Municipal D'Art Contemporani (0.4 km) - show on map

Located in the surroundings of the Santa Teresa estate, this museum offers visitors the chance to discover the Roman history of the island.

Monte Toro (6.5 km) - show on map
Monte Toro

Monte Toro is situated on Menorca's highest point in Es Mercadal, rising 352 metres. A convent on top of the peak is home to Franciscan nuns who open their doors to the public from the first Sunday in May. Read more »

Club San Jaime (6.6 km) - show on map

Reckoned to be the top children's attraction on the island, situated in Son Bou. This water/play park offers unlimited fun for younger members of the family.

Cala En Porter (6.7 km) - show on map

This is one of the oldest and most popular holiday resorts in Menorca, featuring a wide sandy beach framed by cliffs either side. Cala En Porter is well served with restaurants, sun loungers, watersports and is safe for children.

Son Bou (6.7 km) - show on map

This is Menorca's longest beach - a welcoming 3km of golden sand and shallow waters. There is always space to find seclusion, whilst Son Bou beach is well served with bars and watersports. This is a must-see for sun worshippers and families!

Cales Coves (7.3 km) - show on map

This is certainly a journey for the adventurous! Cales Coves features over 100 Bronze Age caves (some of which are still inhabited by latter day hippies) carved into the cliff looking out to a sheltered bay. Cave painting and carvings are all to be found in this fascinating area. The beach is pebbly, there are no services and with very limited access, this probably isn't a place for those seeking pure relaxation - although it is a chance to tap history and beauty in one breathtaking location. To get there, go to Son Vitamina then either walk (approx. 30 mins) or take a robust vehicle.

Golf Son Parc (9.9 km) - show on map

18 hole course designed by Dave Thomas - visit website »

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