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Calla en Porter is a resort on the southern coast of Menorca. It lies to the west of Mao also called Mahon. It is just a 15 minute drive from the airport and so can easily be reached by taxi avoiding the need for car hire.
Calla en Porter was one of the first seaside resorts to be developed on the island and when you see its lovely cove you will see why this quickly became a seaside destination.
The town of Cala-en-Porter sits on the eastern side of a deep bay, there is a lovely sandy beach at the end and the western side of the inlet is an undeveloped wooded cliff providing a beautiful setting for the town and beach.
Cala en Porter is a small resort but its small town is home to a mixture of shops, bars and restaurants and hotels and villas to suit most budgets.
The beach is a gently sloping sandy beach and there is a lifeguard on the beach and also a wheelchair making access for disabled people possible. Water sports such as kayaking and pedalos are catered for and there are a couple of beachside bars. If you are looking to do some diving then head to the nearby resort of S'Algar. The main town sits above the beach and there are steps to get to it.
As well as the town beach there are a number of other good beaches nearby including Binibeca, Punta Prima and Sa Mesquida.
The resort is also popular for walking and cycling holidays and for those wanting something a bit livelier there are a couple of nightclubs including one set in a cliff - the Cova de en Xoroi (known as The Caves).
The Cova de en Xoroi is also open during the day and is well worth a visit. You can have a drink sat outside looking over the great views of the bay or go to one of the rooms in the rock which are very atmospheric.
Whilst here be sure also to explore the caves in the cliffs at Calas Coves. These are walking distance from the town and sit on another pretty inlet. The caves are high up in the sides of the gorge.
On Monday and Thusday evenings in the summer there is a handicrafts market and the Cala en Porter fiesta takes place during the third weekend of September. Various entertainment takes place during the fiesta including a firework display on the last night.
Places to visit nearby
Mao (Mahon) is an elegant town and the capital of Menorca. It has a busy harbour filled with good fish restaurants and harbour-front bars.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Balearic Islands guide.