Useful information about the island of Menorca

Shopping times

General shops are open Monday to Friday from 09:30 - 13:30 & 17:00 - 20:00 h. and Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:30 h.

In Son Bou shops are open during all the summer period.

Chemists

Chemists are open the same as general shop hour´s. Out of these hours, there is emergency cover – the week´s rota is printed in the local press, or placed on the chemists’ doors or local taxi drivers tend to know.

State medical centres and hospitals

Menorca has a good state health cover and all the towns have a outpatients and GP clinics. The main Emergency and General hospital is located in Maó, this brand new hospital also has a helipad to transfer emergencies. As a European member you can receive treatment in these establishments, a valid E111 is required, passport and any medical documentation or medicines.

  • Maó

          Hospital General de Menorca Matéu Orfila: 971 48 70 00

  • Ciutadella

          Centro de Salud Canal Salat: 971 48 01 12

Private clinics and hospitals

  • Maó

          Policlínica Virgen de Gràcia: 971 35 11 15
          Clínica Salus: 971 36 00 33

  • Ciutadella

          Clínica Menorca: 971 48 05 05
          Clínica Salus: 971 38 41 52

Red Cross

  • Maó

          Avda. J.A. Clavé, 162: 971 36 11 80

  • Ciutadella

          Bisbe Comes, 40: 971 38 19 93
         Ambulance & paramedic emergencyl: 061
         General emergencies – any emergency force: 112

Taxis

  • Maó

          Pza. Explanada: 971 36 12 83
          Taxis Mahón: 971 35 77 00
          Radio Taxi: 971 36 71 11

  • Ciutadella

          Taxis Ciutadella: 971 38 11 97
          Asociación Taxi Móvil: 971 48 22 22

Markets (indoor, open and evening markets)

The markets of Maó and Ciutadella are very popular. In Maó you have the fascinating meat, fruit and vegetable market located in the cloisters of an old church, as for fish, both Maó and Ciutadella have lively fish markets.

In the town of Ferreries there is a special agricultural produce market every Saturday morning.

The open air morning markets are possibly the most visited by the tourist, each town has a market and the stallholders sell everything from clothes, bags, souvenirs to holiday gimmicks.

  • Maó: Tuesday and Saturday.
  • Es Castell: Monday and Wednesday. Every night on the Cales Fonts harbour steps (high season only)
  • Alaior: Thursday. During the summer, every Wednesday there is a special night market.
  • Es Migjorn Gran. Wednesday. During the summer, every Tuesday there is a special night market.
  • Ferreríes: Friday.
  • Ciutadella: Friday and Saturday.
  • Sant Lluís: Monday and Wednesday.

Getting on and off the island

Menorca is comunicated by sea ferry with Mallorca (Palma, Cala Ratjada and Alcudia) and Barcelona from the ports of Ciudadela and Mahon; also to Valencia from Mahon´s port. The principal lines are: Acciona, Baleária and Iscomar.

LThe “M1” of Menorca is the main road which runs through the centre of the island, linking Mahon to Ciudadella and connecting with the major towns of Alaior, Es Mercadal and Ferreries. Radiating from the M1 are the roads to the coastal resorts, Fornells and Es Migjorn.Between Mahon and the east coast, there is a triangular road which links Mahon with Es Castell and Sant LLuis. Mahon to Fornells is a separate road which links with the northern resorts of Addaia, Arenal den Castell and Son Parc not forgetting the coastal village of Es Grau and the picturesque lighthouse of Favoritx. The island also has an abundance of rural roads, one of the most beautiful being the Cami den Kane, but there are many roads which meander around the island offering exciting bicycle routes.

To really discover the islands secrets we recommend that you hire a vehicle (www.villacars.es), The public bus is fine for reaching the main towns, but there routes and timetables are sparce for the more adventurous.

Bus timetable: www.tmsa.es.

Two wheels are also an option although not the safest.

Consulates

  • Great Britain: 971 36 33 73
  • Germany: 971 36 16 68
  • France: 971 35 43 87

Tourist Offices

  • Maó: 971 36 89 38
  • Ciutadella: 971 38 26 93
  • Airport: 971 15 71 15