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Local Regions: Es Migjorn Gran

The area around Es Migjorn Gran, stretching from the village itself to the resort of Santo Tomas on the central southern coast of the island, is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Countryside Views in Es Migjorn Gran

This small region welcomes walkers to explore its rural camis through the countryside, culture lovers to marvel at the Fiesta de Sant Cristófol, and families to enjoy its safe and sandy beach at Santo Tomas.

Santo Tomas for Family Holidays

This purpose-built resort is an ideal base for families who want to relax and play on sweeping sands in the summer. A paved promenade allows you to walk the length of the beach, which has plenty to keep the kids entertained – pony rides, mini-golf, beach bars and restaurants.

Sant Cristófol Will Surprise You

The eighteenth-century village of Es Migjorn Gran is remote and sleepy, even by Menorcan standards. You may find a traditional tapas bar serving delicious Spanish cuisine as you explore its narrow streets, or explore the markets of the Plaza de la Iglesia and the church of Sant Cristòfol.

Every year in late July or early August, however, the village is brought alive with the sounds of bells, drums and hoof beats. The Fiesta de Sant Cristófol offers the visitor spectacular viewing: a cavalcade of riders and horses known as la Qualcada do laps of the thronging streets, as well as take part in a religious ceremony in honour of the saint. This unique Menorcan custom is definitely a spectacle you won’t want to miss on your summer visit.

Binigaus Will Take Your Breath Away

A great attraction of the area is its picturesque rural scenery, from the pine-scattered hills around Es Migjorn Gran to undisturbed white sand beaches on the southern coast. Camis, traditional bridleways, thread their way through the countryside, allowing walkers to explore the landscape at their own gentle pace.

If you are looking for walks with some fantastic panoramas on your Menorca holiday, there is a route from Es Migjorn Gran to the idyllic virgin beach at Binigaus. Along the way you can explore the impressive caves at Cova des Coloms, and from beautiful Binigaus you can carry on to Cala Escorxada, the most isolated beach on the island.

If you’re staying in our stylish Santo Tomas villa or in the nearby resorts of Sant Jaime or Torre Soli Nou, be sure to explore the countryside, culture and caves of this peaceful region.


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