INTRODUCING CALA N’PORTER
‘Cala’ means cove in Spanish. And when you first encounter the cliffs wrapped around a gentle curve of powder white sand, it’s easy to see where this chic beach resort got its name. Dip your toes in the turquoise waters. Explore ancient caves turned hip nightspots. Or join in a colourful fiesta. With dreamlike landscapes and a gentle pace of life, Cala n’Porter has all the elements of a luxury escape.
White-sand coves and magical caves on this blissful Balearic island.
Things to do
Tiny bays. Hidden coves. Channel your inner Robinson Crusoe and seek out your own, private beach. Swim or kayak along the coast until you come across a secluded stretch of sand, carved into the cliffs. Or charter a water taxi for lazier days beside the sea.
You can sip drinks throughout the day at Cova d’en Xoroi. But come at dusk and snap up a spot on one of the stylish day beds. Perched high up on the rocks overlooking the ocean, you’ll have an exclusive view as the sun dips below the horizon. Then swap sundowners for dancing shoes and party, Menorcan style, in this magical cliff-side location.
To the west of Cala n’Porter is one of Menorca’s natural treasures: Calas Covas. Look out at panoramic views of the ocean as you trace the pathway to the caves. Then see if you can spot ancient paintings on the walls as you wander around this Bronze Age site.
When you visit Cova d’en Xoroi ask a local to tell you the spellbinding but tragic story of Xoroi. According to legend he once lived in these caves.
Top Tip from SLH