Introducing holidays to Playa de Fornells 2017 / 2018
Playa de Fornells is a quiet beach resort town on the northern coast of the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca. Nestled between the ruggedly beautiful hills of the North Menorca countryside and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, this quaint seaside town of traditionally Spanish, whitewashed villas with terracotta roofs, is the perfectly picturesque setting for a relaxing beach holiday in the sun.
Playa de Fornells is set into the hillside overlooking the S’Olla bay area, with stunning views out across the sea. The sheltered position of the bay area makes it the ideal location for a whole variety of watersports, and its calm, shallow waters makes it a great location for swimming with small children. The town also boasts a multitude of communal pools, a number of beautiful local beaches and a whole host of fantastic restaurants selling traditional seafood dishes.
Away from the crowds of tourists on the island’s busy south coast, Playa de Fornells has a just few hotels dotted about the entrance to the town, and a number of low-rise apartments close to the beach. Without the huge hotels and apartment complexes – and the huge numbers of tourists that accompany them – Playa de Fornells has a much quieter and tranquil feel, which makes it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 2h 25m
When to go
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Playa de Fornella is situated in some really beautiful scenery and is a great base for hiking or walking, with a whole network of footpaths and bridleways all over the area. You could even try horse riding on one of the many horse riding trails. One of the most scenic routes is the walk all the way along the coast up to Menorca’s northernmost tip, the Cap de Cavalleria, where there’s an eco-museum, café, and some breathtaking views.
With the clear, sheltered waters of the bay area, Playa de Fornella is also hotspot for diving, and has a great scuba diving center. For those that wish to stay above water, then you can also go on a glass bottomed boat trip to view the spectacular marine life.
Life's a Beach
There are plenty of stunning beaches in the area surrounding Playa de Fornella, such as the Cala Tirant, the Playa den Fornells, and the Cala Mesquida. These beaches are all easily accessible from Playa de Fornella – mostly via charming coastal walks called Cami de Cavalls.
The golden sandy beach at the bay of Cala Tirant is an excellent choice for families, just a short walk along the coast from the centre of Playa de Fornella. With clear, shallow waters, this beach provides a safe environment for kids. For great windsurfing, sailing, and water-skiing opportunities, head to the neighboring town of Fornells, just a few minutes’ drive away. For a day swimming and sunbathing in the most tranquil of settings, then explore along the coast on the Cami de Cavalls, and discover one of the many hidden, secluded coves.