Fornells in Menorca is a small town where only a thousand people live. The old fishing village is centrally located on the north coast of the island. Unlike Playa d'en Fornells, which Fornells is often confused with, this is a quiet and authentic location in Menorca.
Nearby spectacular virgin beaches
Relaxing place to visit
Ideal Day trip out for lunch
The harbour is graced by numerous palm trees and the beauty of the bay, which is about three miles long, is not spoiled by modern buildings. Fornells is the place in Menorca for water sports enthusiasts. The village is also known for its high-quality fish restaurants.
Details about Fornells, Menorca
Fornells is by no means one of the popular tourist resorts on Menorca. There is also hardly any advertising for a stay in this place. Fornells is mainly frequented by independent travellers who plan their holidays themselves.
In Fornell you will find some simple apartments and hostels. It is also possible to rent a private house. In the centre you will find a supermarket, some small shops and souvenir shops.
A craft market is held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from May to October. The seafood restaurants of Fornells are very popular. The local speciality is Caldereta de llagosta, a lobster stew.
Fornells Bay is five kilometres long and two kilometres wide. This protects you as a swimmer or water sports enthusiast against the waves. However, the surrounding hills do not stop all the wind. Fornells is therefore a perfect place for especially novice water sports enthusiasts.
There is hardly a 'real' sandy beach for sunbathing. Near its cosy centre Fornells has a small stretch of sandy beach where, depending on the weather, you can settle down for a few hours of sunbathing. The nearest sandy beach is Cala Tirant at Playa d'en Fornells, a place entirely focused on tourism.
Fornells water sports
Water sports activities and the underwater world around Fornells have developed a fair amount of opportunities due to the presence of some very small beaches.
Not only can you kayak or windsurf in Fornells on Menorca, catamaran excursions and other boat trips are also possible. You can easily book these on-site. Tours are often organized several times a day.
Unlike the other water sports enthusiasts, most snorkellers go to Playa d'en Fornells, which is known for its special underwater world. In addition to exotic fish, you can also encounter a sea turtle or a shark.
If you think Fornells ends with water sports and good food by the harbour, you're wrong. This versatile village also has something in store for culture lovers. Its main attractions are Torre de Fornells and the remains of El Castell de Sant Antoni.
Torre de Fornells was built by the British in the early 1800's and today is one of the best-preserved defensive towers on the island. The tower was built to protect El Castell de Sant Antoni, which dates back to the 17th century.
Fornells - Getting there
There are 3 ways to get to Fornells, from Ciutadella
by bus, taxi or car
Line 41 bus - journey time just over an hour and a half
Taxi - Costs about €25