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Llucmacanes

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Llucmacanes

Also staying a second week in this village - can't seem to find much about it..are there any restaurants/cafes in the village itself?? We have 2 small kids so not looking for formal restaurants.

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Not in the village itself as far as I know, although there may be a little cafe / shop. There used to be two restaurants on the narrow windy road to the village, but one closed at the end of last year, I believe the other one is still there - De Nit (?) but not really suitable for small children, more of an 'occasions' restaurant. Llucmacaes is like a tiny hamlet just outside the capital Mahon...it is a very quiet village that observes all local traditions, with many activities centred around the main square and church. It has it's own fiesta on the first weekend in August and has its own Giants (large carnival characters) and other social events where the community gets together. Although very rural, it is only a few minutes from the outskirts of Mahon where there is now a wide choice of supermarkets, and nowhere is that far away in Menorca, so it will be a case of getting in the car and exploring...but be careful, both roads into the village are very narrow which sometimes means reversing to find a gap if you meet a car.

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As said above it is a Hamlet ( full of former farmhouses) -very attractive only negative is proximity to airport.

The residents cars all have scratches as the roads are original two horse and cart wide. The restaurants there are more about evening dining attracting people from Mahon and surroundings rather than family restaurants( Haliseys - not sure if still open is a possibility Es Nit was evenings only) . But as said it is on Mahon's door step at the northern end. Go left in to Saint Climents for Es Casino or into Mahon. It does have a quaint little corner shop-it is a get away from it place.

You get extra kudos points if you can pronouce it !

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Afraid the former shop has now closed and is being converted to a dwelling. The 2 restaurants have also closed. An alternative as previously suggested is the Casino in San Clemente, Sant Climent if you want to use Menorquin. there is a brand new Binipreu supermarket quite clise by and you will need a car. The Llumesanas(Llucmacanes) bus service has been reinstated by has very limited operation times. you will like it if you want total peace and tranquility apart frm the odd cockerel or dog barking!

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Sounds perfect - we live in London so we definitely want the peace and tranquility on holiday, hopefully the planes not too much of a nuisance. I guess if we want to head out for lunch/tapas/menu del dia we would just drive into Mahon, although i imagine the parking situation there would be a nightmare!

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You won't have to go into Mahon for lunch etc. If you exit the village via the southern end (past the cricket club) you reach the main road to Sant Lluis. A left turn brings you to S'Uestra where there is a very well equipped supermarket. It has a really good deli counter and although it is more expensive than the big supermarkets, the quality is top notch. There is also a small tapas bar there. If you continue into Sant Lluis there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. My favourite for tapas is La Rueda. The locals love children so you will be welcome everywhere.

I wouldn't worry about driving in Mahon or finding somewhere to park. You can usually find somewhere and there is an underground car park. Best thing to do is have a reccy during siesta when the roads are very quiet and familiarise yourself with the parking spots and the one way systems.

I noticed from your other post you were looking for a nice beach. I agree with all of the other recommendations and would add Cala Binibequer,(Binibeca) which is very close (exit the village from the south to the Santt Lluis road, turn left and almost immediately right and follow your nose - taking first exits at the two roundabouts). The beach is sheltered, has car parking, a bar, toilets, first aid post and pedaloes.

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I have never found the noise from planes a problem in the village. If you are prepared to pay for parking to avoid the hassle of driving round, try the underground car parks, one under the Esplanada and another just off the Plaza Miranda which adjoins the supermarket below the indoor market.

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