Having spent many holidays at my Grandfather’s villa in Cala En Porter as a kid during the late 70’s and early 80’s, I returned after a 30 year gap. I remember the caves being known as a nightclub with sunset views but was not old enough to visit back then. Revisiting the resort, I was recommended by a friend the caves were worth a visit as do most of the TA reviews so decided to check the place out.
Left the beach late in the afternoon and headed off. Finding the cave bar is pretty easy by car, just follow the signs from the resort centre heading for Carrer de sa Cova higher up on the eastern side of Cala En Porter. Parking can get hectic up there just before sunset but you should still be able to park legally nearby within only a short walking distance. Timed it nice with just a 10min queue to join the sunset chillout session. The entry fee of €12ea is almost as steep as these cliffs but it does include a free drink and fantastic views. After payment we waddled in a line with other waddlers along the meandering pathway in and out of caves with various places to stop and absorb the stunning sea-views. Getting a premium fence-side space in a nice spot is not an easy accomplishment but you are allowed to stand on the furniture for better vantage points. There was a VIP area sectioned off containing luxury patio furniture but believe you have to pay by donor card for this privilege. At the end of the path is the bar cave area where you swap your drinks voucher for the liquid of your choice. You stare at the setting sun, drink in hand, listening to the DJ play an ambient dusk relevant mix and celebrate the disappearance of the big yellowy-orange ball of gas Ibiza’s Cafe Del Mar style. As the day had been a cloudless scorcher, the sunset was a classic beauty and raised a good amount of ‘whoops and whistles’ providing nice effects for the video I was shooting whilst standing on a chair.
There is an air-conditioned gift shop at the entrance/exit area with a good range of Menorca specific info books including some local cuisine books.
Overall, well worth just one visit at the end of one sunny day. As it is an ambience-related tourist attraction, I loved it but I have no need to return and certainly would not have bothered on a cloudy day.
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