The Cova d'en Xoroi also houses a legend among its rock walls. Oh and don't miss the summary video below ... .
How to get to Cova d'en Xoroi
Sa Cova d'en Xoroi is located in a cliff of the south of Menorca with terraces that defy the sea that bathes this privileged natural environment and that make viewpoints of spectacular views.
For to arrive you have to set course for Cala en Porter which is well connected from all points of the island by the Me-12. Thus, if you come from Ciutadella you will have about 50 minutes of travel, while if you do it from Fornells it will only be 35 minutes and from coves and nearby urbanizations about 20 minutes. We came from Mahon.
If you have not taken a tour and what you do is come in your own car, you will have no problem finding the entrance since it is well signposted in the entire population (formerly they said it cost more) or put in the GPS "Urbanization Cala en Porter, Carrer de Sa Cova, 2,07730 Alaior". It also has a ample private parking at no cost right in front of it
It may be a good idea to end a day of coves and nearby beaches or even if you go at sunset, go to the picturesque Binibeca Vell for dinner.
Cova d'en Xoroi: price, reservations and schedules
Day and night, the Cova d'en Xoroi is a show when it comes to an enclave excavated in the same stone where a system of stairs and tunnels takes you through the different rooms and rooms with balconies from the moment you pass the entry frame.
He price of Cova d'en Xoroi It varies according to the time of day you want to visit it by going from 8.50 EUR / person including soda (if you want a drink you have a surcharge of 2 to 4 EUR extra) at any time of the day until 12.50 EUR / person at sunset (same surcharge).
At certain times of the year they do sessions discotheque whose price amounts to20 EUR / personIn all cases (and although it can be done at the box office itself upon arrival) you can check prices and book on the official websitewww.covadenxoroi.comBOOK IN VIP AREAS:
If you are celebrating something special or you just want to have your own space (and you can afford it), there are tables and VIP areas on each terrace with up to sofas and beds, to enjoy the sunset or the night session.
Prices vary from € 100 to € 275 at sunset and from € 400 to € 800 at night, allowing up to 8 people. Requires prior reservation from the web.
A staircase carved in the same stone takes you through all the terraces set with chill-out music or even with DJs, immersing you in the perfect decoration and lighting, which give the place the smallest detail
The opening times, also available on its website, They go from 15'00 to 21'30 in May and from 11'30 to the end of the sunset the rest of the high season months (June, July, August and September)
Similarly to prices, the days that there is a night session will be transformed into disco from 23'00 but with age restriction to over 18 years.
The legend of Xoroi coves
They say that Xoroi's name comes from a legend which is breathed in the atmosphere of the cave still today. This was the name of the sole survivor of some shipwreck that took refuge in this cave and that at a certain moment met a young girl who lived in the nearby country houses. At that moment the girl disappeared and never heard of her ...
... until an unusual snowfall of a winter day discovered some delaying footsteps. Armed men followed them until they discovered Xoroi, the girl and three children the fruit of her love. He, along with his eldest son, feeling cornered they threw themselves into the sea that he had brought it, thus closing the mystery of his life and his arrival. The woman and her two children ended up in Alaior where they lived and had descendants.THE SERIES "MENORCA IN 1 MINUTE" NOW IN YOUTUBE: After the experience in Minorca We bring you the best AUDIOVISUAL EXPERIENCE for this trip. In our Youtube channel you can see the COMPLETE SERIES and then the chapter of the Cova d'en Xoroi…
If you want to know more about this type of caves, a very important set of artificial caves that were burials in the iron age and shelter or even housing in later years, is located here near Cales Coves.
One of the best sunsets in Menorca in Cova d'en Xoroi
Before you come to Menorca we ask about the networks about somewhere to enjoy a beautiful sunset. The truth is that we saw several but possibly the best sunset in Menorca is found in Cova d'en Xoroi And here we tell you our experience.
Deserves try the Menorcan "ointment" In a place like this, drink Gin Xoriguer mix (produced in Mahón) with lemonade, although Paula ended up with a pina colada (don't ask why, haha). From that moment, and although it is a tourist place, each assistant looks for his hole or terrace that he likes by the sea.
It is precisely when sunset comes, which makes everyone want to witness it in the front line, with that magical atmosphere that gives the music that sets a special occasion. It is the time when there is more public in the place, so in July and August, if you want to see the sunset from the best position, we would advise you to go ahead of time.
As the sun goes down behind the rocky ledges of the horizon, the views captivate you. It is one of the most beautiful sunsets of Menorca, in the middle of the cliff crossed by this series of caves carved in the stone that give the place a special magic
The night begins to fall, as do our cocktails, so it is time to go and find a good place to dine. The most daring will continue to party.
More Menorca sunsets that are worth it
Of course, Cova d'en Xoroi is a tourist place and as such it must be treated. Let it be clear that we always speak from our experience but we know that there are more options and the sunsets depend much more on a personal issue than on an absolute truth.SPANISH TOURS FOR THE MOST ORGANIZED:
Although we always give you all the information to organize the trip on your own, if you have little time or prefer to forget about preparations, you have the following option COMPLETELY IN SPANISH and with VERY GOOD OPINIONS from other travelers. If you are in Fornells and want to know the most special, romantic and different Menorca sunsets, you have the option of a sailboat that takes you away from the noise and bustle with only the sound of the sea.
Sailboat ride at sunset
We give you many more options, some in those natural corners that the island houses, to enjoy the best sunsets of Menorca. There they go:
- Cavallería lighthouse, wild and for all audiences
- Punta Nati Lighthouse, for many the best, authentic and close to Ciutadella
- Artrutx lighthouse, on the other side of Menorca south of Ciutadella
- Castle of San Nicolás de Ciutadella
- Monte Toro, the highest point of Menorca
- Sa Posta de Sol, alternative for a drink in Los Delfines, near Cala en Blanes (surroundings of Ciutadella)
- Son Bou beach, 8 km from Alaior
- Bahia restaurant in Santandria
For us, Sa Cova d'en Xoroi is a unique place that we recommend visiting Menorca SI or SI for the enclave where it is located. A place to have a snack in the morning, relax in the afternoon with "ambient" music and dance at night, as the website says, with an impressive panoramic viewpoint where sunrise, sunset or moonlight they will bewitch as they did with Xoroi. Do you sign up to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Menorca with a "pomade" in your hand? Can you give us more options for future travelers?
Isaac and Paula, from Cova d'en Xoroi in Menorca