“The most relaxing of holidays” My wife & I have just returned from our second two week stay at Francis & Maica's lovely villa,and it was just as good as the first, so peacefull & relaxing.
We would have no hesitation in reccomending this villa to anyone, it really is that good.
You could not wish to meet two nicer people, who make sure you enjoy your stay, we enjoy it so much we are hoping to return again for next year.
“Absolutely fantastic” This villa is beautiful. We were very nervous about going abroad for the first time with our 2 children, but this was all we expected and more. Adele is so helpful with everything and the villa really is like home from home. We search for hours and hours for a villa and we were begining to think we were being too fussy, wanting a fab pool, and near the airport so we didnt have a long transfer, and near the beach and resturants but nice and quiet........then we found Villa Rioja.
The boys LOVED the pool, and there were lots of inflatables for us all to play on. When i got a bit hot for them mid-afternoon they could go inside and watch some CBEEBIES or play a board game under the parasol and i could stay out and read my book. If you was in a hotel you would have to go in with them everytime they needed the loo. It made it so much more relaxing. The Villa is wonderful, clean, tidy and everything you need.
We had a BBQ a few nights, ate out some other nights and made a spag bol, pizza and chips the other 2 nights, the kitchen has everything you need and the supermarket just 5 minutes away is well stocked. The boys just stayed in the pool till late, then we ate tea outside. The roof top terrace is lovely, you can watch the sunset with a glass of wine, it is very private.
The beach is lovely, and the water is shallow very far out, so very safe for children. There is a play area open at night that has a bar, so it is nice to have a drink and the kids can play on the bouncy thingy and ride go-carts.
We also caught the bus in to Mahon one day, which has a lovely harbour, we enjoyed looking at all the boats and had lunch there and a very big ice-cream.
This truly is a wonderful holiday, totally relaxing, which we were worried about with the children, but because it is totally safe, and a locked gate and there is only you, you arent worried about them getting lost etc. It really is like being at home, in your back garden, with the sun and a pool.......and no jobs to do! I can not recommend it enough. The boys actually cried the morning we left.
Thank you Adele and Don for sharing this wonderful place with us
This sensational clifftop beach resort is one of the oldest and most exciting in Minorca, and with good reason. The cliffs provide stunning views, and serve to shelter the beautiful beach, which is the perfect place to spend a day (or several). Book your next holiday rental in Cala'n Porter for a Minorcan beach getaway with a little bit extra.
About Cala'n Porter
There's plenty to do for families, from inland amusements and cute local wildlife, to activities out on the water.
It's worth learning a little more about Cala'n Porter – there's a fair amount of local history and legend which is sure to fascinate!
What to do
Take a day trip to Cala Coves, where you'll see steep cliffs with over a hundred burial graves cut into the limestone.
Get up early in the morning to feed the ducks that inhabit the marshland behind the beach.
Top Cala'n Porter travel tips
For a fascinating and beautiful Minorcan beach holiday with a difference, make sure to book your next holiday rental in Cala'n Porter.
Top Destination reviews
The cherry trees
Super family holiday in spacious villa with fabulous pool.
The villa's peaceful location provided a home from home atmosphere, is within walking distance of the lively centre and beach of Cala en Porter, and a short drive from Mahon. …
VILLA RIOJA OFFERS A HEATED POOL,ROOF TOP PRIVATE TERRACE WITH AMAZING SEA VIEWS
Great Villa with wonderful pool, near to all ameneties. A home from home
Location is great. Ideal for couples or families. Near to all shops and cafes etc.
The heated swimming pool was a lovely luxury
Calan Porter is a lovely resort to stay in, very friendly and family orientated.
Owners and Managers of Villa were extremely helpful and any queries were dealt with promptly. …
Casa Emily With Private Heated Pool, Aircon,WIFI..
I can’t rate my experience in Cala’n Porter highly enough! I came away with three friends and we had a wonderful time, the villa is perfect, well equipped and spacious..the outside area and pool are fantastic and it’s in the ideal location. Just far enough away from the village to be tranquil and chilled, but only a short walk away from all the bars and restaurants, not to mention a beautiful beach! A must visit whilst you’re here is the Cales coves, which are fascinating and stunning. This was only a hour walk from the villa but the walk is delightful in itself along the coast (even met the odd tortoise along the way :-)). Also Cova d’en Xoroi is a must, an amazing bar/club in the cliffs, simply breath taking (expensive but worth a visit even if you just have the one drink)..
All in all loved the villa and the area, will definetly be back next year! Thanks for making us so welcome Ron :-) …
A beautiful week!
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Amber, our first visit to Menorca, and will definitely return in the future! Villa is in a great location, beaches perfect - favourite at Binibeca - enjoyed trips to Mahon and Cuitadella despite the heat! Villa has everything needed for your stay - we used the BBQ for one dinner - local restaurants all serve a variety to suit a family - very friendly! Even the 183 steps to the beach is manageable! We hired a car for the week so shopping in Lidl in Mahon was perfect!
Scuba diving available in Binibeca, snorkelling from all beaches, jumping into the sea from the rocks at Cala n Porter, peddaloes, and the harbour boat trip in Mahon all recommended! Plenty to do for a week!
Would have loved air conditioning in all bedrooms - very warm in August! Shutters are very good at keeping the heat out! This villa is superb - thank you Sonia and your team! …
Apartment Cala'n Porter
Booking this apartment was very easy, Gillian the owner communicated well, and I always received prompt replies to my many questions. She gave us easy instructions on how to find the property and was also avaliable if we needed questions answered before the holiday.
The apartment itself was lovely, it felt like a proper home and had cupboards full toiletries we might have forgotten. It also had english TV channels and a DVD player which were perfect when we had overdone it the night before and needed a night in! It was well decorated and had everything we could have needed. The crowning feature was definately the huge balcony. There are two pools nearby which belong to the Siesta Mar apartment complex, and the beach is just 5 minutes away.
There are supermarkets a short walk away and ample restuarants. It's not the busiest of areas but has enough going on. It is also a 5 minute walk from the Cova d'en Xoroi caves which are worth a visit. The bus stop is also on the doorstep and a trip into Mahon only takes 15 mins on the bus.
Overall this was a great apartment, communication brilliant, and we had a throughly good time. Would recommend it to anyone. …
Couldn't fault the villa at all! Great value for money and will definitely look to book again next year. Very clean and spacious. …