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Menorca Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Menorca

Local craftsmanship includes furniture, hand-embroidered works, hand-painted ceramics, carved olive-wood panels, wrought ironwork, glassware, leather, handmade shoes, costume jewellery and artificial pearls from Mallorca. The island's most famous brand is Abarcas sandals which use recycled car tyres for the soles and eco-leather from Valencia for the top. The best shopping is to be found in Mahon and Ciutadella while the Saturday market at Ferreries is the best on the island.

Shopping hours

Traditional shopping hours are Monday to Saturday 0900-1300 and 1700-2000. Supermarkets and department stores are open 1000-2200. Tourist shops also open on Sundays.

Nightlife in Menorca

By contrast with its Balearic neighbours Menorca is very quiet with nightlife usually hotel-based, though Mahón and Ciutadella offer a choice of bona fide nightspots. One place that you should try for its location alone is the cliff-side nightclub Cova d'en Xoroi (www.covadenxoroi.com). The evening begins with relaxing ambient music as the sun goes down, cranking up the beats as the night goes on.