Punta Prima


Punta Prima is a small holiday resort with a pleasant 200m-long beach, 9km south of Maó. Although it’s protected by the low expanse of offshore Illa de l’Aire, distinguished by its pencil-thin lighthouse, the waves still roll in gently and enticingly. TMSA bus 92 runs to/from Maó (€1.80, 25min, hourly May to October).

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