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Portofino, Italy بورتوفينو

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a commune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. – Wikipedia
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Hotels:
  • Hotel Splendido فندق سبلنديدو
  • Eight Hotel Portofino فندق ايت (ثمانيه) بورتوفينو
Splendido

Splendido

My trip to Portofino was a day trip from Santa Margherita – so I stayed in Santa Margherita, went for the day to see the harbor, had lunch in Portofino, and went back at night.

Having said that, these are the things you could do if you’re staying in Portofino…

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Things to do:

  • Day tour or a day trip to/in Portofino and/or Santa Margherita
  • Portofino Taxi Boat
  • See the port of portofino
  • Check out Paraggi Beach
  • See Piazza Martiri dell’Olivett

To Eat:

  • Da Puny
  • Taverna Del Marinaio
  • La Cucina Di Nonna Nina

Yup, that’s pretty much it from my end!

Enjoy 🙂

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Menorca, Spain

Minorca or Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. Menorca has a population of approximately 94,383.

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How to get there.

  • Menorca’s Airport is located just 20 minutes from the centre of Maó; there are buses from the town and back, as well as a taxi stand (the journey costs around €15)
  • By plane from Madrid
  • By boat from Mallorca
  • By sea is about eight hours from Barcelona to Maó

Season.

Menorca’s beaches get crowded in peak season (July and August) – Many of the island’s hotels and restaurants close for the winter months.

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Sleep.

Barcelo Hamilton Hotel (5 minutes walk from Mahor Harbor where all the restaurants and coffee shops are)

– Paradise Club & Spa ApartHotel

– Insotel Punta Prima Resort

 

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 Food.

– You can find as many restaurants as you want in Maó Harbor

– Margarita Cafe (Nice cafe right on the harbor – try their carrot cake)

– Nou Sizoco (Great sea food)

– Bracafé (for pastries in mahon port)

– Dinkums  (amazing sea food – try their sole fish, octopus, squid & the lemon icecream)

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Things to do/beaches to see.

  • Platja des Banyul
  • Cala tarqueta
  • Check out Maó Harbor market of hand made goods
  • Explore Menorca on horseback
  • Watch sunset in Cova d’en Xoroi at Cala’n Porter, which is a spectacular bar with outside terraces is set within natural caves 25 metres above sea level

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Highlights.

– You can’t reach most of the beaches by car, kayak or a small speed boat only

– You won’t find anything in the beach area, no coffee shops, no bars, no restaurants so you have to bring your own stuff with you; Towels beverages etc.

 

“Get a tan, fall in love..”

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