The ultimate sundowner has to be watching the sunset while sipping a cool drink, accompanied by ambient music and breathtaking sea views. It’s one of Menorca’s most memorable pleasures that can’t fail to impress. By night, the caves are transformed as locals and holidaymakers flock from all over the island to party the night away. With visiting international and regular DJs playing the latest and best club sounds, regular and special themed evenings and live music performances, a visit to the Caves is not to be missed for an amazing night out.
Themed Evenings: Don’t miss GinTonic night on Sundays, enjoy a special gin cocktail in a balloon glass and dance to sounds of the 80s, Spanish Pop and popular music though the ages. Other regular events include ‘Hippy Chic’ on Mondays, ‘Dolce Vita’ on Tuesdays and ‘Fiesta Blanca’ every Friday, so wear something white and shine through the night. Then on Saturdays it’s the ultimate club experience with ‘The Club Live&Diva’ with the latest and best pop and club dance music around and live music performances.
Cova d’en Xoroi is open every day May to end September (weather permitting). and an entrance fee is charged. Dress code: smart casual. Opening times are subject to change as the summer season progresses, so it is best to check beforehand, but here is a guide for 2012:
Late morning until 18.30, April to early November (weather permitting). Entrance €7.50 adults, €4.00 children, including a soft drink or beer.
Ambient session from 18.30 until 21.00, from May to end September (weather permitting). Entrance €12.00, including an alcoholic drink. (children €4, including a soft drink). Tables on the terrace to watch the sunset can be reserved, details and price on request, see below.
The nightclub starts at 23.00 until 06.00 in the morning, from May to the end of September (weather permitting). Entrance €20, including an alcoholic drink. Dress code, smart casual. VIP tables can be reserved, details and price on request, see below.
Look out for special promotion cards in venues (bars, hotels, shops etc) and at beaches around the island or if you visit the caves earlier in the day, which give a discount of €5 per person for entrance to the nightclub. Promotions are also published on Facebook. For VIP reservations and terrace seating, telephone: 661 278 258 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting there: Cova d’en Xoroi also has its own private bus service which will pick you up from anywhere on the island and take you back again at a time to suit you, the perfect solution if you don’t have a car, are in a group, or fancy a few drinks, and much less than a taxi. If you are driving, there is car parking available outside.
Cova d’en Xoroi, Urb. Cala’n Porter, 07712 Cala’n Porter
History of the Caves
A fascinating mystery lies behind the caves name, some argue it’s a romantic fairytale while others say is true. The story is based around the life of an Arabic man called Xoroi, a shipwreck survivor, who upon reaching the shores of Menorca found shelter in a large natural cave situated in the rock face of the Cala en Porter cliff. Well hidden and protected from prying eyes he made this cove his home. He survived by stealing from the surrounding farmlands, and it is on one of these furrowing trips that he fell in love with a local girl, and who, either against her will or with her consent; was taken to his cave. Years later, the searching locals found the hideaway, the girl, Xoroi and their three children. Xoroi was cornered by the approaching angry mass and he and his eldest son dived into the foaming seas below, whether they survived, nobody knows. ?The girl and the remaining two children were taken back to the town of Alaior – where it is said that there are still descendants of Xoroi living today.