Occupying a commanding position at the entrance of Mahon (Mao) harbour, Es Castell is the most eastern town in all of Spain and the first to get the morning sun!
Originally founded by the British in 1771 and named Georgetown after George III, Es Castell retains the feel of a colonial town with neat parallel streets, 18th century Georgian architecture and the original barracks.
Life in the town revolves around the central Placa S'Esplanada surrounded by Georgian buildings, including the distinctive red town hall with its English clock tower, a well-known landmark. As well as holding a popular weekly local market, the plaza is the place to go to see the everyday life of Es Castell where locals meet and children play.
A short walk from the plaza takes you down to the pretty inlet and small fishing harbour of Cales Fonts. This is a lively 'traffic-free' area with a mixture of good bars and restaurants and is a wonderful place for a summer's evening stroll or for picking up a boat tour around the port.Just around the corner is the residential area of Santa Ana and the pretty cove of Cala Padera. Take a meal in its cliffside restaurant or chill out in the cool, outdoor cocktail bar before taking the steps down to the water for swimming and fishing