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Unlike its Balearic neighbor, Ibiza, Minorca doesn't offer wild parties, hectic nightlife and nightclubs where party people can dance the night away. The nightlife in Minorca is laid back and centred round hotels, quiet bars, restaurants and the occasional nightclub. In the capital, Mahon, there are a few live music bars, pubs, and tavernas where soaking up the views and atmosphere while sipping on a cocktail is rewarding, but even here the party scene is relaxed.
Resort towns such as Cala En Porter offer younger visitors themed bars, but most of them close before midnight. Known for its live bands and cocktails, Akalarre Bar on the waterfront in Mahon is a popular haunt, while the Caves of Xoroi in Cala En Porter is a must for drinks or to enjoy the cave disco and breathtaking views. Minorca is ideal for holidaymakers wanting to combine a beach holiday with excursions to picturesque, historic towns and outings into the charming rural interior; of the famous Balearic resort islands Minorca is the least likely to impress young party animals. The island is well-equipped with venues for the enjoyment of cocktails, local live music, drawn-out meals and the occasional dance floor, but it is not considered a great nightlife destination.
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