The capital of Menorca is the main port Mahon otherwise known as Mao. Mahon is a small town with a population of approximately 20,000. The ancient town of Mahon has an abundant amount of restaurants and fashionable shops. The harbour front is a popular area due it’s wide choice of restaurants and bars. The harbour of Mahon is over 5 kilometres wide and is one of the finest and deepest natural harbours in the world. Local to Mahon are many of the purpose built resorts including Punta Prima, Binidali, Cala en Porter, Sant Lluis and Cala d’Alcaufar. Mahon airport is approximately 5 kilometres from Mahon on the West side of the island. The airport has a number car renatl companies at the airports arrival hall. Tourist information about the island and where to stay is available from Menorca tourist office in the airport.