Menorca (or Minorca in English) is well-known for its fabulous scenery and relaxed atmosphere, making it a perfect holiday destination for those looking to kick back and relax should you be seeking a more tranquil getaway than those offered by the neighbouring islands of Mallorca or Ibiza.
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Not sure where to visit? Check out our quick guide to Menorca below.
Mahon is the capital of the island and Mahon Airport is only a short distance away from the city. Situated on the east coast, Mahon boasts a variety of 18th Century mansions, churches, and a wonderful Gothic cathedral. One of the undoubted highlights is Arch de San Roque which is the only remaining part of the old city wall.
Amble around the wonderful market held in a former convent and grab a bargain if you can or head to the Xoriguer gin distillery by the harbour. If you’re after beaches, you need to head out of town as there aren’t any in Mahon itself.
Cala en Porter
A short distance from the airport, this popular resort gets busy during the summer. The beach here is very pretty and well protected by the surrounding cliffs. Cala en Porter is also close to the Calas Coves, which provides a great day out.
A small, laidback town on Menorca’s south coast. With a glorious 3km long beach and a wide range of facilities dotted around, this resort is well suited to a family holiday. Santo Tomas is also well situated if you want to spend a day in Mahon.
Home to a 2km stretch of beach, relaxation is definitely the name of the game here. For something a little different, a visit to the ruins at Torre d'en Galmés should provide a fascinating day out.
To the north of the island is Son Parc, home to Menorca’s only solitary golf course. The beach here is tranquil and great for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. The strip is full of bars and restaurants, so you should be able to find something that suits your needs.
With two sandy beaches to choose from, you will be able to top up your tan at a variety of locations. This port area has a lovely marina, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Its proximity to Ciutadella makes it well placed for an exploration of the island.
Explore this more modern resort, full of delightful restaurants and wondrous beaches. Similar to Cala’n Bosch, it’s close to Ciutadella, so visiting there is a must.
Nicknamed Vella I Bella (the Old and the Beautiful), the former capital of Menorca really is a beautiful place to visit. Packed with historical wonders and elegant palaces, Ciutadella provides visitors with a varied holiday. Wander around the Museu Municipal de Ciutadella, visit the ancient burial site Naveta des Tudons or place a bet on a trotting race! Laze in one of the coves that surround this area for a spot of relaxation or head out to Mercadal, the gateway to Monte Toro, Menorca’s highest peak.