Home to as many beaches as Mallorca and Ibiza combined, and boasting an unspoiled interior, charming towns and a rich culture, Menorca is one of the most beautiful and characterful islands of the Balearics. Whether you’re looking to try your hand at some adrenaline pumping adventure sports, explore its ancient history or you simply want to lie back, relax and soak up some sun, Menorca will suit you perfectly. Add mouthwatering food and a great climate to the island’s list of attractions, and you can see why Menorca is such a fantastic destination.
Areas & Neighbourhoods on Menorca
Mahon – The island’s capital is home to some of the best shopping, dining and sightseeing on Menorca. Mahon’s spectacular harbour is the perfect spot to enjoy an al fresco meal, while the city’s old town is an atmospheric destination for an afternoon stroll.
Ferreries – The pretty whitewashed town of Ferreries lies just a short drive from some of Menorca’s most beautiful countryside. The town’s weekend market is the perfect place to pick up a local souvenir, while Ferreries also boasts a good choice of tapas bars, a variety of independent boutiques and easy access to a network of walking routes.
Es Grau – The Natural Park of S’Albufera de Es Grau is part of Menorca’s UNESCO Biosphere area. Home to a huge variety of plants and animals, and an expansive beach, Es Grau is a fantastic destination for nature lovers, bird watchers and sun worshippers.
Son Bou – The largest beach on Menorca, Son Bou offers a wide range of amenities, activities and services. Top up your tan on the soft, sandy beach, explore the undulating sand dunes or cool off in its clear, clean waters.
Things to See on Menorca
Menorca is home to lots of impressive sights, with manmade and natural landmarks dotted across the island. Visit the 14th century Cathedral of Menorca, explore La Mola Fortress or discover the fascinating history of St Philip’s Castle. If you want to travel further back in time, head out to the prehistoric stone structures, known as Taules and Talayots, which date from 2000-1000 BC. Menorca’s most famous natural landmarks include the towering Monte Toro, the highest peak on the island, the Cova d’en Xoroi, a natural cave that transforms into a club in the evenings, and S’Albufera de Es Grau, the natural park at the heart of Menorca’s Biosphere.
Things to Do on Menorca
Thanks to its stunning landscape, awesome coast and beautiful towns and cities, Menorca offers a fantastic selection of things to do. Walk the Cami de Cavalls, an ancient 116-mile route that encircles the island, kayak along the rugged coast, swim at one of Menorca’s beautiful beaches or hire a bike and explore the island on two wheels. Boat trips depart from several points on the island, while horse riding, yachting and nature walks are also available. Head to Mahon for nightlife, shopping and sightseeing, while fantastic restaurants can be found in towns and villages across Menorca.