Menorca is a stunningly beautiful Spanish island located by the Mediterranean Sea. It belongs to the Balear Islands and its name could be translated as Small Island, which could not be more fitting. This island can be small, but it is surely packed with things to discover, which makes it one of the best alternatives for your next holidays.
Planning your trip to Menorca
Traveling to a foreign country always requires a lot of time and planification, specially if we want to have a perfect experience upon our arrival. Menorca is a really beautiful and paradisiac island, but as any major touristic location, it can get a little overcrowded during holidays season. This means that if we decide to opt out for an hotel during our stay, the service we recieve can be often compromised due to the big influx of clients the hotel would need to handle during these days. Because of that, we recommend that you rent a private villa or apartment instead.
Renting holiday villas in Menorca is a great option if you want to receive the same services a five star hotel would provide you while having the independence and comfortable feeling of being at your own home. A company we can not stop recommending for this is Menorca Habitat. With nearly 30 years of expertise in the area, Menorca Habitat has become a referent in the holiday rental market in the Island. Their team of experts will guide you on the rental of villas subjected to the higher quality standards, as well as providing you services related with tourism in Menorca.
Discovering the Island
Menorca may be a small island, but it surely is full of marvelous things to discover. By carefully planning your trip ahead of time, you will be able to uncover all the wonders this island has to offer. Down below you will be able to find a list of our favorite spots in Menorca you surely can not miss during your next holidays.
Binibeca is a small coastal town full of charm. Its key architectonic element is the town’s small labyrinthic streets with picturesque white houses, charming little squares, stairs and tunnels. Binibeca is the perfect fairytale location for our holidays.
Ciutadella is Menorca’s former capital city. This stunning city’s old quarter is full of monuments, like Ciudatella’s beautiful gothic cathedral, as well as many features of mediterranean architecture. If you want to discover Menorca’s gastronomy, then we recommend you visit Mercat del Peix for a taste of the traditional Ciutadella’s cuisine.
As with any paradisiac island, Menorca’s main attraction is its beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise waters. The most famous beaches in the island you can not stop visiting are Macarelleta, Macarella, Mitjana, Pregonda, Turqueta and Morel coves.
The lighthouse’s route
All across the island we can find some emblematic lighthouses spreaded in natural landscapes. They make up for stunning views and are a common destination for couples looking for a romantic place to visit. Some of the most famous lighthouses in Menorca are Artrutx, Punta Nati, Cavallería and Favaritx.
Visiting the flea market
One of the main features of Menorca’s culture is its traditionals flea markets. They can be found once per week in almost every city in the island, especially during the summer months. There is a wide range of items being sold in these flea markets, but we especially recommend that you look out for a pair of menorquinas, Menorca’s traditional footwear.
During history, Menorca has been home to different cultures. The older remains you can find in the island are over 4000 year old. They are Talayotic remains, and all across the island it is possible to find 32 different remains of settlements, sanctuaries, necropolis, etc. These ancient remains are considered by many experts as an important heritage of humanity.
Tasting cheese in the local farms
It is easy to find farms signalled all across Menorca’s roads. These little family farms elaborate cheese with the milk from the animals they breed within their own terrains. They use traditional elaboration methods in order to create authentic Menorca’s cheese. This cheese can be bought directly from the farmers, which makes it cheaper than if you brought it in a supermarket. This all make up for one of the most exquisite cheeses you will ever taste.
Monte Toro’s views
Monte Toro is the higher mountain in Menorca. From the top of this mountain you will be able to enjoy the views of the entire island and even see the neighbouring island of Mallorca. This place is the perfect place to immerse yourself into nature while enjoying incredible landscapes.
S’Albufera des Grau
S’Albufera des Grau is a protected natural space of over 5000 hectares. It is the most important Natural park in Menorca and on it you will be able to enjoy its rich biodiversity across the three different routes that go through it. S’Albufera des Grau is home to nearly a hundred different species of animals and plants. Some of the most emblematic types of animals you will be able to encounter here are aquatic birds and birds of prey. If you are looking to a place to get away from the world and immerse yourself into nature, then S’Albufera des Grau is the perfect place for you.
Activities to do in Menorca
Menorca is a place with a lot to discover, and there is no better way to do so than by joining outdoor tours to explore the island. These tours are the perfect way to uncover all the wonders in the island while a professional guide or instructor teaches you everything you need to know about it. Some of the activities you should definitely check out during your Menorca trip include:
- Mountain Bike routes
- Boat trips to Illa del Aire
- Excursions across Camí de Cavalls
- Paddle Surf courses
- Kayaking trips
- Horse riding countryside excursions
These activities are the perfect complement for your Menorca trip, allowing you to add a dynamic aspect to your holidays.