Discover Menorca, the little sister of Mallorca! One of the three islands of the Balearic Islands. But perhaps less known and that is perhaps also the unique selling point of Menorca. There aren’t hundreds of tourists, lots of partypeople, no high-rise buildings and no big resorts. There are many white small houses with an entrance gate of the garden or the estate is the same everywhere.
The island has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List, category bio-ambience reserve since 2006. It is beautiful, soothing, green, relaxed and you can continue with all kinds of positive associations. Discover Menorca by car, bike, jeepsafari or even on a boat.
Discover Menorca; the hidden island of the Balearics
If you’re in need of something other than Ibiza or Mallorca, then Menorca may be a destination that you would like to add to your list. Menorca is an island that is frequently visited by families and couples. It really is a place for a wonderful relaxing holiday in the sun. Curious? Discover Menorca in advance by reading our top 5 most beautiful spots at Menorca.
In the south of Menorca lies the largest bay of the island. This is more than 35 km from the capital Mahón. There are plenty of things to do in this beautiful seaside resort. You can practice various water sports and you have various shops and nice boutiques in the street of Cala Galdana. Not far from this bay you can find the most beautiful beach of Menorca, called Cala Macarella. This breathtakingly beautiful bay has the shape of a semi-circle and has very green hills in the background. The water is super clear and has the azure color.
The popular resort of Cala’n Blanes is the most new tourist part of Menorca and the majority of the accommodation here consists of villas and apartments. Together with the neighboring towns of Cala’n Forcat and Los Delfines, this part forms a fairly large expansive tourist area. Here you can also find various forms of animation including Los Delfines Aquapark. This is a water park with all kinds of water slides and water tunnels. They also have Jacuzzis and of course sunbeds to read a good book or to enjoy the sun. For more information about this aquapark click here.
The largest city on the island of Menorca is Mahón or Maó. At this place Placa de s’Esplanada is the large and busy square, which comes to life especially in the evenings and at weekends. The old town has quite a few historic buildings such as the Santa Maria church and the town hall from 1789. Furthermore, you still have the medieval gate on the Pont de Sant Roc, which is a remaining part from 1359. In the port of Mahón there are remnants of the Sant Felip castle and fort La Mola.
On the highest mountain of Menorca de Monte Toro also called El Toro, you have a very nice view over the whole island. With clear weather you can even see the Tramontana mountains of Mallorca. At the Monte Toro there is also a 17th century church with a statue of the Virgin Mary with a bull at her feet.
In the north of Menorca between Cap de Cavallaeria and Port d’Addaia lies the beautiful town of Fornells. This is a quiet place, where nature is treated with great respect. The very beautiful bay of Fornells is again suitable for various forms of water sports. There are also many other activities in the area such as horse riding, mountain biking, climbing and hiking. In Fornells you have several cozy restaurants that serve you the tastiest fish dishes.
In short, Menorca is the place for a marvelous and relaxed holiday where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings, clear blue waters and tranquility. Discover Menorca yourself and enjoy all the beauty that this gorgeous island has to offer!
Have you become curious about sister island Mallorca? Then you should also read our article about Palma de Mallorca.