- Location: Located in the Mediterranean Sea, 34 km northeast of Mallorca in Spain.
- Attraction Type: Island.
- Significance: A fascinating harbor and best of the panoramic views. It is also the home to the second-largest natural deep water port in the world.
- Best time to Visit: February to May.
- Visiting Hours: During the daytime and evening.
- How to Reach: The best is to reach Minorca Airport. Take a bus from the airport to reach Maó in 15 minutes. You can also reach Menorca by ferry from mainland Spain and Majorca.
- Nearest Airport: Menorca Airport or Mahon Airport (MAH).
An amazing tiny island with an incredible collection of megalithic stone monuments, an island that lets you discover new charms and experiences, and an island that mesmerizes tourists with its unspoiled beauty — visiting Menorca is a sheer delight for any traveler, no matter where he/she is from.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, 34 km northeast of Mallorca in Spain, the island of Menorca is the second largest Balearic Islands and the most tranquil of the Balearics. It is also the home to the second-largest natural deep water port in the world in the form of the harbor at Maó — the island capital. Menorca can be easily identified by its fascination with horses. Not only that, Menorca has its own black horses’ race. The “Cami de Cavalla’s”, a popular attraction in this region, encircles the island for the horse riding.
Things to do
You have plenty of things to do in Menorca which will make your trip a memorable one:
Beaches: Menorca has some of the best coastlines in Spain. Usually the beaches are not crowded and hence provide a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the vast blue sea. EsGrau and Platja de Punta Prima are the closest beaches to the capital. You should also visit the other beaches like Cala Macarellata, Cala en Tuqueta, and Cala Pregonda.
Museu de Monorca: It is a 15th-century monastery which showcases the earliest history of Menorca. It remains open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. between Tuesday and Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays, it remains open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monte Toro: Monte Toro is for those who can appreciate and die for the natural panorama. Located near Es Mercada, Monte Toro is the highest point on Menorca Island.
Xoriguer Gin Distillery: One of the most popular attractions of Menorca. It is an 18th-century distillery located at the Moll de Ponent dockside. It remains open for the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Placa Alfons III: It is a magnificent plaza located near Avda de la Constitucion. There are a number of wonderful restaurants and cafíés. Don’t miss to visit see the windmill, currently the headquarters for the tourist information office of the town.
There is no dearth of accommodation in Menorca. Some of the hotels are as below:
Insotel Club Punta Prima Apartments
Migjera S/N Punta Prima
Sant Lluis ES-07713
HG Jardin de Menorca Aparthotel
Urbanisation Torre Soli
Alaior Menorca ES-07730
Related Links :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InsIlritvP4: Catch great glimpses of the wonderful island of Menorca in this beautiful travel clip. You will understand why this is such a hot Spanish destination.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLyRLlMIOQ&feature=related: This is another wonderful clip on travels to the Menorca Islands. Check it out!