This Menorca Travel Guide tells you all about the least known one of the Balearic Islands (together with Mallorca, Ibiza & Formentera). Menorca is a hidden gem – especially in shoulder season – with loads of traditions and traditional products, such as gin, shoes, mayonnaise and horse shows. Menorca has many beautiful beaches, more than Mallorca & Ibiza all together.
I would recommend hiring a car and maybe splitting up your holiday between the two main cities Ciutadella and Mahon, which allows you to visit the whole island. Driving from one side to the other only takes around an hour. This guide gives a (photo)overview of where to go in Menorca.
Mahon is the current capital of the city and is where the airport is based. You can split this up in the city centre located around the main square and the harbour area. One of the places I liked for food around the harbour was: Street Food by Mestre. A drink you should try when in Menorca is Pomade. This is a mix of Menorcan gin and Lemonade.
Ciutadella is the former capital of the island, and in my opinion, it feels more like a typical Spanish tapas town than Mahon does. It is worth a visit and a good base to discover the west of the island.
A Menorca Travel Guide has to include one of the most famous places in Menorca. This beautiful cave bar is a must-visit! Have a drink and watch the beautiful sunset or go partying in the late evening/night. The entrance is 10 euros, but this includes one drink.
Cala Turqueta is one of Menorca’s beautiful beaches. The water is crystal clear and you almost don’t realize you are in Europe and not somewhere in the Caribbean. The south of the island is covered by different beaches. It is not as easy as it seems to drive to different beaches in a day. For almost every beach, you first need to drive back to the main road (crossing the middle of the island) and head south for another beach, as there is no coastal road.
Other beaches I’ve heard great stories about are among others: Cala Macarelleta, Cala Escorxada and Cala Trebaluger.
In the top north of Menorca, you’ll find the village of Fornells. Only busy in summer and most other months of the year, it is very very quiet. Not to miss on your round trip is to visit the north where Menorca, generally, is even less explored.
A spot where many hotels are located in Cala Galdana. A bus trip took us past Mirador Sa Punta for a stunning view of the bay!
This Menorca Travel Guide already shows there is more than enough to do and to see in Menorca. From eating tapas in the beautiful cities of Mahon & Ciutadella to a not to miss cave bar and beautiful beaches.
But there is still more. Visit the small white town of Binibequer, go and see a horse show or visit one of the Bodegas on the island. I went to Hort de Sant Patrici for a cheese and wine tasting and I loved it!
Interested in more Spanish Islands? What about the Canary Islands? Read about the top 10 things to do in Lanzarote here!