Menorca: a Balearic island that easily competes with the beauty of Majorca and Ibiza

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Menorca - embark on an extraordinary journey to this Mediterranean pearl, where time seems to simply stand still!

Nestled in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Menorca beckons travelers from all over the world with its enchanting beauty and serenity. The second largest island in the Balearic Islands offers a unique blend of rich history, idyllic landscapes and unspoiled coastline that has yet to be captured by mass tourism. With its pristine beaches, ancient archaeological sites and charming traditional villages, Menorca appeals to all those looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

When to Menorca?

Menorca has a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and warm summers, which makes it inviting to visit all year round. The peak of the tourist season is between June and September, when the island experiences the sunniest and hottest days, with an average temperature of around 27 °C. These months attract beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts who want to sunbathe on the island and indulge in the crystal clear waters of its bays and inlets. For a quieter visit, consider traveling in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when the weather is still pleasant and the island is less crowded.

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What can I see in Menorca?

Begin your journey in Menorca's capital, Mahón, a bustling city steeped in history and boasting a magnificent natural harbour. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque coastal promenade, lined with charming cafes and restaurants, and enjoy the local delicacy – caldereta de llagosta, while watching the boats rocking on the waves.

Visit the stunning fortress of La Mola, perched on a dramatic promontory, or explore the narrow streets of the old town, where architectural marvels such as the Church of Santa María and the Town Hall await. Afterwards, head to Ciutadella, the ancient capital, which offers an in-depth look into the island's history. Stroll through its medieval streets full of beautifully preserved palaces and grand churches. Admire the mighty cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling central square, Plaça des Born.

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Of course, architecture is not the only quality of this charming island. A true feast for the eyes are the pearls created by nature. Enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of the island by visiting its pristine beaches and natural parks – Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta are a beach lover's paradise with their crystal clear waters and white sand. Explore the mysterious ancient talayots (stone towers) and the well-preserved prehistoric burial site of Naveta d'Es Tudons.

For an unforgettable experience, hike the Camí de Cavalls, a historic coastal path that offers breathtaking views and takes you through Menorca's diverse landscape. Head to the charming fishing village of Fornells, known for its delicious seafood and the authentic charm of this Balearic island. Treat yourself to a plate of arroz caldero - a traditional rice dish cooked in fish broth and enjoy the picturesque view of the bay. Explore the narrow streets of the village, visit the 17th-century fortress of Sant Antoni and consider going on a sailing trip to discover the hidden coves of this magical island.

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How to explore Menorca?

The well-connected transport system makes traveling around the island quite simple. The best way is to hire a car, which will give you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace, with an extensive road network leading to all the main attractions. Another option is public buses and taxis, which offer reliable transport options and make it easy to navigate Menorca's towns and beaches.

How much is a plane ticket to Menorca?

You can fly to Menorca from Venice for less than 100 euros with the low-cost carrier Ryanair. You can search for flight tickets according to your vacation date HERE.

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Accommodation in Menorca


Surrounded by rolling vineyards and overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, Torralbenc exudes a sense of timeless beauty. The hotel boasts a collection of beautifully restored traditional farmhouses that seamlessly combine rustic charm with modern sophistication. The hotel's restaurant, located in a former stable, offers a gastronomic exploration of Menorcan flavors and Mediterranean cuisine.


Menorca Club - for adults only

The Menorca Club is a luxurious adults-only retreat that offers a serene and peaceful environment, making it the perfect destination for couples. Menorca Club, with its pristine beaches, crystal clear water and lush landscape, provides an idyllic setting for an unforgettable holiday.

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