Menorca is Spain’s easternmost Balearic island and being a designated biosphere, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled.
Even the capital, Mahón and former capital of Ciutadella are wonderfully laid back. The island boasts over 200 kilometres of coastline, predominantly comprising sandy beaches and bays. Broken up here and there are beautiful pine forests that reache all the way to the sea and rocky coves favoured by local fishermen and snorkelers.
Add to this a glorious Mediterranean climate of sunny summer days and mild winters. The gentle rains bring the surrounding countryside to life with lush vegetation and wildflower. Menorca is an island that appeals to the more discerning traveler seeking a gentler pace of life.
Menorca may not have the legendary nightlife found in Ibiza and Majorca but it’s certainly not a boring destination. This beautiful island attracts many holidaymakers seeking the thrills and excitement of its sports and leisure facilities such as hiking, cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, golf and an excellent choice of water activities.
Beaches of Menorca
The majority of Menorca’s fantastic sandy beaches are family friendly and, depending on the popularity of the beach, offer facilities such as lifeguards, showers, beach sports, sun loungers and parasols. Most of the beaches are found in small coves, some of the most popular being Cala Turqueta (picture above) Cala Trebaluger and Cala Macarella.
Further family fun can be found in the several water parks on Menorca that offer exciting slides and rides for all age groups.
Mahón, Nightlife in Menorca
One of the most lively areas on the Island for great nightlife is Mahón (or Maó) harbour where the cool, hip and trendy party the night away. Here you will find a number of superb venues which really get their groove on during the busy summer months and often stay open until the early hours. Visitors will find family friendly bars featuring fun entertainment such as quiz nights, bingo and karaoke.
There are casinos for those who fancy a flutter, and the younger party crowd can enjoy the latest pumping tunes in Menorca’s late night discotecas.