There’s an undeniable ease to life in Menorca, where a glorious climate and glistening coves steal your attention and an unspoilt landscape promotes walking, cycling and sailing. Pine trees fringe the coastline, while the Menorcan wineries and megalithic stone monuments dot the countryside.
Things to do in Menorca
Hire a scooter and explore the endless string of crescent-shaped bays and crystalline coves on Menorca’s 216-kilometre-long coastline. Stop off for some scuba diving at Cala Pregonda or wade into the ocean at one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Cala en Turqueta, aptly named after the turquoise-hued waters.
Chill out with a glass of sangria while gazing out over the sparkling Mediterranean at Cova d’en Xoroi. The island’s most impressive positioned bar, Cova d’en Xoroi is perched on the rocky cliffs of Cala en Porte, where coastal terraces offer unbeatable sunset views.
Meet like-minded connoisseurs over Menorcan wine and marinated goats cheese at the island’s top winery, Bodegas Binifadet. Saunter hand-in-hand around the vineyards at your own pace or book a guided tour with complimentary tastings and Menorcan delicacies like fig jam.
For breathtaking panoramas, hike to the summit of El Toro, Menorca’s tallest point. Dominating the centre of the island, the mountain is thought to be the spiritual heart of Menorca and features a 13th-century whitewashed church and imposing statue of Jesus at its peak.
Getting around Menorca
You can fly into Menorca Airport, located in Mahon. There are several ferries from mainland Spain, arriving in either Mahon or Ciutadella. Around Menorca, the easiest way to travel is by using local buses and taxis. However, a rental car is ideal for travelling further afield.