Hidden Gems for Menorca
Find great things to do on the island Menorca
Mallorca’s little sister also has much to offer: a beautiful coastline with many beaches,crystal clear blue water, enchanting, small cities to explore and numerous restaurants with delicious tapas. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Menorca.
1. Hidden Gem Menorca: Cova de’n Xoroi
If you are in Menorca and you fancy a good bar with a view, this is the place to go. Cova is integrated into historical seaside caves which makes the atmosphere unique. As the sun sets and night falls,the bar transforms into a nightclub. It is located in the area of Cala´n Porter.
Cova de’n Xoroi / © Instagram: laraforestan
2. Hidden Gem Menorca: Cala Mitjana
Surrounded by cliffs, thick pinewood and rocks, you can find crystal clear waters and white sand at this beach. The water is perfect for snorkelling so don’t forget your gear. The brave ones can also have fun cliff-diving from the rocks into the sea, and there are also secret caves along the coast worth exploring if you still want more adventure.
Cala Mitjana / © Instagram: superben4849
3. Hidden Gem Menorca: Bodegas Binifadet
This winery produces more wine than any other on Menorca. After exploring the vineyards you can sit on the patio surrounded by vines, and bask in the sun with wine and tapas. When scanning the menu you’ll notice that all of the dishes either complement the wine, especially the local cheeses and meats, or are cooked using the wine, in the case of the Chardonnay sauce, wine-jams and wine-based ice creams. You can also book a guided wine tour with a wine tasting session.
Bodegas Binifadet / © Instagram: its_charliegram
4. Hidden Gem Menorca: Ciutadella
Mahón Ciutadella used to be the capital of Menorca and is therefore rich in history. The old town, wrapped around a main square, is full of small passages, archways and views of the little harbour. There is a lot to explore in this smalltown – shop at a market on Saturday, discover the cathedral and museums, and enjoy local tapas and snacks. Ciutadella is located on the west coast of Menorca.
Ciutadella / © Instagram: morganjthomas
5. Hidden Gem Menorca: Herbera Bakery
This spot is a lovely local bakery in the heart of Ciutadella´s old town, next to the Plaza de las Palmeras. No matter if you fancy a delicious breakfast or just a quick caffeine break this is the perfect place. It is a mixture of a bakery, pastry and coffee shop. You can really taste the high quality ingredients in every piece. Make sure to try the traditional “ensaimada”, a swirl-shaped local pastry. The success of Herbera Bakery can be explained by combining the right blend of tradition and innovation in every aspect.
Herbera Bakery / © Instagram: carolinaclaro
6. Hidden Gem Menorca: El Toro
If you fancy seeing the island of Menorca from the top then check out Monte Toro. 358 meters high doesn’t seem like much for a mountain, but when it’s on a Mediterranean island of less than 700 square kilometers, things change. On clear days you can even spot Mallorca from this viewpoint. The mountain has always been characterized by clergymen and therefore a monastery including a church was built on the mountain. It is open for visits. When you are flexible in time come for sunrise or sunset. Golden hour is always the best.
El Toro / © Instagram: b_travel_blog_
7. Hidden Gem Menorca: Bar Imperi
When you visit Ciutadella, this café is perfect for a coffee stop after exploring the city. Imperi Bar in Ciutadella is a historic and nice tapas bar that was opened in 1941. It is located in the Plaza des Born, a very central place in Ciutadella. It is also an ideal place to have breakfast in the sun on one of the two terraces (an outdoor terrace in the sun and a slightly more sheltered indoor terrace). You can choose from around about twenty different llonguets, a traditional pastry of Palma.
Bar Imperi / © Instagram: misscococupcake
8. Hidden Gem Menorca: Pipet & Co Café
A stone’s throw away from the harbour at Mahón, this cafe is a good place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The interior – a mixture of white and wood – invites for some hours to hang out. With the world map on the wall the café got quite instagrammable. How about a poached egg with avocado on toast for breakfast? Pipet & Co also offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our tip: make sure to try one of the homemade cakes with a good cup of cappuccino. During summer there is also a nice terrace to sit outside and do some people watching.
Pipet & Co Café / © Instagram: dametravelerfoodie
9. Hidden Gem Menorca: Cala Presili
If you go to Menorca, you can’t miss Cala Presili Beach, an amazing beach near Morella bay, inside the Natural Park of Es Grau. It’s with Cala Tortuga Beach, one of the most awesome beaches in the North of Menorca. They are surrounded by a unique landscape that resembles a lunar landscape. Keep in mind that you can’t come here by car directly. You have to park at the lighthouse and walk your way down for around 20 mins. Make sure to bring enough snacks and water. Turquoise water and a great beach day are waiting for you
Cala Presili / © Instagram: loarferreries