Popular Accommodations in Menorca
Highlights in Menorca
- Sandy beaches and water sports
- The old town of Ciutadella
- Megalithic Taula plants
- Fort Marlborough
- Camí de Cavalls circular trail
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Apartments on Menorca
Those who plan a holiday on Menorca will find a huge offer of apartments and holiday houses on the island. Many of the accommodations are located directly on the beach, so you can enjoy the view of the sea from your breakfast on the terrace. In addition, there are comfortable holiday apartments in the city centres of the island. In the interior of the country you can enjoy unrestricted privacy in the offered holiday houses in a secluded location, which are surrounded by a park-like garden.Dreamlike accommodations for every taste
A vacation rental or an apartment on Menorca is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Families will love a vacation rental where you will find everything you need for a comfortable holiday. You have the choice between smaller Spanish stone houses and large villas or fincas.Pure relaxation at your own pool
A large number of vacation rentals are equipped with their own pool where you can refresh yourself to your heart's content at any time of the day or night. In addition, many vacation rentals have a garden with barbecue, which is ideal as a refuge for private parties with friends and family. Parking your car in front of the accommodation is not a problem in most cases.
Holidays on Menorca
Location and orientation
Menorca, with the capital Maó, is the most northern and eastern island of the Balearic Islands. The island is characterized by the regions Tramuntana with the mountains in the north and the hilly Migjorn in the south. The highest elevation of the island is the 357 meter high Monte Toro. Along the 285 km long coast you will find long beaches, secluded bays, cliffs and some natural harbours.Exploring the Landscape
In addition to the two larger cities of Maó and Ciutadella, Menorca is also home to extensive fields bordered by stone walls, idyllic villages, picturesque fishing villages and whitewashed farms. The island is also very densely wooded and green. This means that you can use many remote areas for hiking and cycling through an attractive natural landscape to explore the diverse flora and fauna.The UNESCO nature reserves in the immediate vicinity
The municipality of Menorca includes 34 smaller islands under the administration of the Consell Insular de Menorca, which have been included on UNESCO's list of biosphere reserves. The unique landscape of the islands, with their biotopes, natural monuments and wild bird species, has been classified as worthy of protection.
Travelers and Activities
Menorca has countless beaches and bays in the south, which are light and fine sandy and sheltered from the wind. In this part of the island families with children will find the best conditions for a relaxing beach holiday. In Menorca, you can also choose between large beaches along a promenade dotted with restaurants and cafés and small wild and romantic coves, where the sea is even more turquoise and you can enjoy the tranquillity to the full.Exploring the island on foot
For an extensive hike along the coast, it is best to use the Camí de Cavalls trail, which runs 179 kilometres around the island. The circular route is well signposted and offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the inland countryside.Take advantage of the comprehensive range of water sports on offer
Sailing, surfing and boating are the most important activities on Menorca. Many natural harbours offer the perfect setting for this. Surfers will find ideal wind conditions in the north of the island. In the southwest there is a water sports centre on Son Xoriguer beach where you can rent sailing and motor boats. Centers for divers are Cala Galdana, Cala Santandria, Puerto d'Addaia, Son Xoriguer and Fornells.
Menorca is often used as a film location for Spanish film productions, such as the film "Isla Bonita", a romantic comedy by director Fernando Colomo.
Top 5 travel tips
Make sure you visit the town of Ciutadella, which has a number of noble palaces, churches, winding old town streets and a picturesque harbour. Also worth seeing is the town hall, which was formerly used as a royal palace. El Seu Cathedral was built on the foundations of an Arab mosque and is one of the few surviving examples of Catalan Gothic.2. Visit the open-air museum scattered all over the island
On Menorca there are more than thirty excavated megalithic sites known as "Taula". These are huge stone tables, mighty round towers and the Navetas death ships of the Talayot culture. The Taula complexes can be found all over the island and for the most part are still completely preserved.3. To the old fortress of the English
The Fort Marlborough is an architectural highlight of the island. The Castell is located in Cala Sant Esteve and takes you back to the wartime period of the 18th century. Visit the old English fortress, stroll through corridors illuminated with candlelight and let yourself be seduced by the museum-like sounds of cannon thunder into a time long past.4. Experience numerous street festivals in summer
All year round there is a great variety of festivities dedicated mainly to the saints of navigation and fishermen. Especially many activities of this kind take place in July and August. At the Festa Verge del Carmen on 16 July, a great procession is held in the ports of Ciutadella, Mahon and Fornells, followed by a boat trip. You can experience an interesting horse riding procession with fireworks at the Festa de Sant Jaume on 25 July in many villages. At the end of August, Saint Louis is honoured in Sant Lluis with music, a market and a carriage parade.5. Try Menorcan dishes
Menorca's cuisine is spicy and fish-filled. A delicacy is the famous lobster, which is processed into soup. A wide variety of cheeses are also among the island's specialities, made mainly from raw cow's milk.