Menorca – a paradise island!

Menorca - a Paradise Island!

One of Spain’s four Balearic Islands, Menorca, is a paradise island. Menorca is quieter than the other islands and it is the ideal vacation spot for reserved visitors. It is most well-known for its stunning beaches, mouthwatering seafood, historical sites, and locally made gin. There are enough activities to satisfy everyone. Whether you wish to go snorkeling in aquamarine coves or enjoy wine tasting in sun-dappled vineyards. This guide will help you in selecting the attractions and activities for your holiday.

1) Cala Galdana

Due to its abundance of amenities and services, Cala Galdana is ideal for families. There are shops, beach bars, parasols, and sun loungers. One other benefit is the availability of renting kayaks or pedal boats to explore neighbouring coves or go snorkeling. The beach also offers a variety of water-based activities, like paragliding. The Cam de Cavalls, a more than 180-kilometer-long trail that circles the entirety of Menorca, should not be overlooked. On foot, the path connects a number of coves and locations. Take advantage of the chance to stroll along this historic route that is filled with lovely vantage points. Other stunning beaches nearby include Cala Mitjana, Cala Macarella, and Cala en Turqueta.

Beautiful beach of Cala Turqueta in Cala Galdana.
Cala Galdana
Beautiful beach of Cala Turqueta in Menorca.
Cala Turqueta

2) Cala en Porter

One of Menorca’s most intriguing coves is Cala en Porter. It is distinguished by its location between towering cliffs, azure water, and a white beach. The sea is shallow for more than 100 meters and it is a safe beach for young families. The 180 steps that must be taken down are the only challenging part. If you prefer an easier approach, there is also a longer but easier route. It includes a children’s play area, volleyball, pedalos, and canoes for rent. You should be aware that Cova d’en Xoroi is likely the most popular destination in Menorca before leaving the area. It is located on a stunning cliff that rises 30 meters above the sea south of Cala en Porter.

Aerial view of the breathtaking Cala en Porter cove in Menorca.
Cala en Porter

3) Cala’n Bosch

Pure white sand, glistening waters, and all the conveniences one could want. That is Cala’n Bosch. Cala’n Bosch is located on the southwest coast, 10 kilometers south of Ciutadella and 56 kilometers west of Mahon. In the evenings, you can head to its stunning port and savour a delicious seafood feast. The town has all the services and facilities you’ll need, including bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, and pharmacists. The beaches of Cala’n Bosch and Son Xoriguer offer great conditions for water sports and high-quality amenities.

4) Son Bou

Son Bou, located on the south coast, is one of the most well-known tourist spots. The beach is ideal as it has many features, such as a natural reserve. It is especially perfect for those traveling with kids due to its length, fine sand, and transparent shallow seas. Additionally, there are interesting landmarks, including the great Torre d’en Galmés and the paleo-Christian basilica of Son Bou.

Golden sands and azure waters in Son Bou beach.
Son Bou

5) Mahon

Mahon is a fantastic spot to learn everything about the city and the entire island. People who appreciate culture will enjoy exploring Mahón’s historic streets, relaxing in sunny plazas, and satisfying their thirst at charming pavement cafes in the Old Town. The Museo de Menorca is tucked away inside a 17th-century monastery and is a true highlight. Visit La Mola Fortress, which offers breathtaking views of the town and bay. Explore the hidden underground corridors inside the fort, stop by the former armouries and inspect the watchtowers. The Santa Maria de Mao Cathedral, which features renowned gothic architecture, is another place you can go. While you are there, you can savour the most delicious seafood, from lobster stews to the renowned Mahón cheese. And, if you wish to visit a winery, the best one is Bodegas Binifades, just 6km away from Mahon. Definitely, Mahón offers something for everyone!

Lovely cobblestone pathways in Mahon, Menorca.
Mahon, Menorca

6) Ciutadella

Ciutadella is a port city renowned for its exquisite architecture. The old town and its winding lanes, make it impossible not to fall in love. The harbour is a fantastic site to start your visit. You can stroll along the renovated medieval quay and its many terraces. Continue through Plaça des Born, along lively lanes dotted with craft stores. On your journey to Santa Mara cathedral, make a pit stop at the Town Hall or San Nicolás fortress. Don’t forget to head to the Punta Nati Lighthouse.

Puerto de Ciutadella with Palacio Salort in background, Menorca
Puerto de Ciutadella with Palacio Salort in background, Menorca

Rent a villa in Menorca, with your family or friends, and explore the beaches and traditional Menorca villages, or simply just relax by your own private pool. Please note that all of our Villas in Menorca have been personally handpicked for their quality and for the services they offer.