Menorcaais the second largest island of the Balearics and is considered a wonder of the Western Mediterranean; a paradisiacal place full ofwhite-sand beaches, bathed by crystal clear turquoise waters that stand out thanks to the lush green forests of the island.
The island is strategically positioned in the Mediterranean, due to its large natural and unique ports on its coastline, such as Puerto de Mahón, the second largest port in Europe, or the port of Ciutadella, which conditioned the island along its history to being object of desire of many civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Muslims, English and French, who have visited the island and left an indelible mark, which has encouraged a vast cultural diversity in its customs, traditions, cuisine and its significant historical heritage.
The island features a free environment; the beauty of its natural spots, its cultural wealth which is a product of its turbulent history, the friendliness of its people and its cuisine, making Menorca a top destination in the Mediterranean. In recent years, this island has become a prime tourist destination with 1,100,000 visitors.
Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1993, thanks to its environmental richness and natural beauty. This title Is given to places in which sustainable growth is attained and where human activity is compatible with the protection of natural resources and cultural wealth.
Menorca has an extension of 700km2 and a population of 90,000 inhabitants, spread among it seight municipalities: Mahón, Ciutadella de Menorca, Alayor, Villacarlos, San Lluis, Ferrerias, Mercadal and Es Mitjorn Gran.The most important townships of the extreme west are Ciutadella de Menorca, the former capital of the island which was declared a cultural interest property thanks to its old town of great historical and cultural wealth, and secondly, Mahón, located on the south end, which is the capital of Menorca and possesses one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
You can reach the island by plane through its international airport or by boat, arriving by ferry from Barcelona or from Palma de Mallorca to the ports of Ciutadella or Mahón.