Menorca is the second largest island of the Balearic Islands. It is one of the most beautiful and unknown in our country. A paradise holiday destination surprises for its virtually untouched tourist areas and beaches of the highest quality. Indeed, Menorca is a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since 1993. The accommodation in Menorca are of high quality and have learned to respect all these areas for the sustainable growth of the island.
If something stands in Menorca, it’s the stunning beaches, that have nothing to envy of the Caribbean. They are almost limitless, but it is necessary to have a car to get from your apartment to them. Below we highlight some of the most amazing and beautiful ones.
Cala Turqueta. His name is not so coincidental; it has really impressive turquoise blue waters, fine sand and is surrounded by pine trees.
It is located near Cala Macarella, another cove that is also very nice, though it is most popular and crowded.
Cala Pregonda. It is very different from the other coves. The sand is red, which make you feel like you're on Mars, surrounded by a virgin and quiet landscape. The perfect contrast is put by the clear water.
Cala en Porter. It is one of the most striking. Despite being best known and being busy, it is worth to visit for its white sand, blue intense waters and, above all, its location between high cliffs.
Playa de Son Bou. It is the largest of the island, with two and a half kilometers. It features fine white sand and blue water, though not as spectacular as the other coves. It offers many services. Ideal for families with children.
Menorca gastronomy is based on seafood. The main dish par excellence of the island is the caldereta de langosta, very demanded by tourists on vacation. But in general, any fish is cooked with quality in most restaurants on the island.
The sobrasada menorquina is one of the quintessential souvenirs. It is rapidly gaining more popularity than the Catalan one.
Menorca cheese has a protected designation of origin, the "Queso Mahon-Menorca”. It has a process of development and a traditional maturation method that form a culture custom of the island.
The climate of Menorca is typically Mediterranean, with warm summers and relatively cold winters. The average annual temperature is about 16 degrees. The rains are concentrated in the fall, but are somewhat heavy. Although there is a line of
buses linking the airport with the main cities, it can be a good idea to rent a car to get from your apartment in Menorca to anywhere on the island.
Besides beaches and coves, Menorca has three attractions worth visiting. No matter where your apartment is located in Menorca, because with a vehicle and due to short distances, you can easily access any of them, which are: its capital Mahón, Ciudadela and Binibeca.
Mahón has a center to take a pleasant walk, plus visiting the port, considered one of the best natural harbors in the world, which was desired by foreign navies. You cannot go to Menorca without visiting the port of Mahón.
Ciudadela. It is the second largest city of the island, but with a very surprising and historical center. Strolling through the narrow streets around the harbor to Castillo de San Nicolas.
Visiting the Cathedral built between the 13thand XIV centuries on an ancient mosque, or drinking in Plaza del Borne, are only some of the things you can do in Ciutadela.
Binibeca. It is a small fishing port near Mahón, but worth a visit, as it seems like a picture-postcard village, with streets that look like mazes, and whitewashed houses.
To reach Menorca and start enjoying your vacation with family or friends you need to catch a plane or a boat if you start from the Iberian Peninsula. One option is to drive to the Mediterranean coast and then take a flight or a boat. In this second transport means you can move our car to the island.
Another option is to take a plane directly from the nearest airport to your starting point. This leads directly to Menorca.
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