In the Balearic archipelago - autonomous community ofSpain - visit Menorca. This "natural" island invites you to take your time and enjoy the landscape. With 216 km of coastline alternating between cliffs, coves surrounded by pine trees and sandy beaches, you have a variety of views of the beautiful blue and the possibility of swimming, sailing, diving, canoeing ... Your travel guide will not be too much help to guide you in your choices. Here, there are less big tourist complexes than in Majorca. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, the island remains a haven of peace where you can meditate and recharge your batteries. When you are well rested and have enjoyed the sea, you can go hiking or cycling. The natural park of s'Albufera d'Es Grau is an enchantment. You will also enjoy visiting the old town of Ciutadella, the prehistoric remains of the Naveta dels Tudons or the small fishing villages. You should follow the circuit of religious buildings and museums, see the moving Medical-Biological Collection of the Hospital of the Illa del Rei (King's Island), in the port of Maó, and the Municipal Museum of History and Archaeology of Ciutadella or the Museum of Menorca and its archaeological collections in the former Franciscan convent of Maó. In the former military barracks ofEs Mercadal, you can discover the Menorca Handicraft Centre and local crafts. And then there is the gourmet route, which is divided into four sections: the Wine Route, the Cheese Route, the Traditional Recipes Route and the Sea Gastronomy Route. Excellent menu! Follow the Menorca guide to discover this unforgettable destination
When to go to Minorca?
The tourist seasons(temporadas) are divided as follows: temporada baja, low season, from mid-October to May, during which many hotels and restaurants are closed; temporada media, medium season, from mid-May to the end of June and in September; temporada alta, high season, in July and August, and during Semana Santa, temporada extra, very high season from July 15 to August 15, it is the most expensive period, obviously. Between October and March, most of the hotels and restaurants of the seaside resorts are closed. What remains is the authenticity of the small ports and villages and the small towns in the interior to visit. According to your favourite guide, the best time to visit Menorca is in June or September, when the summer crowds are absent and the climate is particularly pleasant. From 15 July until the end of August, prices soar and the crowds are at their peak. Beware, in Menorca, on the occasion of the Sant Joan festivities (23 June), most establishments are fully booked. Make sure you plan ahead for a stay during this period. You can also have an appointment, throughout the year, with the most beautiful day of your life on this island. Some service providers offer to organize your wedding on the island while enjoying a dream setting!