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

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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!

How to go to Minorca? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Like Mallorca, Menorca is a destination that is widely offered as part of an organised tour. If you are not afraid of the community, this is an ideal and advantageous solution. No problem, the beach every day and organized excursions for you. The hotel services are of high quality and you always have the possibility to isolate yourself from time to time. In addition to seaside trips, some specialised professionals offer elitist trips to discover biodiversity or sports trips.

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There are no contraindications to organize your individual stay on the island of Menorca. And if you rent a car you can go looking for remote accommodation or a small lost restaurant and get away from the most tourist sites while having the possibility to connect major points of interest while avoiding peak hours.

The maximum distance between two points is 47 km, between Ciutadella and Maó. The ideal if you don't want to miss anything and explore the island at your own pace is to rent a car. The formula is well established in Menorca and the quality road network. You can also rent a motorized two-wheeler for the short distances you will have to cover. Finally, for athletes, cycling is a very possible solution.

Prepare for your trip Minorca

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The tourist seasons(temporadas) are divided as follows: temporada baja, low season, from mid-October t...
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Weather forecast

Mild in winter, warm in summer, the climate of the Balearic Islands, and therefore of Menorca, is typically Mediterr...
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Budget

The currency is the Balearic Islands' currency and the euro. All credit cards work. Checks are rarely accepted. Visi...
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Formalities

As Spain is in the European Community, a valid identity card is sufficient to stay in the Balearics. However, you sh...
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Health

No malaria or dengue fever in the Balearics. But still mosquitoes so plan ahead to protect yourself. On the beach, p...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are no contraindications to organize your individual stay on the island of Menorca. And if you rent a car you c...
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How to get organized?

Like Mallorca, Menorca is a destination that is widely offered as part of an organised tour. If you are not afraid of...
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Getting around

The maximum distance between two points is 47 km, between Ciutadella and Maó. The ideal if you don't want to miss an...
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