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Menorca: an island of contrasts
Menorca has a corner for everyone, be they a lover of remote beaches, bustling city life, lively resorts, charming restaurants or sporting activity. Less than two hours away by plane from Britain, this jewel of the Balearic islands has been a magnet for visitors since the earliest days of tourism. Yet it retains an unspoiled, typically Spanish charm and continues to welcome holidaymakers of all nationalities and temperament. There’s nowhere quite like it anywhere in the world...

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Northern Menorca
Son Parc, Addaya, Arenal

Eastern Menorca
Mahon, Es Castell, Cala Llonga

South-eastern Menorca
Binibeca, Punta Prima, S'Algar

Southern Menorca
Cala en Porter, Son Bou, Santo Tomas

Western Menorca
Ciutadella, Cala Blanca, Cala en Bosc, Cala Morell

Cala Macarelleta
What is there to do?

Many people go to Menorca just for the weather, the beaches, the food and, well, the relaxation. But if you can take only so much enforced passivity, there are plenty of activities...

Golf
Golf Son Parc is a championship quality course, ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. The course is both challenging and picturesque. It is located just a few hundred metres from the award winning Son Parc beach on the north coast of Menorca. Around the course are wooded hills and a protected wet zone with a rich variety of bird life. In the distance are views of Monte Toro, Menorca's highest point.

Bowling
There are seven greens at S'Algar; novices and the experienced welcome. Weekly competitions. Woods can be rented. Menorca Bowls Club

Cycling
Menorca is a great place to explore on two wheels... Full details of mountain bike (and scooter) hire at Anthony's Bikes

Horse riding
Scenic countryside and beach rides for beginners to experienced riders, classes for all levels and pony rides for children, based at Equimar, close to Mahon and Es Castell.  www.menorcahorseriding.com

Walking
There are numerous well signed paths in Menorca for the keen walker, not least the famous coastline Cami des Cavalls


Son Parc golf
Son Parc golf
Fort Marlborough

Watersports

Diving is very popular in Menorca, and there are several diving schools at which you can sample the sport for the first time. For the more experienced diver, there are some wonderful dive sites...

Snorkelling is a great pastime in Menorca thanks to the abundant marine life. Snorkelling gear is available in all the resorts.

Sailing and boating is a big pastime also, and there are many boat-hire companies operating in the big resorts. Check with them before travelling with regard to qualifications required. Windsurfer hire is also possible.

You can explore the coast by kayak too, try... Menorca en Kayak

Aqua parks: There are water parks in the West, at Los Delfines near Ciutadella, and at Cala en Bosc.

Sightseeing

Just some of our favourite spots and attractions...

Fort Marlborough
Fantastic fort close to Es Castell, built by the British and lovingly preserved and restored to provide a real feel of what life must have been like for the soldiers

Mount Toro
Menorca's highest point and a great sightseeing spot on a clear day. Home also to a 16th century sanctuary

Coves d'en Xoroi

Coves d'en Xoroi
Fantastic cave network and nightclub at Cala en Porter

Aero Club & Hippodrome
Near Mahon; aero club, bar/restaurant, kart track, snooker/pool etc, plus trotting races once a week

Glass-bottom boats
Great trips by pleasure boats around Mahon harbour; pick one up at Mahon Port or Calas Fons, Es Castell

Markets
Mahon Tuesdays & Saturdays, Es Castell Monday/Wednesday, Alayor Thursday, Ferreries Tuesday/Friday, Ciutadella Fridays and Saturdays

Jazz club
The Casino bar/restaurant at Sant Climent; jazz nights every Tuesday during the summer months

Organ recitals
11am daily (except Sunday) in Mahon's Santa Maria Church

Gin factory
One of England's most successful exports to Mahon... See how it's made at the Xoriguer factory portside at Mahon

Bowling
There's 10-pin bowling in Son Bou and also in Mahon

What about the weather?

Menorca's sunniest months are May through August, with the average temperature ranging from 22 to 29 deg C. April's average temperature is 19 deg C, and in September it's still a balmy 27...
There's very little rain during the summer months - the wettest time of year is late October through December.

Weather Underground provides a good guide to Menorca's weather, and for a useful and accurate five-day forecast, try BBC Weather

Menorca fiesta dates

All Menorcan towns have their own fiestas; celebrations of life with parades, fireworks, horses and plenty of local alcohol…

June
23/24, Ciutadella

July
Third weekend, Es Mercadal
24/25/26, Es Castell
Last weekend, Fornells

August
First weekend, Es Migjorn Gran (or fifth weekend July)
First weekend, Llumecanes
Second weekend, Alayor
Third weekend, Sant Climent
23/24/25, Ferreries
Last weekend, Sant Lluis

September
6/7/8/9, Mahon
Third weekend, Cala en Porter

 

Above, Son Parc golf course
Below, Fort Marlborough and horseriding on the Cami de Cavalls
Cami de Cavalls horses