Menorca Travel Guide

Menorca Travel Guide

Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic islands but probably the most relaxed. With over 100 beaches and excellent weather Menorca is the ideal place to get away from it all. Popular resorts include Punta Prima, Binibeca, Cala'n Porter, Santo Thomas, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosc, Cala Forcat, Cala Blanca and Arenal d'en Castell.

Location

Balearic Islands, Mediterranean sea

Climate

The Balearics enjoy a Mediterranean climate where the maximum tempartures are not excessive due to the cooling influence of the sea and the winters are mild and dry.

Currency

EURO

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Transfer Time

Varies depending on resort. Punta Prima, Binibeca, Cala'n Porter, Santo Thomas, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosc, Cala Blanca and Arenal d'en Castell are between 15mins - 70mins from Mahon airport.

Hotels

All types of accomodation are available throughout the island ranging from chalets and apartments to hotels and resorts to suit all budgets.

Attractions

Churches in old town of Mahon, many beaches and watersports, Aqua park in Cala Forcat, horse riding, diving

Shopping

There are markets at Mahon, Ciutadella, Es Castell, Alaio and Ferreries selling local produce and crafts, leather goods and souvenirs.

Excursions

Bird watching, isolated coves, golf, boat trips, and white-washed inland towns. Boat trips on glass bottom catarmaran and carbaret with Sangria evenings.

Family

Families are particularly welcome in Menorca as it is safe, clean and peaceful in the evenings.

Getting Around

Buses are good from June to September at other times they are not so reliable. Local taxis are plentiful and car hire can be arranged and is recommended