Amazing Places to visit: Menorca - Spain

Today, we'll recommend you one of the best destinations in Spain for your summer trip which is Menorca Island (which is one of the best Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea).

Amazing Places to visit in Summer: Menorca - Spain 

Menorca (Minorca) is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Mallorca (Majorca) and Ibiza, it’s known for its endless beaches, from miles-long sandy crescents to rocky, turquoise-watered bays called “calas.” Pine trees fringe the coast. The capital, Mahon, is on a bluff overlooking a large harbor, with Georgian mansions and a church with 13th-century roots.

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The island has 216 kilometers of highly varied coastline, from the rugged shores and reddish beaches of the north to the gentle relief of the south, with golden sandy coves. There are many different options to enjoy the sun and sea, whether on broad sandy beaches or at small coves surrounded by pine groves. They all have one thing in common, however: clean, crystal clear waters.

You can go sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and, of course, scuba diving here. Minorca's stunning sea bed has been a favorite amongst diving enthusiasts for decades. The island transmits a sense of calm, largely on account of its valuable countryside. Minorca has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation and a wealth of flora, fauna, and landscapes.

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Cova de s'Aigua Cave

Explore the whimsical shapes created by nature in Cova de s'Aigua. This is a natural cave of about 2500m² of great geological and archaeological significance with a spectacular underground lake. A veritable natural wonder!

Richard D says:"This is not the most spectacular cave I have visited but it is quite interesting and the guide is truly excellent. The guide described well the geological processes responsible for the cave formation and the ongoing growth of stalagmites and stalactites. He also pointed out the flora and fauna and showed evidence of human habitation and human remains. A good way also to learn more about the history of Menorca."

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The location: Cala Blanca, in Ciutadella de Menorca. (39.970878, 3.834414) (Google Maps).

Cultural Visits

The island of Menorca is special, with an outstanding collection of archaeological, architectural and cultural monuments. Its rich history is a consequence of its place as an enclave strategically located in the heart of the western Mediterranean. There are a number of monuments that reflect the island’s fascinating history as the Naveta des Tudons,  the talayotic settlement Torre d’en Galmés, the tower in Fornells, Fort Marlborough and Cova de s'Aigua. Come and find out more about them!

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What we can do in Menorca Island?

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Alcaufar Vell: The 21 rooms and various outbuildings at this historic property — portions of which are said to date back to the 14th century — have been gracefully modernized. Sant Lluís; doubles from $249.

Torralbenc: Set amid vineyards, this oasis of luxury features 27 warmly minimalist rooms in converted farm buildings. There’s also a lovely spa, a restaurant, and a knockout swimming pool. Alaior; doubles from $203.

Restaurants and Bars

Cova d’en Xoroi: Make your way through a series of caves to enjoy the breathtaking sunset views and live music at this bar carved into the cliffs. After sundown, be prepared to dance, as the space turns into a nightclub. Alaior.

Es Cranc: This restaurant can be hard to get in to in high season, but its lobster stew — a local specialty — is worth the effort. So plan ahead and brace yourself to spend a bit to try the delicacy. 31 Carr. de les Escoles, Fornells; 34-971-37-64-42; entrées $50–$84.

Sa Llagosta: A great alternative to Es Cranc, this spot serves up excellent seafood dishes. 12 Carr. de Gabriel Gelabert, Fornells; 34-971-37-65-66; entrées $31–$78.

S’Amarador: Like many restaurants on the island, S'Amarador is all about seafood. The dining room, located in the historic port of Ciutadella, offers mussels, clams, and more. entrées $25–$73.

Last Word

Menorca, with its chilled vibes, laid-back mood, and slower pace sits with its Balearic brothers in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Menorca means smaller island but this little isle punches well above its weight in terms of unspoiled beaches, secluded coves, and crystal clear waters.

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