Menorca is a small piece of paradise within the western Mediterranean, a pearl bathed by calm seas and sheltered by a gentle climate. An unending range of colors melt into each other: blue skies, turquoise seas, dark green woods, brown rocks, white beaches.
Along the 216 km of coastline there are over 70 beaches and coves, with fine white sand along the south and reddish tones along the wilder north. The geological variety makes it an area of undoubted beauty with stark cliffs and gently sloping beaches.
Nautical traditions in the ports still exist as a livelihood for many people, and as leisure for others. Menorca exists turned towards the sea, as the various lighthouses dotted along the coastline remind us.
The whole landscape welcomes visitors with open arms. Families will find ideas and facilities to enjoy holidays with children. Couples and friends can stay in ‘adults only’ accommodation and finish off a day spent on the beach or exploring by making the most of the local nightlife.
In harmony with Nature
Do you think that Menorca only offers sun, sandy beaches and crystal- clear water?
Don’t be deceived —there’s a lot more than that to the island. This is an exceptional place to actively explore. We have natural parks, a rich cultural heritage, delicious local products and cuisine for you to discover.
We have stunning beaches, soaring cliffs, tiny islands and marine reserves teeming with life. There are so many ways to enjoy our coastline so where would you like to start?
And if you can drag yourself away from the clean sea-breeze and gentle waves, you won’t be disappointed by our countryside.
You can walk in so many beautiful spots where the natural habitat is unspoiled —there are countless lanes, valleys and country tracks where you feel at one with nature.
There are several Activity Holiday companies on the island who can offer you a great professional service. They’ll help you choose your activity and give you all the relevant guides and information.
The beaches of Menorca
If you close your eyes and imagine an idyllic beach, it’s got to be Macarella in Menorca –but without the palm-trees– even if you’ve never set foot on the island. A perfect beach means the finest white sand, clear turquoise water –that’s Macarella.
But then there’s Mitjana, Turqueta, Son Bou, Binidalí, Son Saura, and Trebalúger too… pure paradise.
These beaches are not as accessible but they are so varied and spectacular. They lie under rocky outcrops of dark shale or terracotta-colored clay, and the coarse sand has gold and russet tones
Natural Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO recognized Menorca as a natural biosphere reserve on 8th of October of 1993. Menorca has a very rich and traditional rural countryside. It hosts a remarkable diversity of Mediterranean habitats in which rare animal species and plants live, some of them endangered.
Around the world there are more than 400 biosphere reserves where the concept of the sustainable development is being tried and tested. They are places in which human activity is developed alongside the vital conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.
With the collaboration of Menorcan society, some NGOs and local businesses, Menorca is carrying out development strategies to benefit from its natural beauty but also to preserve it. In order to continue making these aims, we also need the support of our visitors, as together we can truly help to make development possible with the utmost respect for our environment.
Usual international flight connections:
Barcelona / Madrid
10:00 to 13:30, and 17:00 to 20:00
October, max 22ºC,
Occasional wind and rain