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Visit Menorca : the Balearic's isle of Tranquility

Written on : 14 July 2022
By : Yane Gendrot
Visit Menorca: the Balearic's isle of Tranquility

Visit Menorca: the Balearic's isle of Tranquility

By choosing Menorca as your holiday destination, you will enjoy a pristine setting, with beautiful coves and heavenly beaches on the shores of the Mediterranean. A visit to Menorca affords you the opportunity to discover something more intimate than you might find in Majorca. Among the Balearics, this secret and unspoilt island is the closest thing to paradise...

Our bespoke villa rentals, many with sea views, complete this idyllic picture, making for a magical, unique stay.

Whether you wish to visit Menorca for 3, 4, 7 or more days, here are the essentials for a wonderful Balearic holiday. Besides swimming, you can discover picturesque fishing villages such as Fornells, the beautiful city of Ciutadella, the old capital, as well as many archaeological visits. The most untamed island of the Balearic archipelago promises you an unforgettable holiday in Menorca.

Menorca : places to visit

Possessing magnificent hiking trails, the island of Menorca has retained a sense of wonder and mystery, with wonderfully preserved areas and a treasure chest of secrets to discover. Menorca Villa reveals how best to explore the vestiges of the Catalan island and enjoy the beauty of its coastline.

Staying in Menorca : hiking and riding alongside the beaches

With its gentle way of life, Menorca is well worth spending at least a week in. Start by discovering the island's most beautiful beaches, such as Cala Galdana in the south of Menorca. There are a number of white sandy beaches awaiting you, such as Cala Turqueta, Cala Mitjana and Macarella. If it is something more ochre coloured you seek, then head to the north coast of Menorca, to the beaches of Pregonda, Cala Pilar and Cavalleria, among others.
To better admire the turquoise water from the cliffs, take the GR223, a path that runs the length of the island, either by bike, on foot or even on horseback. Also known as the Horse Trail (Cami de Cavalls), this 185-kilometre path is made up of various signposted stages, allowing you to customise your route. This hiking route leads to some of Menorca's most beautiful beaches

Choose a boat trip from Mahon, the capital of Menorca

Choose a boat trip from Mahon, the capital of Menorca

This Balearic island can also be visited from the sea. Savour its coastline by taking a boat from Mahon, the capital of Menorca, also known as Mao in Catalan. To admire the blue lagoon more closely, hire a boat, with or without a licence, and discover even more of Menorca's wild and unspoiled side. This large bathing resort is a true treasure of the Spanish archipelago. A seaside resort that remains relatively undiscovered, marvel at one of Spain's most beautiful islands from the Mediterranean Sea.
Then discover the capital of Menorca, Mahon, with its historic centre, its gothic-style Santa Maria church, its pedestrian streets...

Visit the cave and lighthouse in Cavalleria

The lush greenery of northern Menorca leads to the Cavalleria’s splendid lighthouse. The rugged land of this place, seemingly forgotten by time, provides the perfect opportunity to disconnect from everyday life. The lighthouse's brilliant white colour is offset perfectly by the azure blue of the sky. Nearby, the cave, with its 20-metre long tunnel, opens out onto the sea in majestic fashion.

Stroll through the Albufera d'Es Grau nature park

What else is there to visit in Menorca? On the eastern side of Menorca, you can explore the landscapes starting with the Albufera d'Es Grau national park. A large part of this park is responsible for the island's classification as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1993. This 5,000-hectare marine reserve features walking routes, a kayak trip to the islet of Colom, the Favaritx lighthouse, the fishing village of Es Grau, and much more. The three walking routes are ideal for families to enjoy in peace and quiet, in doing so helping to preserve nature. Therefore, whole day spent in the Albufera d'Es Grau Natural Park is a wonderfully pleasant experience. The day might even lead you to Cala Tortuga for a swim or to Mahon, Menorca's capital and a popular holiday destination.

This quiet island of the Balearic archipelago reminds us, in its own discreet fashion, that it is not only the main islands, such as Palma de Mallorca, that offer a place for you to get away from it all.

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