We all know Spanish Islands Majorca, Ibiza, Teneriffe and Gran Canaria but did you know that right next to typical vacation island Majorca, you can find Menorca? This gorgeous little island is not as popular as the others, but it really deserves to be and we will show you why! If you are going to Spain (check our Spain Travel Guide here) and haven’t decided which of its Islands should be added to your itinerary, we will surely convince you to book a ticket to Menorca. So let’s start, shall we?
What to do in Menorca
Discover old town Ciutadella
Ciutadella is on the far western side of Menorca, with a small natural harbour that connects directly to its medieval town centre. Make sure you wander around while admiring the beautiful maze of narrow lanes accompanied by cute spanish houses. Also, you cannot miss the 14th-century cathedral on Placa des Born — it is a gorgeous sight. If you get hungry after all the walking and discovering, there a re lots of tapas bars, local delis and shops.
Get lost in Binibeca
After your first stop in Ciutadella, you have to go to Binibeca next. This cute small town feels just like Mykonos! If you want to take some pictures here, we recommend to wear an outfit with a pop of color because all of the buildings here are white!
Go snorkling around the island
With crystalline waters and brightly colored fish, Menorca is a snorkeling hotspot. There are many diving and snorkling boat tours around the island so we are sure you will find something that best fits your trip’s itinerary. Or you can just get yourself a mask and enjoy a solo underwater adventure! We recommend you head to Cala Pregonda, near Es Mercadal; you’ll have to hike half an hour to get to this remote beach, but it’s 100% worth it!
Climb up Monte Toro
Monte Toro is a Mount that’s considered Menorca’s spiritual heart. It has a 17th-century monastery and a restaurant! Starting from the pretty market town of Es Mercadal, you can hike to the top in about 30-40 minutes. Views from up there are truly breathtaking, you’ll surely enjoy the landscapes of almost the entire island.
Go hiking and discover gorgeous views
There is no doubt the entire island is beautiful, so why not have a little hiking trip and enjoy the views from above? We recommend taking the Cami de Cavalls, or “Way of the Horses”, bridleway. It circles the entire coastline of the island and you can either walk, cycle or horse ride along this path and explore wild flora and fauna, plus get to some stunning (and hidden!) beach spots.
The best beaches in Menorca
We went throught a long list of beaches, recommendations and beach photos but to be honest, all of the beaches in Menorca are gorgeous! However, here are our top 5 choices.
- Cala macarelleta
- Cala macarella
- Cala turqueta
- Cala blanca
- Pont d’en gil
Where to catch a good sunset in Menorca
Menorca may not be well-known for its nightlife in comparion to Majorca but there is one spot on the island where they’ve taken it to the next level. Hidden on the inside of a cliff and just outside the resort town of Cala en Porter, Cova d’en Xoroi has become the finest place to watch the sun setting over the sea while enjoying some music & drinks. If you want to visit, we recommend you reserve your spot on one of the outside terraces in advance, but later when the sun is gone the real party starts on the insides of the cave.
Pont d’en gil
Be prepared to do a little hiking if you want to visit Pont d’en gil, a huge rock arch awaits you once you get there and it’s a very stunning sight when the sun starts setting.
Ivette beach club
Do you fancy some nice dinner accompanied by a colorful warm sky? Then make your reservations for 7pm to enjoy the views (and delicious food!)
You can of course watch the sunset from many of the beaches Menorca has to offer, but there is something about Cala pregonda that’s just magical. Many travellers recommended this spot and now we are passing on this tip to you!
We hope you enjoy your next trip to Menorca
If you made it to the end of our recommendations, then congrats! you are now oficially all set to book your flight tickets to this small yet beautiful Spanish island. Make sure you capture lots of memories during your trip, and if you decide to share them on social media, don’t forget to tag us using #MyPostcardMoment. We would love to see your travel pictures!