With its sweeping landscapes, picturesque coves and untroubled beaches, Menorca offers up the perfect mix for a romantic getaway. But there’s definitely plenty more on offer too.
There are hidden gems to discover on the island and Menorca is made for exploring. Walk through the hills, horseback ride along the beach or hire a car and hit the open road.
The thriving hub of Mahon, full of character and tradition, is the best place to start. Menorca’s capital is renowned for it’s elegant and architecture that harks back to British-style Georgian homes, giving you a little slice of home in a unique environment. We recommend taking the time to stroll around the harbor, the largest natural one in the Mediterranean
There are many festivals that happen in and around Mahon, none grander than Fiesta de la Mare de Deu de Gracia. During the first weekend of September, the usually leisurely city is transformed into a spectacular street party. Dancing in the streets, horse parades and live music await. The festival reaches a crescendo with a fantastic fireworks display over the harbor, best enjoyed with a glass of Pomada in hand.
A short hop from Mahon, you’ll find Cala Galdana. One of the most spectacular and best-loved beaches on the island. Surrounded by high cliffs and fragrant pine trees, Cala Galdana is a spectacular playground in surroundings you might not associate with Spain. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, try Cala’n Bosch. Unwind in one of the many quaint cafes, explore the nearby coves or just soak up the sun on the beach.
When to go
Like it’s older siblings, the best time to visit Menorca is the summer months – or September, if you’re keen to sample festival life.