Minorca or Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. Menorca has a population of approximately 94,383.
How to get there.
- Menorca’s Airport is located just 20 minutes from the centre of Maó; there are buses from the town and back, as well as a taxi stand (the journey costs around €15)
- By plane from Madrid
- By boat from Mallorca
- By sea is about eight hours from Barcelona to Maó
Menorca’s beaches get crowded in peak season (July and August) – Many of the island’s hotels and restaurants close for the winter months.
– Barcelo Hamilton Hotel (5 minutes walk from Mahor Harbor where all the restaurants and coffee shops are)
– Paradise Club & Spa ApartHotel
– Insotel Punta Prima Resort
– You can find as many restaurants as you want in Maó Harbor
– Margarita Cafe (Nice cafe right on the harbor – try their carrot cake)
– Nou Sizoco (Great sea food)
– Bracafé (for pastries in mahon port)
– Dinkums (amazing sea food – try their sole fish, octopus, squid & the lemon icecream)
Things to do/beaches to see.
- Platja des Banyul
- Cala tarqueta
- Check out Maó Harbor market of hand made goods
- Explore Menorca on horseback
- Watch sunset in Cova d’en Xoroi at Cala’n Porter, which is a spectacular bar with outside terraces is set within natural caves 25 metres above sea level
– You can’t reach most of the beaches by car, kayak or a small speed boat only
– You won’t find anything in the beach area, no coffee shops, no bars, no restaurants so you have to bring your own stuff with you; Towels beverages etc.
“Get a tan, fall in love..”