⭐️ DESTINATION OF THE WEEK – BALEARIC ISLANDS ⭐️
Menorca is the most laid-back and traditional of the major Balearic Islands. Compared to its neighbours Majorca and Ibiza, it’s been relatively unchanged by tourism, with resorts balanced by stunning natural beauty, secret beaches and historic architecture. There’s still plenty to do, with two cities and miles of coastline to explore.
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❤️Unspoilt colonial cities
Menorca’s two focal points are Mahón in the east and Ciutadella, the former capital, over in the west, both with a classy, 18th century feel. They’re well connected, making exploring the little resorts of this go-slow island really simple. These hotspots are renowned for historic buildings and mouth-watering eateries. It’s worth taking the time to visit both Mahón and Ciutadella – both beautiful old cities but each with bags of unique character. Think medieval towns centred on cathedrals, plus former naval ports. For a spectacular panoramic view of the island, amble up Monte Toro, or simply stick to cobbled streets.
❤️Find your perfect beach
Menorca is ringed by beaches and, unlike some other Mediterranean destinations, they’re almost never full. The island is brimming with nature, all convenient to get around, with well-managed sands within walking distance of unspoilt coves where you might not see another soul all day. Sheer bliss. There are more beaches on Menorca than on Ibiza and Majorca combined, and most of the bunch boasts gentle slopes that make them ideal for kids. Find patches great for watersports, or walk through forests to spectacular virgin sands. On the north coast, check out wowing curved bays.
❤️Walking and Activities
From Punta Prima, you can pick up the Cami de Cavalls, or Path of Horses – a designated walking route across the island. Although its mostly flat terrain, the full path spans 184km, so most ramblers hit the route section by section, and there are 20 to choose from. To cool off, take a swim-stop at one of the bijou coves.
Menorca is a treat for foodies, and the local wineries are earning a good reputation too. If you fancy something sporty, the clear warm seas are great for water sports – sea kayaking is particularly popular – or you can hire a mountain bike and explore the vast, epic woodland trails.
❤️Fabulous food and drink
As you’d expect from any Mediterranean island, Menorca has fantastic fish and shellfish. The cheddar-like Mahón cheese is famous throughout Spain too, while there’s still a clear fondness for gin. Mix it with lemonade and ice for a pomada, or with soda and a lemon twist for pellofa.
Menorca is more about markets than mega-malls. Mahón and Ciutadella both have daily fresh food markets, with clothes and local crafts sold two days a week. To stock up on basics, there are plenty of decent-sized supermarkets, especially near the bigger towns. So you’ll have every excuse for a spree.
Menorca isn’t a clubbing superpower like Ibiza, but if it’s a spectacular venue you want, you can’t beat the natural caves in Cala’n Porter’s cliffs. These marvels host an atmospheric bar and club – and sunset’s the prime time to be there! You’ll find various other watering holes around the smaller resorts.
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