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Menorca Holidays

Menorca's resorts and beaches are ideal for anyone who enjoys water sports, or even lounging around digging sand castles. Most but not all are on the south coast. Sub aqua is available at quite a few resorts as is tennis, horse riding, and many other sports.  A 18 hole golf course is situated on the north coast at Son Parc.

A trip to Menorca need not be just a sun sea and sand holiday, although if that's what your after you've made a good choice. Away from the beach there is plenty to see and explore, like the water-front cave bars at Es Castell where you can relax and enjoy a meal or a drink, or the harbor at Fornells where you can sample locally caught fish and lobster.

The capital Mao[Mahon], is a good day or evening out,The town is a maze of narrow streets. The port is lined with bars and restaurants to suit everyone's taste and pocket. The twice weekly market is not to be missed.

Ciutadella at the opposite end of the island offers a contrast. It still retains much of the Moorish influence and has an attractive port surrounded by narrow, arcaded streets. Both towns have a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Addaiais asmall development of villas and apartments on the edge of a narrow and beautiful sheltered Inlet. This makes it Ideal for yachts,there is a small port where you can go diving or fishing There are spectacular views across to Macaret.

The holiday resort of Arenal d'en Castell, along with it's nearest neighbour Son Parc, are both part of the municipal district of es Mercadal on the rugged northern coast of Menorca, approximately 20km, or 12 miles north west of the capital Mahon and the international Aeropuerto de Menorca.

The area and resort known as Binibequer[Binibeca] lies on the south east coast about five miles from Mahon and stretches from Cala Torret marking the eastern extreme (although this boundary is now being blurred as building starts in the area knows as S'Atalaya along the coast between Cala Torret and Biniancola), to Binibequer Vell, the famous fisherman's village, but in some holiday brochures this is stretched to include Binisafuller and Binnidali.

The modern resort of Cala Blanca lies on the extreme west coast of Menorca, approximately 5km south of the former capital of the island Ciutadella, and some 50km, or 30 miles, west of Mahon and the International Aeropuerto de Menorca.

Unlike many of the resorts on Menorca Cala Blanes is quite busy. There are Lots of restaurants, bars, shops&supermarkets. There is also a water park situated on the main road. The beaches are all very small coves and the two at the north of the resort require you to climb down steps, they could present some problems for the elderly or disabled. The south beach is about a 20 minute walk from the centre, the mini train runs every half hour to this beach and stops at various points along the way, you will hear the train long before you see it as it blasts out Tom Jones& Abba at 3,000 decibels.

 Cala en Bosc and Son Xoriguer can be found in the south west corner on Menorca. Heading south out of Ciutadella,you will pass the roads leading to the resorts of Sa Caleta, Santandria and Cala Blanca. After a few more kilometers further on the new and splendid looking hotels on the outskirts of the resort come in to view.

Another excellent beach on the south coast and a fair trek through pine woodland,Park at Cala Mitjana car park near Santa Galdana. Cala Mitjana is an excellent beach but gets very crowded.

North of Ciutadella is Calla Morell a very small and quiet picturesque hamlet built around a very steep sided gorge with many caves. Mainly private villas but also has two or three apartment blocks. A small sandy beach and just a couple of bar/restaurants. Note if your staying here a car is a must.

 Cala en Porter is not a large resort, you could probably walk from one end to the other in 20 min. The centre has a reasonable selection of restaurants, shops and bars without seeming overcrowded and is where you will find the road down to the beach or further along the view point overlooking the bay next to the 191 steps which also lead to the beach.

 Ciutadella, an historic town that has held up well to the pressure of tourism in the twentieth century. It was originally named by the Carthagians, who called it Jamma, and was the original capital of Menorca until the British came along and moved it to Mahon in the eighteenth century. But Ciutadella still remains the religious capital of Menorca.

This old-fashioned seaside village has a large beach,especially good for children since, it remains shallow all the way out to the small islet opposite (Illa d'en Colom). The beach at Es Grau has good facilities, including sun-loungers and pedaloes for hire and there are some charming restaurants in the village.

The smart and exclusive resort of Playas de Fornells along with its nearest neighbour the traditional fishing village of Fornells, some 3 - 4 kilometres away to the east, are both part of the municipal district of Es Mercadal on the rugged northern coast of Menorca, approximately 30km, or 20 miles north west of the capital Mahon and the international Aeropuerto de Menorca.

 Los Delfines situated in Calan Forcat, next to Cala'n Blanes, one of the most charming beach destinations in Menorca. It is located at a distance of just 30 km from the airport (MAH), and just 150m from the beach.

Located in the south east corner of Menorca and just 15 minutes away from the airport is Punta Primaa small well laid out resort with a spacious open feel. You will find a good selection of bar/restaurants overlooking the beach along with two well stocked supermarkets selling everything you will need for day to day living, plus a couple of gift shops and car hire etc. Currency exchange is available in a number of outlets, including the supermarkets.

Son Parc is a small resort on the north coast of Menorca approximately 20kms west of Mahon and 7kms east of Fornells.The journey from the airport takes about 20 minutes. Son Parc has two main attractions one is the golf course (the only one on Menorca). Son Parc's other attraction is the beach which is perfect for families and sun seekers alike.

 S'Algar situated on the south east coast a few km from Mahon, is a purpose built resort consisting of two large hotels quite a few apartment complex's and privately owned villas. Some holiday brochures state there is a small beach in resort. While this is not strictly untrue the beach is not a natural one only a small man made attempt, the closest is at Cala Alcaufar a steady fifteen minute walk.

The holiday resort of Santa Tomas is the principal coastal development of the municipal district of es Migjorn Gran, almost midway between the resorts of Son Bou, and Cala Galdana,on the central southern coast of Menorca. Santo Tomas or Santa Tomas itself has a single main street with 2 small commercial centres on either side, selling the usual array of tourist and beach goods.

 Son Bou has the longest and some say the finest beach in Menorca - over 2km of fine golden sand,making this area ideal for families, sun worshippers and water sport enthusiasts. The sand shelves very gently into the sea making it safe for smaller children to paddle in and older ones to swim.

For me, Menorca (Minorca) has everything you would need. The friendliness of the people and the reassurance that you're safe to walk out at any time of the day or night, leave your towels on the beach while you swim. Warm sunshine, Clear waters, Great beaches and plenty of them, Good food in the largest choice of restaurants.

If you venture outside your Accommodation Spain villa you'll find bed and breakfast in Minorca is not the"We could be anywhere" holiday destination. Menorca abounds in Culture, Palaces, churches, markets, music, art and history dating back thousands of years. Along with the fact that although the island is allowed to develop as a holiday destination, the Menorcans keep tight control of it. I can relax and completely unwind for two weeks in a quiet villa with my family around me, with a bar and restaurant close by,a good sandy beach and the warm waters of the Mediterranean.


Minorca is the island most to the east from the Balearics, it is a land fit for mankind, of a length of only 700 km2 there are not long distances, but the variety of its resources makes it an ideal place for relax and rest.

It was declared in 1993 Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO MAB Committee, it was also incorporated to the World Net of Singular Places.

Minorca is mixture and union of cultures, an island open to history routes, manorial,sheltering and authentic.

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An example of harmony and colours of Minorca towns.


Minorca is an island of harmony and its commitment towards the environment makes it a beautiful and balanced island.

b&b minorca shows a landscape is a combination of colours, tones and shades. The North (Tramuntana) is formed by hills separated by broad valleys that open to superb beaches like Sa Vall, Cala Pregonda, Cap de Favàritx etc. Whereas the South (Mitjorn) is a calcareous plateau crossed from North to South by narrows ravines that lead to tourist beaches like Cala Galdana, Cala’n Porter or to undeveloped coves like Son Saura, Cala Turqueta,Es Talaier, Cala Macarella, etc.

It also should be highlighted the intricate net of thousand of Kilometres of stonewalls that cross the island and protect cattle and harvest.

Natural Reserves: S’Albufera d’Es Grau, Isla d’en Colom, Cap de Favàritx, Prat de Morella, Prat de Son Bou, Sa Vall, etc. Minorca Biosphere Reserve is composed of eight more natural sites.

Sun& beach, a nice set at your disposal.


Minorca waters are ideal for marine sports, scuba diving, windsurf, water skiing,fishing, yatching and sailing. Been the late the king sport with several disputed yacht-races and sailing-races organized by the yachts clubs from Ciutadella, Fornells or Mahon.

Horse ridding is also a tradition and has deep roots in Menorca. Moreover, there is Menorca race of saddle horses specially fit for strolling, tracking, ridding tourism and equitation.

Golf lovers could practice their favourite sport at Son Parc, located in Es Mercadal. Other sport options are, bicycle strolls, ultra-light planes, or car racing.

Minorca waters are ideal for sailing and marine sports.


Minorca gastronomy comes from different cultural sources that along centuries have developed a cuisine full of surprises and contrast, a proof of that could be found in the “Cuscusso” of clear Arabic origins, while the “puddings” come from Britain,but also Minorca has developed its own dishes like “Caldereta de Langosta”, (lobster soup), the “Gin”, and of course the world known “Mahonesa”, (mayonnaise) as well as “Mahon” cheese, with origin denomination.

Fish and seafood are tasted in Minorca in many different ways: grilled, oven coked with potatoes and tomatoes ..... seafood juicy rice is also delicious, seafood paellas or fish cakes.

Meat dishes are also of good taste and high quality, it could be highlighted “Llom amb col” (sirloin with cabbage) “feixets” “es Xenc” “freixurat” “trunyelles” and a lnever ending etc.... sausages should be also tasted like “botifarró blanc i negre” “carn i xua”, “cuixot” ...

Dessert: “greixeres”, “coca de queso”, “Formatjades”, “buñols de arrope y miel” etc.

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 Cala en PorterCala Galdana, cala Turqueta. such beautiful coves... B&B in Menorca offers much more.


Handicraftsmen creations are secrets transmitted from one generation to the next along centuries, that have evolved to nowadays jewellery, shoe and pottery industries.

From these industries you could find a large variety of articles in different materials and diverse combinations. You could see those products at the markets of Ciutadella Port or at Calasfons (Es Castell), also at Ses Gerreries (Pottery workshops).

Earrings or bracelets, the typical Albarques (shoes from the ancient island peasants),T-shirts, bottles and jars, earthen tubs or flower-pots are among the products from the island.

Minorca Biosphere Reserve is one of the richest from Spain.


Horses play the main roll in all popular festivities in Minorca. From June to September horses and riders revive joyfully local popular festivities every year.

Horses are part of Minorca history and culture.

The 23th and 24th Saint John Festivities at Ciutadella.
These are the most popular and well know festivities.

End of July there are festivities at Es MercadalFornellsand Es Castell

Practically every weekend there are festivities: Es Mitjorn gran, Llucmaçanes, Alaior, Sant Climent, Ferreries, Sant Bartomeu, Sant Lluis...

Festivities from the Mother of God of Gracia in Mahon..

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