Menorca is one of the smaller Spanish Balearic Islands with a population of approximately 90,000, located in the Mediterranean Sea. Mahón (Maó) is the capital and is located to the east of the island.
The islands history dates back to around 200 AD, with different occupants all influencing and leaving their mark on the islands rich culture. Menorca is relatively unspoilt with strict building controls to ensure the islands charm is retained.
Menorca or Minorca (English spelling) has two official languages, Castellon (Spanish) and Cataln, although as the island is a popular tourist destination other languages are widely spoken.
The location of the island means the coastal area of Sant lluis is the first place in Spain to see the sun rise.
The island itself is approximately 702 KM2 with approximately 216KM of coastline, producing an amazing seventy stunning, beaches and coves. Menorca is a little piece of paradise with its stunning white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, stunning clear, calm waters, and nature reserve. Cala Macarelleta, Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta are some of the most popular beaches on the island, offering, gorgeous beaches, and views.
In 1993 UNESCO recognised Menorca as a natural Biosphere reserve as Menorca is home is many rare animals and plants, some which are at risk of extinction.
Menorca is the island with something for everyone.
Menorca is a haven for water sports with a wide variety available to try. Kayaking offers a great opportunity to access small coves which are only accessible by sea. The northern beaches provide a great environment for windsurfing such as Fornells all year but especially when the Tramuntana, north wind blows. Menorca’s sheltered beaches provide a place to learn how to sail for those who have always wanted to try.
For those who prefer to be on land the Camí de Calls is popular with walkers and allows to you to get right around the island. There is also a lot to offer those who prefer to cycle.