BEACHES AND PLACES OF INTEREST IN MENORCA
The port d'Addaia (with its 3km long harbour) has small boats for hire to see the
fascinating coastline of the island.
This delightful local town is famous for its cheese - Queso de Mahon - and also
for its shoe industry. It is pleasant to walk through the narrow streets where you
will come across typical Menorcan bars and shops.
Arenal d'en Castell
One of Menorca's most popular and liveliest north coast resorts. It is set in an
attractive area of rocky headlands and distant hills around a wide bay above a huge
crescent of golden sand.
A small, sandy beach with an excellent beach bar, safe for bathing
A modern built replica of a fishing village with shops and restaurants and a small
Pretty harbour with delightful choice of restaurants at the water's edge. Also departure
point for some boat trips around Mahon Harbour.
Known for its spectacular horseshoe bay of fine white sand shelving gently into
calm blue seas. It is also an excellent starting point for several walks including
the Algendar Gorge.
Cala Llonga and the charming series of surrounding coves is one of the most exclusive
areas of Menorca. It lies to the north side of the harbour of Mahon.
This resort offers a taste of the local Menorquin atmosphere with its fine sandy
beach, crystal clear waters and an array of small fishing boats.
This was the first resort to be developed in Menorca - and some people might say
excessively. However, it does offer a wide choice of bars, restaurants and other
entertainment including a spectacular night club set in some caves on the side of
a cliff. It has a sandy beach surrounded by these cliffs but it does get busy in
Originally the capital of Menorca, it is a lovely mixture of Moorish architecture
and old Spanish streets. It has an attractive harbour with enticing waterfront restaurants.
There are good, stylish shops offering leather goods, pottery and jewellery.
Combination of old fishing cottages and new villas leading down by steps to a small
sandy cove with clear turquoise water.
This little tranquil fishing village lies close to the protected conservation area
of S'Albufera, an important resting place for migrant birds. The sandy, almost circular
bay and shallow water makes it idea for young childrent and windsurfing novices.
It is a good stopping off point for boats and there are several restaurants/bars.
This is a beautiful sheltered bay in the north of the island and has several sailing
and windsurfing schools. There are also several very good restaurants.
The capital of the island, it has many Georgian buildings of architectural interest
and appealing street cafes and shops. The harbour sports an array of luxury yachts
and comes alive at night with many harbour side restaurants. There is also a market
in the Esplanada Square on Saturday and Tuesday mornings selling a variety of goods.
The fish market in Mahon is well worth a visit.
This is the highest point of the island and is situated right in the geographical
centre of the island. On the summit there is a sanctuary to the Patroness Virgen
Menorca has a rich cultural heritage and there is an abundance of pre-historic sites
dating back to the Bronze Age. It is worth going to find the Talayot settlements
at Torre d'en Gaunes, Binicodrell, Sant Agusti Vell and others. Also look for the
'Taulas' the mysterious 'T' shaped stone structures where rituals were held. Torralba
d'en Salord is thought to be the best.
Situated on the south coast it boasts the longest beach on the island, two miles
of magnificent gently shelving golden sand with a variety of watersports on offer.
There is a small water shute and maze on the San Jaime compex.
The beach with its large expanse of soft white sand, surrounded by sand dunes
is one of the best on the north coast. Son Parc has a 9 hole golf course, putting
green, driving range and tennis courts.