Menorca is a pretty island in the Spanish Balearics, popular in summer for its friendly family resorts, pine-lined sandy beaches and cool limestone coves. The spectacular scenery means it’s a great place to experience the outdoors.
Many visitors enjoy hiking through the woodland trails and rocky coastal paths, whilst others prefer to try their hand at watersports – snorkelling is a relaxing way to explore the island’s secret coves and windsurfing would be an exciting activity to make your holiday stand out. You may be surprised to learn that there are many cheap holidays to Menorca on offer, so your summer break needn’t cost the earth.
Perfect Place to Relax
With its low-key nightlife and friendly atmosphere, Menorca is perfect for a relaxing break or a family-oriented holiday. The island’s ancient capital Ciutadella is a fascinating place to visit, where you can explore the city’s Moorish influenced architecture in the elegant townhouses and wander along the historic streets behind the harbour. The island is also famous for its natural landscape and birdwatchers flock to the nature park (Parc Natural S’Albufera des Grau) with their binoculars to spy on seabirds and rare eagles.
The island has a number of religious festivals taking place over the summer, which are a major part of the festive calendar. The Feast of Saint John happens in June and celebrates the equestrian tradition, as skilled horseriders take to the streets of Ciutadella to show of their mastery. This promises to be an impressive show for visitors and a great way to experience the local culture during your stay.