Menorca is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic cities of the Balearic Islands and the one that attracts the most tourists. This is not in vain, because the island can presume of having the best beaches, views and monuments of the entire archipelago.
On this occasion, we are going to unveil the corners of Menorca that you cannot miss for anything in the world. If you are planning to visit the island soon and still don’t know what to do, apart from visiting beaches and coves, you are in the right place! In this article, we discover what things to do and places to visit.
Stroll through the Ciutadella and let yourself be surprised
The Ciutadella is one of the most iconic spots on the island filled with charisma as it is full of truly amazing historical places. In particular, we highlight the Cathedral of Menorca, built in the nineteenth century above an old mosque, is the most important Gothic building in the city.
It is also interesting to visit the Castle of San Nicola’s, built at the time to defend the port of Ciutadella. And, you cannot miss the port of Ciutadella where the views are great and is surrounded by restaurants with typical food of the island.
If you are going to visit the city in June, we recommend going to the Fiestas de Sant Joan. You will be fascinated by all the activities held for a week until June 24. Its five days party where you’ll have the most fun. We make a summary of the most remarkable of the Fiestas de Sant Joan so you don’t miss anything:
The Vetlla des Be and the Día des Be correspond to the Saturday and Sunday before the day of Sant Joan. During these days a prepared lamb is guarded throughout the night of Saturday. Sunday is the day when the party really starts. So, you can see l’Homo des Be representing Sant Joan Baptista.
On June 23 you can already say that the Sant Joan Festivities have officially begun. You will notice it when seeing the crowd of spectators in the place. This day you will be surprised by the events “Caragol des Born” and “Fabioler”. Don’t miss them!
And, finally, June 24 is the day that the party ends. This day the parties start very early. Make sure you can witness the rehearsals of the Jocs des Pla and, without a doubt, the fun and lively Jocs des Pla. Are you going to lose this wonder?
Each and every one of the streets of Mahón
Mahón, capital of the island, has very popular historical places such as the town hall, the Church of Sant Francesc, the Bastion of Sant Roc and the port of Mahón. This port has about 6 km of promenade and is considered one of the best natural ports of the Mediterranean.
Savor Menorcan gastronomic treasures
In addition to the landscapes and monuments, Menorca has a very good typical cuisine. Traditional restaurants and bars are very abundant in the fishing villages and emblematic towns (Binibeca Vell, Alayor or Es Castell) near our hotels in Menorca located in Punta Prima, southeast of the island.
Once in the restaurant, we recommend you to taste the sobrasada, a sausage based on pork and paprika that will make you travel to the true origins of this corner of the Mediterranean. Another of the traditional flavours is the lobster stew, a sweet rice based on fish stock and lobster, delicious!
Enjoy the beaches and coves
After enjoying all these symbolic places it is inevitable to dismiss the island without going to its emblematic beaches and coves. The island of Menorca is well known for its beautiful paradisiacal beaches. Whether you decide to spend your holidays in the north of the island or in the south, there is no doubt you will enjoy the most of its famous coves for their crystal clear turquoise water. Some of the best beaches and coves of Menorca where you can spend a few days of vacation with calm and tranquility are Cala Macarella, Cala Pregonda, Cala Galdana, and Cala Turqueta. We recommend our article “The best beaches of Menorca” so that you know which ones are best suited to your plans. However, you cannot miss a visit to Cala Macarella, sure you will look familiar, is one of the coves that represents Menorca in a large number of postcards. Also, we suggest you go through Cala Turqueta located 10 minutes by car from Cala Mascarella; its turquoise waters will conquer you.
On the beach we suggest doing more than simply sunbathing and bathing. In Menorca there are many possibilities to enjoy the day, do not waste them. Among the endless activities that can be done on the beaches we find the option of a sailboat ride or a Kayak excursion. It is very worthwhile if you really want an unforgettable holiday in Menorca. In addition, to kill the boredom on the beach we suggest not forgetting the Snorkel Kit. Transparent water beaches allow great visibility of places that will increase your fun instantly.
In addition to these aquatic and nautical activities, if you do not know what else to do in Menorca, you can choose to go hiking. The “camí de cavalls” is perfect. It covers the entire Menorcan coast and connects with most of the beaches and coves of the island. You can take the preferred route as it is divided into 20 sections. So you can rest in the cove that you like most on the way back to your hotel in Menorca.
Insotel Hotel Group, much more than accommodation
One of the most important aspects when traveling is the hotel in which we stayed. That is why from Insotel Hotel Group we take care of all aspects to the maximum.
In both Insotel Punta Prima Resort & Spa and Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa, you will find all the amenities to enjoy your well-deserved summer vacation. In addition, both are located next to the sea and in strategic areas from where you can easily move to any point on the island, if you wish.
We hope that after reading this mini guide you have more or less designed your roadmap. We wait for you!