For those seeking quiet and relaxation, the beautiful, laid-back town of Santo Tomas on Menorca’s south coast, could be the perfect destination.
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, unwind and take in Menorca at its quietest and most beautiful, then you may want to head to Santo Tomas.
Menorca’s southern coast is blessed with many great coves and beaches where white sand is backed by dense pine forests and stroked by turquoise water. One of the most beautiful of these beaches on this southern side of the island is known as Cala Mitjana…
Looking for an inspiring and cultural day out on Menorca? Head to Fort Marlborough in the cove Cala de Sant Esteve on the eastern side of the island.
The Island of Menorca has always attracted those who want to enjoy fabulous beaches and participate in the plethora of water sports the coast has to offer. The variety of activities available on Menorca’s coast continues to grow, and even includes taking part in white-knuckle water sport competitions.
The Spanish love their legends. It doesn’t matter if they are founded in any facts or not. Menorca’s Monte Toro boasts a great legend that has given the local populous an excuse to parade and fiesta ever since the legend materialised, in the streets of nearby Es Mercadal.
Menorca holds a strategic position in the Mediterranean; it has been a constant stop off point for trade in this part of the world for centuries, stretching right back to the first Bronze Age settlers. Subsequent generations have built stone structures, burial chambers, standing stones in the Talaiotic period, and settlements of all types scattered over the island.
With sunny beaches, swathes of family-friendly activities and friendly locals, Spain’s Balearic Islands have long been a favourite destination for families, and with year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, the likes of Mallorca and Menorca, are a great choice of destination to escape the late-winter British chill in the February half term.
In 1993 Menorca was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, mainly due to the island’s exceptional environment. The island displays typical Mediterranean characteristics, including gorges, dense woodland, sand dune systems, wet grass and marshlands, and superb soil that fosters growth from wild herbs, mushrooms, fruit trees and a variety of native flora.
Ciutadella is the old capital of Menorca, dating back to 73 AD when it was called Roman Lamo. It has a beautiful port and historic quarter, known as Es Born, an area interwoven with medieval streets lined with palaces, churches and a fortress. In the Middle Ages, Ciutadella was the political and administrative centre of all the islands, until the 18th century when it was transferred to Mahón.