Menorca

getting to menorca

Travel Options

There is a good choice of flights to Mahon from a selection of UK regional airports.

We do not tie you in to a package holiday with prearranged travel; you are free to choose flights from your closest airport using any charter, scheduled or low cost airline.

We always recommend booking your flights and hire car as soon as you have decided on your holiday accommodation. You will find that fares are usually lower and the choice of flight times is wider.

If you need to place a 'hold' on your chosen property whilst you are booking your flights we are more than happy to do this for you. We can book flights on your behalf if you would like us to, for this service we charge a fee of £30 for each return flight booked

Fly from:

  1. Belfast
  2. Bournmouth
  3. Birmingham
  4. Bristol
  5. Cardiff
  6. East Midlands
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Exeter
  9. Gatwick
  10. Glasgow
  11. Heathrow
  12. Leeds Bradford
  13. Liverpool
  14. Luton
  15. Manchester
  16. Newcastle
  17. Norwich
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Villages and Towns in Menorca

Cala Morell

Take time to explore the ancient caves of Cala Morell, reputedly Menorca’s first inhabited caves, which date from the Bronze/Iron Ages. Follow the ancient coastal path, the Camí de Cavalls, around the quiet cove of Cala Morell, taking in the vista of this rugged, dramatic coastline. The clear water at the foot of the cliffs is ideal for snorkelling. Refreshments can be found at the little drinks/snack bar located nearby.

Ciutadella

Take an evening stroll around the narrow streets and picturesque squares of ancient Ciutadella, formerly the island’s capital. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Town Hall, theatre, palaces, churches, and the Gothic cathedral, beautifully illuminated at night. Browse the local delicatessens and sample the fabulous Menorcan cheese, and stock up with delicious local pastries, pies, and handmade biscuits. Stroll down to the harbour where fresh fish dishes dominate the menus of the waterside restaurants.

Son Parc

Son Parc is unique in that it boasts the only golf course on the little island of Menorca. Originally a nine hole course, in the past few years it has been extended and is now a superb eighteen hole course, open to beginners and experienced golfers alike.  However, Son Parc is not just a golfing paradise. Another attraction is its lovely sandy beach, where the clear shallow waters are suitable for families with little ones. Facilities include a number of shops, bars and a handful of restaurants, where visitors can sample Menorcan cuisine.

Es Castell

Es Castell was originally built as a base for British soldiers during their occupation of the island in the 18thcentury and evidence of its origin as a garrison town can still be seen in the impressive main square. Originally a parade ground, the square is surrounded by impressive Georgian buildings, one of which is now home to the island’s military museum and another, with its English clock tower, is now the town hall.

The San Felipe castle is just outside of the town. Built during the 17th century the castle was expanded by the British during their occupation in the early 18th century. After more than half a century of British rule, Menorca was taken back by the Spanish in 1782 and the castle was demolished under the orders of King Carlos III.  It was to be rebuilt and demolished again by the Spanish in 1805.  Today, the castle is in ruins, but a network of underground galleries still exists and these are fascinating to visit. The night time tours are a real journey into the past with 18th century torches guiding the way and actors and living statues bringing history to life.

Situated on the southern shore of the harbour, just 3 kilometres away from the island’s capital Mahon/Mao, Es Castell has two inlets, Calas Fonts and Cala Corb. Some of the island’s best restaurants can be found in the little harbour at Calas Fonts which really comes to life after dark with street entertainment and night markets. On the edges of Calas Fonts and in Cala Corb, natural caves have been turned into bars which are renowned for their live music. There can be no better way to end the day than to have a cold drink whilst enjoying stunning views over the harbour.

Binibeca

Binibeca encompasses Binibeca Nou and Binibeca Vell, which sit together on Menorca’s south coast. 

Binibeca Nou is a smart, quiet residential area whose crowning glory is a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear water and a backdrop of shady pine trees. The gentle shelving of the sand into the warm shallow sea makes this beach popular with families with young children. Built on the rocks and tucked away you can find a beach bar converted from a fisherman’s hut, the ideal place to sit and have a drink after a day sunbathing and swimming.  The views of the sunset from here are fantastic.

Designed by Spanish architect Antonio Sintes in 1972, Binibeca Vell has been built to look like a traditional fishing village. Leading down to a tiny and beautiful harbour is a maze of little alleyways and pedestrian areas, with Moorish arches, whitewashed buildings, and shops, bars and restaurants hidden away around corners. Being completely traffic free, enchanting Binibeca Vell is the ideal place to escape the sun and explore.

Cala en Blanes

Located less than three kilometres from Ciutadella, Cala en Blanes is the perfect family friendly holiday resort with a host of activities on offer to suit all tastes.  Apart from the various coves and inlets which are the perfect places to relax, swim and sunbathe, there is a water park, regular boat trips, bicycle hire and a whole host of other activities.   A visit to the hippodrome for the weekly trotting races is popular with local families as well as holidaymakers and there is no better way to end the day than by taking a walk along the cliff tops to the Punt d’en Gil to watch the sun go down.

Ferreries

Dating back to the late 13th and early 14th centuries, Ferreries is located in the heart of Menorca.  The town grew around a primitive 14th century church, which later became the church of San Bartomeu that we see today.  The picturesque old quarter that grew up around the church in the 18th century is full of character with its narrow, cobbled streets and charming corners, and is an excellent place to explore. 

Because the municipality of Ferreries has only one tourist resort, Cala Galdana, the local economy relies more on industry than tourism.  The town’s most prominent trades include costume jewellery and shoe making, and there are many small shops selling traditional Menorcan sandals - avarcas - that are made in workshops at the back of the shop.  The “Jaime Mascaro” label footwear is now exported all over the world and its main factory and adjoining shop are on the edge of the town.

Ferreries is also home to some of Menorca’s most prominent furniture makers and, being surrounded by over 40 farms, produces a lot of the island’s milk, cheese and meat. One such agricultural estate is the “Hort de Sant Patrici”. Not just a working farm, the estate is open to the public, who can visit its large manor house, beautiful gardens with marble statues, vineyards and a cheese museum which shows traditional cheese-making techniques and tools. 

Alaior

Set in the middle of the island, Alaior is a quintessential Menorcan town with narrow streets of whitewashed houses all leading to the Santa Eulalia church that sits regally on the top of a hill. Its medieval centre is charming and a great place to wander around as there is a wealth of shops, lovely wide squares and interesting buildings to be discovered.   

Small bars serving delicious tapas can be found on most streets and the town boasts some quality restaurants serving local produce. A stop for a coffee on one of the town’s pavement cafés would not be the same without trying some of the “dolços” - cakes that are typical of the town.

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