10 plans for a getaway in Menorca

The contrast of the island makes Menorca a particularly beautiful landscape due to its geological variety, where you can see both the wildest cliffs and the extensive sandbanks. Discover with us the 10 plans you can do for a getaway in Menorca.

Menorca is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve and boasts a balanced development between economy and environment, considered one of the most sustainable in Spain.

With over 200 kilometers of coastline, the island boasts a unique climate that combines warm temperatures with a gentle breeze from the Tramuntana, acting as a natural regulator.

If you’re looking for white sandy beaches, head to the north of Menorca. On the other hand, if you prefer reddish fine sand, you can head to the south of the island. In total, Menorca has more than 70 beaches.

You have many activities to do this summer in Menorca. However, if you’re looking for something to inspire your trip, we recommend these 10 plans for a getaway in Menorca:

A horseback ride along the coast

Among the 10 plans for a getaway in Menorca, we recommend taking the old horseback riding route that crosses the entire island, following a coastal path, passing through hidden coves, forests, and ravines.

The name “camí de cavalls” comes from being the path used by British soldiers (cavalry) to patrol the coast during the English domination. Its path has been restored and made available for public use. You can traverse it in its entirety and enjoy a complete experience in Menorca.

Visiting Binibeca

Binibeca Village

This white village in Menorca was created during the 1960s as a tourist attraction, modeled after fishing villages.

Through its labyrinthine streets of white walls, the light bounces off the houses until you reach the sea, where the views are magnificent. Undoubtedly, a magical place that is worth including in your plans for a getaway to Menorca.

Eating lobster stew in Fornells

Lobster stew

Located in the north of Menorca, this fishing village stands out for its tranquility and simplicity. However, it offers great local gastronomy. We’re talking about the lobster stew, one of the best dishes due to its incredible flavor, that you can taste on the menu of any restaurant in the area.

A stroll through the port of Ciutadella

The Port of Ciutadella

If you enjoy ports, Ciutadella’s port has a special charm, making it a place you definitely have to visit in Menorca. Its boats, its market, and its restaurants are ideal for taking a leisurely stroll while enjoying some tapas or drinks by the sea. Furthermore, it’s possible to rent a car directly at the port itself.

The best beaches in Menorca

Caballería Beach

The most idyllic coves in Menorca are found in the south, including Cala Mitjana, Mitjaneta, Macarella, Macarelleta, and Turqueta.

Before June, you can access them with your vehicle. However, when summer arrives, you’ll have to use a shuttle bus to reach Macarella and Macarelleta beaches. However, if you want to spend the day on an extensive beach with golden sand, we recommend Son Bou Beach.

Excursion to El Toro

Sanctuary of Verge del Toro

The highest mountain in Menorca is called El Toro and it stands at 358 meters in height. From this place, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the island, and sometimes even catch a glimpse of Mallorca.

At the summit, you’ll find the Gothic-era sanctuary of Verge del Toro, built in the 18th century. Upon entering its interior, you’ll find a wooden sculpture of a virgin, a rendition of Christ the Redeemer. Finally, on its exterior, there’s a bar where you can have a drink while enjoying magnificent views.

Visiting the lighthouses of Menorca

Favàritx Lighthouse

The best sunsets in Menorca are seen from the lighthouses located around the island. The most famous one is the Artrutx Lighthouse, built in the mid-19th century. However, the closest to Ciutadella is the Punta Nati Lighthouse, which is also one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Menorca.

The most visited one is the Cavallería Lighthouse located in the south of the island, and it’s a true spectacle as it’s surrounded by cliffs. Finally, if you go to s’Albufera des Grau, you will find the Favàritx Lighthouse.

La Cova d'en Xoroi

La Cova d'en Xoroi

This cave located on a cliff features one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the island, although it is on the opposite side of the sunset. The entrance is subject to a fee as it functions as a nightclub. However, once inside, you can enjoy magnificent views, chill-out music, and in general, a great atmosphere to savor the sunset.

Menorca Talaiótica

Naveta des Tudons

La Naveta des Tudons is the most iconic archaeological site not only in Menorca but in all of the Balearic Islands from the Talaiotic culture. Moreover, it is one of the oldest known funerary crypts in Europe. Furthermore, there are other monuments like the Necropolis of Cala Morell, the Talaiotic settlement of sa Torreta de Tramuntanta, and the site of Talat.

What to do in Menorca?

No matter what you do or where you go, when you travel to Menorca, the most important thing is to enjoy the island, respect the environment, and above all, have a great vacation whether you’re a tourist or a local. If you’re still unsure about what to do on the island of Menorca, you can contact us and we’ll provide you with a series of recommendations from our experiences.

These are our recommendations for 10 plans for a getaway in Menorca. We also invite you to explore all the experiences we offer at Runaway Experiences.

10 plans for a getaway in Menorca

Similar Posts