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Things to do in Minorca

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The most visited in Minorca
Coves in Ciudadela
Cala Macarelleta
(102)
Caves in Cala En Porter
Cova d'en Xoroi
(79)
Resort Towns in Ciudadela
Ciudadela
(49)
Coves in Ferreries
Mitjana Cove
(34)
Villages in Binibeca
Binibèquer Vell
(43)
Coves in Cala Blanca
Turqueta Cove
(30)
Coves in Cala Galdana
Galdana Cove
(29)
Coves in Es Mercadal
Pregonda Cove
(23)
Of Touristic Interest in Mahon
Lighthouse of Favàritx
(19)
Of Touristic Interest in Es Mercadal
Cavallería's Lighthouse
(15)
Harbors in Ciudadela
Port of Ciudadela
(39)
Harbors in Mahon
Port of Mahón
(25)
Villages in Fornells
Fornells
(12)
Beaches in Son Bou
Son Bou
(8)
Islands in Ciudadela
Punta Nati
(7)
Coves in Cala En Porter
(13)
Coves in Alaior
Cala Coves
(7)
Viewpoints in Es Mercadal
Monte de Toro
(11)
Coves in Ciudadela
Cala Macarelleta
(102)
Coves in Ferreries
Mitjana Cove
(34)
Coves in Cala Blanca
Turqueta Cove
(30)
Coves in Cala Galdana
Galdana Cove
(29)
Coves in Es Mercadal
Pregonda Cove
(23)
Coves in Cala En Porter
(13)
Coves in Alaior
Cala Coves
(7)
Coves in Ciudadela
(13)
Coves in Ciudadela
(9)
Coves in Cala Morrel
(9)
Coves in Ciudadela
(3)
Coves in S'Algar
(8)
Coves in Binibeca
Cala Binidali
(8)
Coves in Cala Blanca
(9)
Coves in Ciudadela
Cala en Bosch
(6)
Coves in Es Mercadal
Pudent Cove
(2)
Coves in Es Mercadal
(4)
Coves in Es Castell
(2)
Coves in Fornells
Tirant Cove
(2)
Coves in Alcaufar
(2)
Beaches in Son Bou
Son Bou
(8)
Beaches in Mahon
Es Grau Beach
(9)
Beaches in Son Saura Nou
Son Saura Beach and Cala Es Talaier
(8)
Beaches in Arenal d'en Castell
Arenal d'en Castell
(10)
Beaches in Punta Prima
Punta Prima Beach
(4)
Beaches in Binibeca
(3)
Beaches in Es Migjorn Gran
(5)
Beaches in Es Mercadal
Beaches in Es Mercadal
(1)
Beaches in Fornells
Corner of Fornells
(3)
Beaches in Es Mercadal
(1)
Beaches in Mahon
(2)
Beaches in Ciudadela
(2)
Beaches in Fornells
Fornell´s Beach
(1)
Beaches in Santo Tomas
(2)
Beaches in Cala Galdana
(2)
Beaches in Es Migjorn Gran
(1)
Beaches in Mahon
(1)
Beaches in Son Bou
(3)
Beaches in Platges de Fornell
Villages in Binibeca
Binibèquer Vell
(43)
Villages in Fornells
Fornells
(12)
Villages in Es Mercadal
Mercadal
(5)
Villages in Sant Lluís
(5)
Villages in Ferreries
(2)
Villages in Alaior
(3)
Villages in Torretrencada
Villages in Santo Tomas
Villages in Llucmaçanes
Harbors in Ciudadela
Port of Ciudadela
(39)
Harbors in Mahon
Port of Mahón
(25)
Harbors in Es Mercadal
Sanitja
(2)
Harbors in Ciudadela
(4)
Harbors in Ciudadela
(1)
Harbors in Mahon
Harbors in Ciudadela
(2)
Harbors in Es Mercadal
Harbors in Mahon
(1)

The top 282 attractions in Minorca

Coves in Ciudadela
Cala Macarelleta
(102)
Menorca is an island that I’m passionate about. I don’t think twice about spending a part of my summer there (if I have the time) and spend hours in the incredible coves. Macarella is one of the most beautiful, as well as Macallereta. It’s complicated to access because there’s a maximum number of visitors per day and also because the walk from the parking lot is long. But, none of this really matters, it’s well worth it. I like to go to Macarella and walk until I reach the other smaller cove. Sometimes, I make this trip wading through the water, or even swimming, since it’s not that far. The crystal-clear water let you see the reflection of the sailboats off in the distance. It’s an incredible feeling swimming in this pure and transparent waters, lost in nature with the city far away.
Caves in Cala En Porter
Cova d'en Xoroi
(79)
After visiting various coves and picturesque places in Menorca, we arrived at this cave carved into a spectacular cliff. From there, you have the best views of the ocean, sunset, moon, and stars. Since the cave is currently a mix of nightclub, lounge, and viewpoint, there is something for everyone depending on what time of day you go. If you want to relax and see the sunset, go in the afternoon. If you want a lively party scene, house music, and a little bit of craziness on this quiet island, go at night. I recommend it to everyone visiting Menorca!
Resort Towns in Ciudadela
Ciudadela
(49)
It’s the most beautiful city on the island. Its old quarters still conserves the medieval layout with narrow streets, cobblestone streets, churches, and noble houses with cute facades, small squares that open up at the end of the street. The port is very pretty, although dining in that area can be expensive.
Coves in Ferreries
Mitjana Cove
(34)
Cala Mitjana is a small virgin cove in the south of Menorca. Its blue waters and central location make it a recommendable and easily-accessible location for everyone. To get to Cala Mitjana, you take the same road to go to Cala Galdana. Take the detour towards Santa Galdana just before you get to Ferrerías from Ciudadela heading towards Mahón. After a few minutes, you’ll see a sign indicating the direction to the cove.
Villages in Binibeca
Binibèquer Vell
(43)
Controversial but beautiful, the village of Binibèquer is found in the east of Menorca. It’s the central tourist point of the Sant Lluís municipality and is only a few kilometers from the airport. Getting there is easy from both Mahón and Ciutadella; just go to Sant Lluís and from there take the pretty highway towards Binibèquer. The town is made up of primarily single-family homes but there are some hotels and tourist apartments where you can stay, the best of which are in Binibèquer Vell (not to be confused with Binibèquer, which is the larger metropolitan area). This latter place is a resort town built in 1972 which imitates the style of the old fishermen’s houses. It’s somewhat controversial because many people aren’t fans of these new buildings; they consider them artificial and a ploy for tourists to make them believe it’s a real fishing village. Whatever you think, Binibèquer still has its own beauty, magnificent sunsets, and an extensive white sand beach. Binibèquer Vell, while it is something of a replica, is still one of the most picturesque and cool places to spend your vacation.
Coves in Cala Blanca
Turqueta Cove
(30)
Cala Turqueta was the first cove we visited in Menorca and it was astounding. Fine white sand and blue transparent waters; it’s like a hidden paradise away from the rest of the world. It’s located about 10km from Ciutadella very close to Macarella. There’s a public parking area to leave your car and a walking trail through the pines that takes no more than 15min. It’s one of the most popular coves in Menorca so the best plan is to go early. Since we went in June, though, we had no problem finding parking and the cove wasn’t packed with tourists. You can do a route starting at Cala Galdana to Cala Turqueta and then continue towards Cala Macarella. The area is well marked with signs and there are some impressive views of the Menorcan coast.
Coves in Cala Galdana
Galdana Cove
(29)
Located on the island of Menorca, this is an urban beach that you can easily reach by car. It’s the quintessential Menorcan cove. The large beach forms a perfect semicircle of white sand and clear water that’s protected from the wind by the large cliffs covered in pine trees. Despite the Hotel Sol Gavilanes (right on the beach, a perfect place to stay) the atmosphere is peaceful and the nearby housing development really respects the environment. When you come out of the pines and stumble upon this wonder of nature, your jaw will drop! You can also go up to the two viewpoints. There’s a restaurant next to the cove which has a waterslide and activities for children and is a good place for a relaxing meal.
Coves in Es Mercadal
Pregonda Cove
(23)
Cala Pregonda is found on the north coast of Menorca. It’s an almost virgin cove; there are only two or three homes in the area and to access the cove you need to either go by boat or a half-hour hike. It has smooth red sand, clear water, and some island-like rock formations which keep it protected from the wind. The rock formations make it seem like you’re in some kind of lunar landscape. We arrived in a sailboat and spent the afternoon there snorkeling. It was a great experience. We also spent some time exploring the rocks. There are large colonies of aquatic plants that are filled with winkles which, by the way, make for a tasty dinner. We also took our smaller boat to the shore to stretch our legs and see the scenery from land.
Of Touristic Interest in Mahon
Lighthouse of Favàritx
(19)
This is a gorgeous area that you shouldn’t miss if you visit Menorca. It’s located on the cape of Favàritx in the S'Albufera des Grau Natural Park. The lighthouse was built in 1922 using local rock, and you can still see the quarry only a few meters away. This wild and desolate cape is licked by the winds from the Tramontana and is one of the oldest parts of the island, geologically speaking. At night, the moon reflecting off the rocks is gorgeous; it’s like being on the moon. To get there, take the highway that goes from Mahón to Fornells. After 8km, you’ll see an exit off to the right. You can arrive to the lighthouse in car, which I’d sincerely recommend. You can go anytime day or night and you won’t see a soul.
Of Touristic Interest in Es Mercadal
Cavallería's Lighthouse
(15)
This is a privileged place to contemplate the sunset over the rocks jutting out from the cliffs. It’s a perfect place for photos. There’s also a cave on the left-hand side which is said to open up into a window overlooking the sea. It’s short, but dark.
Harbors in Ciudadela
Port of Ciudadela
(39)
Going down the stairs that leaves near Plaza des Borns, you enter into one of the most spectacular ports I’ve ever seen. All of a sudden, light floods your senses and you can see the sail and motor boats moored along the jetties on either side of the port’s entrance. With the restaurants and small shops, you can enjoy the freshest fish of the day and get a pair of Menorca’s famous espadrilles.
Harbors in Mahon
Port of Mahón
(25)
Every year, I make a point to spend a few days in Menorca and whenever I enter this port, it makes me smile: there’s always a special light and aroma in the air. It’s one of my favorite places because it reminds me that I’ve arrived and can once again enjoy this lovely island.
Villages in Fornells
Fornells
(12)
Located on a bay and possessing Menorca’s only port outside of Mahón and Ciutadella, this small fishing village still maintains its traditional way of life while still being open to tourism, especially culinary tourism. Although we didn't try it, the lobster caldereta is a specialty in the area, so keep an eye out for it. The town’s location is on a naturally-occurring port which is protected from the northern winds from the Tramontana which can get pretty intense at times. The architecture of the streets and the white houses give the town a very relaxing vibe, although during summer the port is one of the busiest on the entire island. You’ll see boats pulling up from all around the world.
Beaches in Son Bou
Son Bou
(8)
Menorca is known, among many other things, for having beautiful coves. The type of cove changes dramatically depending on where you’re in the north or south of the island. All the coves are spectacular and have fine sand and clear blue water, and, miraculously, are still not over-developed. Well, since Menorca is known for its coves, I wanted to talk about one of the most unique coves on the island: Son Bou. It’s a length of coast about 3km long that is quite different from the rest of the island. It has some of the best sunsets I can recall. After a full day at the beach, it’s difficult to go back home, so there’s the sunset to keep you there a least a little while longer. Son Bou is an urban beach but it’s still in harmony with its surrounding (with the exception of the Sol Hotel which leaves an ugly stamp on the area). Nearby, you can find restaurants, shops, supermarkets, a great bowling alley, and lots of Hawaiian-themed bars serving large, fruity cocktails. If you’re in Menorca, I strongly suggest going to Son Bou.
Islands in Ciudadela
Punta Nati
(7)
I’d recommend this arid landscape for lovers. It’s a place for a bottle of wine, picnic basket, candles (on days when it’s not so windy) and contemplating the sky full of stars to the gentle rhythm of the surf.
Coves in Cala En Porter
(13)
Coves in Alaior
Cala Coves
(7)
If you want to live a magical moment, I recommend heading to the Calas Coves. It’s one of the most beautiful places to enjoy the sea: it’s a series of over 100 artificial caves that were used in the 9th century as a burial ground and were a site of pilgrimage up until the Roman era. Later on, the caves were used as a base for diving and some fishermen even set up homes in the caves. Today, it’s a preferred destination for leisure boats and it has a combination of history and natural beauty unlike many other places in the world. It has optimum marine conditions and is perfect for snorkeling and diving. It’s a fantastic summer refuge for boats navigating along the Menorcan coast. The access is a bit difficult but it’s worthwhile to go. If you follow the signs, you’ll end up in a free parking area and you can do the last leg of the trip on foot. The waters are clean and clear and make for a very nice swim. The ferny vegetation also makes for excellent views.
Viewpoints in Es Mercadal
Monte de Toro
(11)
After going up Monte de Toro you can see the hermitage that’s up there, but the best thing is the amazing views of Menorca’s coastline. From the top, you can see La Illa dels Porros, Puerto de Sanitja, the lighthouse of Cavallería, the Tirant beach, and the village of Fornells.