A Menorca trip will have you going to the second-largest of the Balearic Islands, its larger and more well-known sister being Mallorca of course.
Menorca or Minorca, offers quite a different experience to the traveler, not so much in terms of climate and geography – although those are slightly different as well, but in the fact that it is a much quieter place compared to its bigger sister, but that notwithstanding let’s talk about what you can see and do here.
One of the reasons behind it being the most tranquil of her sisters is that it was declared a Biosphere Reserve back in 1993, and the goal of preserving these important environmental areas have put strict limits onto tourist developments.
As opposed to Mallorca, Menorca offers the more adventurous traveler a slight sense of discovery thanks to its coastline that is dotted with coves and ravines. Also the beaches are very different from her sister’s, in the sense that you may actually find beautiful and mostly deserted beaches.
As for the climate, it has to be said that the weather on Menorca is a bit wetter and windier than it is on Mallorca, this makes it a few degrees cooler than her sisters, but this doesn’t have to be necessarily a bad thing, if anything this makes the high season temperatures more bearable.
Ciutadella is the second largest town on the island and it is quite a wonderful place to visit, featuring an old town with a maze of narrow streets of Arabic and Medieval origins. You can walk around the pedestrianized area and enjoy the old arcades as well as the plazas, and don’t forget to check out the harbor area.
These are just a few of the things that you can see and do while in Menorca, rest assured that with the help of our Menorca car hire services and those from our Menorca airport car rental services, you can enjoy as much or as little of the island as you see fit.