Menorca also contains a rich cultural legacy due to all those villages that have left their mark on its architecture, craftsmanship or gastronomy, as well as its fiestas and celebrations, which go on throughout the summer, beginning with Sant Joan in June. The most exciting and traditional celebrations you can experience.
As a reflection of this variety and tranquillity as a way of life, Insotel Hotel Group Menorca hotels are the best option for families, couples or groups of friends who want to experience a wonderful beachfront experience in a Mediterranean paradise of only 702 km².
Small in size but big when it comes to tourist attractions, Menorca has a large number of interesting places to visit:
● Mahón. The capital of the island that does not possess the tranquillity that characterises Menorca. It is home to the second largest natural port in Europe, 6 kilometres long and the perfect place to taste the delicious gastronomy menorquina.
● Ciutadella. It is unthinkable to visit Menorca and not to walk the streets and squares in the historical centre of Ciutadella, full of charming corners and a beautiful port where you can also indulge yourself in gastronomy.
● Punta Prima. In addition to the beautiful beach, Punta Prima has a coastal defence tower built at the end of the XVIII, the Tower of Son Ganxo, with beautiful views over the island and its well-known lighthouse.
● Naveta des Tudons. Sample the long history of Menorca, this prehistoric funerary monument built around 1000 BC. It is probably the most visited point on Menorca. It is considered the oldest building in Europe.
● Binibeca. A small and picturesque fishing village.
● Fornells. This beautiful fishing port offers one of the greatest gastronomic delights of Menorca, the lobster stew, as well as the practice of numerous nautical sports in its bay.
● S'Albufera des Grau. As Menorca's most important natural park, which is clearly responsible for its designation as a Biosphere Reserve, hundreds of native animal and plant species, especially waterfowl and birds of prey, can be seen in this vast natural expanse.
Menorca is known for the beauty of its crystalline water coves. To the north there are beaches of wilder character, while to the south await beaches more familiar and accessible.
● Punta Prima. Easy access and numerous services, from this beach you can see both the lighthouse of Punta Prima and the islet of Cagaire and Isla del Aire. Ideal for water sports.
● Cala Galdana. With a particularly familiar atmosphere, it is one of the most extensive coves in Menorca.
● Binigaus. An example of a virgin beach, Binigaus marks the beginning of the cliffs at the area of the Poniente menorquín and it is common to practice of nudism here.
● Macarella. Picture of some of the most famous postcards of Menorca, in this cove the sea has a particularly intense blue colour, rivalling Cala en Turqueta.
● Algairens. This beautiful beach to the north of Menorca, with fine white sand, is located in an area where there is a special protection of birds.
● Cavalleria. Ideal for those who want to relax on a virgin beach, but without having to walk far to reach it.
● Cala Pregonda. One of the most appreciated beaches in Menorca. Its beauty has been used as inspiration for two albums by the British musician Mike Oldfield.
● Sunsets. You cannot go to Menorca and not marvel at the incredible sunsets, especially beautiful from the various lighthouses of Favàritx, Punta Nati and Cavalleria.
● Hiking. An ancient path of 185 kilometres, the Camí de Cavalls, completely surrounds Menorca. It is ideal for walking, cycling or horseback riding.
● Diving. The crystalline waters that surround the island make it the ideal place to practice this sport, which will also allow you to discover the local marine fauna and flora.
● Kayak. This sport, which isn’t the most difficult of sports is the perfect way to explore the Bay of Fornells. It will also allow you to enjoy a very special view of Menorca.
● Cycling. The low altitude of Menorca allows you to use the bicycle as much possible.
Its flavour, its tradition, without a doubt the gastronomy of Menorca, is simbolised by the importance of the quality of the local produce. These have contributed the mahonesa sauce to the world.
● Lobster stew. An excellency of Menorca. This delicious dish can be tasted in many places, although it is especially famous in Fornells. The red lobster of Menorca also has its own denomination of origin.
● Fish of the day. From the sea to the table is not a slogan in Menorca. It is normal to taste at the table what the fishermen have brought to the restaurants on the same day. Some recommendations: rape, hake, grouper, squid...
● Cheese. The most famous is the Mahonés Cheese, made with the milk of the Menorcan cows. With the different types and varieties, and also with D.O.
● Wines. This product has been present in Menorca since the 13th century and currently there are a number of white and red that have good reputations. In fact, the restaurant 'El Bulli' by Ferrán Adrià includes some of his wines on his menu.
● Pomada. A traditional drink made with the gin Xoriger, and lemonade, present at all the patron saint festivities of the island.
● Sweets. Apart from the typical ensaimada, the carquinyols, crespells, panellets and rubiols delight all visitors who come to Menorca and want to try its sweeter side.