Idyllic landscapes, intact unspoilt nature, turquoise still water, white sand…all these travel guide clichés actually comes true when you are talking about Menorca and its unforgettable beaches.
"Map of main sailing routes around Menorca"
Menorca is a small piece of paradise within the western Mediterranean, surrounded by calm seas and sheltered by a gentle climate. Blue skies, turquiose seas, white beaches... Perfect place for pleasurable time spending.
Menorca has a typical Mediterranean climate, being the most temperate of the Balearic islands. It is so due to the absence of mountains or hills and cool sea winds which blow across the island. The average temperatures for summer and winter are 25 and 12 degrees respectively. Menorca is often referred to the windy island due to the strong north wind called the Tramontana. It blows dry and cold from the French coast, affecting the North Coast.
The landscapes of this quiet island are ideal for activities such as walking, cycling or riding. Its sea-splashed cities Maó and Ciutadella with ancient cathedrals and curly narrow streets will definitely enchant even the most tempted traveller and white-sand bays that stud its 216km coastline are among the loveliest in the Mediterranean. Moreover, the capital, Mahón, has a lot of builings dating from the period of British occupation, including the Town Hall (Casa Consistorial), the Church of Santa Maria and the Church of San Francisco. In 1993 Unesco declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve, aiming to preserve environmental areas, such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands, and its mysterious Bronze Age sites.
Compared to Ibiza and Mallorca, Menorca is always described as "quiet". The biggest concentration of the nightlife is located in the harbour areas of Ciutadella and Mahon, which offer various nightclubs, ranging from sophisticated bars with dance floors to late night discothèques with choices to suit all tastes and ages, from the latest uber cool DJ sounds to 70s and 80s classics, and many not opening until midnight.
The best way to see changing harbour colours is to sail around the island, using our charter service. Once on the sea you'll have the opportunity to explore the Biniparraitx cove, reach Coves anchorage to admire its rocky cliffs. If you'll sail to the north, you can discover the unique lanscape and cliffs of the Albufera des Grau Natural Park.