Menorca was the last Balearic Island I had to visit and it may be I left the best until last. The aim of Menorca was to basically chill out and this really is the best place to do that. Here is what we got up to during 6 days in Menorca.
Read about my other Balearic Island adventures here:
We stayed in Mahon which is an old town that is also a port, having spent time on other parts of the island I’m sure we picked the very best place to stay. There happened to be a music festival on during our stay which meant each night there were bands, buskers and traditional dancing going on the streets until the early hours.
Mahon is a gorgeous old town, dotted with tapas bars and shops and of course the most beautiful views over the port.
Cala en Porter
This beach is one of the most beautiful on the island and it was just a short bus ride away from Mahon. It is quite small so can seem crowded during peak times in the day but this crystal clear water is certainly worth it!
It is also worth taking a walk around the rocks to get some quiet time as well as taking the stairs to the top to get this unmistakable view of Menorca.
This is the main old town on the island and one we visited just once as to be honest I didn’t like it! It was OK, but Spain being Spain everything was completely shut down and it didn’t seem as picturesque as lovely Mahon. It was still a nice place to wander around though and the colourful buildings are oh so sweet.
This beach is a perfect little day trip from Mahon as well, just a 45 minute bus journey away. The beach wasn’t too busy as we headed there late afternoon to enjoy the last bit of sunshine. The water was calm, clear and most importantly warm enough to spend hours in. During sunset we decided to take a walk around the rocks, have a snack and watch the sunset.
Es Llonguet Forn Artesa
This cafe has to get a speical mention as we went there every day during our stay in Menorca. They serve great coffee, a fantastic vege quiche and it is super cheap! Every morning we would venture down, have two coffees each, practice our Spanish and eat our quiche outside.
€7.50 would get us two coffees and two quinces each plus Dan would get another espresso on the way out.
We had the most wonderful time in Menorca and I don’t doubt we will be back again some day as it really was just a great, chilled out break for us before we embarked on the big round the world journey.
Here is a video of our time in Menorca