This Spanish Island in the Mediterranean draws thousands of visitors to its shores every year and it’s easy to see why. Laid-back living and the traditional values of hospitality and courtesy have been preserved, while services and accommodation have become modernised enough to cater to every holidaymaker’s wishes - if you’re looking for peace or adventure, a place for romance or the family, beautiful food, sunsets and dive spots - all wrapped up in a warm welcome, then you’re in the right place.
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Mahon. The capital of Menorca is one of the largest harbours in the world. If you don't have your own yacht, hire a car and explore the island at your own pace.Swap your car hire for a water slide at Aqua Park. It's only 15 minutes in the car from the airport.Fancy taking in some history? Take your hire car to the old town of Ciutadella.
Parking bays are outlined by a blue box. Get a ticket from a nearby machine.
This small but charming town is hugely popular with us Brits in the summer months. Hire a car and explore its full potential.For that spectacular view, drive your hire car up to Monte Toro. It's the highest point on the island.Head to Es Grau for some fun at the beach. You'll probably spot it from Monte Toro.
You must be at least 25 years of age and have held a full licence for at least three years to hire a car in Menorca.
Monte Toro is Menorca's highest point, offering unrivalled views of the island and far out to sea. At its peak you’ll find a Franciscan convent which is still visited by those undertaking a traditional pilgrimage. If you climb to the summit on foot you’ll appreciate what an act that is. Luckily, arranging a car hire means you don’t have to.
Follow the Me-14 highway north from the airport, then take a left onto the Me-1 motorway and follow the signs to Es Mercadal. Monte Toro is accessible from there.
Head north of Mahon and you’ll soon discover that there’s a lot more to the island than sun-soaked beaches. The national park is a peaceful haven where birds and wildlife wallow among the lagoons and wetlands. Take a walk along any of the three trails and see how many you can spot.
The Park is on the island’s east coast. From Mahon, follow the Me-7 motorway north and in 5 miles you’ll reach its outskirts.
If you’re looking for a little holiday solitude, take the drive out to the Cap de Cavalleria, the island’s northernmost point, to secluded, quiet beaches, sleepy villages and little more than the sound of the sea. Take everything you’ll need with you in the rental car including food and drink - you won’t find beach huts or shops in this isolated paradise.
From either east or west, follow the Me-1 motorway inland until you reach the Cf-3 highway in Es Mercadel. Take this road north until you run out of tarmac and you’re there.
This quaint village on the island’s northwest coast doesn’t appear to have many attractions until you step off-land and explore the coast underwater. This is a great spot for snorkelling and diving in private. Get flippers. Get a mask. Get in the water.
From Menorca town, follow the Carrer de la Via Láctia road north towards Cala Morrell and 5 miles later, you’re there.