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Parking bays are outlined by a blue box. Get a ticket from a nearby machine.
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.