While the Mediterranean Sea is not technically considered a tropical destination, Menorca (also known as Minorca) is one of the beautiful islands located there – and it definitely resembles a tropical getaway.
From the white sand to the absolutely gorgeous and clear water, Menorca does not disappoint as a vacation destination. And if you take just a single look at a photo or video from this place, you would be surprised to hear, that sometimes, this place is not as booming as you would expect.
Over the last decade, Menorca has been experiencing both depleting and rising tourism, seeing an increase way back in 2012 and a decrease as recent as 2018.
But that should not scare you away, as there has never been a big reason of why that happens and most likely is related to the fluctuating prices of flights, changing on a yearly basis, so to put a positive spin on it, you can see it as a getaway, where you can enjoy all the pleasures of a tropical vacation, without the nuisance of an overbearing crowd. Call it a hidden treasure – if you can get it at a good price, that is.
If you choose to indulge yourself with the experiences of this breathtaking island, you will undoubtedly receive all the benefits of it both being a part of Spain and being all the way in the sea. The architecture is beautiful and if you find yourself in such places as the Ciutadella, you will quickly get lost in the atmosphere.
May it be day or night, taking a walk among the city streets will surely be a pleasure. And once you want to grab a drink, there is plenty to choose from. Menorca houses many worthy spots to visit, anywhere from rustic and hidden bars to cliff-side restaurants overlooking the sea. There’s a choice no matter what you’re looking for.
With every trip and a new destination, there’s always the wonder of the unknown and the magic of discovering new things you didn’t even know existed. Menorca is full of them. El Toro is the tallest hill on the island, reaching a height of 358 meters (or 1175 feet).
On top of it, you will find the Sanctuary of the Verge del Toro, which is a beautiful gothic church from the 1670s, which now also holds a restaurant, alongside a gift shop. Moving past the heights and focusing on the depths, the Cala Mitjana is one of the best natural beaches Menorca can offer.
It has a medium-sized beach with shallow and calm water and is surrounded by cliffs and trees, creating a great atmosphere to get lost in. Cala Galdana is pretty much the complete opposite, except the outstanding water and beach. It is most likely the largest beach in Menorca, usually hosting hundreds of people and being located not that far from hotels and the shops.
When it comes to something a bit more mentally engaging, Menorca is also home to many museums – from Binissues, which will take you right to the past of the rural Menorcan life, to Museo de Menorca, that will educate you about the cultural and artistic heritage of the island you’re spending your vacation in.
To say the least, no matter if you want to relax near the seaside or if you want to learn anything and everything about the island, you have many choices at your disposal.
Menorca is a wonderful destination that brings the full package to the table, it’s only weakness being the popularity itself, as it can either be the number one destination you will hear about from your friends eagerly waiting for their flight, or the ticket prices being a topic of discussion of why some are holding out from giving this destination a shot.
But no matter if you are still thinking about committing to this trip, or just wondering about many of the wonderful options around the world, feel free to take a live and authentic look into this gorgeous island by utilizing these live webcams, that will give you a small peak, into the exciting world of this shrouded gem hidden in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.