Menorca, or the Island of Tranquility
The island of Menorca has always been a cozy and quite mysterious haven for all those looking for a quiet holiday. You’re surrounded by silence, tranquility and peace, with the plus of a wonderful sea. Menorca has 80 beaches and bays and most of them are still unspoilt, enclosed by pines or the typical Mediterranean ‚macchia’ trees. It’s the smallest and least popular of the Balearics, but the absence of mass tourism has allowed the island to maintain its natural beauty. It will enchant you from the moment you arrive.
Resting in turquoise waters, Menorca will undoubtably surprise you. Not only are the beaches and sea stunning; it also offers a unique cuisine and the noble architecture of the Ciutadella or the English charm of Mahon. The handmade products of the island are also one-of-a-kind. There are the famous Avarcas sandals, created from traditions that have been handed down for generations. Then there’s the Menorca Gin, which is produced locally. It’s used to prepare the popular ‚Pomada,’ the official drink of the Fiestas (the San Juan di Ciutadella is the most famous one). And for those who love history and culture, Menorca offers spectacular and unique archaeological discoveries which are respected and loved by visitors as well as the locals. The awesome sites of Menorca will amaze you.
There are also two incomparable things in Menorca ideal for those who want to spend their holidays discovering the beauties of the island’s wildnerness: the Camì de Cavalls and the natural park of Albufera des Grau. Albufera des Grau is a biosphere reserve and home to many protected species of fauna.
Go to isoladiminorca.com to find a series of helpful and informative posts so you can create your own perfect holiday in Menorca. It details flights info; car rentals; hotels and accomodations; weather forecasts; and an interactive video map you can explore!
During your holidays in Menorca, you can choose to relax on pristine, unspoilt beaches, lulled by the sea breeze. You’re able to disconnect from a stressful city life and regain your energies after a long, cold winter – or you can explore the cultural, historical and culinary delights of the island.
The choice is yours, as long as you remember to slow down: the most famous saying of Menorca says “We’re not slow, you’re the one that’s already stressed!“