Puerto de Ciutadella
Benimequer Vell. Sant Lluis
Naveta dels Tudons
Minorca , in the Balearic Islands, is a peaceful, unique natural oasis, packed with contrasts to discover. It is a real paradise, washed by the Mediterranean Sea, that will seduce you with its harmony and diversity.
The island has 216 kilometres of highly varied coastline, from the rugged shores and reddish beaches of the north, to the gentle relief of the south, with golden sandy coves. There are many different options to enjoy sun and sea, whether on broad sandy beaches or at small coves surrounded by pine groves. They all have one thing in common, however: clean, crystal clear waters.
You can go sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and, of course, scuba diving here. Minorca's stunning sea bed has been a favourite amongst diving enthusiasts for decades. The island transmits a sense of calm, largely on account of its valuable countryside. Minorca has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation and a wealth of flora, fauna and landscapes.
Outings on foot, by bike or on horseback, on the marked trails and routes, are a good way to get to know these beautiful surroundings. Most outstanding is the S'Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve, a refuge for many aquatic and migratory birds, which is also one of southern Europe's most important wetland areas..
Another of Minorca's attractions is its archaeological and cultural heritage. Discover interesting monumental sites such as the historic old town of Ciudadela, prehistoric remains like the Naveta des Tudons Megalithic site, other prehistoric sites such as those at Mahón, and even small fishing villages that still conserve their ancient traditions.
Hiring a car is a good way to explore the island - the longest distance between two points is 47 kilometres. You can get to Minorca by air, to its international airport, five kilometres from the capital, Mahón, or also by sea, to the ports at Mahón and Ciudadela.