Minorca, also known as Menorca, is contrasting with Mallorca. Being named after the Latin word “minor”, this island is known to be the smallest island in the Balearic Islands. This destination is a place of romance and surprises, having spectacular, white-sanded beaches, emerald waters, idyllic spots and historical places of a great importance. The popularity of Menorca is given by the silent littoral that is never too crowded. It represents the best choice for a quiet vacation, where a relaxing, peaceful state of mind can be reached.
There are rare panoramas on this side of the Mediterranean Sea, which combine the high cliffs with the small, jewel-coloured harbours and the green surroundings. The tourists will encounter the perfect colour palette on this island.
According to archaeological proof and the existence of the megalithic stone monuments such as the navetes, taules and talaiots, this island’s life began thousands of years ago. The Greeks, the Romans and the Jewish people have lived on this magnificent island in the ancient times, building an unforgettable culture and history. In 418 AD, many Jewish people were forced to convert to other religions, such as baptism. The conversions lead to the destruction of many important structures. The island was also lived by Vandals, Arabs, Turkish people and pirates. During the War of the Spanish Succession, Minorca was also conquered by Britain, in 1708. Then, in 1756, Minorca was conquered by the French. The marks and tracks of the long wars have been kept through time. In 1993, Minorca was declared one of UNESCO’s biosphere reserves.
The tourism is well-developed, but the towns or the beaches are silent, being able to provide the travellers with unique experiences. The beaches are amazing and the small bays are the perfect place for a peaceful meditation. Cala Pregonda, Cala Presili, Cala Macarelleta, Cala Mitjana, Cami de Cavalls, are just a few of the most charming beaches. The main landmarks of the island that are begging to be explored are the Coves de Cala Morell, Fornells Tower, Naveta d'Es Tudons, Ciutadella, La Mola de Menorca and many more.
The active tourists will discover that the local tourism services offer great boat trips and seightseeing tours, jeep safari trips, Archaeological tours, diving assistance, windsurfing services, horse-riding tours, yachting, sailing or kayaking services. Therefore, the adventurers and the sun seekers will be more than satisfied to be in Minorca, no matter the time of the year.
The nightlife is glamorous on the island and it offers bars and pubs, clubs and restaurants with perfect views, such as Bou Hai, Bar 51 Pub, Cova d’en Xoroi, Moonlight Cocktail Bar and many more. When it comes to the comfort offered by the accommodation services on the island, the tourists will be amazed to find luxurious, exotic holiday rentals and resorts such as Insotel Punta Prima Resort, Hotel Tres Sants, Valentin Star Hotel, Can Faustino and many more.
This destination is suitable for everyone, but mostly for those who are tired of the urban agglomeration and desire to admire rare landscapes.