The island of Menorca is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Balearic Islands. Its name has its origin in the word Minorica referred to being smaller than the island of Mallorca. Menorca enjoys a privileged nature and some great beaches, not in vain in 1993 it was recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The total area of Menorca is 701 km2 and it reaches a population of approximately 92,000 inhabitants. The bus is an option to move through the different cities and villages, but if you want to visit its beaches, coves and monuments it is almost essential to hire a private taxi. The tourists coming to the island are mostly of British origin. Menorca is also famous for making cheese with denomination of origin "Mahon."
Menorca has a pleasant temperature for much of the year thanks to its Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of 25° C. Winters are mild but humid, with 12º C on average. Sometimes there may be decreases in temperatures below 0° C. The cool north wind characterizes the landscape of Menorca.
An interesting attraction for tourists is the enjoyment of the idyllic beaches of the coast of Menorca outstanding for their good state of preservation, Cala Macarella, Turqueta Cala, Cala Galdana, Cala Pregonda, among many others not to be missed.
At the highest point of the island, Monte Toro, is situated the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Toro, built in 1670 and still today you can see a defense tower which dates back to 1558, located on the old watchtower. Today, the sanctuary serves as a guesthouse and inn for days of reflection and prayer.
During your stay you might take into account as priority destinations the following municipalities: The city of Menorca, where we highlight a stroll in the evening through its port. Mahon, the capital of Menorca and most important centre of the island, Binibeca, with its whitewashed houses and narrow streets, and finally, Fornells, a small village of fishermen recommended if your stay permits.
Other notable places are Fortaleza de la Mola Mahon, Torre de Fornells, Fort Marlborough, canteras S'Hostal, Albufera des Grau, Castillo de San Nicolas, Molino de Dalt; it is also worth mentioning that Menorca is surrounded by an old path, El Cami de Cavalls, with a total length of 210 km.
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