Things to do in Menorca

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Our most recommended things to do in Menorca

Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

1. Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

Join a city cruise from the old port of Ciutadella to explore Son Saura, Cala Turqueta, Macarella, and Macarelleta. Visit the island's hidden gems and admire the natural beauty of its coves and beaches, both from the sea and on land. Enjoy time to swim, snorkel, and savor a paella lunch with a drink on board. Set off on your coastal cruise from Ciutadella to discover the west and south coasts of Menorca. On the first stop at Son Saura, enjoy 2 hours of free time. Relax on the stretch of white sand beach or dip your toes in the calm, shallow waters. You can also take a 15-minute stroll along a rustic stretch of Camí de Cavalls to reach one of Menorca’s most remote and untouched beaches, Es Talaier. Then, hop back on board to enjoy a Mediterranean paella served with a glass of sangria and orange juice for lunch. Set sail to the coves of Macarella and Macarelleta and make a 1.5-hour stop at Cala Turqueta. Admire the small beach with blue waters surrounded by pine trees. Jump straight out of the boat into the clear waters. If you bring a snorkel kit, you can explore the white sand seabed and marine wildlife. Finally, take one last look at Menorca's landscape as you make your way back to Ciutadella.

Mahon: Harbor Boat Tour with Underwater Viewing & Commentary

2. Mahon: Harbor Boat Tour with Underwater Viewing & Commentary

Start your tour from Don Joan. Sail deep into the harbor. Enjoy the view of Mahon from the top deck or inside the boat. Hear historical stories from the guide as you pass the island of Lazareto. The towers at the harbor’s entrance once defended Mahon. Once beyond the harbor, head below deck for underwater views, weather permitting. Take photos of fish swimming through the seagrass. Catch a glimpse of other marine life. Admire the Mediterranean’s blue waters. Enjoy panoramic scenery from both sides of the boat before heading back to Mahon. Back on deck, listen to historical commentary as you pass the San Felipe Castle. Swing through the inlets around Es Castell and Georgetown. See if you can spot the Collingwood House and discover the connections between Britain and Menorca. Finish your tour back in Don Joan.

Menorca: Baptism Scuba Diving in Marine Reserve

3. Menorca: Baptism Scuba Diving in Marine Reserve

Choose to be picked up at your hotel or meet at the dive center to start your diving experience. Before going to the diving location, you’ll watch a short video that outlines what to expect for the day. Learn about the diving equipment and basic rules of diving from your instructor. Practice a few exercises to help you feel comfortable with diving. Travel to the marine reserve by boat and begin your diving experience at the marine reserve. The time under the sea depends on the air consumption of the participants. When diving for the first time, some people consume the air quickly. On average, the dive will take 30-minutes and 1-hour.

Menorca: Full-day 4WD Safari Tour

4. Menorca: Full-day 4WD Safari Tour

Enjoy a customized jeep safari experience with your own driver/guide. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the most scenic landscapes of the island, and have a refreshing swim in warm turquoise waters.  Feel the gentle breeze as you travel along quaint rural tracks onboard a comfortable 4WD vehicle.F eel free to make suggestions on what you would like your island tour to include.   You’ll have access to exclusive sites such as the Son Fideu ravine, or an old limestone quarry. Discover how cheese is made during a visit to a dairy farm, where you will also be able to try the different varieties. You could also visit the Cavalleria lighthouse with its museum and superb cliff top views.  Menorca is a natural biosphere reserve, and is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora dotted around the farmland, coves and cliffs. As you tour around Menorca, ask your driver-guide any questions you have about the island, its culture, history and geology, and the wildlife of the area. They will be happy to help you discover the diversity of this Mediterranean island. 

Menorca: Full-Day Boat Tour with Paella Lunch

5. Menorca: Full-Day Boat Tour with Paella Lunch

Depart from the port of the Ciutadella, before sailing along the south coast of the island, visiting various unspoilt beaches. You'll have plenty of free time at Son Saura and Cala en Turqueta to go swimming or simply relax on the boat and take in the scenery.  At lunchtime, you will enjoy a mixed paella on board, along with a glass of sangria or a soft drink. After lunch, head to another bay called Cala Macarella-Macarelleta. The boat will then head back to the port of Ciutadella.

Fornells: 3-Hour Boat Tour Along Menorcan Coast

6. Fornells: 3-Hour Boat Tour Along Menorcan Coast

Cruise along the Menorcan coast on this 3-hour boat tour that begins in Fornells, and see the island's many beautiful beaches and mysterious caves. Visit the eastern and western parts of Fornells and enjoy at least two stops to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach and enjoy typical Menorcan foods and drinks. On the route going east, visit unspoiled beaches, swim in clear waters, and discover caves hidden between rocks. On the route west, take a trip through the marine preserve and enjoy spectacular scenery that includes cliffs, beaches, and beautiful wildlife.

Cala Galdana: 2-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Trip

7. Cala Galdana: 2-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Trip

This boat trip is a perfect combination for those who would like to see the beautiful coastline of Menorca on a short boat trip, but also stop on one of the secluded beach for a swim or a walk. Along the way you will explore some natural caves. You will also hear facts and stories about the history, culture, and wildlife of the island. During the 1-hour stop you can either go to the beach or stay on board and enjoy the waterslides. There is also a unique glass floor to discover the sea life.

Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

8. Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

Set sail on a 3.5-hour boat trip along the south coast of Menorca, and visit the beaches of Son Saura, Es Talaier, Turqueta, Macarella, Macarelleta, Mitjana, Trebaluger, Fustam and Escorxada. Stop twice for 30 minutes each time to bathe in the famous blue waters off Menorca's coast. Access the sea comfortably from the boat's stern platform where you can easily get on and off the ladder. If you're feeling more adventurous, paddle around a cove on a stand-up board. Throughout your trip, see cliffs, caves, and wildlife, and ask your knowledgeable captain questions about Menorcan history. Replenish your energy after your swimming stops with a Menorcan appetizer of cheese, sobrasada (a cured pork sausage) and bread with drinks.

Cala'n Bosc: 3.5-Hour South Coast Sightseeing Boat Trip

9. Cala'n Bosc: 3.5-Hour South Coast Sightseeing Boat Trip

Explore all of the best beaches along the south coast of Menorca throughout 3.5 hours. Departing from the base at the Cala'n Bosch Marina, begin by setting sail eastwards, discovering all the hidden gems of the south coast along the way. Sail close to the coast, with plenty of time at the beaches to allow you to take photos before sailing to the next one. Dock at one of the beaches for an hour, throughout which you can explore by yourself. Throughout this break you are also welcome to snorkel, stay onboard to use the boat's water slides, or look through the glass-bottom "Reflex System". Following that small break, continue you trip back to port, enjoying the views and listening to all the commentary in various languages on the sights passing you by. Onboard seating will be automatically assigned. Advance seat selection is not possible.

Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

10. Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

Set sail from the harbour in Fornells Bay and embark on an adventure around the north coast of Menorca. As you cruise across the mesmerising waters of the Mediterranean Sea, spot the Cavalleria Lighthouse, which is perched atop a rock at the northernmost point of the island. Be captivated by the impressive views of the dramatic sea cliffs around Cavalleria Cape. Continue the cruise onwards towards the Port of Sanitja, a natural port at the site of the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. Sail past Cavalleria Beach, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the island, before arriving at Cala Mica, a tiny sandy cove shaped like a shell. Here, discover the little-known Binimelà Beach. The final stop on your boat cruise along the north coast of the island will be Cala Pregonda, one of Menorca's most spectacular locations. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Dive into the sparkling seas for a refreshing swim and use the free snorkelling equipment to investigate the underwater world. After a three and a half hour sailing trip, set off on the return journey to Fornells Bay.

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What people are saying about Menorca

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Fastastic moment when you starting diving it’s unbelievable happiness you are with fishs and the amazing blue water .. before words I confess I was really afraid and couldn’t do it but the instructor gave me some amazing attention and all the secure moment for me to go through .. many thanks for Absolut amazing moment I had

Amazing value for money . Lovely hour cruise and lots of commentary on the surrounding buildings and history. Definitely worth 11 euros. Easy to find from the bus station

Excellent experience, brilliant value for money, we really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.

Very well organised trip, Very interesting and worth it.

Amazing experience for first time, great instructors!