Looking for Menorca Spain Hotels? This Spanish island has picture-perfect beaches, sun-bleached villages, and a lobster stew you’ll never forget. Menorca is the most laid-back and tranquil of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Enjoy a family summer getaway to the Mediterranean that will be unforgettable,.
Menorca has 216 kilometers of coastline, with rugged shores and reddish beaches of the north, to gentle golden sandy coves to the south. One thing about all Menorca beaches, they are clean, with crystal clear waters. You can go sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving here. Menorca has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation and an abundance of flora, fauna and landscapes.
Another attraction is its archaeological and cultural heritage. There are 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. Continue reading our Menorca Spain Hotels guide and start planning our vacation here. You can also visit all of the Best Spain Beaches here.
Menorca Weather – When to Visit
Menorca has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. If you’re a sun seeker, the best time to visit Menorca is between June and August. The hottest month of the year is July with an average daily maximum of 86°F and an average low of 70°F. The coolest month of the year is January with an average daily maximum of 59°F and an average low of 45°F. You should be able to enjoy the beach with sea temperatures averaging 73°F or above from June to October. The busy season is between June and September, although this island never sees thousands of tourists like neighboring Mallorca, making it pleasant to visit all year round.
Best Menorca Beaches
Mesquida Beach is popular with locals as well as with visitors. It is easily accessible and there is car parking, but facilities on the beach are scant. Nudists tend to gather at the southern end of the beach. It can get extremely busy on a hot summer afternoon and the nudist area expands accordingly to take over a larger area of the main beach.
Caló Blanc is a tiny beach with white sand bordered by cliffs, where you can enjoy clean and transparent turquoise blue water. It is a very good place to dive. Even in the summer it is a quiet place, surrounded by apartments and no services. Therefore, it is advisable to bring something to drink and to eat.
Cala del Pilar
Cala del Pilar is a beautiful, rugged and sometimes windswept cove well off the beaten track in the north of Menorca, with reddish sands and crystal-clear waters. This beach requires a 30-minute walk in, but the walk is beautiful! If the Tramuntana (north) wind is blowing you will know all about it here.
This is a more popular cove where kayaks are pulled up on the sand, children play in the shallow water and couples sunbathe under a shared umbrella. It is an area of abundant bird and wildlife, with a natural lake behind the beach, the Bassa de Morella. There are no facilities at this beach.
Considered one of Menorca’s most beautiful beaches, Cala Mitjana is an open clear blue cove with high cliffs on either side offering a fantastic view. It’s a medium sized white sandy virgin beach with shallow calm waters. A popular beach during the summer for locals and tourists.
Best Menorca Restaurants
Cuk Cuk $11 – 30
Learn and cook delicious Menorca’s and Mediterranean dishes and sit down to enjoy them at the house’s secret garden. Get to know and savor local products. Have a great time learning and preparing some cocktails in the moonlight… Menu Telephone: 34 971 38 07 03 Web: Cuk Cuk
Puerto Dips Under $10
Nice terrace, friendly staff, and good food that caters for all. Would highly recommend for a cool, affordable lunch. Telephone: 34 652 32 86 37 Web: Puerto Dips
Ciao Belli $11 – 30
A terrace in front of the sea where you can taste the flavors of the Italian tradition …. pizza, fresh pasta, fish specialties, panzerotti…. all await you at Ciao Belli … the first authentic Italian of the island. Telephone: 34 628 51 19 34 Web: Ciao Belli
Cap Roig $11 – 30
The fish is as fresh as can be at this perpetually packed institution just above Cala Mesquida. Deep-fried prawns are so succulent you can eat them whole, head, tail and all. Menu Telephone: 34 971 18 83 83 Web: Cap Roig
An ambitious spot overlooking bobbing yachts in Mahón’s port. Just about every dish on the tasting menu hits the spot – highlights are a stiff parsnip purée with mussels, beef croquetas with gorgonzola, and hake and prawn gazpacho. Menu Telephone: Web: Passio Mediterrania
Best Menorca Tours & Activities
Best Menorca Beach Bars
Isabella Beach Club
Carrer Tramuntana, s/n, 07748 Platges de Fornells, Illes Balears Telephone: 34 638 78 54 80 Web: Isabella Beach Club
07769 Cala en Bosc, Balearic Islands Telephone: 34 971 38 70 82 Web: Tom’s Bar
Binidali Beach Bar
Carrer de sa Nastre, 147, 07712 Binidalí, Illes Balears Telephone: 34 629 86 66 55 Web: Binidali Beach Bar
Passage des Baladre, Cala Blanca, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca Telephone: 34 622 87 06 70 Web: Tony’s Bar
Carrer Gran, 28, 07720 Es Castell, Illes Balears Telephone: 34 971 36 97 08 Web: Bar Delfin