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
Hi, Menorca for me has always had that slightly upscale but also somehow less developed air to it. I think that is borne out by your descriptions. I have been to Mallorca more than 30 years ago and it was quite developed back then. It is very clear from your article that Menorca has many attractions and it is well worth a visit. Best regards, Andy
It is worth the visit! I hope you vacation there soon 🙂 Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
Greetings! I’ve been looking for a place to travel with my family, and I think this article came at the right time. Menorca Spain hotels seem like real fun travelling to. I also like places near the beach, I feel very refreshed. One other thing that I liked about this place is that it has the cultural heritage and history, there’s so much to learn about it. It is truly worth travelling to. Thanks for sharing this amazing post with us.
Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting my Menorca Spain Hotels guide.
I can thoroughly appreciate a great scenic view of crystal clear, Beautiful blue waters. I never knew about Menorca, Spain before reading this article.
I always thought the tropical areas of the world were only around the Carribean islands and Hawaii. Well, I guess I can add this place to the list as well. One of the items I like to know about when traveling is how is the weather year round. This place based on the blog/article indicates that even the winters are mild.
Warm weather is one of my TOP highlights for places to visit. Not only that, this place has archaeological and historical history. So, that makes it an ideal travel location to visitors like myself who really enjoy warm weather.
This is yet another place I could see myself paying a visit to so hopefully, the opportunity arises and I will take full advantage when the time comes.
Thanks for providing the insights about this travel location and the video was very scenic as well.
You are very welcome. I am the same. I have to have great sunshine, beach and history. I love to be able to see history and learn about it. This is a great place for that. And yes, it is a year-round destinations. Thanks for taking the time to visit beach travel destinations and leave me comments.
Wow, what a beautiful beach destination! The Cala Mitjaneta is certainly a beautiful beach and looks like a great place to enjoy a day in the sun. It looks more crowded than the other featured Menorca beaches, but the unique view seems like it would be worth the more crowded space. So exciting — I am checking hotel availability now!!
Great Aly, sometimes I like to head to the crowded beach for the people watching, and sometimes I enjoy quieter spaces. But such a unique view at Cala Mitjaneta is definitely worth it!
Your description of Menorca Spain, is all very tempting. You have highlighted the best beaches but more importantly you also included other tourist attractions which I did not realise existed. Looks like on my next visit to Spain for a family getaway I will definitely incorporate Menorca as one of the main stops.
Overall great article with just enough information to wet my appetite.
Great Robin! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.
I have never been to any of the Balearic islands, and Menorca does look like an idyllic destination. I would love to visit places like the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the old historic town of Ciudadela. The beaches all look beautiful and pristine, and I will spend a day at each one of them.
You mention that at Cuk Cuk one can learn to cook using local produce, which is something that really appeals to me. Do they offer these classes all year round, or only during the popular summer months?
You go to Cuk Cuk to cook your own meal. So it’s open year rounds. They have rave reviews and I would love to cook the paella. Sounds like you would enjoy Menorca. Thanks for stopping by.
This is a very interesting article by beach travel destinations , loved the images used in the article , they are very inspiring to to plan your vacation , loved the video on Menorca its amazing , this is a beautiful location .. its a very detailed article covering every aspect of menorca , we get to know about the staying options and how we can spend time in Menorca … this has been an amazing discovery for me . Thanks for sharing .
Great Navnit! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.
I am so jealous of your lifestyle. Getting the opportunity to travel to such beautiful places like Menorca and take in the local dining, accommodations, and attractions, WoW! Menorca’s climate sounds a lot like Malibu, California’s climate. They both have the same temperature range and seasons. And after reading your review, my wife and I are making plans to visit this August.
I will definitely check out Tortuga Beach seeing I am an avid kayaker and always looking for a new adventure. But the pictures of Cala Mitjaneta beach look incredible. Those beautiful aqua blue coves and cliffs makes it feels like you’re living in paradise. I am trying to get more info on Cala del Pilar because I love to hike and explore, and the reddish sand against the clear ocean water sounds like a photo-op.
As far as local cuisine, fresh fish comes to mind. I do want to check out the secret garden at Cuk Cuk, but it sounds like Cap Roig is the place to go for seafood. And on those nights, we’re not going to have seafood, you will find us at Ciao Belli, traditional Italian food is hard to come by, and my wife being Italian, has some pretty high standards. But getting a taste of Italy at the beaches of Menorca sounds like a scene out of a romantic movie.
I googled the historic old town of Ciudadela and can’t wait to see ancient antiquities; and the remains of Naveta des Tudons site. Haven’t been this excited to plan a trip in years. This is a great, informative article and review. When we get there in August I will post up some of our trip.
Sounds like you have your vacation to Menorca all planned out. I think you and your wife with have a fantastic time. Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.
Seldom do I visit a website that makes me smile – this is one of them. It is a delight to watch, well laid out, and with a YouTube video that shows the destination – WOW!
I was not familiar with this island previously – I had to go to the map on the bottom of the site and keep minimizing until I could see it was near the eastern coast of Spain. It is a beautiful place, I would LOVE to go there!
This is a truly beautiful site that really makes me want to book the next flight! I am going to have to save your site for when I might be able to take advantage of some of these beautiful destinations!
Thank you Dave for all your compliments, and for taking the time to leave them for me. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Beach Travel Destinations.
Thank you for this details, one of those things I watch out for before visiting a destination is what the weather is going to be when I am there. You address and explained the best time to visit and the weather, perfect! For me, I don’t like a climate that can me warm, and then too cold at night. Menorca seems to have just the right temperature for me. I think I would go in between the hottest and coolest time of the year.
I also appreciated the information on the best beaches to visit while in Menorca. Great information!
Glad you enjoyed and now know when exactly you want to visit Menorca. You’ll find the climate to be wonderful. I don’t think that it ever gets too hot or too cold. Thanks for visiting my Menorca Spain Hotels guide.
This is what dreams are made of! What a beautiful island and so very pretty, I feel relaxed just looking at the pictures and I enjoyed the aerial video. I’ve always felt drawn to the clear, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. So this is where the famous Tortuga Bay (from Pirates of the Caribbean movie fame) is, I always wondered. A terrific range of activities from luxury yachts to 4WD discovery and some pretty luxury accommodation. My pick would be the Melia Cala Galdana, I simply love rooms with large glass windows to an ocean view. Planning my holiday now, great review.
Lily, it is what dreams are made of! Sounds like you have a terrific vacation in mind to Menorca. Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
Hello there! This is a very informative post! Spain has been a place I wanted to visit but I honestly would not know which spot to start first. Fortunately I ran into your post and it seems to have all the types of activities I find interest in when traveling. I always wanted to visit places with blue, crystal clear waters as well as places with new wildlife to see. Thanks for compiling all this together.
You’re welcome Mike. I am glad I could help you with your vacation planning to Menorca. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave me comments.
These Spain beach destination hotels are completely something else. As much as I love Spain and look forward to visiting, these hotels have just drawn me closer to my vacation. Talk of the Lobster stew available in these unique hotels. I find the article so educative and interesting at the same time. I envisioned spending a great time with my family here and letting my friends know about these beautiful places. You will yearn to experience it all from the hotels, beaches, food, and beautiful shores.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful places,
Yes Sergej, very true! Sounds like you would enjoy a vacation to Menorca!
I am definitely a sun seeker, and that information about Menorca just got my attention. When I watched the aerial video of beaches, they seem so quiet and peaceful. It’s a must-visit for couples or even small families. The only reason for me to stop travelling is the covid pandemic in my country.
Just wanted to know if Menorca has an international airport?
Yes, because Spain is open. They do have some precautions in place, but unless you have covid when you are visiting, you are allowed to vacation in Spain. Glad you enjoyed your visit to my Menorca Spain Hotels guide.