Is it possible to enjoy Menorca without going to the beach?
When we think of taking a trip to Menorca, the impressive beaches and coves of the island come to mind. However, the island of Menorca is not just beaches. In it we find hundreds of places and activities to do at any time of the year. In addition, it must be taken into account that in the months of July and August, the city is usually overcrowded by tourism, so it is not very comfortable to walk through the streets of Menorca.
In low season you can tour the island at your own pace, without pressure and without crowds. The temperature in Menorca is usually mild throughout the year, so you will have no problem enjoying the wonderful beaches during the rest of the seasons. But, what activities can we do in Menorca without beaches?
CAMÍ DE CAVALLS, a good option to enjoy Menorca
The camí de cavalls is a 185km historical trail that goes all the way around the island of Menorca along its coastline. It runs through ravines, wetlands, cultivation areas and connects the old watchtowers, lighthouses and trenches.
There is no specific beginning and end, since the camí de cavalls is offered to us in stages, with ourselves choosing the intensity and the route, although it is recommended to do the stages from east to west. It is best to inform yourself and choose the stage that best suits your physical shape.
Gastronomy in Menorca
Eating is one of the great pleasures of the human being. That is why it is one of the most recommended activities in Menorca. The variety of recipes that we find on the island means that we can organize a gastronomic route through the most emblematic places in the city. You’ll love it.
A visit to Mahon
The island’s capital and second largest natural harbor in the world, after Pearl Harbor. The maximum depth ranges over 48km and the minimum in 15km. It was the first British shipyard outside its borders.
What are the most interesting visits in Mahon?
- La Mola fortress: at the mouth of the port.
- Menorca Museum: located in an old convent, it displays objects from the prehistoric period that are very abundant on the island.
- The Town Hall: in it we find the clock brought by the English Governor Richard Kane.
- Bastion of Sant Roc: a remnant of the main gate of the wall that surrounded the city.
- Church of Santa María: with its 19th century organ with 4 keyboards and 3,120 pipes, where the International Organ Festival is held.
Ciutadella, another city you must visit
The Port of Ciutadella is one of the must-sees and it is one of the most beautiful in the whole Mediterranean, including those that are both inside and outside of Spain. It is a small fishing, commercial and sports port with a lot of charm, hence its visit is mandatory.
The Castillo de San Nicolás, the Cathedral of Menorca, the Plaza Es Born or the old city are some of the points that we recommend you visit and know.