What to do in Menorca for a weekend?

Do you want to do tourism in Menorca but you only have one weekend available? Don’t worry, it is possible. Fortunately, Menorca is a small island and you can visit the most beautiful and recommended places in just three days. 

What to do in Menorca on a weekend? Here are some of the plans you can do in Menorca for a getaway. Our first and only advice is to hire a car in Menorca in advance with Poppycars and enjoy the island on your path from the first minute of your arrival.

1. Visit the historic center of Ciutadella

The old capital of the island of Menorca has a rich artistic-cultural legacy among its streets that are well worth visiting and knowing. Are you seduced by history? We recommend it since it is one of the activities that you will enjoy the most, especially if you travel as a family. The little ones will love it!

2. Líthica, a magical hideout of Menorca 

Near Ciutadella is this old quarry turned into a tourist attraction: spectacular landscapes, gardens, stone labyrinths … are you going to miss this magical place in Menorca? Best of all, you don’t need a lot of time to see this little piece of the world.

3. Cala Macarelleta, one of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca

If you love spending time on the beach, it doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, you can’t leave Menorca without knowing this cove. It is one of the most beautiful virgin beaches on the entire island, so how do you say no to a visit?

4. Binibéquer, the fishing village

Although in Menorca we find several fishing villages, Binibéquer is one of the most beautiful. It is the ideal town to spend the morning and take hundreds of photographs to remember.

5. Main Theater of Mahón

Although it may seem incredible, the oldest opera house in Spain is in Menorca. Since 1829 this beautiful building has been operating you can discover it in its guided tours during your visit to the island of Menorca.

6. Archaeological remains in Ciutadella

In the surroundings of the Ciutadella de Menorca, we can find some archaeological remains from prehistory, specifically from the Talayonic and Pre-Talayonic times. We can learn a little more about the ancient life of the island’s villagers through these archaeological remains. A true wonder.

We recommend visiting the Talayonic towns of Montefí and Torrellafuda, as well as the caves of Cala Morella or Naveta de Tudons, where we find a type of funeral construction unique in the world, it only exists on the island.

It is a very interesting excursion, especially for children. In this way, they can learn the history of Menorca while having fun.

7. Castle of San Nicolás

Next to the Port of Ciutadella, we find the promenade that will take us to the Castillo de San Nicolás, another of the mandatory stops. The Castillo de San Nicolás is one of the great points of interest in the city, so we recommend you not to miss it for the world. It was built at the end of the 18th century to defend the Port.

If you want to tour the island on a weekend, don’t forget to hire your rental car. It will allow you to know in-depth all the secrets of the island in a very short time. If you planning to stay longer, check our post on What to do in Menorca. You will not regret it!