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Things to do in Menorca

Ticking this Balearic beauty off your bucket-list is a must, so give in to your sense of Mediterranean wanderlust! Menorca may be a miniature island compared to its louder sisters, but it packs a paradise punch! Its mesmerising coastline boasts unspoilt white beaches paired with turquoise waters. Soak up the sun or explore rustic towns and untouched natural lands. Your slice of holiday heaven is just a short flight away, so start your adventure! View our guide to the best things to do in Menorca. Where will your Spanish sojourn take you?

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Waterpark in Menorca

Kamikaze or Jacuzzi? Find the ultimate thrill or chill at one of Menorca's waterparks! Fun for all the family awaits, whether you crave an adrenaline adventure or time of tranquillity. Zip down towering slides or watch on in a bubbly hot tub. Top up your tan on a sunlounger or make a splash in a whirlpool. So much choice can only mean one thing – a day full of lasting memories for all ages!

Basing your villa holiday in Punta Prima opens up a choice of seven tempting villas. Which will you choose as your home from home? Dive into your private pool or opt for a day of thrills and spills at Barcelo Pueblo Water Park. Cooling off from the Mediterranean sun has never been so fun! From kids to adults, tots to teens – smiles shine from every corner of this adventure playground.

Cala Blanes is a thriving hub of bustling entertainment and lively nightlife sat by tranquil beaches. Boasting its own waterpark, Aqua Center is home to an awesome adventure river, wicked water slides and tantalizing tunnels. Which thrill will you choose? Here, you don't have to be picky! Dive into them all, or simply unwind as the kids (or big kids!) amuse themselves. Whatever your perfect villa holiday itinerary, you'll live it here!

The water whirlwinds don't end there! Aqua Rock is the biggest waterpark in Menorca, brimming with excitement in Cala en Bosch. The adrenaline buzz is endless on water and land! After the thrills of the mysterious blackhole, zoom off on the go-kart track. And with over 25 villas in the area, you'll be spoilt for choice. This resort is perfect for families with Ciutadella just a short drive away.

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View of a couple horse riding in Menorca

Dive into nature with a visit to the S'Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve, one of Europe's most treasured wetland wonders. The views you'll be treated to are simply picture-perfect for those priceless snaps! The 5000 hectares of forests, dunes, cliffs and marines home many migrating birds. Common and rare species nestle in the greenery and take flight above. Test your keen eye, spotting lizards and tortoises in the vegetation, if they aren't cheekily camouflaged! Scuttle your way through the varied terrain for a day of discovery. Mother Nature has creatively carved beauty throughout. As a key part of Menorca's proud UNESCO biosphere status, it's a lovingly preserved secret waiting to be explored.

Follow Menorca's enviable coastline with a venture around Cami de Cavalls. Or perhaps a leisurely stroll is more up your street? Whether you crave a hiking adventure or a jolly jaunt, you'll find a route for you on this path of beauty. Lining the outskirts of the island, you'll be treated to some of the best views towards the horizon. Horseback adventures are the ultimate thrill, so hop into the saddle and trot your way to tantalising visions. Morning, noon or night, your experience of this famous route will create lasting holiday memories.

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View of Ciutadella Port in Menorca

Endless beach days may sound tempting – but there's so much more to this Balearic gem than its captivating coastline! During your villa holiday in Menorca, you'll see its diversity and personality unravel before your eyes. Irresistible Spanish vibes radiate from the small and charming capital, Mahon. While exploring its colourful streets, awe and wonder will wash over you. Take in the enchanting visions of an impressive harbour, the biggest natural port in the Mediterranean. Long lazy lunches await in the afternoon warmth with Spanish menus promising a selection of tasty delights! Or perhaps you'll stretch your legs as you delve into mysterious streets, overlooked by 18th century buildings and traditional churches. And not forgetting its iconic Gothic church! History and lively vibes meet in a perfect blend, giving you a snapshot of Mahon of old.

Rivalling its city counterpart, Ciutadella has an authentic Spanish tradition. It may have had its capital crown knocked when the title was given to Mahon in the early 18th century. But it stands proudly in the west as a significant part of Menorcan heritage. A pretty port hugged by rustic architecture makes it a delight to explore. Strolling along the bustling streets opens up a world of Spanish sensations. See little sailing boats swaying on the calm surface of crystal waters. Panoramic views at waterside restaurants await in the evening glow. An explosion of colour falls on the city in late June every year, to the sounds of its summer festival. Time spent here is music to your ears, and a treat for all your senses!

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View of Cala Galdana in Menorca

Find the best beaches in Menorca. With over 200km of silver shores, beach hopping is irresistible. You'll be drawn by paradise visions from coast to coast. A cocktail of red rocky coves in the north meet unspoilt white sands in the south. Hidden inlets nestle in pretty corners waiting to be uncovered by your curious eye. Beach-lovers rejoice!

Gracing the south coast, Son Bou is the largest beach on Menorca. And it certainly lives up to these expectations! With over 2km of golden sands, it's a popular spot for family fun. Build a holiday of your dreams here with endless sunny thrills and sandcastle sculptures. Take a dip in inviting ocean waters and unwind on golden sands. If you're feeling thirsty from all the sun-soaked joy, there's plenty of bars and restaurants for a refreshing tipple or tasty Spanish snack.

Sitting in the north and equally as beautiful, Arenal D'en Castell is a stunning sandy inlet. Admire picture-perfect sea visions. A backdrop of lush palm trees sits against an unspoilt blue sky. More than 10 homely villas overlook the bay, serving up mesmerising sights. Relax on your terrace, sipping on fruity Sangria or a local beer while taking in your blissful Mediterranean surroundings.

The shore of Cala Mitjaneta in Cala Galdana is fondly seen as one of the most beautiful havens on the island. Turquoise waters lap silver sand in gorgeous harmony, overlooked by craggy limestone rocks. The beauty draws locals and visitors to take in its scenic elegance. Finding your bliss in the Balearics is easy - you'll be spoilt for choice on Menorcan beaches!

We're only just scratching the surface of Menorca's sandy shores, so why not check out our favourites in our best beaches in Menorca guide.

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