Town / Resort Information
It is not a particularly well known fact, but the Balearic
island of Menorca boasts more miles of golden beaches than neighbours
Mallorca and Ibiza added together. It is even less well known that
there is a resort town (in the east of Menorca) called Shangri-La.
This second fact seems quite apt, Menorca being many visitor's favourite
of the Balearics; the first fact is just one of the reasons why.
As well as being points ahead in the Balearic beach mileage league
table, Menorca is considerably quieter than Mallorca or Ibiza, and
so perhaps more suited to young families. Even the main resorts are
peaceful, as there is no emphasis on nightlife here. Menorca is rather
more tuned into relaxation and rest than dancing into the early hours,
but there are still naturally plenty of places where you can let your
hair down if you wish to. A key reason for this is that Menorca has
remained largely development-free, retaining all of the natural beauty
that makes the island such a favourite with nature lovers. It is a
green and pleasant land with lush open fields, pine forests and an
untamed northern coastline dotted with pretty fishing villages.
At just 270 square miles in size with a population of around 68,000,
Menorca enjoys a near-perfect Mediterranean climate with an average
of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Even in the winter, Menorca is still
blessed with mild, bright weather, making the island practically a
As towns of interest and tourist attractions go, Menorca has a varied
range to offer, especially in the island capital of Mao (also known
as Mahon). This busy port boasts plenty to see, with the harbour waterfront
as the centre of tourist activity. The best way to appreciate the
harbour is to take a boat tour to admire the impressive (though low-rise)
skyline of historic buildings such as Golden Farm, the 18th Century
Xoriguer Gin Distillery and the old customs house. In the centre of
Mao lies the beautiful Es Freginal Park, a perfect place to relax
and enjoy the greenery around you. From here, you could head to the
city square Placa Esplanada for home-made ice creams and then conclude
your day with a visit to the stunning Museum of Menorca.
Buying property in Spain has already been a quiet national pastime
of the British for decades, and the Balearics have been the subject
of considerable interest in this respect. Despite its reputation as
the shyest member of the Balearic family, Menorca has always been
immensely popular with those looking to invest in Spanish property,
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