Menorca, also called Minorca, is situated in the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the Balearic Islands. It is a very popular tourist destination and thousands of holidaymakers flock there every year to enjoy the beautiful sites and wonderful culture.
Menorca boasts stunning beaches and great history, and it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy visiting. There are many exciting things to get up to when you’re in Menorca, and below are 5 ideas of great day trips to embark upon while you’re on holiday.
1) Jeep Safari
Since 2009 jeep safaris have been an exciting day trip for tourists to take part in, in Menorca. They usually last between 7 and 9 hours, and are very reasonably priced. You can also combine your safari with a trip to the water park across the island if you would like.
A personal tour guide, who has extensive knowledge of Menorca, will accompany you, and you will get to see parts of Menorca that some of the natives haven’t even seen themselves. With amazing views and picturesque scenery a jeep safari is a once in a lifetime experience.
2) El Toro
El Toro is the highest point in Menorca and offers spectacular panoramic views. On a clear day you can even see as far as the island of Mallorca. You can hike up the mountain, or drive, but it is very steep as it gets closer to the summit.
At the summit a 17th century sanctuary, parts of which are still in use today by nuns, greets you. There is a beautiful restaurant and café so you can indulge in relaxation and enjoy the amazing scenery.
3) Isolated Beaches
Menorca is full of unspoiled beaches that are inviting and surrounded by clear blue waters. Menorca has more beaches than Ibiza and Majorca combined, and it is believed that there are over 100, with about 70 that are easily accessible. Stay in a great Menorcan villa and enjoy the isolation and peace away from your usual hectic life!
With golden sands and hidden coves why not spend the day at one of Menorca’s less populated, isolated beaches? You could swim along the coastline if you want true isolation, or take a specific beach tour boat, which will drop you off and pick you up at a specific time.
4) Horseback Exploration
Horses are a prominent aspect of Menorcan culture, so what better way to spend a day? Whether you are an experienced rider, or this is the first time you have ever ridden a horse, Menorca is generally quite a flat island, making it the ideal place for horse back riding whatever your experience level.
You can explore the scenic countryside or go for a romantic horseback ride along the beach; there are so many options. It is also something that can be relaxing or a very energetic activity depending on what you are looking for. It is a suitable activity for a family holiday, romantic break, or holiday with friends, and makes the perfect day out.
Finally, Kayaking trips are an excellent way to spend a day on holiday in Menorca. Menorca is filled with so many hidden coves, caves and natural harbors, that exploring via kayaking is an individual experience for everyone, and thoroughly enjoyed by many.
Many of the stunning coves and beaches can only be accessed via the sea, so spending a day exploring will ensure you make some amazing discoveries. Whether you come in the heat of summer or the cooler autumn, spending a day kayaking would be a fantastic day out.
Menorca is overflowing with stunning scenery, interesting history and amazing culture. There are so many potential exciting days out, and above are just 5 handpicked top trips.
Article by Natalie Moody