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The beautiful island of Menorca is a part of the Balearic Islands, a set of Spanish islands found off the east coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. The name Menorca comes from Latin, when it was known as Insula Minor, which translates to English as ‘small island’ due to its size compared to its larger neighbour Majorca. Menorca is a popular tourist destination due to its beaches and stunning climate!
Menorca is a holiday haven for those who like good weather, beautiful beaches and untouched nature. Menorca gets significantly less tourists annually than the neighbouring island of Majorca, meaning that the island has relatively little mass tourism development. Menorca has some of the most beautiful untouched coves, hiking trails, cliffs and hills in Europe, which makes it perfect for those who like to travel off the beaten path.
Most of the holiday resorts in Menorca are relatively laid-back, which makes it best suited to couples and families who want to relax, recharge and avoid overcrowded beaches and hotels on their sun holiday.
Flights to Menorca operate from Dublin frequently with an average flight time of two hours and forty minutes. There are always great deals on holidays to Menorca from Dublin.
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Menorca is a laid-back tourist island, so it is not a destination for those looking for world class nightlife. If you want to dance and drink the night away visit Mahon, Ciutadella or Cala’n Forcat, the liveliest resorts on the island.
Menorca is a Mediterranean island, so expect to see plenty of restaurants serving amazing seafood and Mediterranean cuisine! However, the region also has some fantastic international restaurants that serve Asian and Italian cuisine!
Children will have a great day out at Aquarock in Cala’n Bosch, Menorca’s biggest waterpark with slides and pools for the entire family!
Menorca is a beach lovers paradise, the island has a sandier coastline than Ibiza and Mallorca, which means tourists will never be too far away from a magnificent beach! Most of Menorca’s beaches are untouched so you will never find it difficult to find a secluded beach that makes you feel like it's your own private coastline!
The most popular holiday resorts in Menorca have a range of boutique and souvenir stores for you to pick up some gifts for family back home or a new beach outfit. However, the resorts do not have a lot of major shopping facilities, so tourists that want to do a serious shopping haul should head to the city of Ciutadella, where they can visit shopping centres such as Castillo Menorca.
Every year Menorca holds the Pedra Viva Summer Festival in the magnificent Pedredes de s’Hostal abandoned limestone quarries. This annual festival consists of concerts, poetry, theatre and dance performances. It's a truly amazing festival that tourists should attend if they fine themselves in Menorca during the summer season!
In terms of being able to travel to Menorca easily and to experience the best weather and atmosphere, the best time to visit Menorca is during the summer season. Temperatures typically average in the high twenties and the island only sees 5 days of rainfall on average during the entire season, making the island the perfect destination for a summer holiday!
Euro is the currency used in Menorca.
Menorca is an hour ahead of Ireland.
Menorca is a small island which makes it easy to get around using public transport. Cycling is also a popular mode of transport, with most holiday resorts having bicycle hire companies if you fancy touring the island on wheels!