10 good reasons to come to Menorca
Whilst trawling the internet, we came across this article about 10 good reasons why you should visit Menorca. As they say, “I couldn’t have put it better myself” and, with this in mind, we’ve shamelessly copied and made it into one of our news items.
Seriously though, sometimes when you live somewhere beautiful, you can’t always see the wood for the trees. This short article enforced our belief as to what a fantastic place Menorca is to enjoy a walking holiday.
Here’s the list:
1) Menorca is home to more beaches than its 2 bigger cousins Mallorca and Ibiza combined. Many of these are completely natural and only reachable on foot.
2) Its one of only 500 “biospheres” to be found in the world. That’s to say, it’s recognized as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the international ecological body, Unesco.
3) The busy and bustling port of Mahon in the island's capital is the second deepest natural harbour in the world. The busy bars and restaurants at the water’s edge also make for a great night out.
4) After just a 2 hour flight from the UK, you’re in another world, far less commercial and stress free than home.
5) Menorca is really “Brit friendly”. This, they say, goes back to our domination of the island over 200 years ago. You’ll still find some old ladies buying their fruit in pounds and ounces over here.
6) During the summer months, every village holds a fiesta to celebrate its patron saints day. These manifest themselves with dramatic displays of horsemanship right in the middle of thousands of people.
7) These insane 3 day parties are fueled by the local hooch “Pomada”, which is lemonade mixed with the locally produced gin, yet another reminder of Menorca’s English history.
8) If archaeology is your thing, there’s nowhere better. Menorca is home to more pre-Christ remains per square foot than anywhere else in Europe. Evidence from the Romans, Neolithic and Moorish occupations is everywhere.
9) Its only 50km long and 20km wide and so nothing is far from anywhere.
10) The old villages of Menorca are like stepping back 100 years in history. They all retain a natural charm, pretty much unaffected by the outside world.
Why not come and experience Menorca for yourself? We promise you a warm welcome.