It’s such a privilege to enjoy Menorca at this time of year: discover the Camí d’en Kane road with its traditional dry stone walls, savour the lush green countryside with the promise of spring in the air; from here you can see our highest mountain Monte Toro, and standing right at the top you get a 360º view of all of Menorca’s patchwork of fields and terrain; gaze at the gentle Meditrranean Sea lapping the shores of the second largest island in the Balearic Islands, watch out for highlights such as the charming Port of Fornells and the nearby beaches of Son Parc, Cala Pudent, Arenal d’en Castell.
And if you wake up early, watch the very first sunrise in Spain from the lovely bay of Calesfonts, close to the mouth of one of the largest natural harbours in the world, Mahón, and dotted with small islands that ooze history, such as the Illa del Rei and Lazareto.
If you are in explore mode, you’ll soon realise that Menorca means so much more than sunshine and beaches when you discover our Menorca Talayótica prehistoric sites, nominated for World Heritage recognition.
You can’t go wrong as a lover of nature here. Discover the Camí de Cavalls, 185 km of ancient bridle paths which hug the Menorcan coast and take you right round the island. Choose as little or as much of these sections to enjoy...walking, running or cycling.
Learn all about Menorca’s gastronomy and buy typical local produce such as our famous Mahón-Menorcan cheese and Xoriguer Gin (distilled on the island and a legacy from the British occupation), Menorcan wine or delicious pastries called ensaimadas, available in delightful shops in the historic centres of both Mahón and Ciutadella.
If you are passionate about music, Mahón’s magnificent theatre the Teatro Principal de Mahón is one of the first opera houses in Spain, with 185 years of history and renowned for its opera concerts held in the spring.
And if you’ve read the book La isla de los cinco faros (The island with five lighthouses), you’ll want to visit them and find that there are in fact 7: Punta Nati, Cavalleria, Favàritx, Punta San Carlos, Illa de l'Aire, Cap d'Artrutx y Sa Farola.
After a full day, relax and enjoy one of the 14 rooms at Casa Ládico, all varying in size and beautifully decorated, or chill out in the peaceful interior courtyard with a swimming pool belonging to this very special boutique hotel in the heart of Mahón.
The next day you can visit the amazing Cova d’en Xoroi, a series of natural caves with an interesting history that are set into the cliffside overlooking clear turquoise water on the south coast.
Because Menorca is unique.
Because a wise man once said that in Menorca you can hear the silence. Close your eyes. Can you hear it?