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The peak season to visit Minorca is during the summer season from June to September. It is warm, sunny and dry at 78-84 deg F. You can use this time to enjoy the city’s summer festivals like Festes de San Joan and Festes de Sant Gaieta. It would be advisable to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for a budget option, you can come here during the winter season during November to April. It would be colder and damper at 57-64 deg F but you would get to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations besides lower air fares and hotel rates.
The city is served by Menorca Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto de Menorca). Operated by Aena, this airport serves the Balearic island of Minorca in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Spain. It mostly offers seasonal, charter and seasonal charter flights to a number of domestic and international destinations. A visitor can avail some selected scheduled flights to major Spanish cities including Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia from a few carriers here. Major airlines associated with the airport include Lufthansa, Iberia and British Airways.
Places of Interest in Minorca
Minorca (or Menorca) is the second largest of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is a perfect summer getaway because even though its total number of beaches is equal to those in Mallorca and Ibiza combined, it is relatively quiet and unspoilt. You might easily find an uncrowded beach where you can enjoy some superb seafood and adventure sports (like hiking, biking and kayaking). If you’re looking to get even more intrigued, you should take some time out at the summer festivals here, or head for the world’s second largest natural deep water port (the harbour at Mao) or to the prehistoric stone formations called Taules.
With more than 45 beaches in all of its municipalities and a large number of them nearly unexplored, Minorca is one of the only places in the world where you can have the coveted experience of keeping and enjoying to yourself. Some of the most famous ones are Son Bou, Es Grau and Punta Prima.
Taules (Arabic: Watch Towers)
Menorca is home to has one of the maximum number of prehistoric sites in Europe, and most of them date back from the Talaiotic Period (2000 BC-1000 BC). A Taules is nearly 4 metres high, Stonehenge-like stone tower that consists of a vertical pillar with a horizontal stone over it.
La Mola Fortress
La Mola Fortress is a stunning mid-19th century Spanish fortress overlooking Mao Harbour. It is a remarkable example of that period’s Spanish military architecture and genius. You should visit here for its galleries and defensive formations.