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Things to do in Menorca

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Our most recommended things to do in Menorca

Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

1. Menorca: Natural Coves and Beaches Boat Trip & Paella Lunch

Join a city cruise from the old port of Ciutadella to explore Son Saura, Cala Turqueta, Macarella, and Macarelleta. Visit the island's hidden gems and admire the natural beauty of its coves and beaches, both from the sea and on land. Enjoy time to swim, snorkel, and savor a paella lunch with a drink on board. Set off on your coastal cruise from Ciutadella to discover the west and south coasts of Menorca. On the first stop at Son Saura, enjoy 2 hours of free time. Relax on the stretch of white sand beach or dip your toes in the calm, shallow waters. You can also take a 15-minute stroll along a rustic stretch of Camí de Cavalls to reach one of Menorca’s most remote and untouched beaches, Es Talaier. Then, hop back on board to enjoy a Mediterranean paella served with a glass of sangria and orange juice for lunch. Set sail to the coves of Macarella and Macarelleta and make a 1.5-hour stop at Cala Turqueta. Admire the small beach with blue waters surrounded by pine trees. Jump straight out of the boat into the clear waters. If you bring a snorkel kit, you can explore the white sand seabed and marine wildlife. Finally, take one last look at Menorca's landscape as you make your way back to Ciutadella.

From Fornells: Half-Day Menorca Catamaran Trip w/ Snorkeling

2. From Fornells: Half-Day Menorca Catamaran Trip w/ Snorkeling

The trip will include a visit to a minimum of one beach, cove or unspoiled spot. Depending on the weather, this number could be increased to two spots depending on weather conditions and clients preferences. Enjoy a snack and all inclusive drinks. Dip into the water for a fun snorkel, as all equipment for snorkeling will be available for guests.This tour offers exclusivity and a small group setting, never exceeding ten people. Relax and disconnect from city life. This catamaran is unique to Menorca and is the fastest sailing vessel around, offering a smooth sailing experience.

Menorca: Baptism Scuba Diving in Marine Reserve

3. Menorca: Baptism Scuba Diving in Marine Reserve

Choose to be picked up at your hotel or meet at the dive center to start your diving experience. Before going to the diving location, you’ll watch a short video that outlines what to expect for the day. Learn about the diving equipment and basic rules of diving from your instructor. Practice a few exercises to help you feel comfortable with diving. Travel to the marine reserve by boat and begin your diving experience at the marine reserve. The time under the sea depends on the air consumption of the participants. When diving for the first time, some people consume the air quickly. On average, the dive will take 30-minutes and 1-hour.

Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

4. Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

Set sail on a 3.5-hour boat trip along the south coast of Menorca, and visit the beaches of Son Saura, Es Talaier, Turqueta, Macarella, Macarelleta, Mitjana, Trebaluger, Fustam and Escorxada. Stop twice for 30 minutes each time to bathe in the famous blue waters off Menorca's coast. Access the sea comfortably from the boat's stern platform where you can easily get on and off the ladder. If you're feeling more adventurous, paddle around a cove on a stand-up board. Throughout your trip, see cliffs, caves, and wildlife, and ask your knowledgeable captain questions about Menorcan history. Replenish your energy after your swimming stops with a Menorcan appetizer of cheese, sobrasada (a cured pork sausage) and bread with drinks.

Menorca: Full-Day Boat Tour with Paella Lunch

5. Menorca: Full-Day Boat Tour with Paella Lunch

Depart from the port of the Ciutadella, before sailing along the south coast of the island, visiting various unspoilt beaches. You'll have plenty of free time at Son Saura and Cala en Turqueta to go swimming or simply relax on the boat and take in the scenery.  At lunchtime, you will enjoy a mixed paella on board, along with a glass of sangria or a soft drink. After lunch, head to another bay called Cala Macarella-Macarelleta. The boat will then head back to the port of Ciutadella.

From Mallorca: Guided Day Trip to Menorca

6. From Mallorca: Guided Day Trip to Menorca

Explore Menorca on this full day bus and ferry tour from Mallorca. Choose from a tour with or without pickup from the north and east of Mallorca. Spend free time in Maó and Ciutadella. Take a stroll in the whitewashed village of Binibeca.  Travel from Puerto de Alcudia aboard an express ferry with services such as free Wi-Fi, a snack bar and a duty free shop. Once in Ciutadella board a spacious and airconditioned bus to Monte Toro, the highest point in Menorca (358 meters). Get off the bus for views that span the whole island and if the day is clear, gaze all the way to Mallorca. Have half an hour of free time to soak up the views before heading to the fishing village of Fornells. Soak up the charm of the narrow streets, a softly curved cove, and a bustling port. Continue to Maó, where you can experience the island's capital. Follow your guide on a tour of the vibrant Old Town. Spend 2 hours of free time where you can shop, stroll, or purchase lunch.  Make your way to Binibeca, a picturesque fishing village where you can walk among the pristine white houses and through the old streets. Finally, return to Ciutadella to visit the Old Town before catching the ferry back to Mallorca

Cala Galdana: 2-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Trip

7. Cala Galdana: 2-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Trip

This boat trip is a perfect combination for those who would like to see the beautiful coastline of Menorca on a short boat trip, but also stop on one of the secluded beach for a swim or a walk. Along the way you will explore some natural caves. You will also hear facts and stories about the history, culture, and wildlife of the island. During the 1-hour stop you can either go to the beach or stay on board and enjoy the waterslides. There is also a unique glass floor to discover the sea life.

Fornells: 3-Hour Boat Tour Along Menorcan Coast

8. Fornells: 3-Hour Boat Tour Along Menorcan Coast

Cruise along the Menorcan coast on this 3-hour boat tour that begins in Fornells, and see the island's many beautiful beaches and mysterious caves. Visit the eastern and western parts of Fornells and enjoy at least two stops to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach and enjoy typical Menorcan foods and drinks. On the route going east, visit unspoiled beaches, swim in clear waters, and discover caves hidden between rocks. On the route west, take a trip through the marine preserve and enjoy spectacular scenery that includes cliffs, beaches, and beautiful wildlife.

Cala'n Bosc: 3.5-Hour South Coast Sightseeing Boat Trip

9. Cala'n Bosc: 3.5-Hour South Coast Sightseeing Boat Trip

Explore all of the best beaches along the south coast of Menorca throughout 3.5 hours. Departing from the base at the Cala'n Bosch Marina, begin by setting sail eastwards, discovering all the hidden gems of the south coast along the way. Sail close to the coast, with plenty of time at the beaches to allow you to take photos before sailing to the next one. Dock at one of the beaches for an hour, throughout which you can explore by yourself. Throughout this break you are also welcome to snorkel, stay onboard to use the boat's water slides, or look through the glass-bottom "Reflex System". Following that small break, continue you trip back to port, enjoying the views and listening to all the commentary in various languages on the sights passing you by. Onboard seating will be automatically assigned. Advance seat selection is not possible.

Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

10. Menorca: North Coast Beaches Boat Cruise

Set sail from the harbour in Fornells Bay and embark on an adventure around the north coast of Menorca. As you cruise across the mesmerising waters of the Mediterranean Sea, spot the Cavalleria Lighthouse, which is perched atop a rock at the northernmost point of the island. Be captivated by the impressive views of the dramatic sea cliffs around Cavalleria Cape. Continue the cruise onwards towards the Port of Sanitja, a natural port at the site of the Ancient Roman city of Sanisera. Sail past Cavalleria Beach, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the island, before arriving at Cala Mica, a tiny sandy cove shaped like a shell. Here, discover the little-known Binimelà Beach. The final stop on your boat cruise along the north coast of the island will be Cala Pregonda, one of Menorca's most spectacular locations. Enjoy 45 minutes of free time to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Dive into the sparkling seas for a refreshing swim and use the free snorkelling equipment to investigate the underwater world. After a three and a half hour sailing trip, set off on the return journey to Fornells Bay.

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What people are saying about Menorca

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,492 reviews

Amazing value for money . Lovely hour cruise and lots of commentary on the surrounding buildings and history. Definitely worth 11 euros. Easy to find from the bus station

Brilliant trip - last one of the season! Friendly staff, beautiful scenery, great beach stop off and fun slides-!

Excellent experience, brilliant value for money, we really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.

Very well organised trip, Very interesting and worth it.

Amazing experience for first time, great instructors!