The island of Menorca - the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea There are islands and islands in this world. Some the size of a boulder,others the size of a continent. Some are very arid, others covered almost entirely by vegetation. Named the Blue Island by the locals, Menorca is less touristy and yet it is a wonderful place, where culture, nature and beaches combine. Was declared in 1993 by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Protected monuments include the S'Albufera and d'Es Grau Natural Parks, as well as some of the island's unique archeological sites. Even in summer, the island is relatively quiet and you can even find some secluded beaches, a great option if you come with family, friends or if you are looking for peace and quiet. Due to its unaltered beauty of mass tourism, Menorca offers the opportunity to discover new places and live new experiences. Although it is not the most visited island, the number of beaches that Menorca offers is equal to the number of beaches found in Mallorca and Ibiza, and maybe even more. The beautiful beaches, combined with outdoor dining and crowded resorts, make Menorca a unique place. The beaches of Menorca are not very crowded, so it won't be hard enough to find a place you like. Budget In Menorca you can find everything and for all budgets, and If you have a certain budget in which you have to fit for Menorca, self catering is probably the most affordable way to enjoy. Freedom with meal times means you can have a truly individual holiday, and in self-catering accommodation, your day is not ruled by someone else's timetable. Keeping a budget is a way to keep control by accepting that some days "you blow up the budget" for an activity that is important to you or a good meal, but that you may compensate by other days "quieter" in terms of costs. Where to Stay in Menorca? So, whether you're a couple in love or a family looking to enjoy a magical holiday, Menorca is the place to be for a chilled-out break in the sun. Vista Blanes Apartments are comfortable and spacious with a large terrace, and are located 2 minutes from Cala en Blanes ,a quiet beach, approximately 40 meters long, stands out for its narrowness ,fine sand and remains sheltered from the winds that blow in the area. The apartments have an electric kitchen , fridge, towels, sheets and living room with sofa bed and ceiling fans. It also offers its guests an outdoor pool and a children's pool. With beautiful views and away of just 9 km from white-sand of Cala Mitjana beach and a total of 30 apartments, panoramic windows, air-conditioned rooms and equipped with kitchen utensils and appliances so you can cook, fridges and an ice machine for self-catering, The Aparthotel Loar Ferreries is located in the center of the island, and is ideal for holiday and business trips. The hotel offers bike storage and a bike cleaning kit. The apartments are convenient, practical and clean .Centre Zoologic Lloc De Menorca are also worth visiting. You can interact and get in touch with a wide range of native as well as exotic species from all over the world which have been rescued from around Europe. If you are brave, you can even wrap a python around your neck. The most privileged environment on the North Coast,ideal to rest and be in contact with nature , a magical setting next to the dunes with comfortable apartment ,good services, great views, it is next to a great cove, Apartamentos Son Parc offer accommodation in Son Parc. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster and refrigerator. Cozy apartment and very bright, air conditioning, located very close to the beautiful beach,a 4-minute walk from Son Bou Beach, Suite Las Vistas Apartment offers a unique kind of luxury property. Orientated to couples who search to enjoy a PREMIUM accomodation with exclusive services and unbeatable sea views, as well as free WiFi access throughout. The kitchen is open style with a bar-dining area, and is totally equipped, including bottle rack, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine. Places to visit The best way to see the island is undoubtedly by car so book as far ahead as you can. If you don't want to hire a car, the public bus network is quite good ,pick up a map and timetable from any Tourist Information Office. Avoid organised tours to the towns and escorted boat trips. Take local buses instead and if you fancy a boat trip, book it direct from one of the boat operators.The island is lovely in both spring and autumn, when temperatures are usually between 20 and 23 degrees. If you are looking for fun with your family, children and friends, Aqua Center in Menorca offers cheap tickets and various attractions that everyone will love. The water attractions offered by this complex are: the 4 slides Kamikaze, Black Hole, Giant Slide, Rio Aventura, hydrotubes, the Water Castle and a special area for children. The AquaCenter has a small karting for children, bouncy castles & trampolines, as well as a playground. No trip to Menorca is complete without a quiet walk, with family or friends, through the rich flora and fauna from Minorca to Menorca Zoo a park that is home to a variety of rescue animals, from goats to macaque monkeys and lemurs. The zoo is open daily from mid-April through October, and hours vary depending on the season. Discover all the secrets of the Camí de Cavalls (english meaning is ‘Way of Horses’) , culture and history of this island, declared a Biosphere Reserve for its extraordinary natural values. The Cami de Cavalls survived for centuries and was used for defence from numerous enemies. You can go by hike, ride a bike, or even go the traditional style on horseback. The most interesting trip to consider is walking the entire loop of the trail. A spot for sun-seekers and sport-seekers is Golf Son Parc , ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. The course is challenging and picturesque. With 200 meters length of fine golden yellow sand,the beach Arenal Son Saura is flanked by low cliffs. The beach has crystal clear and clean water, perfect to attract the families with children to enjoy the sea and the sand. Take a deep understanding of Basilica de Son Bou history, because the story of these ruins is part of humanity's story and plan your visit. With its origin coming from Africa and the East , it is the only existing clue of the 1st wave of Christianization of the Island. With the incursion of the Normans in the Island in the year 859, the temple were burned, although later they would be occupied by Arab Communities, due to the presence of a lot of Islamic pottery. Nightlife While Menorca is definitely quieter than the likes of Ibiza and Majorca, there are still plenty of places around the island to get your groove on and let loose. Popular night spots include the Bou Hai in Son Bou, Aloha Cocktail Bar in Cala'n Porter, and the seaside Moonlight Cocktail Bar in Ciutadella. And if you're tired after having fun on the beach and visiting Menorca, cold drinks and foods are waiting for you to Restaurante Aqua Park ; it's small, cosy and very clean. If you are hungry and don't want to be in the kitchen, Restaurante en Menorca Meson Rias Baixas have a delicious Paella. Restaurant is first class all the way, and has reasonable prices for delicious food. If you want to taste the best italian pizza and a good wine , outside Italy. RESTAURANT NOU VIMPI is warmly recommand it with very affordable prices and good service. In 1977, the Vimpi bar and restaurant opened. The reopening with the name of Nou Vimpi was in November 2014. Cuisine combines traditional recipes and dishes with contemporary dishes, combining seasonal and fresh products with ingredients and modern cooking techniques. The restaurant Pinomar has air conditioning, a terrace and a garden , which make the evening even more enjoyable.Traditional and home cooking, Pinomar restaurant offers all kinds of meals based on Mediterranean cuisine . Italian cuisine ,friendly staff and fabulous service ,La Gondola offers you a cosy atmosphere, live music and perfectly cooked pizza. In one italian word restaurant can be described as "Alla Grande". Shopping If you want to be your own chef, take a look out to big supermarkets, as you travel to your holiday accommodation. Most supermarkets will accept credit cards but have some photo identity with you (driving license/passport photocopy).Supermarket Cales Piques , have a wide selection of beach items, razonable prices, providing the very best service to clients. Being on a budget, eating outside everyday can cost you, but if you like to buy the best quality food, healthy and balanced diet, Proxim supermarket offers you a wide variety of top brand food products. You want home services? Supermarket Pons Marti SL has home delivery service, accepts payment with credit cards and is perfect for your daily needs. Supermarket SUPER SOL is the best place for you and your family and offers a variety of products for daily consumption: fresh meats cut to your liking, top quality fruits and vegetables, taqueria, bakery, pharmacy, sorbet, tortilla. Let us know your opinion about Blue Island! Connect with us: BackpackGo is a product of Privacy policy Remove stored cookies Our story: aka about us Your story: who this app is for