Things to do in Menorca

Menorca has an abundance of outstanding things to discover there's something for everyone.

  • Naveta es Tudons - One fo the most symbolic talayotic monuments in Menorca

  • Trepuco - A large talayotic settlement with the islands largest Taula

  • Torre d'en Galmes - The largest talayotic settlement in Minorca

There are so many places to visit and things to do in Menorca. So how do you choose between all of Menorca attractions, beaches, nightlife, shopping and museums to fit them all into your holiday plans?

Explore the numerous prehistoric sites dating back to the Bronze age. Play a round of golf at Menorca’s championship golf course. Enjoy a family day out at the Aqua Center, the largest water park in Menorca. Listen to a wonderful concert at the Menorca Theatre. And that’s just day one.

Menorca also boast some of the best amazing cuisine, attractions and entertainment in the Balearics, including top restaurants, the second deepest natural water harbour in the world, and one of the largest collection of prehistoric monuments in the world including Taula’s, Talayot’s and Naveta’s. Not to mention the Roman remains.

How about hiring a bike to explore Menorca secluded paths and beaches, Menorca has many well sign posted cycle routes to help you explore this unspoilt Mediterranean island.

Menorca's ancient history, lovely weather and clear Mediterranean seas will always attract people to its shores and rightly so. However, it is the intricate heritage and ancient historical attractions that are a revelation to visitors willing to explore.

From beach lovers to sports enthusiasts to historians to shopaholics and foodies, Menorca has something for everyone.

Use this guide to plan your next holiday to Menorca.

Things to do

Map of things to do

Discover the best things to do in Menorca

Cala Macarella & Macarelleta beach

Cala Macarella & Macarelleta beach

Cala Macarella is a stunning beach situated on the south west coast of Menorca, 10 miles from Ciutadella.

Cala en Turqueta beach

Cala en Turqueta beach

Cala en Turqueta is one of the prettiest beaches. Situated on the South West coastline it’s approximately 2.5 miles from Sant Joan.

Club Sant Jaime

Club Sant Jaime

Location: Son Bou, Menorca

Situated in Son Bou Club Sant Jaime has many attractions for children. Activities include a swimming pool with water chutes as well as a wooden maze with water sprinklers during the day and monsters at night.

Cala n Bosch beach

Cala n Bosch beach

Cala n Bosch beach is ideal for children as it is a shallow sandy cove with a gentle slope. There is a Red Cross Lifeguard as well as pedalos, sunbeds, and parasols for hire.

Cala Galdana beach

Cala Galdana beach

Situated on the south coast just 11 km from Ferreries, Cala Galdana  is ones of Menorca’s most beautiful beaches. Sheltered by cliffs covered with pines trees the beach is a sweeping horseshoe shape with calm crystal clear waters.

Menorca Cheese Museum

Menorca Cheese Museum

Location: Ferreries, Menorca

Menorca is famous for its Cheese worldwide being produced by age long traditional processes for over 25 years.

Lloc de Menorca zoo

Lloc de Menorca zoo

Location: Alaior, Menorca

The Menorca Zoo situated on the Alaior to Mahon road has a good variety of animals including goats, cows, horses, deer, tortoises, emu’s, snakes, parrots and wide variety of birds.

Son Bou beach

Son Bou beach

Location: Son Bou, Menorca

Son Bou beach is the largest beach in Menorca measuring 3km. Its crystal clear turquoise water with a gentle sloping shelf is perfect for children. The furthest end of the beach is for naturists.

Fishermens Village

Fishermens Village

Location: Binibeca Vell, Menorca

Binibeca Vell is located in muncipiality of Sant Lluis just 5-6 miles from Mahon and lies on the south east coast.

Cala Coves

Cala Coves

A small-pebbled beach found on the south coast of Menorca that offers excellent snorkeling and diving.

Cova d'en Xoroi

Cova d'en Xoroi

Location: Cala en Porter, Menorca

Cova d’en Xoroi used to be a prehistoric dwelling but has been made into spectacular bar and night club.

Binibeca beach

Binibeca beach

Blue flag beach in the south east of Menorca with the bluest water and famous Los Bucaneros beach bar

The beach at Binibeca is a beautiful white sandy beach with a gently shelving so it’s ideal for families with smaller children. There is also the famous Los Bucaneros beach bar offering great food and drink.

Arenal D'En Castell beach

Arenal D'En Castell beach

With warm shallow waters this beach is perfect for families. The beach is horseshow shaped with the backdrop of pine trees, pedalos, motorboats and wind surfers available on the beach.

Roman Basilicas

Roman Basilicas

Location: Son Bou and Fornas de Torello (Sant Climent)

Basilicas are a type of Roman building that was built between 300 and 400 AD.

Son Xoriguer beach

Son Xoriguer beach

Son Xoriguer is a soft sandy beach facing south in the resort of cala ‘n bosch. It has crystal clear calm waters that are ideal for families.

AquaRock Water Park

AquaRock Water Park

Smaller than the Aqua Rock water park but still good for younger children. Attractions include trampolines, arcade machines, kiddie rides, 3 x swimming pools, water slides, wave machines and a Jacuzzi.

Cala’n Porter beach

Cala’n Porter beach

A beautiful secluded deep beach that has fine white sand, gently shelving shallow clear waters that are perfect for children, swimming and snorkelling.

Los Delfines AquaPark

Los Delfines AquaPark

Location: Los Delfines, Ciutadella

The Aqua Park at Cala en Blanes is well worth a visit. With over 12.500 metres of numerous wet water rides such the Back Hole, Adventure River, Giant Slides, Water Tunnels, Childrens water Shuttes, Kamikaze etc.

Necropolis Caves

Necropolis Caves

Location: Cala Morell, Ciutadella

Known as the Necropolis meaning “city of the dead”, the Cala Morell caves consists of 14 man made caves dating back to the pretalayótic period.

Cala Morell beach

Cala Morell beach

Location: Cala Morell, Menorca

The beach at Cala Morell is approximately 80metres long and 50metre wide. There is purpose built concrete platforms for bathers.

Castillo Menorca

Castillo Menorca

Location: Between Ciutadella and Ferreries

Situated just 7km from Ciutadella Castillo Menorca is a shopping and entertainment park for all the family.

Menorca Gin Distillery

Menorca Gin Distillery

Location: Mahon, Menorca

Visit the Gin distillery located at Mahon’s harbour, the famous Menorca gin dates back to the 18th century

Punta Prima beach

Punta Prima beach

The beach at Punta Prima is a good-sized family beach with fine white sands. The beach overlooks the “Isla Del Aire” an island with a lighthouse and small harbour for yachts.

S'Hostal Quarries

S'Hostal Quarries

Location: Ciutdadella

The S'Hostal quarries are situated just 1km East of Cuitadella

Talati de Dalt

Talati de Dalt

Location: Mahon, Menorca

Talati de dalt is the most popular settlement on the island it contains an unusual elliptical-base conical talayot

Torre d’en Galmes

Torre d’en Galmes

Location: Son Bou, Menorca

Torre d’en Galmes is the largest talayotic settlement and dates back to 1400 BC. The site contains well-preserved buildings as well as three talayots and a good-sized taula.

S'Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve

S'Albufera d'Es Grau Nature Reserve

Location: S'Albufera d'Es Grau

Sand dunes, wetlands and scrubland make up Menorca’s beautiful nature reserve.

Son Catlar

Son Catlar

Location: Sant Joan de Missa road, 8km South of Ciutadella

Son Catlaris a prehistoric town built in the talayotic period between 100BC and 300BC.

Trepuco

Trepuco

Location: Es Castell to Sant Lluis road

Trepucó is a talayotic settlement situated southwest of Es Castell, on the road to Sant Lluis

Cala Alcaufar beach

Cala Alcaufar beach

The beach of Alcaufar is situated just 5km from Sant Lluis in the South East corner of Menorca. It’s a small beach with rocky surrounds with a calm gentle shelving slope, idea for children.

Torretrencada

Torretrencada

Location: 7 km East of Ciutadella on the mahon road

The prehistoric town of Torretrencada consists of an alomost hidden taula, a talayot...

Cala Pregonda beach

Cala Pregonda beach

Cala Pregonda is a beautiful remote beach situated some 6 miles from Es Mercadal on the north side of Menorca. The beach itself is a long sandy beach with calm waters that are ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Glass Bottom Boat Trips

Glass Bottom Boat Trips

Location: Mahon, Menorca

Take a glass bottomed boat trip around maos harbour. The cruises are relaxing and educational explaining the port’s historical importance as well as highlighting numerous buildings of interest, including Kings Island, The Fortress of La Mola and many other interesting points.

Momple Car Hire

Momple Car Hire

Momple is a family owned business and for more than 30 years have been one the most reputable Car Hire company in Menorca.

Son Parc beach

Son Parc beach

The beach at Son Parc is wide with crystal clear waters that are backed with aromatic pinewoods and sand dunes. T he beach is ideal for families with young children as the water is very calm and shallow.