Sant Antoni - Diada de Menorca: the origin of the festivity

Once Christmas is gone & January arrives in Menorca, the Diada del Poble de Menorca is celebrated again on the island, on the day of Sant Antoni, January 17. Do you want to discover the origin of this festival and thus learn a little more about the culture of our island?

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Do you know the beaches or urban coves of Ciutadella?

Ciutadella is one of the few municipalities in Menorca where you can find a beach or urban cove very close; a considerable distance, on foot, from the center of the town. Something that is very convenient if you stay within the urban center but you do not have a car to get to the most popular and well-known beaches in eastern Menorca. If this is your case, come with us to discover the beaches closest to the municipality of Ciutadella.

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Do you know the minimum requirements to apply for a tourist license in Menorca?

Properties that have a tourist license are undoubtedly a great attraction for the real estate buyer. Why? Because in addition to being able to use the home for your own use, you can rent it and get a return on it. Interesting, right? But for this, first, you must obtain a tourist rental license and you must meet a series of requirements. Let's see them!

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Tourist licenses in complexes: individual licence Vs communal licence

As we have already discussed, there are different requirements, and also different types of licenses to be able to rent a property under a tourist regime in Menorca. Today we are going to tell you about the differences that you can find in complexes that have apartments that have an individual or community tourist license. Can you come with us?

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Live a Christmas in Menorca

December is a month full of magic, where the streets are filled with light and the sound of laughter from the little ones in the house. December is one of the most special months of the year because it is Christmas. In all parts of the world, the Christmas atmosphere is already breathed, come and discover how Christmas is lived in Menorca.

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Do you know the benefits of living in the countryside in Menorca?

Living in the countryside is the dream of many people. Waking up without setting up the alarm, only with the sounds of nature, with the tranquility and privacy of having hardly any neighbors in the vicinity, with clean air and immediate access to outdoor space. In short, living in the countryside can be a real privilege if you know how to take advantage of it. Do you want to know what are some of the main benefits or advantages of living in the countryside?

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Latest properties for sale exclusively with Portal Menorca

Are you still looking for a house to buy in Menorca but are you tired of seeing exactly the same properties on all the websites you visit? Today we bring you the latest selection of our exclusive and unique properties that you will only find with us, in Portal Menorca. Villas in privileged areas, exclusive country houses, beautiful townhouses, apartments with tourist licence, etc. In short, properties that have been listed solely and exclusively by Portal Menorca. Would you like to discover them? Join us!

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5 Curiosities of Menorca and Menorcans

If you think of Menorca you always end up thinking of its people, the Menorcans, those people in love with their land to the core, who will always welcome you with a smile on their faces. Like any people, we Menorcans have some peculiarities or characteristics that make us different from the people you can find in another part of the world & today we are going to try to discover a few for you.

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What should you take into account when buying a country house in Menorca?

Are you one of those who dream of living in the countryside and waking up every morning surrounded by nature, and with no other noise than the animals, the trees, the rain, or the wind? If this is your case and you are considering looking for a country house in Menorca, there are a series of issues that you cannot ignore. If you follow our recommendations, you will avoid surprises and enjoy the tranquility and privacy of the Menorcan countryside.

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Menorca, and the 29 islets that surround it

Menorca is surrounded by small islands and islets of different sizes and characteristics that enrich and give more character to the island, increasing its personality. Do you know how many they are and which ones are the most popular or well-known? Come with us to discover some of them.

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Are you aware of what maintenance is necessary for a house on the seafront?

Are you thinking of buying a house on the seafront in Menorca but are you worried about the care that a property of this style needs? If this is your case or you have already bought it and need information on how to keep it in optimal condition, today is your lucky day. We have compiled a series of tips and recommendations to ensure that, after a while, your house looks like the first day. Join us!

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10 tips that will help you sell your property

If you have just made the decision to sell your house, it is the perfect time to read this article as it contains some tips that will make this process easier from minute one. Stay with us and discover all the tips that we have prepared for you.

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Where to enjoy the best sunsets in Menorca

You look at the clock and see how sunset time is timidly approaching. It is the ideal time to look for a place to enjoy that special moment while you relax reliving the most important moments of the day. Come, let's discover some of those places together.

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6 new properties for sale, exclusively with Portal Menorca

September is already here and with it, new properties are listed, exclusively, by the Portal Menorca group. Would you like to know a selection of properties for sale that you will only find with us? In this case, keep reading and if you want to discover them all, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Menorca, an island of legends

Everyone knows about the crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches that Menorca is plagued with, but our island is not only what everyone sees at first sight. Menorca is also magic and full of stories and legends. Come with us to discover some of the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. They will definitely surprise you!

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6 interesting real estate opportunities for investors

If you follow us or read us from a while ago, you will know that we usually post content for home buyers, whether it is country houses, townhouses, houses on the coast, apartments with a tourist license, etc. Today we want to give it a little twist and publish a selection of real estate opportunities specially designed for investors: commercial premises, business ownership transfers, plots for housing development, in other words, properties that may be interesting as an investment in Menorca.

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9 ways to keep your home cool in the heat of the summer

As the heat of the Spanish summer sets in, keeping indoor temperatures comfortable becomes a challenge. Not everyone has the luxury of air conditioning — or the budget to run it 24/7 — but there are plenty of other ways to beat the heat. Here are our top nine tips for staying cool at home when it's at its hottest outside.

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Menorca in August: "Events, festivals, and concerts that you should not miss"

August is a month full of possibilities in Menorca regarding musical, cultural, and artistic events. This is why we have decided to bring you a small and humble compilation, of events, concerts, and festivals that are going to take place on the island this month of August so that you can plan your agenda.

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The Menorca of the Menorcans: Where they spend the summer

We are in July and for many, the summer holidays are approaching, the ideal time to enjoy second homes. When you think of a place to spend the summer, you usually look for quiet, almost magical places, so in this article, we are going to show you the places preferred by Menorcans to spend the summer, but shhh, don't tell anyone, they are a secret.

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Fincas Sunshine will appear, for the second time, in the "A place in the sun" program

Sunshine Estates, will appear, for the second time, in one of the most watched programs on British television: A Place in the sun! ; presenting one of their properties to buyers interested in finding their dream home "in the sun".

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6 houses with pool for sale in Menorca ideal for the summer

As one has probably noticed, summers have become warmer and average worldwide temperatures have increased. This makes the island of Menorca, one of the best places to be at this time of year, especially if you have a property with a pool. Don't have a pool but you would like to have one? Today we are going to show you some of the most incredible properties with pool we have for sale at Portal Menorca. Which one is your favorite?

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5 Documents you will need to sell your house

If you are thinking of selling a property, you are surely wondering what documents you need to have; here we are going to give you a summary of the most important ones so that you can start preparing them.

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The second edition of our Portal Menorca magazine of 2022 is finally here!

Since the properties of the last magazine published just a few months ago have literally flown off the market, we have been forced (rather delighted), to create a second edition: let's call it the summer edition of Portal Menorca magazine 2022. Discover it!

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5 essential activities if you visit Menorca this summer

When you think of Menorca in summer, the first thing that comes to mind is the sun and beach, right? Well, it turns out that the island is not just that, read on to discover 5 essential summer activities in Menorca.

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Finally, the patron saint festivities of Menorca 2022 are back

Summer is approaching by leaps and bounds and after these years of hiatus, due to the global pandemic, the patron saint festivities are finally back on our horizons. Starting with Sant Joan until the Fiestas de Gracia, we bring you a lot of curiosities about our festivities so that the wait until these special days becomes more enjoyable.

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6 Properties for sale in Menorca, exclusively with Portal Menorca

Tired of always seeing the same properties on the same real estate portals? Today we bring you exclusive content, precisely because you will not find these properties in any other real estate agency; are exclusive on Portal Menorca. Discover them!

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Portal Menorca and Menorca Preservation Fund: a consolidated team

One more year, and now it's been 2, Portal Menorca strengthens and consolidates its partnership with Menorca Preservation Fund. This year we have managed to raise and donate 3.000€, through our "match funding" campaign, to help fund local environmental initiatives for the conservation of Menorca.

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5 Tricks to organize your house this spring.

Spring is one of the favorite times for everyone to change, or rather improve, the organization at home. Today we are going to give you some tricks to help you make this whole process easier.

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Meet Michael Rahal - Open Chess Menorca 2022

A few days ago the international Open Chess tournament "Open Chess Menorca 2022" took place, which, from Portal Menorca, we had the pleasure of sponsoring. Today we bring you a brief but interesting interview with Michael Rahal, a prominent participant in the tournament.

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Why should you visit Menorca in spring?

Surely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Menorca is beaches and summer, but the island is much more than that. Menorca is also impressive the rest of the year and today we are going to discover it in spring because in this season many of the hidden pleasures of the island are found.

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Sustainable design & construction

Would you like to learn about sustainable design and construction? Discover in this article the solutions that Emma Martí gives us!

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Menorca, European Region of Gastronomy

Menorca has a great gastronomic culture: from its award-winning cheeses, to traditional pastries through the production of gin. That is why this year Menorca has been named European Region of Gastronomy, discover everything that this entails in the following article.

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Why should you employ an estate agent?

If you are considering selling your house, you will surely have many questions: what documents are you going to need, how long will it take to sell it, how much is the property worth, how can you do it without altering your life, etc. Luckily all your doubts can be solved by a real estate agent

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Tradition and transformation in Sant Lluis - Es Foraster

Would you like to discover the fascinating renovation of this emblematic building in Sant Lluis? Discover the old casino, now renovated and converted!

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New Magazine Portal Menorca 2022

If we could say that something is essential in Portal Menorca, something that does not change year after year, it is the arrival of the Portal Menorca Real Estate Magazine, so here we present it to you.

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6 Properties with a fireplace in Menorca to combat the cold winter

This year the cold is hitting hard and we need to stay warmer than ever, so we think it's a good idea to bring you a selection of properties with fireplaces that could help you fight the cold.

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Tax value VS market value — How much is my house worth?

The moment has come; You just decided that you want to sell your house. But, what is its real value? How much should you sell it for on the market? Sometimes, the estimated market value and the administrative value may not be the same. This is an important factor to consider before proceeding with any operation.

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Enjoy your retirement in Menorca!

The long-awaited moment of retirement has arrived. Discover why Menorca is the perfect destination to enjoy the retirement you deserve.

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Menorca Preservation Fund: Champions of Sustainability

It is often said that charity begins at home — but this is also true of conservation. Developing more sustainable lifestyles at an individual and local level is key to tackling climate change. This is the premise on which the Menorca Preservation Fund is built.

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Is now a good time to buy a plot of land in Menorca?

Building on rural land in Menorca has been virtually impossible for some time, but now there is also a temporary restriction on the tourist areas that qualify for building permission.

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A renovation story

Although a house in the center of Mahon had been unoccupied for ten years and needed a good deal of work, it was love at first sight for one couple.

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HOME STAGING: An investment, not an expense

Despite what we may think, human purchasing decisions are driven by emotion far more than logic. This is true for small, impulse buys and large purchases, like homes.

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Building a home in Menorca remotely

One Madrid-based family is watching their home in Menorca take shape, often remotely, through 3D modeling. Would you like to know their story?

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Made in Menorca — Eat Local

Forward-looking farmers, environmentally-minded investors, public administration, and environmental groups are working together to give local food a much-needed boost.

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Real estate buying in Covid times — Against all odds

The nationwide lockdown in Spring 2020 put life as we knew it on hold, and for many that included property transactions. But where there’s a will there’s a way….

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Second Homes — True pillar of Menorca’s economy?

There is no doubt that tourism is the mainstay of the island economy, but what activities are included in the calculations? Let’s see why second homes have an important impact on the local economy.

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Tips for getting the most out of a small terrace

Many properties, especially in city flats, have a terrace that is small or has limited space. However, you can still find ways to maximize the space. Today we bring you a series of tips and recommendations to get the most out of a small or limited-size terrace. Discover them!

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Welcome to our new Portal Menorca blog

For some time we wanted to give our blog a facelift and, finally, we have achieved it: New blog, easier, more comfortable and better integrated into our website! Welcome and we hope you like it.

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