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.
We could say without fear of being wrong that summer is the preferred time for people to visit Menorca. Undoubtedly, the offer of sun and beach is one of the things that most attracts the attention of our island, but we have much more to offer, so following the theme of our articles on what to do on the island in spring, autumn and winter, Here we bring you the essentials of the Menorcan summer.
Water activities for all tastes:
It's going to seem like one of the obvious answers, but we can't help but mention it. Discovering the beaches and coves of Menorca from a sailboat or a catamaran can make your experience much more peaceful since you will not have to look for a place to leave your towel, you will always have the boat for that. If what you are looking for is something more active, we can offer you kayak excursions or jet ski rentals, paddle surfing tours on the south coast, or a diving baptism in the crystal clear waters of the north coast. But if you are still looking for something more special related to the sea, you should consider watching the sunset from a boat, any of the ones we have mentioned before are a good idea, imagine seeing how the sun goes down while you are sitting comfortably in your kayak or stretched out on the bow of the sailboat that has taken you to see the island.
As we mentioned in the previous paragraph, one of the plans that you can't miss while you visit Menorca is to enjoy a magic sunset. You can choose to see it from one of the emblematic lighthouses on the island, such as Cavalleria and Punta Nati, which also have a bus service so you can easily reach them. One of the most characteristic places to watch the sun go down is the "Cova d'en Xoroi", where you will also be able to enjoy live music and later continue the night in its disco. Perhaps you prefer to watch the sunset while you dine or have a cocktail, then the ideal place is Cales Fonts, in Es Castell, where you will find a multitude of bars and restaurants where you can sit while watching the sunset fall over the sea. And finally, we bring you a more daring proposal, which can only be reached by bike or on foot, although we recommend that you do it by water to make the experience even more special, it is the so-called "pont d'en Gil", in Ciutadella, a hanging bridge in the middle of the sea.
Enjoy the patron saint festivities:
Throughout the summer you will be able to find, spread over the calendar, the patron saint festivities of all the towns on the island. surely you have heard about them: horses, jaleo, good atmosphere and excellent times with friends and family. They are the ideal time to enjoy more of the Menorcan traditions without neglecting the fun. When someone enjoys them for the first time they always want to repeat them. We leave you the link to the article that we published a few weeks ago where we delve a little more into curiosities and the calendar of our patron saint festivities in Menorca.
Tasty typical foods:
And after all the activities that we are suggesting you will surely whet your appetite, so it is the perfect time to remind you that Menorca has excellent gastronomy, which helped her become a European region of gastronomy this year. You can walk through any of the towns on the island and run into a bakery where you can try the typical "pastissets" or "formatjades", among many other options. We do not forget Mahón-Menorca Cheese, a protected designation of origin since 1985, a pleasure for all the senses and a unique experience if you also visit one of the farms where you can observe and experience the manufacturing process of Mahón-Menorca cheese. And if what you are looking for is the best-known dish of the Menorcan summer, you should go to Fornells to try the “Caldereta de Llagosta”, a delicacy worthy of the gods.
Music and culture to the fullest:
We also have plans that make your intellect work: you can visit the museums of Binissuès, Hauser&Wirth museum on the "Illa del rei" by the port of Mahon, or the Museum of Menorca, among others. You can also stroll through the night markets offered by all towns on the island during the summer or if you fancy something more musical you can visit the "Cranc Illa de Menorca festival" or the Menorca music festival. Although so that you have all the options at your fingertips, we leave you this link to the cultural agenda for this summer.
As you can see, we have made a selection of activities that are going to make you fall in love with the island, even more, this summer, although deep down we know that you have been loving our land for a long time, so we can only wish you happy holidays and that you enjoy Menorca.