Car Hire Menorca
Explore Menorca by car with AvisThe pretty island of Menorca, the most easterly in the Balearic chain, offers a tranquil retreat for those in search of glorious beaches, relaxation and natural pursuits. With a low-key vibe, a variety of historic treasures and a stunning national park, the island provides a delightful mix of leisure and sightseeing.
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Mahón, the historic capital of Menorca, is situated on the east coast and dates back to 1721. With its gothic cathedral, 18th century mansions and waterfront tapas restaurants, there’s plenty to enjoy in this charming city.
Those in search of retail therapy should head to Mahón’s town market where there are numerous stalls selling local arts and crafts. Other landmarks worth visiting include the baroque Church of Santa Maria and the Opera House, which is the oldest in Spain. This is still a popular venue for music concerts and film screenings today.
Situated on the western edge of the island, the historic town of Ciutadella features high on most visitors sightseeing lists. With a maze of cobbled streets, a pretty harbour, and wide selection of cafes and tapas bars, a day here may not be enough. Situated behind the port area is the old town, peppered with narrow lanes, elegant palaces and shady squares. The 13th century Cathedral of Menorca, with its neo-classical exterior and impressive marble altarpiece is not to be missed here.
The rugged north coast of Menorca is ideal for those who like to venture off-the-beaten-track. Little fishing villages, such as Es Grau, with its sheltered bay, are popular among families, whilst Fornells is a haven for seafood lovers and those wishing to try their hand at windsurfing. The North Coast is also where Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau (home to a variety of wetland birds, lizards and tortoises) is situated.
At the opposite end of the island, Menorca’s south coast is famous for its beaches and bustling seaside resorts. The coastline south of Mao, or Mahón, is where the popular holiday haunt Punta Prima is located. Frequented by couples and families it features a 200 metre-long beach and a host of restaurants, bars and children’s play areas.
Also on the south coast is the resort of Son Bou, which boasts the island’s longest beach and numerous family-friendly activities, such as bowling and a mini-train that operates throughout the day. A short drive from the resort is the remains of the Christian Basilica of Son Bou. Dating back to the 5th century, it’s a must-see for all history buffs.
Menorca is a wholly beautiful island to visit. Whether you want to explore its beaches and hidden coves, step back in time in the ancient capital, or enjoy fine dining or authentic tapas in Mahon, you’ll love the ever-changing landscapes of your Balearic island road trip.
Collect your car from one of Menorca’s Avis pick-up points and take to the road.