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Menorca is considered by many to be one of the few remaining, authentic and accessible paradises left in the Mediterranean. The island ranges from rolling farmland to magnificent cliffs and exquisite golden sands.
It is a small island (about 50 by 20 kilometres) which allows for easy exploration on relatively traffic free roads. The Island also offers a host of Bronze Age structures providing a glimpse of its ancient history. In this respect, Menorca has been compared to an open air museum with entrance to these structures usually being free and uncontrolled. In 1993 the Island was declared a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Mahon is the capital of the Island and is found in the east. It boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Menorca is famous for good quality leather-ware and hosts a trade market each year to promote its pretty but inexpensive jewellery.
The original and ancient capital was Ciutadella in the west. While under British rule Mahon was declared the capital based on it having a larger and more suitable harbour. An evening in Ciutadella should include a visit to one of the open air markets and a stroll round the harbour where you can choose to dine at one of the many restaurants lining the quay-side.
Fornells is a famous and picturesque fishing village on the north of the Island. Here you will find one of the largest water sports schools in the Balearic Islands where you can learn the basics or improve your technique to RYA standards.
There are Water Parks (in the West) an 18 hole Golf Course (in the North), a zoo, museums, several diving schools, Monte Toro (in the middle) with it’s spectacular panoramic views, The famous Trotting races, several Equestrian Centres, and the S’Albufera Nature Reserve. During the season Fiestas take place in one village or another and some hotels host evening entertainments that are open to everyone.
In all, Menorca is a beautiful and largely unspoiled island which has now been declared a "biosphere". You will enjoy your holiday in Menorca no matter what your interests are since it offers something for everyone.