Wheelchair accessible Menorca is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Balearic Islands, which together form an independent region of Spain. It is the largest island of this island group after Mallorca. Menorca is known, unlike Mallorca or Ibiza, as the ideal destination for a family holiday and especially for families with young children. Most tourists who visit the island come for the beautiful beaches and the wonderful weather. For those who want to get a bit more out of their holiday, there are many interesting places and exciting activities to do on the island.


What to see

There are two larger towns in Menorca, some small beautiful villages, and quite a few tourist beach resorts. Most beach resorts have a similar appearance. Most villages have not changed much over the years and have managed to retain their authentic character. This creates a special atmosphere that is unique to the island. The two larger towns of Mahon and Ciutadella de Menorca are the best places on the island for a city visit or shopping.

Mahon is the capital of Menorca and because of the airport, also the most important city on the island. The city consists of large suburbs and a small historic center. From this historic center, you look out over the bay of Mahon and the associated harbor. This view is one of the main attractions of the city.

Ciutadella de Menorca is the largest city on the island and is built around a natural harbor. There are quite a few nice terraces around this harbor where you can eat delicious fish and shellfish. From this harbor, you walk up a few steps to the historic center of the city.

About Menorca

Menorca, like the rest of the Balearic Islands, has a Mediterranean climate. This climate type is strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. This influence ensures, among other things, that there are practically no weather extremes in Menorca. In the summer period, the average temperature is around thirty degrees Celsius. In the winter months, the average temperature is too low to serve as a winter sun destination.

In Menorca, people pay with the Euro. You can find ATMs where you can withdraw cash in all major towns and resorts. Additionally, most restaurants, hotels, and shops accept a credit card.

Menorca is quite rocky. The center in particular is characterized by a hilly landscape. The highest elevation in Menorca is the Monte Toro with 357 meters. On clear days, one can see both the north and south coasts from Monte Toro. The large Christ statue on top of the hill is remarkable.