How many times have you been on holiday, lounging in the sun on the beach, or by the side of the pool, and never even experienced what the area has to offer? I think we’ve all done it one too many times.
Although we have just about everything we need within our resort or within a couple of minutes’ walk, but some destinations are worth exploring that little bit more. If you think of the Balearics, you’ll no doubt think about Ibiza and Majorca, but Menorca is one of the largest islands and it rarely gets a look in.
To help you find out a bit more about this spectacular Balearic Island, we’ve put together some of the top sites to visit.
Cami de Cavalls
If you’re looking to dust off those hiking boots on your next trip to Menorca, it would be criminal not to use the recently restored Pathway of the Horses, or Cami de Cavalls, as it is known. This ancient coastal route is 116 miles long and shows off the very best aspects of the island. From the rugged coastline to the quaint, white-washed villages, this pathway helps you really appreciate Menorca’s natural landscape.
In the centre of the island and over 350 metres above sea level is the peak of El Toro, the highest point on the island. On top of the mountain is a 17th century sanctuary, still looked after by a group of nuns, as well as a number of statues and monuments. A trip up to the island’s highest point is a great idea; you’ll be able to dip into Menorca’s culture and history, as well as take in some incredible views across the island and even over to Mallorca.
Coves d’en Xoroi
Cala’n Porter is a lively tourist town, but just outside the centre lies the Coves d’en Xoroi, which were built into the face of the cliff over two thousand years ago. Getting to the coves is quite difficult, but it’s well worth the effort. Once you are there, the views are breath-taking. Head over to the coves after dark and the place transforms into a busy nightclub, where you can party the night away until the sun rises.
Menorca is an incredible place to visit for a summer holiday. However, it’s not just all about lounging in the sun on the beach or beside the swimming pool; this islands has a lot more to offer. If you’re looking for Menorca holidays that allow you to explore this beautiful Balearic island, visit Expedia.