"La Isla Bonita" Top 5 Page for this destination Minorca Island by AndreSTGT

Minorca Island Travel Guide: 221 reviews and 610 photos

The Balearic Islands have a bad reputation among "serious" travelers. Overcrowded beaches, congested coastline, full of insensitive package tourists and lager louts. These are the attributes usually given to the islands. And i cannot refute this. But this is only one side of the medal. Few people acknowledge that the islands are simply stunningly beautiful.
Though far from being unspoilt, Menorca is still most relaxed of the three. Being a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and having a slightly colder climate than its neighbours, the island has been saved from the fate of Mallorca where mass tourism really shows its ugly face. If you visit in spring or fall (the best time to go, anyway) it is still possible to find some beautiful uncrowded "calas", esp. in the quiet north. Huge, ugly hotel complexes are also quite rare, so all in all, this is a great place for a short escape to soak up some sun.
The island is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and the two magnificent old towns of Maó and Ciutadella.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:great beaches and towns, good food
  • Cons:this is not an undiscovered paradise
  • In a nutshell:Sunny island, me gusta mucho
  • Last visit to Minorca Island: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 8, 2003
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  • swedishanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2007 at 1:48 PM

    Hello! Just looking through your site with my Menorcan boyfriend who says your "Cala X" is called Cala Es Talaier - thought you might want to know :) Lovely page by the way and the photos are gorgeous. Anna

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2005 at 2:28 PM

    Your pictures paint a lovely picture of Minorca!!

  • canuckmike's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2005 at 1:17 PM

    Great page. Love to visit the island sometime.

  • nigelw6443's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 4:38 AM

    Great tips and pictures! Minorca looks a real gem!

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2004 at 2:10 PM

    What a beautiful island! Worth braving the crowds to see...cat

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2003 at 4:20 PM

    Cool page Andre! Looks like a great place to relax and spend some time!

  • SarahEire's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 8:04 AM

    Excellent tips and Photos. You sure have captured the spirit of Minorca.

  • maritagnes's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 2:46 PM

    Great information and stunning photography! Will finally visit Menorca next spring and found your tips really useful!

  • Maggies's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2003 at 10:21 AM

    The calas look so beautiful. I love these little fishing villages.

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 5:43 AM

    Excellent descriptions and great info! you really seem to know the islands well!

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