What to visit in Menorca besides its beaches

We have already told you repeatedly that it is not necessary to go to the other side of the world to see truly amazing places. And it is that in Spain there are many wonders that are worth visiting. Menorca , for example, is an island that has a lot to offer, and not only because of its paradisiacal coves and beaches, but also because of many other monuments and places of interest that are scattered throughout the territory.

Today at Vuela Viajes we want to talk to you precisely about those places that you should visit in Menorca, beyond its beaches, if you have the opportunity to travel to the island. Would you like to join us? If you plan to travel to Menorca it will be of great help!

The Quarries of S’Hostal

Canteres de S Hostal
Although it is clear that one of the main attractions of Menorca are its impressive beaches and coves, the truth is that this Pitiusan island has a lot to offer us. Thus, if during your vacation on the island you end up getting bored with so much sun and sea, one of the things you can do is visit the Canteras de S’Hostal, in Ciudadela . The fact is that these quarries of marés, active for 200 years, have been chosen among the Best Corners of 2014, an award granted by the Repsol Guide. You will be impressed by its high walls and its block mazes. In addition, depending on the time you visit the island, you can enjoy a concert in the deepest quarry, which has spectacular acoustics. You will also find a botanical garden and a park on site.

Cova d’en Xoroi

Cova Xoroi
One of the places that you should not miss if you visit the island is the Cova d’en Xoroi, especially if you travel as a couple, since you can live a truly magical moment. The best thing is that you go at sunset so you can enjoy one of the best sunsets on the entire island. The entrance costs about 10 euros with a drink included and will allow you to enjoy a bar during the day and a club at night.

Mount toro

Mount toro
For nature lovers we recommend Monte Toro, considered the highest point in Menorca. Located 358 meters above sea level, it is also located in the center of the island. Therefore, if you are lucky enough to have favorable weather conditions, you can have beautiful views of almost the entire island. In addition, here is the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Toro, where the image of the Patron Saint of Menorca is located.

Binibèquer Vell

Another essential visit during your stay in Menorca is Binibèquer Vell, a small fishing village located in San Luis that stands out for its narrow streets and whitewashed houses. Of course, it has a trick: it is a holiday complex built in 1972 as if it were an authentic old fishing village.

Favàritx lighthouse

Favaritx lighthouse
We would also like to recommend a visit to the Favàritx Lighthouse, built in 1922 with materials that had been extracted from a quarry located in the area. What stands out the most is its lunar landscape, that is to say, stony and arid, a totally different landscape from the one that can be observed in the rest of the island. For many, it is the most beautiful lighthouse in Menorca.

La Mola fortress

La Mola fortress
Finally, we want to tell you about the impressive Fortaleza de la Mola, located in Mahón. And we must not forget that Menorca was a prominent military enclave for Great Britain and France. You can take advantage of the visit to go to the castle of San Felipe, located on the opposite shore.