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Menorca, The Magical Island!

Spain is such a beautiful country to visit, home to so many different cities worth seeing. Recently I have visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. On this trip, I chose Mallorca and Menorca, two amazing islands.

This post is about Menorca, which is the smallest of the two islands. Menorca is the one with most nature, more untouched landscapes and fewer crowds.

Endless Views! Endless Views!

The main attraction to this island would be its beaches. They are stunning; the water is super blue and warm, leaving you almost thinking you are on a tropical Caribbean island. The beaches aren't vast, most of them are surrounded by rocks and have a sandy area of around 100 meters wide.

My absolute favorite beaches are very close by from the town, Cala Galdana. There are two beaches located next to each other: Cala Macarella and Macarelleta, the last and smaller one is, in my opinion, the most beautiful of the island. Also, close by you have Cala Mitjana which is lovely and a bigger beach named Cala Galdana. My hotel was located right here, which made it so easy to visit many 'calas' in this area.

Some of Europe’s best beaches! Some of Europe’s best beaches!

The capital of Menorca is called Mahon, I stayed there for one night just because I had an early flight, but I recommend skipping it as I didn't like the town very much and there was no special charm to it. Instead, I advise you to stay or visit the city of Ciutadella de Menorca. It is a charming city with beautiful cute streets and a wonderful old town to wander around.

Another must-see is the town of Binibequer. It is a small village of whitewashed houses everywhere and a beautiful small marina. It's nice to walk around in the afternoon after having spent the morning at the beach and stopping for lunch in this lovely and lively little town.

Charming village of Binibequer! Charming village of Binibequer!

Another excellent reason to visit this island would be it's impressive and delicious cuisine. There's no shortage of fantastic tapas restaurants where they serve stunning small Spanish dishes, and the local wines are worth a try too.

Menorca is one of the most amazing beach destinations in Europe. It's very easy to combine a trip to Menorca and Mallorca together with either Madrid or Barcelona, which is what I have done and would definitely recommend for some days in the sun!

#summer, #island