, it's better to do the Cami de Valls trail in the morning or evenings, when the sun is less intense and the temperature is more pleasant for long walks.

Visit Mahon

In the eastern part of Menorca, Mahó 'n, the capital city, is best known for its 18th century architecture and historic port. The city, also known as Maó ', overlooks one of the world's biggest natural deep-water ports, and is home to the Xoriguer Gin Distillery, where you can try the island's uniquely aromatic gin. Make some time for the town's Franciscan monastery, which dates to the 15th century and includes artefacts from the Roman and Byzantine eras. Throughout the year, Mahó 'n celebrates many big festivals, one of the most famous of which is the Fiestas de Gró cia in early September, with magnificent horse parades and live music. It's one of the best things to do in Menorca if you want to experience local culture at its best.

Visit Ciutadella

his charming city, the former capital of the island, has a well-preserved medieval quarter and is most noted for its cathedral. This fortified church has stood for more than 650 years, and still has the remains of a minaret that belonged to a mosque that once occupied this site. Ciutadella is also home to the Castell de Sant Nicolau, a watchtower that was built in the 17th century and has amazing panoramic views all the way to Majorca. In late June, one of the best Menorca things to do is to attend Ciutadella's Festival of Sant Joan, which includes delicious traditional foods, fireworks, and a special horse parade.

Explore Menorca's stunning coves and beaches

Most of the beaches on the Menorcan coast have gently shelving sands, making them ideal for timid toe dippers and families with young children. You'll find that many of the main resort beaches are more secluded and greener than you'd find on much of the coast of mainland Spain. When it comes to adventurous things to do in Menorca


expect a decent range of water sports facilities on the beaches of key resorts like Cala Galdana, Arenal Den Castell and Punta Prima. However, many of the beaches on the northern coast are more remote and may only be accessible by car or foot. Naturally, though, these most 'difficult-to-get-to' beaches are often the most beautiful. One is Algaiarens, a huge bay where parking is limited to 400 spaces, so arrive early in the high season. Another is Playa Cavalleria with its distinctive red sand and double horseshoe shape, accessible by car and a 15-minute walk.

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