Menorca travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperatures: in the high 20s to 30s (°C)

Best time to visit Menorca: Late May to around mid-September is the best time to book a holiday here if you're after beach weather.

Summers are hot and dry. Autumn weather in Menorca is still very warm until mid-October, with temperatures still hitting the 20s. Expect rain and much cooler weather from late October to December.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Menorca is best for...

Families: A full-day tour includes the picturesque Fornells and the mini horse show at Son Martorellet.

Scenery lovers: Visit Mahon, with lunch in Punta Prima and a cruise along the world’s second-deepest harbour.

Couples: Revel in the peace of the beautiful cove at Cala Galdana.

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Fast facts

Language: the language spoken is Spanish and Menorquí, a dialect of Catalan. However, you'll find that a basic level of English is spoken in most hotels and other tourist attractions. Nevertheless, feel free to practice your Spanish with a phrasebook or an app. It's a fun way to impress (or amuse) the locals during your Menorca holidays.

Currency: the currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Menorca is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Mahon Airport. Transfers take between 15 minutes (Mahon) and 45 minutes (Arenal d'en Castell, Son Bou) to 1 hour and 20 minutes for Cala'n Bosch.

Flight time from UK: The Menorca flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Menorca tourist information can be found at www.menorca.es.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Menorca.

Balearics Sustainable Tourism Tax: You’ll need to pay a Sustainable Tourism Tax which has been introduced by the Balearic Government to help with environmental and tourism improvements. The charge is between €1-4 per person per night, plus 10% VAT, subject to change, and varies based on the official star rating of your accommodation. Children under 16 won’t have to pay and guests staying for more than nine nights will receive a reduction. For further information please click here

Holiday destinations related to Menorca:

  • Cala'n Bosch
  • Mahon
  • Cala n Forcat
  • Arenal Den Castell
  • Cala Galdana
  • Santo Tomas
  • Son Bou
  • Getting around

    By bus: A bus network connects all of the major towns and resorts, making getting around quite straightforward. Bear in mind, though, that some of the routes will be less frequent out of season, and will often have a break in the early afternoon.

    By taxi: Taxi ranks are easy to find in the main towns.

    By car hire: For longer journeys, hiring a car is a more convenient way to see some of the best places in Menorca.

    Events

    Easter: Many of the hotels in Menorca reopen in time for the Easter celebrations during Semana Santa Holy Week, when parades and processions fill the island’s streets.

    Summer fiestas: Summer on the island is non-stop fiesta time, when it’s hard to find a week when the villages and towns aren’t celebrating their patron saint in lively style.

    Sant Joan: The festival of Sant Joan in Ciutadella, kicks things off in June with three days of partying and feasting.

    Sant Marti: Every July dancing horses are the stars of the fiesta of Sant Martí in Es Mercadal, when these elegant creatures prance through the streets.

    Safety and Security

    For up to date advice on travelling to Menorca, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/safety-and-security