Menorca is like a huge open-air museum due to its number of historical and cultural sights. It is one of the reasons of such great popularity of Menorca among tourists, but the island is also famous for its deserted and calm beaches and virtually absence of nightlife.
That’s why the island attracts primarily those tourists, who want to take a break from the bustle of big cities and prefer to relax with the whole family.
1st reason. The Nature of Menorca
Menorca has a mild Mediterranean climate. In summer the temperature is stays usually around +27-29 ° C and the sea is warming up to +23-25 ° C. It’s the perfect conditions for holidays with the kids. The best period for visiting Menorca is from May to July. The rainy season starts in August.
There are about 120 beaches in Menorca and many of them aren’t crowded and will bring you peaceful relaxation alone with your family. All such secluded beaches of Menorca can be easily approached on foot or by car as opposed to other Mediterranean islands most scenic and deserted beaches of which are often accessible only on a yacht or boat.
Places to visit: Cala Macarelleta, Cala Pregonda, Playa de Son Bou etc.
2nd reason. The Hotels of Menorca
According to the UNESCO's decision, the constructions of tall buildings are prohibited in Menorca. All hotels of Menorca have maximum 3 floors, which makes them more cozy and homey. In addition, there are many hotels for families with small kids. Such hotels have special entertainments teams, which are ready to amuse your kids all day!
3rd reason. Family attractions of Menorca
Menorca offers a wide selection of activities for the people of all ages, which allow to arrange a fantastic family vacation full of interesting adventures!
Aqua Center Menorca
Address: Av Principal s/n, 07660 Cala'n Blanes, Minorca, Spain
Operating hours: daily: 10:30 – 18:30
Admission: Children 3 – 11 years old: 10 EUR; Adults: 20 EUR
Aqua Center Menorca isn’t a large water park, but it still brings a fantastic day full of fun and joy for the whole family! Aqua center offers a variety of attractions, including Play Area for kids, Karting, Picnic Area, Park Gardens, Jacuzzi, Video games and of course waterslides such as Black Hole, Kamikaze, Giant Slide etc.
Lloc de Menorca Zoo
Address: Camí C, 8, 07730 Alaior, Illes Balear, Spain
Operating hours: daily: 10:00 – 20:00
Children: 6.5 EUR
Adults: 9.5 EUR
Lloc de Menorca Zoo is the great attraction, where you can spend a great day with children watching local and exotic animals and birds, have a picnic in the special are or visit the gift shop and a small museum. In Lloc de Menorca Zoo, you’ll see emus, ostriches, parrots, monkeys, caimans, turtles, horses, cows etc. There are not many animals and it looks more like a farm than a Zoo, but still the visiting of this place is exciting especially for small kids.
Other great activities for older children and adults in Menorca are horse riding tours, MTB tours and diving centers.
How to travel by car in Menorca?
It’s always better to book a car online in advance, because it allows saving money and getting the wider selection of available cars. You can arrange car rental for the lowest rates at Menorca Airport. You can also add child seats and GPS navigator into your booking to make your family vacation in Menorca even more convenient and safe!
Author Bio: Lily Berns is a writer who enjoys life travelling and blogging about family entertainment spots while visiting different countries. In this article she tries to find some special ideas for vacation in Menorca.