Picturesque inlets sheltering white sandy beaches which can only be accessed by boat; a lush, rolling countryside dotted with whitewashed hamlets, caves and nature parks and some of the most family-friendly resorts in Europe – it can only be Menorca, smallest of the Balearic islands and much-loved holiday destination for generations. For its small size Menorca offers a wealth of attractions such as water-parks, mini golf, go-carting and pony riding as well as, of course, a variety of watersports offering infinite opportunities to explore both above and below the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Menorca has one golf course at Son Parc in the north of the island. The principal towns are Mahon, to the east, and Ciudella to the west, linked by the island’s main road artery. This road is truly the backbone of the island; it is lined with shops selling crafts, factory shops selling leather goods and shoes and the famous Lladro porcelain and glassware is sold here. All resorts link to this road; there is no road running along the coast, meaning that resorts and beaches are left in peace to enjoy their natural surroundings. The season here runs from May to October and, as across the whole of Spain, the season is celebrated with a variety of fiestas and carnivals, most notably in Menorca the “Jaleo” celebrations in every town each summer, where the locals enjoy a glass of Pommade, a mixture of local Xoriguer gin and lemonade, and the local men show off their equestrian skills; Menorca is very fond of horses, and one of the main local pastimes is horse trotting.
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