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As a proud member of the Islas Group of Travel Guides, we're not here to sell you a holiday to Menorca,
we do not operate any form of on-line booking service, and being totally independent from all Travel Agents
and Tour Operators we derive no benefit from giving you a glossy tour operators view of the
Our mission is simple..., to provide you with practical first hand objective advice, from "real" paying visitors to the resorts, hotels and attractions that Menorca has to offer.
This web site can only be maintained with feed back from your comments. So, if you've already visited the island in the last few months, any help, comments or contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Menorca or Minorca, whatever way you prefer to spell it, and whatever way you wish to pronounce it, is the second largest of Balearic Islands, and along with its sister islands of Majorca and Ibiza, lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain.
Once you have cleared Customs Control and collected your luggage, there are always large numbers of taxi waiting outside of the arrivals hall, although during busy periods you should also be prepared to stand and wait your turn in a queue for the next one to become available. Taxis on Menorca do represent good value for money by European standards, and can instantly be recognised as being the large eggshell/white cars with a green light on the roof.
One thing that you should be aware of is a standard taxi on the island is only licenced to carry a maximum of 4 passengers plus a "reasonable" amount of luggage, so for larger groups of travellers, or those with special needs, it is our recommendation to make provision for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you at the airport, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a larger, or specially adapted, vehicle is needed for the journey.
Despite the onset of mass tourism in the 1960's, Menorca still remains relatively un-spoilt and quiet when compared to its neighbours. The most popular resorts do tend to be concentrated along the island's south coast and are almost all purpose-built in the last 30 years to meet the ever increasing demand for holiday accommodation. In contrast to the south of the island, the north coast is very rugged with picturesque horse shoe bays that are often featured on the front covers of the major tour operators Summer Sun brochures.
At 354 metres above sea level Mount Toro is the only real mountain on Menorca, and a visit to the 17th Century Sanctuary of the Mare de Déu del Toro at its peak is often included in many of the tour operators "see Menorca in a day" type island tours. The ME-1 is the only main road on the island which joins Mahon on the east coast to the former capital Ciudadela in the west, and this road effectively splits the island in two.
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