Menorca is one of the Spanish Balearic Islands whose name derives from the larger Majorca nearby. The island is a popular destination for tourists, although it is perhaps more laid back than the other Balearics. The island has many beaches of note and has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in an attempt to preserve many of the island's areas of natural beauty. There is much to do and see on the island as well as the opportunity to simply relax. Car hire on Menorca is the best way to see as much of the island as possible and enjoy your holiday at your own pace.
Although Menorca is a predominantly tourist-driven island there is more to it than beaches alone. The capital city of the island is Maó-Mahón or just simply Mahon. The town has one of the largest natural harbours in the world. The harbour is of strategic importance within the Mediterranean and had been fought over by British, Spanish and French troops for many years. Remnants of British rule in the town can still be seen with some Naval Dockyard buildings still standing. The other main town on the island is Ciutadella de Menorca with its historic old centre and picturesque port area. Especially in the old town, the streets are very narrow and give a distinctive Spanish feel to the town. The Menorcan countryside has as much beauty as its beaches and there are many spots, notably in the north of the island, which are favoured by hikers and nature lovers alike. This is in addition to the numerous resort areas across the whole of the island. Hiring a car on Menorca offers tourists the chance to see it all whether you want a relaxing holiday or a more involved one.
Opening hours:Mo-Sa 0830-1300, Su closed
Address:C/ Bajoli 36, Poligono Industrial Poima, Balearic Islands
Opening hours:(Seasonal location)
From 1 April until 30 September: Mo-Su 0700-2300
From 1 October until 31 March: Mo-Su 0700-2200
Address:Airport, Balearic Islands