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What to see in Menorca in 2 days (the 8 things you cannot miss)

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Menorca, a jewel located in the Mediterranean Sea, with some of the best beaches and coves in our country, with a surprising natural heritage, a rich historical past and so valued by tourists that in summer its population doubles. Possibly you are preparing your next getaway to this wonderful island, either for a weekend or for more days. But what are the things that you cannot miss? What to see in Menorca in 2 days?

Below we make a brief list of the 8 essentials of the second largest island in the Balearic Islands, whether you are going to visit Menorca in 48 hours or on a longer trip.

What to see and do in Menorca in two days

Although visiting Menorca on a weekend can be a bit crowded, it is possible to see the essential places and capture the true essence of the island in such a short time.

First of all, our recommendation if you are going to travel to Menorca on your own, is to move by rental car, and thus see as many things as possible.

But also, book accommodation, flights, activities, restaurants and everything you plan to do, in advance. Especially in summer, when this destination is one of the most popular, both for national tourism and for international tourism.

So, What to visit in Menorca?

Sea, history, gastronomy, white villages, coves, sunsets, water activities, the best Menorca beaches

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Visit Mahón

How about starting the Menorca tour of its capital?

It is probably a great idea if you arrive by plane, since it is only 9 km away.

Mahón is a charming city, with only 30,000 inhabitants, surrounded by the s’Albufera d’Es Grau natural park, known for its British Georgian-style houses, for the rich Mahón cheese and for its seaport, one of the biggest in the world.

You can visit the Museum of Menorca, where works of art are exhibited and various events are organized. But you can also visit the Isabel II Fortress, the San Felipe Castles

Or simply, enjoy strolling through its beautiful streets and squares, through which different civilizations have passed, leaving an extensive cultural legacy. The Church of Santa María, the Iglesia del Carmen, the Iglesia de la Concepción, the Pescadería building, the Casa Mir and the Town Hall building stand out, with its Renaissance façade and its famous clock.

Visit Biniveca

After seeing Mahón, we suggest you visit Biniveca, one of the most picturesque towns on the Menorcan island and one of its biggest tourist attractions.

It is only 11 km from the airport and 15 km from Mahón.

It is worth it, without a doubt, to walk through its streets of labyrinthine white houses and along the jetty. And by the way, why not take some of the best photos of your weekend in Menorca.

Passing through this essential place to visit on the island of Menorca, you can take a dip in its crystal clear beach, and also in the surrounding beaches, Binisafuller, Binisafua, or Binidalí.

Bathing in Son Bou

And what better way to end the day than to disconnect in what can be said to be the best of Menorca’s beaches.

If you wonder what to do in Menorca in a weekend, a little further north, but a very short distance from the capital, is the beach of Son Bou.

It is the longest beach in Menorca, 2.5 km long. It is one of the best beaches to enjoy with the family. A dream beach, with its fine sand, shallow clear waters, its chiringuitos area and bathroom service.

If you dare, on Son Bou beach you can also practice water sports or there are even some areas where nudism is allowed.

See Torre d’en Galmés and Torralba d’en Salort

Very close to the Son Bou beach, there are these two places of interest on the island of Menorca; Torre d’en Galmés and Torralba d’en Salort.

Torre d’en Galmés is the most important historical town in the Balearic Islands and your visit is made up of two parts: the interpretation center and the Talayotic town.

On the other hand, there is Torralba d’en Salort, another highly recommended historical town and another example of the island’s Talatoy culture.

Both places complement each other to constitute a cultural visit to the island.

You have probably seen images of both places, their icon being the taulas, some megalithic constructions typical of the Balearic Islands, a place for worship rituals and formed by two large stone blocks, one placed vertically and the other horizontally located on the first.

These are, without a doubt, a part of the cultural and historical tourism that you can do on your visit to Menorca, as well as two essential places to understand and deepen the Talayotic culture.

Visit Fornells

Fornells is located in the northern part of the island and is one of the must-see places to visit in Menorca. It is a small, beautiful coastal town that does not reach a thousand inhabitants.

It is highly recommended to walk through its low and white houses, its old town, its port and its promenade.

The Torre de Fornells, Cala Pregonda and Faro de Cavalleria also stand out (we see it in more detail below;))

Do you have a good appetite? Well, Fornells is the best place to taste the lobster stew, the star dish of the island.

And if you also want to practice water sports, no problem. Kayaking is one of the most popular activities in Fornells. Here you can enjoy visiting its coves, caves and caves. Do your best to do this activity!

See a sunset at the Cavalleria Lighthouse

Would you like to enjoy a romantic or peaceful plan on your trip to Menorca?

In the northernmost part of the island is the Cavalleria Lighthouse, a magical place where you can see, probably, the best sunset in Menorca.

We have no doubt that this can be one of the most special ways to say goodbye to a day of tourism. That is why we propose it in this list of the 8 best things to see and do in Menorca.

What do you think about the idea?

Bathing in Cala Turqueta, Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta

And what about those images that you don’t stop seeing of coves with crystal clear waters in Menorca?

Any beach or cove on the island is spectacular, in addition, they make up one of the main attractions of the place. But there are three coves that we can highlight: Cala Turqueta, Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta. All close to each other.

Virgin coves, with fine white sands, turquoise waters and surrounded by wooded area. Who gives more?

Here you can do some water activities, visit one of its viewpoints, photograph them, simply disconnect and cool off in them, or even hire a boat route through the three coves.

A natural gem! Although probably in the peak summer months, they are also popular places for tourists.

If you are wondering what other coves in Menorca are worth, sign up Cala en Porter, Cala Galdana and Cala Morell, Cala Santadria, Cala en Blanes or Caleta d’en Gorries.

Visit Ciutadella

And how to end your two-day getaway to Menorca?

Of course, you cannot leave without first passing through what was the capital of the island, and is currently the second urban center of it, Ciutadella.

Just walking through Ciutadella will you realize the elegance that this city of stately air exudes.

Don’t miss its Gothic cathedral, Plaza del Borne, Castillo de San Nicolás, Plaza de la Esplanada, the Municipal Museum of Ciudadela, and of course, the seaport, the most emblematic and photographed place in the city.

In short, sign up what to see in Menorca in 2 days, because the island is small in size but of incomparable beauty.

In this way, it is possible to visit it in a few days, although the ideal would be to be able to disconnect for as long as possible in this Balearic paradise, since there are many other things to see (Punta Nati Lighthouse, Naveta d’es Tudons, Cala Morell Necropolis , Santo Tomás, Es Mercadal, Villacarlos, Alayor …)

Ahh !! And don’t forget to try its delicious wines and its rich typical dishes with Mediterranean recipes, where the Menorcan soup, the Mahón cheese, the lobster stew, the partridge stew with cabbage, the Menorcan perol, the baked ray, stand out. the leg of lamb … and desserts such as pastissets, crespells or couscussós.

Feel privileged if you go to visit Menorca and start preparing your travel suitcase now!