Menorca is a paradise for many reasons: its beautiful coves and beaches, its charming villages, its dreamy sunsets, its rich gastronomy and its sports activities surrounded by nature. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are many travelers who surrender to its charms as soon as they set foot on this Balearic island and even repeat every year.
There has been much talk of Menorca as the ideal paradise for trips with friends who seek tranquility and even trips as a couple. But going to Menorca with children is also a very wise decision. The island offers diverse options for family travel. In fact, Menorca is increasingly fashionable in terms of family destinations, as it is relatively quiet for traveling with children. Unlike other Balearic islands that are more focused on the party.
Without a doubt, traveling to Menorca with children is an ideal vacation plan in the Mediterranean. Discover all the things the island has to offer!
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Accommodation in Menorca with children
If you travel to Menorca with children, it is best to rent an apartment or book a hotel with services for families. Many of them are focused on the fun of the minors and the comfort of their parents. Most of the hotels have children's entertainment, swimming pools adapted for the little ones and other entertainment services.
For example, if you go as a family, we recommend a beach area with all services such as Son Bou, Punta Prima or Cala Galdana. However, if you are looking for something with more activity then we recommend Ciutadella or Mao. Fornells is also a good option. It is a small municipality in the north of the island where many outdoor plans can be carried out when the children are a little older, such as boat trips around Menorca.
What to see in Menorca with children?
Beaches and coves
One of the main attractions of the island are its coves and beaches. Menorca was declared a Biosphere Reserve thanks to its well-preserved landscapes and idyllic beaches. It is a unique place to get lost and enjoy nature in its purest form.
If you travel to Menorca with small children, we recommend that you look for accessible beaches with services such as Fornells, Binibeca or Cala Galdana, which in addition to being one of the best beaches in Menorca has services such as sun loungers, beach bars, shops, bathrooms or facilities for nautical activities.
If they are already kids, then take them to hard-to-reach beaches or coves like Cales Coves to bathe in the rocks and take some spectacular photos to show on social networks.
In the lists of the best beaches in Menorca, Cala Turqueta always appears which, as its name suggests, has turquoise waters, its sand is fine and is hidden in a pine forest. The contrast between the green of the tops of the pines and the bright blue of the sea is striking, making the perfect beach postcard.
We cannot forget Cala Morell, one of the most impressive to see in Menorca. Its uniqueness is that it is surrounded by rock cliffs on which platforms have been built so that visitors can sunbathe. It is worth visiting because the landscape is spectacular and its waters are clean and crystal clear. In addition, in its surroundings there is a necropolis of the Talayotic culture.
Speaking of the Talayotic culture, it is one of the most interesting things to see in Menorca and that few people know about. Its name comes from the talayots, watchtowers that have become the most popular construction of this historical period.
It turns out that the island has many remains of this culture of prehistoric societies that originated in Mallorca and Menorca in the second millennium BC. It is practically an open-air museum.
Some of the most important sites that we can visit on the island are the Naveta des Tudons, the Cala Morell Necropolis, the Torre d'en Galmés or the Torralba d'en Salord, among others.
Since access by land to which coves is very complicated if we go to Menorca with young children, the best way to get to know the island's coast is from the sea. A route along the north coast of Menorca by boat to discover the best coves in this part of the island can be a very fun plan. Especially if the kids haven't been on any boat before.
Visit the lighthouses
For this activity we recommend renting a car to see the lighthouses that are scattered around the island. They are usually found around beautiful landscapes and deserve a family outing to enjoy nature. Some examples are Punta Nati, Cavalleria or Artutx.
Visit to Mahón
Mahón is the capital of Menorca and as the capital that it is, it deserves a visit at least even if we go as a family. In addition to discovering the most important historical buildings such as the Town Hall, the Church of Santa María, the Bastion of Sant Roc, the Museum of Menorca or the Church of Sant Francesc, it is its great port that takes center stage as it is full of bars , restaurants and terraces.
Visit a cheese factory
Menorca is known for sobrasada and especially for cheese. In fact, the island has cheese with the Mahón-Menorca designation of origin. There are many factories around the island so we encourage you one day to go on an excursion with your little foodies to discover how cheese is made.
El Lloc de Menorca is a very special place on the island where families can enjoy a wide variety of animals of native breeds and exotic species from all over the planet. The animals that live here have been welcomed thanks to projects with European rescue centers. The facilities in which they live are created and equipped with the welfare of animals in mind and with the intention that visitors interact with them, something that will especially excite children.
Water Parks in Menorca
In Menorca there are also water parks, for those who want to change a day at the beach for one in the pool between water slides. There are four water parks on the island, two in the Ciutadella area, one in the Playas de Fornells urbanization and another in Sant Lluís. Their names are Aqua Center, Aqua Rock, Splash Sur Menorca and Carema Splash Park.
Where to eat in Menorca with children?
Depending on the age of the children, we know that you cannot eat anywhere, so things get a bit complicated if we don't know the island.
The most advisable thing is to look for large and spacious terraces where you can feel comfortable. Strolling around the port of Ciutadella and Mao you will find cool options to go with children, as in the Paseo de Fornells.
You can also choose restaurants that have a games area or opt for the beach bars. There are many in Menorca.
Some of the most traditional foods in Menorca that you can enjoy are the lobster stew, the sobrasada, the stuffed aubergine, the mayonnaise, the Mahón cheese and the ensaimada.
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