Menorca - Area Guide

Menorca's Location

Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Situated just 34 km across the Mediterranean Sea from Mallorca, it is generally considered to be a much more laid back, relaxing island than its nearest neighbour making it a calmer environment to find your luxurious property for sale in Menorca.

Menorca's Climate

Like both Mallorca and Ibiza, Menorca has a classic Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long, relatively hot summers, enjoying up to 11 hours of sunshine during these months, over 300 days of the year.

They say that “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane”, but there is almost no rainfall in Menorca during the summer months and an awful lot in winter, which is why the Balearics in general differ from other sunny climes in that there is a great quantity of lush green vegetation, flora and fauna.

It isn’t all just sunshine and roses in Menorca, however. The “Tramontana”, a particular prevailing northerly wind whips around many coastal regions, particularly in March. Luckily, many resorts around the island have sandy coves which are protected against this wind by headlands, cliffs or sand dunes.

There are eight main winds which blow across the Balearics – and they all have names. In an attempt to harness the energy of these winds, turbines have been erected at Milà , the first wind farm in the Balearic Islands.

Additional Information

Menorca has more beaches than all of the other Balearic islands put together - 120 in total, spread over 200km of coastline. The scenery ranges from rocky outcrops and secluded coves to long stretches of sandy beach, although there is only one mountain on the island – Mount Toro.

All of the resorts in Menorca are geared towards couples and families. In general, they are all very laid back, with limited facilities and nightlife, although some are of course more lively than others.

The south coast of the island is renowned for its long sandy beaches and livelier resorts, whilst the west coast offers a dramatic, rocky backdrop with numerous coves and headlands.

Menorcas’ north coast is also rugged and is well-known throughout the area as being the best section of coastline. The island’s only golf course, Son Parc, is also situated in this region.

The capital of Menorca, Mahon although not as large, busy or cosmopolitan as Palma, has a beautiful harbour, many great bars and restaurants and some excellent shops, with leather bargains to be had.

Property for sale in Menorca

Whereas property in the north of Menorca tends to be a little more exclusive, due to the relative lack of beaches and tourism in this region, the south of the island has been slightly more developed to meet the demand of both holiday and Menorca property buyers; and many beautiful villas in Menorca can be found at prices a little lower than many properties on Mallorca.

There are any amount of types and styles of property available, from traditional Menorcan cottages and old townhouses to modern apartments and luxurious villas. In some of the more exclusive areas, these properties are able to reach several million euros, due to the demand for property investment.


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