Menorca is the more laid back island of the other Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Majorca. It still has plenty to offer tourists, but instead of hi-rises and massive clubs, its more family-owned establishments and relaxed entertainment. This is the perfect destination for escaping the crowds. Keep reading to see what this island has to offer
Equestrians and horse-lovers should make a point of catching Ciutadella's annual Fiesta of Sant Joan in June. The island's famous black horses and their riders parade around in their traditional gear, and people turn out to watch and drink pomada ( a local gin). The city of Ciutadella is worth seeing even if you miss the festival as it has a medieval centre and oozed charm. Mahon is similar and also worth visiting if you want to experience some history. For the most spectacular views of the island head up Monte Toro and be sure to bring your camera. For families and waterslide enthusiasts, two waterparks cater to all ages and levels of bravery. One of the best ways to enjoy the island is to get outside and explore. There are plenty of trails to walk, cycle, or enjoy from the back of a horse. There is also ample opportunity to enjoy a watersport or admire the sunset at one of the island's many pristine beaches.