The popular holiday island of Menorca is best explored in a hire car as the small villages along the coast are very difficult to reach by bus. Anyone who has already gone on a tour of discovery in a hire car around Mallorca will be delighted by Menorca. Driving around Menorca in a hire a car you are spoilt for choice with so many solitary bays and beaches to explore. The centre of the island also boasts many interesting sights and quaint, rustic villages, like Es Mercedal or Ferreries - all waiting to be discovered in a hire car. From the car rental office on Menorca you can easily reach all destinations in one day. The trip time from the capital Mao to the western end in Ciutadella is hardly more than an hour. And also the airport on Menorca can be reached by car in just a few minutes from Mao (Mahon).
By car to La Mola fortress
If you are going on a car trip on Menorca, you will find that this island, despite its favourable position in the Mediterranean, has been spared mass tourism. The small sister of Mallorca has a lot to offer. One of the most popular destinations is the fortress of La Mola, built in the 16th century. The entrance is via the magnificent Queen Gate aka La Puerta de la Reina. Start your hire car trip at the port in Mahon and follow the Me-3 road for about 7 km to the end. There are various guided tours in the fort, including for children and the elderly.
By car in Menorca: blue water and verdant nature
The white sandy beaches and blue lagoons in the south of Menorca have a Caribbean feel. In a hire car on Menorca you can save yourself long walks to the beach, reach every destination comfortably and take a bountiful picnic basket for stop offs at secluded beaches. The beauty of the coastline is matched by the beauty of the landscape inland. In the s'Albufera d'Es Grau Natural Park you can get up close to the impressive flora and fauna of the Balearic Islands. The whole island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1993 and within it lies s'Albufera d'Es Grau Natural Park in the north-east of the island, easily accessed in a breezy cabriolet from both directions on the PM 710. Not far away is also the popular windsurf and SUP paradise at Fornells. If this is not enough, we recommend you visit one of the neighbouring islands. For example, explore Formentera by car and discover its marvellous beaches.