According to constructmaterials, Menorca (Minorca) is part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe). The Balearic Islands are an autonomous region of Spain. The capital of Menorca is Maó-Mahón. Another large city in Menorca is Ciutadella de Menorca.
Menorca is one of the quieter islands of the Balearic Islands. There is no mass tourism here. The island has long sandy beaches interspersed with impressive rock formations. Inland you will find many protected nature areas, old towns and various prehistoric remains. Two major attractions of the island are the geysers and the cave “Cova Polida” which is only accessible by water. The island is ideal for diving and snorkeling.
Where is Menorca located?
Travel information of Menorca
Official name: Minorca
Area: 701 km²
Country code: ES, ESP
Population: 93,313 inhabitants (2014)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 357 m (Monte Toro)
Distance (Amsterdam – Maó-Mahón): 1,400 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Menorca that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Menorca, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Menorca. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels, holiday homes and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Menorca?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Menorca at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Menorca has a Mediterranean climate. The temperatures are around 20 to 28 degrees in the summer months and around 10 to 15 degrees during the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Menorca can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Menorca can be found at Climate info.
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Menorca. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant and you also avoid mass tourism from mainland Spain.
Spanish is the official language in Menorca. Catalan is the most spoken language in Monorca.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Spain: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate on Mallorca (also for Menorca): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Spanish consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Menorca.
Money and Currency matters
Menorca is paid with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Menorca can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices on Menorca are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -13% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (28% cheaper), food (6% cheaper), imported beer in catering (28% cheaper), cigarettes (19% cheaper) and public transport (57% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Menorca it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5-15%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Menorca is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Menorca can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Menorca you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Menorca.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Menorca.
In Menorca the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Menorca can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the high chlorine content.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Menorca can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Menorca can be found on Abyznewslinks (under “Islas Baleares”).
Websites from Menorca end in.es.
Menorca official websites: menorca.es and illesbalears.es.
The country code (international access number) to call someone in Menorca is 0034 or +34.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Menorca? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Menorca Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in Menorca’s Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Menorca.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Menorca.
Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Menorca can be found on Officeholidays.com.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in the Balearic Islands (Menorca) in the school guide of Eurydice.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Menorca, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Menorca?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Menorca. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Menorca can be found on Protected Planet.
Menorca is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Menorca? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in Menorca, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Menorca, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Menorca.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0.3 for novice drivers up to 2 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…There are two megalithic stone monuments on Menorca: navetes and talaiots?
…Mayonnaise is said to have been invented in Menorca?
…Soldiers on Menorca were paid with women and wine?
…Menorca has the second largest natural harbor in the world?
…Menorca has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza combined?