Stunning architecture and a beautiful harbour
Many people associate Menorca holidays with the fantastic beaches that this island has to offer and quite rightly so, however, holidays to Mahon can combine the very best of beach life with traditional city life too.
Mahon is the islands capital and boasts stunning Regency and Georgian architecture at every turn, with bustling narrow streets and a beautiful harbour thrown in for good measure. Shady squares are edged with pavement cafes and traditional tapas bars tempt you with their succulent dishes.
The harbour is pretty special too, rumoured to be one of the deepest in the world, it divides the city in half. The older and more commercialised part is to the south, whilst the newer and more residential area is to the north. Shops, bars and restaurants line the harbour side providing the perfect chance to soak up the atmosphere and try some of the succulent freshly caught fish dishes. Take a boat trip around the harbour for the chance to view this beautiful city from the sea.
Quick Mahon Tips
The currency used on Mahon holidays is the Euro
The time difference between the UK and Mahon is GMT + 1 hour
British citizens do not need a visa to travel to Mahon in Menorca
Perhaps the best known seafood dish is the “caldereta de llagosta”, a delicious and succulent lobster stew served on fine slices of toast.
Flights from the UK to Mahon take around 2½ hours
Beaches, churches, museums and nature
There is no beach on Mahon holidays; however Es Grau has a small sandy offering close by, or head to the southern tip of the island and the golden sands of Punta Prima. For history lovers there’s the 13th century Church of Santa Maria, Museum of Menorca or the lush, green and florally fragrant Es Freginal Park all close to hand.
A little further afield you’ll stumble across the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, over 5000 hectares of wetland, protected farmland and natural coastline, including five small islands just off the coast. Follow guided trails through some of the Balearic Islands finest natural scenery and discover inquisitive wildlife and reckless flora and fauna at every turn.
Holidays in Mahon provide the chance to see life in Menorca as the locals see it and will suit those who like a bit of culture and history thrown in with their beautiful beaches and natural beauty. Book holidays to Mahon here at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places to Visit
Pirates of Menorca
Leaving from Ciudadela Harbour, hit the high seas with this swashbuckling cruise. Enjoy spooky pirate tales and sail into sea grottos and smugglers coves. The Pirate cruise is a day full of fun for the whole family on Mahon holidays.
Lloc de Menorca Zoo
Located close to Ciudadela, this lovely little zoo has surprises at every corner. Expect parrot shows, pony rides, dog sledging, paint balling, a lemur wood and a shark museum.
Packed with medieval architecture, Gothic churches and lavish palaces, Ciudadela is positively overflowing with history and culture. Wander narrow streets and pass through shaded squares before relaxing at a harbour side café whilst picturing Menorcan life gone by.