Impressions of Menorca No. 3

Hey there!

Here's the last part of my Menorca series. Read part 2 here to find out what happened beforehand.

So we eventually arrived in Cala Blanca (western part of Menorca) where our apartment was situated and where we would be staying for 5 days.



In the western part of Menorca you'll find the city Ciudadela, which used to be the capital of Menorca until Maó became the capital in the 18th century.



We preferred staying near Ciudadela, as we liked the architecture and restaurants in Ciudadela a little more.




The harbour of Ciudadela
We visited the lighthouse at the Cap d'Artrutx (10 km south of Ciutadella), a few beaches on the southern coast of Menorca (Cala Son Xoriguer, Cala en Turqueta, Cala Macarellata), Ciudadela itself and Cala Santandria near Cala Blanca.

On our way to the lighthouse

Cap d'Artrutx




We really loved Cala Macarellata and Ciudadela. You can only access Cala Macarellata, if you hike there from Cala en Turqueta (around half an hour) or from Cala Macarella, but it is definitely worth it!

Cala Macarellata


Also I'd like to recommend a tapas bar in Ciudadela. It's called "Bar Hogar del Pollo" and it's located here: Carrer Sant Pere, 11, 07760 Ciudadela de Menorca (near the Placa Nova). The food was amazing and the waitress very friendly.



Our return to Maó on the last day (again by bike) was definitely less stressful, as we took the recommended bike route through the inland of Menorca.




Almost in Maó
In Maó we got to experience the Flower Festival, the whole town was decorated, there was a parade through Maó and lots of people were celebrating.




We rounded our holiday off with a delicious pizza.



I hope you liked the photos and you get to visit beautiful Menorca soon.

Steph