The Best Things to Do in Menorca
Sports in Menorca
You must know that in Menorca you can practise tennis as well as badminton and Football is played all over the island - during the summer fiestas the local team will invite teams from other towns to play and these never fail to be exciting.
Horse riding, pony trekking and donkey safaris are also available for the amateurs of the kind and not only.
With the local people, football, basketball and tennis are the most popular sports,with facilities in most towns.
The capital of Menorca, Mahón, is probably the most lively place on the island.In Anden Poniente, located close to the port, you will find a wide range of bars and taverns at your disposal.
One of them, Muelle de Levante offers many nice summer terraces,as well as great "tapas".
Additionally, Villacarlos has nice summer terraces and restaurants as well, especially around Cala Fonts.
On the other hand for those of you in a dance mood, Alayor and Punta Prima is the right place for you with its fashionable discotheques.
Eating out in Menorca
While on the island don’t hesitate to taste the island’s most famous dish which is the rich seafood stew called Caldereta de Langosta, made with delicious, and expensive, spiny lobster.
However all the fish “calderetas” and soups are of exceptional taste .. If you enjoy garlic pollo al ajillo - chicken pieces fried with garlic, or gambas al ajillo - prawns cooked the same way, should be tried.
You are expected to dip your bread in the oil and juices.
Wine in Menorca
Unless you are a wine connoisseur, house wine is your best choice but also is usually perfectly drinkable.
You will find a range of local, continental and international wines available in Menorca and do vary in price.
Shopping for local wines is the key, anything that is sent to the island costs a lot more and you can buy this stuff back home.
Shopping in Menorca
The quality and choice in shops is the best while being in Menorca particularly in Mahón and Ciutadella where you will find leather goods, including footwear, of better quality as well as price than anywhere in Europe in terms of value.
Look out for the "rebaixes" or sales, in late August / September, when genuine and often significant reductions can be found.
Bear in mind that all shops are open by 10am and close for the siesta around 1.30pm, reopening around 5pm and closing 7.30 to 8pm.