Menorca is the second largest island in the Balearics, in fact it has an area of 689 sq km and a population of 85,000 inhabitants. It is the easternmost island of the archipelago, located east of the island of Majorca, from which a narrow stretch of sea separates it, the Channel of Majorca.
Mostly flat, the highest point of the island is Monte Toro (358 m). The island has coasts engraved by deep rivers. The capital, Mahón which has about 20,000 inhabitants, stands at the end of a long inlet. Mahón also has a good port and an airport located south-west of the city. The main urban centers are Mahón and Ciutadella.
The main resources of the island are agriculture (production of wine, oil, potatoes, cereals, fruit, vegetables), breeding (cattle, poultry), fishing. But the main activity is above all tourism, which has developed thanks to the presence of beautiful beaches.
HOW TO GET TO MENORCA: FLIGHTS AND FERRIES
Menorca, the second largest island of the Balearic archipelago, is served by an international airport, Mahón, which is located just 5 km from the city of Mahón (Airport code: MAH). The airport has numerous seasonal flights from northern Europe. Airlines flying to Menorca include airlines such as Iberia, EasyJet, Ryanair and Vueling. The frequency of flights increases considerably during the summer period.
FERRIES FOR MENORCA
Connections with Spain: The following shipping companies make connections between Spain and the island of Menorca: Iscomar: Barcelona. Baleària Eurolínies Marítimes: Barcelona. Acciona-Trasmediterranea: Barcelona. Cape Balear de Cruceros: Palamos (Costa Brava).
Connections with the other Balearic islands: Every day there are regular line ferries that connect Menorca with the other islands of the Balearic archipelago: Iscomar: Majorca. Cape Balear de Cruceros: Cala Rajada (Majorca). Baleària Eurolínies Marítimes: Alcudia (Majorca). Acciona-Trasmediterranea: Majorca.