Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands found in the Mediterranean Sea. This island is home to approximately 94,000 people with around one million tourists visiting every year.
Data obtained from Mahon weather station, Menorca
As well as being a perpetually popular tourist destination, Menorca is also famed for its dairy farming and cheese making while other significant industries include leather making, shoe making, and distilling gin.
Menorca covers an area of 702 square kilometres and has over 200 kilometres of coastline. The distance between the two furthest points - the towns of Mao and Ciutadella - is 47 kilometres, making Menorca the second largest Balearic Island.
Festivals in Menorca run all the way through the year. Horses play a major part in them, particularly in the Sant Joan which is held in June - this colourful event attracts people from all over Spain. Another significant event is Día de la Hispanidad which occurs on 12th October. The day is a national holiday to mark Christopher Columbus discovering the New World in 1492, and sees soldiers taking part in a military parade.
If you are visiting Menorca as a family then spending a day at the zoo is a must. You have the chance to get up close to animals like tree dwelling monkeys, kangaroos and emus. Many of the animals are free to roam around the park. Take a trip to the Cathedral and admire the architecture or learn all about Menorca's history at the Museum of Menorca.
Average maximum temperatures remain above 22 °C from May through to October peaking in August with an average daily maximum temperature of 30 °C.
Last updated: 14 March 2014