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The budget ten in Menorca

 Menorca is one of the most peaceful of Spain’s Balearic Islands. It’s an ideal destination for the budget conscious traveler, which has people from all over the world hopping on flights to Menorca. Here are the top ten things you can do in Menorca for less than ten euros.

Punta Prima Beach – Free!

Menorca is lined with beautiful beaches, but the best is said to be Punta Prima, a swathe of white sand on the east side of the island. It’s great for sunbathing and swimming.

Cave Exploring – Free!

For an adventure, head to Cales Coves. You can reach it by hiking down a steep gorge, and you’ll find many caves in the walls of the gorge — perfect for exploring.

Cami de Cavalls – Free!

There are plenty of places to hike and this ancient path is ideal for travelers wanting a day away from the beach: the path wends its way around the whole island.

Fort Marlborough – 3 Euros!

To get out of the sun and see a little history, visit this underground British 18th century fort near the Mao harbor.

Fortress La Mola – 8 Euros!

On the northern side of Mahon harbor you can explore this 19th century fortress with its major military importance in Menorca’s history.


Beautiful Menorca – Image by Daz, used under Creative Commons license.

Torre d’en Galmes – Free!

In the winter months this site is free; and even in the summer entrance it is only 2 Euros! This is an archaeological site of an abandoned town dating back to 1400BC.

Lighthouses – Free!

Menorca has a number of lighthouses dotted along the coast. Visit the Far de Farvàritx lighthouse to see a distinctive white and black spiral design – it’s on the north east side of the island.

Snorkeling – Free!

For the cost of a mask and breathing tube, you can paddle about in the shallows and see the wonderful marine life in the shallow waters of the beaches. Try S’Escala for calm, clear waters.

Sample Local Figs – Free!

Make sure you sample the fruits of Menorca’s fig trees. The first variety ripens in June and is the most valued, with other varieties ripening throughout the summer until October.

Old Ciutadella – Free!

Visit the narrow cobbled streets of this area of old Menorca and imagine you’re back in medieval times. The oldest and most atmospheric streets to wander through are between Placa d’es Born and Placa de ses Palmeres.