Menorca is the perfect island destination to explore. Car hire in Menorca will give you the freedom to drive through this natural island, exploring this unspoilt Mediterranean oasis with its stunning harbours, sandy beaches, hidden coves, entertainment, and night life! Check out Auto Europe's rates to start off with your holiday.
Visiting Menorca off peak is also a great way to enjoy the island with less tourists, meaning you can drive and explore at your leisure. Menorca offers an array of different activities for people, from walking, cycling, beach sports, horse riding or just relaxation, Menorca has it covered. Mao (Mahon) the capital, grew from the cliffs above the harbour and town. This allows you to wander from the city down to the port through the square by the fish market and the covered walkway Carmen, located in the centre of the market. Mao has great local shops, restaurants and bars to will away the hours.
Alternatively, you can also visit Mahon to explore the town of Alaoir, where you can nibble on fresh local cheeses or Fornells, or try some fabulous lobster stew! You really have to come to Menorca to experience it for yourself!
Driving your car hire in Menorca is very easy. The roads are quiet, all main roads are well surfaced ad the island has great signposts. Driving around the island is not busy and the locals have time for the tourists, even although some speed by. Driving on the right hand side is relatively easy, plus if this is your first attempt at driving on the right, you have picked a great place to try it out. Clik here for traffic regulations in Spain.
Parking is available on the street and in car parks. You can park on the street when it says Zone Azul (Blue Zone), with the bays marked out in blue paint, make sure you have the ticket and display it on the window. Tickets can be bought at the nearby machines. Do not park in front of garages, openings or driveways. If you find a space in front of a house on the street, check the kerb stones for alternate red/white ones, it also means you can not park here. A single yellow unbroken line means you can not park here either. Any vehicles illegally parked will be towed away.
Menorca is located within the Balearic Islands, west of Sardinia. The highest point on the island is Monte Toro. Menorca takes its name from the island's size (it is smaller than other islands, like Mallorca) in comparison to the other islands in the archipelago. The island is split into two with the north of the island rough and rugged, whilst the south has plenty of cliffs leading to hidden coves full of white sand.
Menorca Airport is the only airport on the island; it is located approximately 3 miles south of Mahon.
Menorca International Airport (MAH)
Website: Menorca International Airport
Telephone: +34 91 321 10 00
There are a few local bus companies operating on the island. Buses run from the main square (plaza) in Ciutadella to the majority of the western beaches and buses from Mahon, Alaior, Ferreries run to Sant Luis and the beach towns on the east side.