Menorca: Discover this enchanting Balearic Island
“Menorca” is Catalan for “the smaller island”. But the northernmost of the Balearic Islands won’t be overshadowed (figuratively and literally) by “the bigger island” (Mallorca). Fly from Zurich to Menorca and discover unspoilt bays and romantic old towns – far removed from the droves of tourists.
Menorca is only a few hours’ flight away from Zurich, but you might think that you landed on a Caribbean island. The crystal-clear sea and the white sandy beaches are a delight for bathers and divers. Almost half of the island is under landscape and nature protection, allowing the beaches and landscapes to hold onto their original character. The island hasn’t been changed to accommodate tourism, making it perfect for nature lovers who are sure to appreciate it in its natural state. The island’s small fishing villages make for a special holiday atmosphere. A visit to the island capital, Mahón, and the municipality of Ciutadella should not be missed, either.
Discover one of the most beautiful Balearic Islands and book your flight from Zurich (ZRH) to Menorca (MAH) on swiss.com. Start your holiday completely relaxed. Zurich airport is about 13 kilometres outside the city centre and can be reached easily by car or public transport.
Information about the flight from Zurich (ZRH) to Menorca (MAH): All you need to know
What is the best way to reach the city centre from the airport?
Menorca airport is located about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) south-west of the island’s capital. Bus no. 10 will take you to the Mahón bus station. There are further connections that enable you to visit other island communities. If you prefer more independence, you have the option of renting a car.
When is the right time for a flight from Zurich to Menorca?
Menorca is comparatively quiet even during the holiday season. If you want to swim or snorkel, the summer months are ideal. Although due to its mild climate, it’s actually possible to explore the island all year round.
Is Menorca suitable for camping?
Camping on Menorca is a great alternative to staying in a hotel. There are two beautiful campsites on the island. It is possible to camp elsewhere although it depends on whether the municipality or the landowner allows it. Camping is forbidden in the nature reserves.
Explore the most beautiful corners of Menorca
Have you already started planning your trip from Zurich to Menorca? We’ll tell you which highlights you won’t want to miss:
- Cala Presili
Visit the island capital, Mahón. In the mornings, you can observe the colourful hustle and bustle of the market and experience typical Menorcan life. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic seafood dish in one of the nearby restaurants. The harbour is only a stone’s throw away and is an ideal starting point for boat trips. After Sydney Harbour, it is the largest natural harbour in the world.
In Ciutadella, make sure to pay a visit to the historic old town. Stroll through medieval streets, visit the gothic Ciutadella de Menorca Cathedral and the Placa des Born. From there, you can descend a staircase that leads to the harbour district where you can end the day in one of the small bars or restaurants.
Were the many breath-taking beaches your reason for booking your flight from Zurich to Menorca? One of the most beautiful is located in Cala Presili. The small bay is situated on the north coast of the island and is part of a nature reserve. From the car park, you’ll need about 20 minutes to walk to the beach, and it’s definitely worth the trip. With any luck, no one else will be there.
What you can already look forward to on the flight from Zurich to Menorca
Menorca is also worth a trip from a culinary point of view. The typical cuisine is hearty and delicious and is mostly based on what can be harvested in the fields nearby and caught in the sea. One of Menorca’s specialities is sobrassada, a raw, cured sausage. If you have a sweet tooth, ensaïmadas are a good choice: snail-shaped pastries filled with jam, custard, or sweet cream.