Spring March and April
Menorca Springtime Tips
Outside of the towns the island's beach resorts ( with exception of Cala en Porter,Fornells ) wake up slowly so you'll need a hire car as resort food shops will probably not yet be open until May ( or easter week )
The only direct service from UK to Menorca Mahon Airport during March/April is with Monarch Airlines
Other options are mostly from Barcelona to Menorca with Vueling Airlines
Also if you have time on you hands why not travel via Palma de Majorca ( lots of cheap flights there ) and travel to the island ( Alcudia to Ciutadella) on fast ferry. Plus there are lots of cheap hotels rooms to be had in Palma at that time of year.
Spring in Pictures
Were the photos really taken in Springtime? The (lack of ) leaves on the trees tells no lies and you can see more of the beautiful buildings too!
From early April onwards temperatures start to climb to 20-22C. Welcome the early summer sun and enjoy this beautiful island in full bloom. The lemon trees branches are breaking from the weight of fruit. Wild jasmin and orange blossom scents the air and island welcomes many a new four legged friend.
Spring is the time to discover and re-discover Menorca, a welcome short break after the dull wet grey of the UK winter to feel the sun on your face again, minus the overcoats. A time to enjoy T-shirt walks and wander upon isolated places of beauty. To walk along valley and coastal tracks and emerge in bays of empty beaches for a refreshing dip.
To enjoy a meal and a drink next to the mediteranean and looking around to feel a certain comfort in the world when one see the Menorcans too can be too pink from the sun!
Walking and Cycling
Menorca in spring is a spray of wild flowers. In 1993 Menorca was delcared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve with over 40% of this beautiful island protected by law keeping its natural beauty preserved. There are now some excellent walking guides, and the ways and paths are now signposted. There is a an extensive network of off main road cycling routes to explore and ideal for spring time.
Recommended (walking) guide books
Walk! Menorcaby David Brawn
A personal and definitive guide (with GPS way points ) to walks on Menorca. 160 page full colour paperback guidebook with Colour photographs. Includes : Menorca - The Living Museum. Flora & Fauna. Location Maps. Walking Maps with Information and map Legend.
Menorca Tour and Trail Mapby David Brawn
THE walkers map to the island.Superbly detailed large scale map of Menorca. At 1:40,000 scale this is the largest, most detailed, up-to-date map of the island that you can buy. 4th Edition is available in 'Super-Durable' and 'Map-Paper’'versions.
Landscapes of Menorcaby Rodney Ansell
"Menorca is a peaceful island, free from most of the excesses of its neighbouring Balearic islands. Walks take you to some beautiful scenery, both inland and along the truly idyllic coastline..."
Includes 45 long and short walks, 18 picnic suggestions and 2 car tours
Popular Guide Books
Re-discover the sun in your face and the relaxing mediteranean atmosphere WITHOUT the summer season squeeze. Mahon and Ciutadella offer great places to explore and before the main season starts the Menu del Dias are often larger and 2-3 Euros less! The menorquinen's smiles are bigger.
Spring Season 2017
Flying to Menorca - November to March
|Gatwick ZB 762 / 3|
Springtime - mid March and April Flights to Menorca
|Gatwick ZB 762 / 3|
(1) from 25.03
|Luton ZB 38/39|
(1) from 25.03
|Leeds-Bradford ZB 7584 / 5|
(2) from 04.04
Vueling,Ryan Air fly between Barcelona and Menorca several times a day in March and April (frequency dependent on day ) www.vueling.com
ALL Flights only can be easily booked through their sister company flights only website Avro (about Avro) who only offer Monarch flights ( also chartered!) to Menorca. Note booking through AVRO site shows you ALL Monarch flights scheduled AND Charter