7 plans for traveling with children to Menorca in spring time
The spring in Menorca is a wonderful time. The fields are full of green and yellow color by a flower called "vinagrella", a main plant on the island. The blue color of the sea becomes more intense and bright. The mild temperatures invite to walk along the villages and trails. Would you like us to prepare an excursion with children around Menorca?
It is an ideal time to know the island with calm. The days are longer and the special light of spring will accompany you in your adventure. From the Hotel Royal Son Bou Family Club we recommend some activities to enjoy with the family:
1.- ¿What do you think about to make a bicycle tour?
The Natural Park of Albufera des Grau is beautiful at this time of the season. The winter rains make the lagoon to be full of life. On the road from Mahón to Es Grau, at Km 3.5 on the left, you will find an entrance to the park that takes you to the Interpretation Center. The staff there will offer you all the information you may need.
From there we suggest you choose the itinerary of the Mirador de Cala Llimpa. Not more than 1.7 kms but we are absolutely sure the children will like to make several stops along the way. They will love the bird observatory. You will see ducks in different colors, waterfowl such as cormorants or herons and large birds such as eagles and other raptors. If you are lucky you will find some turtle.
2.- Don’t miss a day to swim and to enjoy nautical activities
The beaches of La Vall are ideal for children. Located about 10 kms. from Ciutadella and with a parking situated just 5 minutes from the sea. Your children will have a good time discovering the turtles that live in the stream between the two coves. The temperature of the water starts to be warm so for sure your children would like to have a good bad after playing. Don’t forget to bring all the necesary things you could need to spend the day because it is a virgin cove with lifeguard service only.
3.- To walk around the historic center of Ciutadella.
Sitting in the sun on a terrace and enjoying a delicious ice cream of your favorite flavor is a good plan for your family. In the Plaça dels Pins, next to the Town Hall, there is a playground that children will love. From there you can walk along the promenade and visit the castle of San Nicolás which was built in the eighteenth century at the mouth of the port to defend the city of pirates arriving by sea. If you go on Friday or Saturday to the Plaça del Borne you will find a market in a very good atmosphere.
4.- Do you know about pirate adventures in Menorca?
There are many of them like for example a visit to the Cavalleria Lighthouse. They will live a great adventure entering through the cave that goes to the cliff, seeing the rocks in which so many ships were shipwrecked before the construction of this lighthouse. The oldest of the Menorcan lighthouses. At the Interpretation Center they will learn the stories of the area and we recommend you to visit the nearby port of Sanitja and Cala Viola where some goats graze around.
5.- Spring is ideal to make a trip around Camí de Cavalls, a path that goes around the coast.
It measures 185 kms and passes through places of great natural beauty and landscape. If you are in Son Bou there is a perfect stretch to travel with children to the neighboring beach of Santo Tomas. 5.4 km with no difficulty and great views of menorcan countryside and the Mediterranean Sea. On horseback, walking or cycling, you will like to discover this path that smells like rosemary.
6.- The Port of Mahon offers several possibilities
A nice walk to the seashore watching the docked boats, a terrace to taste the gastronomy of Menorca or a catamaran tour through the port to Cala San Esteban. You will love any of these plans because the port, one of the largest natural harbors in the world, is amazing. Children will enjoy to sit next to the little mermaid or see the fish from the glass bottom catamaran.
7.- Did you know about the interesting archaeological history of Menorca?
Only here you can see the "taulas", constructions of large stones placed in the shape of a T. Prehistoric rituals were organized around them. We propose a visit to the town of Talatí de Dalt, 4 kms. from Mahón. The story of how the ancient inhabitants of the island lived, the "talaiots" and the caves will make the children delight and be amazed in this place with so much history.
The mild temperatures during the spring are ideal for family excursions. Children will enjoy the outdoors, games and activities that which are more difficult to organize with the summer heat. Take the opportunity to enjoy Menorca with the colors of the spring. Which plan would you like to prepare with the children?