What you should know before hiring a car in Menorca
|Menorca city centre|
|Menorca Airport (MAH): 13 km from city centre|
Where to rent a car in Menorca?
Located in the Balearic Islands (which include Ibiza and Mallorca), the Spanish island of Menorca boasts white sand beaches, turquoise waters and a relaxed atmosphere. Its capital city is Mahon, and its principle airport is Menorca Airport, which can be found close to Mahon's city center. Other towns and cities in Menorca include Ciutadella de Menorca, Fornells and Es Castell. The island of Menorca is set over an area of 432.9 square miles, and is easily explored by car. Visitors wishing to do so can hire a car – and indeed, traveling around Menorca by car is one of the easiest ways to make the most of the island. A number of car rental companies in Menorca can be found at Menorca Airport, including Autos Bravo, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar.
What are the driving rules in Menorca?
As a Spanish island, the driving rules in Menorca follow those for mainland Spain. Drive on the right, be sure to wear a seat belt when driving at all times, and pay attention to speed limits, which are displayed in km/h. These tend to be 50km/h in urban areas and 90km/h on open roads. The alcohol limit when driving in Menorca is 25mg/100ml, so to be safe avoid drinking any alcohol before driving on the island. When it comes to parking in Menorca, it can be hard to find a space during peak tourist seasons – however there are plenty of options. On-street parking is available, while spaces marked with blue lines require tickets which can be purchased from machines on the street.
Road trips in Menorca
Menorca is easily explored by rental car, and choosing to drive allows visitors to see much more of the island than they would when relying on public transport. Thanks to the island's small size, there are no long drives – just beautiful beaches and charming Spanish towns to enjoy.
Menorca's capital city of Mahon is the likely point of arrival for visitors to Menorca, as it is home to the island's airport and a number of car rental services. Within Mahon itself, points of interest include the Favàritx Lighthouse, the Museo de Menora, and the Fuerte de Marlborough museum. Around Mahon, a number of beaches are just waiting to be discovered by rental car. These include Punta Prima Beach, Binibequer Beach and Galdana Beach.
Ciutadella de Menorca
One of the largest cities in Menorca, Ciutadella de Menorca is located on the island's western tip. With a beautiful old quarter, it's a city with a relaxed atmosphere and historic charm. In the city, visit the Placa d’es Born, the Gothic Cathedral, and the Town Hall. Around Ciutadella de Menorca, a number of beaches are within easy driving distance, including Cala Mitjana, Cala Pregonda and Cala Macarella.
A road trip around the whole island
Thanks to Menorca's small size, the island is easily explored by car – so why not take a few days or even a week or two, and enjoy a road trip around the whole island? From its capital city of Mahon, to the El Toro mountain, there's plenty to explore. Popular beaches include Son Bou, Binibeca, Fornells and Pregonda.