Mahon - No Beach, but a Wide Range of Culture!
Mahon is the capital city of Menorca and is a highly popular resort for tourists. Visitors to Mahon are generally those that do not want a typical beach holiday, instead they prefer shopping and sightseeing during their Menorca holiday. The resort is located just 15 minutes away from the airport, so you will have plenty of time to spend within the resort.
There is no beach in Mahon, however there are beaches in the nearby Punta Prima and Es Grau resorts. There is a wide range of accommodation choices available, from budget hotels to luxury apartments. All of the hotels are catered to suit the modern tourist, with a wide range of facilities to make sure you have a pleasant Menorca holiday. Mahon is a large town with a vibrant atmosphere; expect it to immerse you in rich culture, historic building and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
Mahon – so Much to See and Do
As far as Menorca holidays go, Mahon is definitely one that provides the most historical and cultural background. The town was once a walled town but now only one of the gates into town remains. There are several old buildings that are a must see for any sightseeing tour. Head to the Town Hall, it was restored in the late eighteenth century and is a popular tourist attraction. The Church of St. Mary is another great sightseeing spot, the organ within the church is famous and definitely worth visiting. The gin distillery is an extremely popular tourist hotspot, perhaps due to the free samples that visitors receive!
Mahon is home to a large harbour, a vibrant part of the city during both day and night. Those that want a relaxing holiday in Menorca will appreciate the stunning scenery and quiet cafes that are located across the harbour. Mahon boasts excellent public transport to nearby resorts so if you do fancy a day by the beach, it is only a bus ride away. The nearby beach resorts boast some of the most exciting water sports, from wind surfing to jet skiing, there is something for everyone.
If you prefer a less exhilarating beach activity, you can take advantage of the boat tour around the island or even take a trip on one of the famous glass bottom boats, perfect for uncovering the underwater world. If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are many nearby resorts that offer fantastic walking tours, shopping facilities and sporting venues. Head to the nearby Menorca resort, Son Parc, to take advantage of the championship quality golf course set within stunning scenery.
Mahon – a Wide Range of Cuisines
There is a huge range of bars and restaurants to choose from within the resort, from traditional to international cuisine. If you enjoy sampling new things during your holiday in Menorca then Mahon will definitely live up to expectations. There is everything, from fast food outlets down the street to traditional fish restaurants and Chinese buffets across the road to a local Tapas bar. There really is something for everyone to enjoy in this varied Menorca resort.
Mahon also boasts a vibrant night scene; there is everything from intimate bars to large scale nightclubs. One of the most famous clubs is the Nou de Copes, a venue built into the walls of the harbour and extremely popular with tourists. For those that enjoy indulging in retail therapy, Mahon offers a wide selection of shopping opportunities. The mazes of narrow streets are home to many designer boutiques and local craft stores.
Mahon is a fantastic resort, perfect for those wanting a city break as opposed to a beach holiday. The town itself is rich in culture and those wanting to learn more from their Menorca holiday will not be disappointed. The location of Mahon means that travel to other Menorca resorts is highly convenient. If you are looking for a fantastic place to act as a base during your Menorca holiday, Mahon is perfect. With some fantastic deals to Mahon available now, there is no better time to book your Menorca holiday.
Mahon Weather and Climate
Mahon boasts some of the best Mediterranean weather, with sunny skies and warm sunshine. The summers are long and each day has an average of 11 hours sunshine. Even during the winter months, the resort is ideal for tourists, the temperature remains mild and there is only a slight chance of rain. The peak holiday season is between July and September, these are also the months with the hottest weather! During winter the nights do get quite chilly so make sure you pack a jacket for your winter Menorca holidays.