Rent a car in Menorca with Europcar
Menorca (meaning ‘smaller island’) has a more chilled vibe than that of big sister Mallorca or Ibiza. There is a big collection of prehistoric monuments, a diverse cultural history, and of course, crystalline waters lapping the golden shores. Add to that some charming seaside towns and lush hills and you will see that Menorca deserves just as much attention as its neighbouring sibling.
Car hire is essential for seeing the most of the island, as well as for runs to and from the beach. Choose Europcar Menorca to experience the best of this stunning Balearic island.
The Europcar car rental experience in Menorca
With over 10 Europcar stations across Menorca, there will be a convenient location for you to pick up your car hire. Two of the most popular ones are Menorca Airport in the south, and Port Ciudadela in the north.
Tailormake your car hire in Menorca with Europcar. Small groups or couples have the Fiat 500 or Volkswagen Polo (manual and automatic versions) which are great choices for economy car hire. Larger groups and families can turn to the Volkswagen Touran for comfortable transport around the island.
Moving heavier loads around Menorca? Europcar also offers a selection of van hire.
Car in hire in Menorca is as flexible as you need it to be. Drop off and pick up your rental car at different stations and enjoy both short term and long term car hire.
Driving in Menorca
When you rent a car in Menorca or across Spain, you need an EU or EEA driver’s licence. International driver’s licences are accepted but not mandatory.
On Menorca the maximum speed limit is 90 km/h. There is one main road ME-1 that runs through the middle of the island. Through urban areas the limit is 50 km/h and 20 km/h in residential areas.
Across Menorca parking is indicated by blue road markings. Sometimes parking metres will be further away from the car park, but remember to always pay and show your ticket on the car dashboard.
Most petrol stations on Menorca are concentrated to inland, so keep this in mind when you need to refuel. Be aware that petrol stations might close when there are fiestas or public holidays.
Beach-goers should be aware that driving in sandals without heel straps (eg. flip-flops) is illegal.
Discover Menorca and surroundings by car
With over 200 kilometres of coastline, Menora hosts some of the most beautiful beaches found in the Mediterranean. Whether rocky coves for snorkelling or pristine white sands there are plenty of options.
Around 8 kilometres from Mahon is S’Albufera d’es Grau Natural Park. Its wetlands and lagoon are home to several unique species of birds, as well as tortoises and lizards. Ideal for birdwatching and hikers, the natural park has easy to follow trails which are ideal for a day in nature.
In Mahon, make sure you check out the Castell San Felipe - a fortress that was built under the British occupation. While it was destroyed by Spanish King Carlos III, the series of underground tunnels have remained pretty much intact for exploring.
Exploration outside of Menorca is possible via car ferries from Ciutadella to Barcelona and Mahon to Mallorca.
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For an unsurpassable view of the island, pay a visit to the pretty town of Es Mercadal then set off on an expedition up Monte Toro. At the top, you’ll be rewarded by amazing panoramic views. Or, take advantage of the calm waters and beautiful weather Menorca boasts for much of the year by indulging in a few watersports and see the island from a very different vantage point.
This site of Bronze Age monuments is decidedly one of the best on the island. The ruined town founded around 1400 BC was one of the biggest in the Balearics. Wander through these hilltop stone towers (talayots) which offer great views of the surrounding countryside. Other highlights of the ancient ruins include underground storage chambers and a water-collection system.
If Ibiza is party, Menorca is chilled. Make your way around some remarkable historic sites and see some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Mediterranean, including Binibeca, Cala en Porter and Cala Morell. For eats, there are some real institutions - grilled meat at Mesón El Gallo and C’an Bep for the freshest fish dishes. The Museu de Menorca, which retraces Menorcan history from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras is a must-visit, too. Fortalesa de la Mola, a sprawling fort on the south-eastern tip, is a landmark around 12 kilometres from Mahon.
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