The cruise port of the island of Menorca is Mahon (Mao). It's one of the largest and deepest natural harbors in the world. The distance from the coastline to the docking area is more than 5 km. It's spectacular to enter Mahon by cruise ship.
In the harbor is space for some large cruise ships that can dock close to the city and its highlights. There's also a major cruise terminal with all necessary facilities. Some cruise passengers visit the city of Mahon on the way back after a trip to Ciutadella, on the other side of the island.
During a cruise vacation to Spain, Menorca is often on the program. This beautiful island is conveniently located in the Western Mediterranean and offers exciting excursions. Cruises to Menorca are quite popular.
Here you can find more information about one of the biggest natural harbors in the world and the cruise terminal of Menorca.
Language in Menorca
The language in Menorca is Spanish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Menorca
The currency in Menorca is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Menorca
Opening times differ a lot around Spain, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.30h - 14.00h
and from 17.00h - 20.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Claustre del Carmen
Claustre del Carmen is a former convent. It's located near the Carmen Church.
Museo de Menorca
Museo de Menorca dates from the late 17th century (Baroque style). It's located at the Iglesia de Sant Francesc.
Paseo Maritimo is one of the largest natural harbors in the world.
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Iglesia de Santa Maria is a church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It's an important religious building of Mahon. It was built on remnants of a 13th century church.
Menorca is a small island that is easy to explore. From the cruise port, you can easily reach the center of the capital Mahon on foot. The way there is steep, so some people opt for a taxi.
Other places on the island, as Ciutaddella, can be easily reached by public bus or taxi.
On a cruise to Menorca many cruise passengers want to take it easy and just visit the nearby capital Mahon. It is easily done on foot. Most sights are not far apart, so in a few hours you can see a lot.
Ciutadella is a favorite destination for those who want to make an inland excursion on the island. It's the former capital with a medieval character. If your ship docks long enough both cities can be visited on one day.
Menorca is located in the middle of the western Mediterranean. It has a warm Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with dry summers and humid winters. The average annual temperature in Menorca in summer is between 25°C and 29°C and in winter is between 8°C and 13°C.
Excursions in Ciutadella
Excursions in Menorca (Mahon)
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Menorca: