Menorca is an island located in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, part of the Balearic Islands archipelago in Spain. Its history dates back centuries, having been inhabited by various cultures such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, and Romans, who gave it its current name, Menorca.
UNESCO declared Menorca a biosphere reserve in 1993. The capital, Mahón, is less populated than Ciutadella, which is the island's largest city with a population of 100,000 (2021). During the summer, the population significantly increases.
Menorca is a perfect destination for all types of tourism, including accessible tourism for visitors with mobility issues. The island offers various activities and amenities to accommodate those with disabilities, including accessible beaches, sports such as adapted sailing and scuba diving, and cultural attractions like the Museu de Menorca, the 7 lighthouses route, markets, the Ciutadella opera house, and more.
Visitors with reduced mobility can enjoy comfortable, safe, and memorable holidays on the island. Motion4rent provides important information, tourist sites, accessible beaches, excursions, theme parks, restaurants, and other offers for visitors with disabilities. Enjoy your stay in Menorca!
- Calle Ses Moreres 13. 07702 Maó Balearic Islands
- Telephone: (+34) 971363790, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 21:00 (Sunday closed)
- Plaza des Born (Town Hall Building) 07760 Ciutadella Balearic Islands
- Telephone: (+34) 971383724, email: email@example.com
- Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 20:30 (closed on Sundays)
Puerto Maó Office
- Moll de Llevant 2. 07701 Maó Balearic Islands
- Telephone: (+34) 971355952, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 09:15 to 15:45
- Arrivals Terminal Airport 077014 Balearic Islands
- Telephone: (+34) 971356944, email: email@example.com
- Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 20:30
The airport is the most popular mode of transportation to reach Menorca. It is faster and more convenient than taking a boat. Menorca has year-round flights to major national and some international destinations, with additional connections during peak tourist season.
Mahón Airport complies with Regulation (EC) 1107/2006 of the European Parliament and offers free assistance services to passengers with reduced mobility. This service can be requested by anyone with disabilities at least 48 hours in advance through the AENA website or by calling the customer service number. This assistance will ensure a smooth and comfortable trip from arrival at the airport.
This service is free and can be requested through https://www.aena.es/pmr/inicio?lang=es or by calling (+34) 91 321 10 00.
Transportation from the airport: From the Menorca airport you can move to practically any point on the island by bus, taxi or rental car.
Bus: The Torres bus company has line 10 that will take you from the airport to the center of Mahón in a few minutes, you will find the stop at the airport exit, you can buy tickets directly on the bus and it is accessible to PMR.
Taxi: The company Taxis Menorca has 10 adapted vehicles and by calling Telephone: (+34) 699007790 you can book at the airport without any problem.
Rental car: We recommend contacting any of the large car rental companies to confirm that they have cars adapted for PRM.
Transport in Menorca:
In Menorca, public transport services are adapted and are by law, and the vast majority of its buses have special seats for people with reduced mobility and different disabilities, but we must say that this is only available on the main lines.
- The Transportes Menorca company has a fleet of 27 buses to operate a total of 16 regular lines that circulate throughout the island. Its buses provide service 365 days a year and 60% of its fleet is accessible.
- The Transportes Torres company also provides service in the main cities (Ciutadella Mahon and nearby) and 100% of its fleet is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Regarding the Taxi service, we propose a company that provides service throughout the island and has adapted vehicles
Taxis Menorca: This company has more than 100 taxis, 10 of them are adapted and provides service throughout the island.
Among the many options available, the island has some beaches adapted for people with reduced mobility: accessible beaches that offer different services, such as reserved parking spaces, amphibious chairs and crutches, adapted changing rooms and toilets, walkways to facilitate access to the sand and staff prepared to offer support for bathing, allowing everyone who visits the island to enjoy the turquoise waters of Menorca.
Below we give you more details of some of the accessible beaches of Menorca:
Cala Santandria (Ciutadella)
This is one of the adapted beaches in Menorca that you will like the most. It is an urban cove located 4 kilometers from Ciutadella, making it a perfect place to take a bath not far from the city. It is characterized by its clean and shallow waters, with fine sand, it is a beach very visited by people with disabilities since it has a surveillance post with lifeguards who offer bathers who request it amphibious chairs, crutches or amphibious walkers and also It has reserved parking for people with reduced mobility, accessible walkways and adapted toilets. In addition, in the surroundings there are quite a few beach bars and restaurants in case you prefer to stay in the shade or have a drink.
Cala Galdana (Ferreries)
In Ferreries, you will find Cala Galdana, it is a very familiar beach and totally accessible to disabled people. It is one of the most popular on the island and also one of the most beautiful. We highly recommend it thanks to its calm waters, as they are ideal for bathing people with reduced mobility. It also has walkways to reach the sea and a surveillance post with lifeguards to provide help with the amphibious chair or with crutches. It also has a car park with access to get out of the car and leave someone near the beach, as well as adapted toilets with railings and accessible showers with a ramp.
Son Bou (Alaior)
This is the longest beach on the island, and is also very popular with locals and tourists, and of course it is accessible to people with reduced mobility. We must say that being a very open beach, there are days when it is difficult to bathe, and the lifeguards will advise you if it is feasible or not. Son Bou beach has very good access to get there by car, umbrellas and sun loungers, beach bars, a supermarket and all the facilities of the beaches adapted for wheelchairs such as: accessible ramps, adapted toilets, and adapted bathing devices (amphibious chairs, sand crutches, amphibious walkers…)
Cala en Porter (Alaior)
This cove, located between large cliffs and with very calm waters, is a wonder of nature and we highly recommend it. This cove has a surveillance post with lifeguards, access ramps, adapted toilets, amphibious chairs, crutches, walkers and a team of lifeguards prepared and trained to help you at all times. where there are two amphibious chairs, sand crutches and amphibious walkers available to bathers who need it to cool off in the sea accompanied by the rescue team. And as if that were not enough, you will also find several beach bars and restaurants where you can have a snack or eat good rice.
In addition to all these beaches that we have suggested, we also encourage you to visit the beach located in the s'Albufera Natural Park, which is also accessible to people with reduced mobility, and is located in a key point of the Biosphere Reserve. The park's protected natural area encompasses a great diversity of environments: wetlands, agricultural and livestock land, forests, a coastline with cliffs and beaches, islets and a marine area. Disabled people can make the itineraries of the Park with a free loan adapted chair, which must be requested in advance.
Menorca is home to a variety of markets, both daytime and nighttime, many of which are accessible by wheelchairs. Exploring these markets will let you experience a different side of Menorca, with craft stalls, music, creativity, and delicious food.
The markets are perfect places to find locally made crafts, from wooden articles to unique jewelry, with some artists even working on their pieces at the stalls. You can also taste local cuisine, including Menorcan pot, oliaigua, and local products like Menorcan wine, Mahón cheese, and sobrasada.
Visiting the markets is a great way to discover the island's towns from a different angle. Here is a list of some markets and their schedules.
- From June to September 18:00 p.m. to 22:30 p.m. Calle Nou. Rest of the year: 10:00 a.m. to 13:30 p.m.
- May to October from 18:00 p.m. to 22:30 p.m. Calle Mayor. Monday
- May to October from 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. Paseo Marítimo. Wednesday
- Street market: Friday 9:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m. Main Square
- Craft market: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m. Main Square
- Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m. Plaza des Born
- Every night during the season 19:00 p.m. – 00:00 p.m. Puerto
- Plaza Baixamar: every day 10:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. (April to October).
- Plaza Esplanada: Tuesdays and Saturdays 09:00 – 14:00
- Cloister of Carmen: Monday-Saturday
Menorca in Kayak:
The Menorca en Kayak company offers a range of kayaking activities that are accessible to people with reduced mobility, including rental, guided excursions, multi-day routes, and initiation options. Before contracting any service, it's recommended to contact the company and report the degree of disability.
The company is based in Es Grau (Mahón) and has been operating since 1989, offering kayaking experiences around Menorca.
- Address and contact:
- Calle Tramuntana 9. Es Grau Mahón 07701
- Telephone (+34) 669097977
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
El Romero Restaurant: https://elromero.bio/
Discover El Romero Restaurant in Mahon, where accessible dining meets sustainable cuisine. With a “Repsol Sun” designation, this restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere for all, including those with reduced mobility. Enjoy fresh seafood and traditional Menorcan dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant's bathrooms are also adapted to meet the needs of those with reduced mobility
Torralbenc Restaurant https://torralbenc.com/
Experience fine dining at its best at Torralbenc Restaurant, a Michelin star restaurant located on the beautiful island of Menorca. Not only is it accessible, but it also offers a unique agrotourism and winery experience. Stay in their hotel, surrounded by the history of this traditional Menorcan estate, converted from a 19th and early 20th century livestock and agriculture farm spanning 77 hectares. Indulge in their slow-cooked, traditional Menorcan dishes, made with care and attention to detail.
- Address and contact:
- Road from Mahón to Cala'n Porter km 10 Alaior 07730
- Telephone: +34 971 37 72 11
- Email: email@example.com
Fontenille Santa Ponsa Restaurant: https://www.lesdomainesdefontenille.com/fr/santa-ponsa.html
Discover the Fontenille Santa Ponsa Restaurant, a hotel and restaurant located in the iconic 100-hectare Santa Ponsa estate on the island of Menorca. While only the restaurant is accessible to those with reduced mobility, the entire property is a breathtaking sight. This former 17th-century palace is surrounded by lush, terraced gardens and is a true gem in Menorca. Experience the unique elegance of Fontenille Santa Ponsa.
- Address and contact:
- Carretera Llucalari – Finca Santa Ponsa 07730 Alaior - Menorca Spain
- Telephone: +34 971 37 23 52
- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org