Sports & pastimes in Menorca

Many people go to Menorca just for the weather, the beaches, the food and, well, the relaxation. But if you can take only so much enforced passivity, there are plenty of activities from which to choose and which can be enjoyed all around the island.

Golf
Golf Son Parc is a championship quality course, ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. The course is both challenging and picturesque. It is located just a few hundred metres from the award winning Son Parc beach on the north coast of Menorca. Around the course are wooded hills and a protected wet zone with a rich variety of bird life. In the distance are views of Monte Toro, Menorca’s highest point.

Bowling
There are seven greens at S’Algar; novices and the experienced welcome. Weekly competitions. Woods can be rented. Menorca Bowls Club

Cycling
Menorca is a great place to explore on two wheels… Full details of mountain bike (and scooter) hire at Anthony’s Bikes and Mister Bike Punta Prima

Cricket
If you thought you knew what MCC stands for, think again: it is, in fact, Menorca Cricket Club, whose wonderful grounds are to be found at S’Uestra, near Sant Lluis. There are matches throughout the summer months.

Horse riding
Scenic countryside and beach rides for beginners to experienced riders, classes for all levels and pony rides for children, based at Equimar, close to Mahon and Es Castell. Menorcahorseriding.com

Ornithology
Menorca is a perfect destination for all ornithologists, as here they can see so many in their natural habitat. Thanks to Menorca’s geological and climatic characteristics there is a wide range of habitats on the island, and consequently an important variety of species, from birds of prey such as the red kite or the osprey to mallards and herons. Menorca has several endemic species of animals and plants. Also, because of its geographic location, right in the middle of the migratory routes over the Mediterranean, you can spot up to 200 different species of birds in the marshes, ravines, farmland, cliffs and rocky islands off the coast. Menorca Walking Birds

Watersports: Windsurfing
Menorca is perfect for windsurfing all year round. The bay of Fornells and the other northern beaches and bays like Tirant, Pregonda or Cavalleria are considered excellent, especially when the tramontana winds whips up the sea. The southern beaches of Punta Prima, Son Bou or Son Xoriguer are also good. Wind Fornells

Diving
Very popular in Menorca, and there are several diving schools at which you can sample the sport for the first time. For the more experienced diver, there are some wonderful dive sites… S’Algar Diving – Diving Center Fornells – Binibeca Diving

Snorkelling
A great pastime in Menorca thanks to the abundant marine life. Snorkelling gear is available in all the resorts. S’Algar Diving offers snorkelling boat trips.

Sailing and boating
A big pastime also, and there are many boat-hire companies operating in the big resorts. Check with them before travelling with regard to qualifications required. Menorcasailing – Rib Club Menorca  You can explore the coast by kayak too, try Menorca en Kayak . The Menorca Maxi is a popular and spectacular annual sailing event. Or how about a day trip aboard the beautiful yacht Antigua Meloussa?

Aqua parks
There are water parks in the West, at Los Delfines near Ciutadella, and at Cala en Bosc, and also now at Punta Prima.

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