There are two main towns: Ciutadella and Maó, though there are many tourist attractive villages. Visiting Minorca means to unplug and to be calm, with it's remote cove and slowly paced life. Besides the beaches, it has other great attractions such as growing fields and many and more small, stone-walled roads so common there. Minorca is an all audience destination, whether you love the sea or not. Appart from dreamlike natural spaces, there many other things to do such as trecking, biking or kayaking, which make it the perfect place for a family, friends or couple vacation. And if you want to keep away from the sea there's an amazing cultural and food offer, as well as sailing and folk traditions.
Spanish and Catalan (Menorquin). Minorca is par of Spain and both these languages are official there. Still, their locals speak Menorquin, a Catalan dialect, with its own words and influenced by British and French presence throughout history. Being a touristic area, in many shops and restaurants people understand English and French.
Minorca has a mld weather all year long. Temperatures are higher in summer reaching 86ºF (30ºC) but the sea breeze and sometimes the Tramuntana (wind from the north) make it feel cooler. There's quite some humidity during that time, it being one of the most humid Balearic Islands) but the sea itself keeps temperatures under control never being scorching. The wind blows stronger in winter, but hardly ever going under 50ºF (10ºC). It's hardly ever rains in summer, being a little more rainy in fall and winter.
Euro (EUR). In the main towns, Ciutadella and Maó, you can find ATMs as well as in some smaller villages. It's better to carry cash to smaller villages, since in some places you can't pay by credit card. There are ATMs and exchange points at the airport and in bigger towns you can also exchange at banks.
When to go
The end of spring and during summer. Between May and September it has fantastic weather and most villages have their local festivals. July and August are the hottest and coincede with the vacation period so some beaches can get packed. To avoid crowds, May-June and Semptember are the best months: the weather is still very good but there aren't so many tourists.
7 days. Minorca is a small island which can be driven back to back in less than one hour, but it's many beaches and corners deserve a long, calm visit. The perfect plan is to stay there for a week. That gives plenty of time to enjoy beach, walking, tourism and sampling days, as well as local festivals at the weekend.