In 1993 Menorca has been declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It's one of the most beautiful seaside location I have been so far, indeed!
I don't understand why it lives in the shadow of its older sister, Majorca: the little island is much more beautiful, less crowded, wilder, cheaper, and more romantic! In short, much much better, in all aspects!
We reached this beautiful island sailing from the port of Alcudia, in Majorca, by Iscomar ferry. The ticket was 49€ each. The crossing has not been one the best: that day a bad weather made the sea rough with high waves; 90% of passengers were seasick, including me! The bad weather lasted for the next two days, with dark clouds and wild wind: we took advantage of it to visit the villages and the archaeological sites, and then suddenly the sun popped out and the whole island became a marine paradise!
All right, first things first.
Once landed to Ciutadella we took a taxi to the hotel (5 minutes ride). We stayed at Hotel Madrid, 87€ each for 5 days: a really great price for a clean and quiet hotel, not very central but easily accessible by walk, and with a very friendly staff.
We had just 5 days and we wanted to explore as much as possible, that's why we decided to rent a car. We took a stroll to the town center finding Autos Ciutadella, where we rented a Hyundai Atos for 4 days, 140€ in total.