What's The Weather Like In Menorca In January?
January is winter in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), Despite being the coldest month of the year for the island, the Mediterranean climate ensures mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and a fair amount of rain.
Menorca is significantly warmer than January in The UK, making it an excellent choice if you're in search of some winter sun. You'll need to pack trousers and light jumpers for the day or beachwear if the weather is in your favour.
Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
The island enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine each day, giving you plenty of time to get out and explore, even if it is a bit too cold to hit the beach. But with average sea water temperature of 16°C, it might be a little too refreshing for a dip in the sea.
How Hot Is Menorca In January?
The average temperature for the month is 11°C with highs of 14°C in the warmest part of the year and lows of 8°C at nighttime.
How Wet Is Menorca In January?
In January Menorca has an average 63mm of rain which is divided between 13 rainy days. With almost 1/2 of the month experiencing at least a drop or two of rain, there is a good chance you'll get some during your visit.
The Windy Island
With the nickname The Windy Island, you'd expect Menorca to have fairly strong winds and, for most of the year. And in January the wind ranges from mild to moderate breezes, rarely becoming strong,
Menorca Hotels in January
When it comes to a small and friendly hotel, Hotel Ses Sucreres ticks all the boxes. Here you'll find accommodation in the form of double rooms and suites, both of which sleep two people. There is a handful of services and facilities available onsite, including breakfast, excursion booking, children's playground, bar, free WiFi access throughout and multilingual staff.
For something with a bit more luxury, check out the four-star Hoteles Globales Club Hotel Almirante Farragut. This complex boasts ocean views and gives guests the choice of single rooms and double rooms, both of which are well equipped. Onsite amenities and services are numerous and include buffet restaurants, bars, all-inclusive option, free WiFi access, swimming pools, kids' club and gym.
If a rural retreat sounds like just your thing, consider staying at Hotel Sant Ignasi. This hotel is surrounded by gardens and provides guests with a number of suites, junior suites and double rooms to choose between. There are plenty of services and facilities to enjoy onsite, including restaurant, bar, swimming pools, WiFi access, tennis courts and excursion booking.
Bars and Restaurants
Situated in Es Castell, Lafosse Bistro is the place to go for a hearty lunch or a sumptuous dinner with family and friends. A small and intimately-run establishment, you can be assured friendly service and a range of dining options which combine local Mediterranean flavours and modern influences. A choice wine list accompanies the food on offer.
Another crowd-pleaser of the Menorca dining scene is El Muelle in Mahon. Situated along the picturesque seafront, this charming and friendly establishment is open throughout the day and serves a varied menu that will satisfy all diners; the seafood and steak dishes are certainly worth sampling. All dishes are cooked with the freshest local ingredients and presented creatively.
Vegetarian diners will want to pay a visit to Mahon's Clorofila, a small and friendly eatery which serves up an array of nutritious and tasty options. A welcome break from the tapas and pizza-heavy local dining options that abound in the area, Clorofila offers considerable value for money, and their detox juices are particularly recommended as an accompaniment to the food.
Things to do in Menorca in January
Animal lovers won't want to miss the chance to go horse riding with Cavalls Son Angel during their holiday in Menorca. This riding stable organises a number of different horse riding trails throughout the island, each of which differs in itinerary and duration. There are short one hour trails for beginners, as well as long five-day routes for experienced riders. Whether you're familiar with horse riding or you're a complete novice, Cavalls Son Angel will pair you up with the ideal horse to suit your abilities and guarantee you a fantastic experience.
Menorca is packed with architectural sites just begging to be explored. La Mola is one of the most popular and provides a great day out if the weather is looking a bit iffy. You can wander around the ancient fort yourself, finding out info along the way by reading the various panels, or opt to sign up to visit the tour as part of an excursion, for a more comprehensive experience. In addition to the fort itself, La Mola is also home to a visitor centre, cafes, audiovisual show, picnic areas, bicycle rental station and gift shop.
The Torre d'en Galmes is another architectural site worthy of a visit during your holiday. This Talayotic settlement is one of the biggest architectural sites in the Balearic Islands and is situated on the top of a hill, providing visitors with breathtaking views across the rest of Menorca and even over to the mountains of Mallorca, so make sure you don't forget your camera. The site itself is jam packed with different parts to discover, including sanctuaries, private buildings, halls, columns, water storages and filtration systems. During January, the Torre d'en Galmes is completely free to enter, making it perfect for holidaymakers on a budget.