What's The Weather Like In Menorca In March?
March marks the beginning of the spring season in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain) when temperatures begin to warm up and the damp weather subsides. Spring is a great time to visit the island if you enjoy mild temperatures and don't mind the odd shower or two.
Is Menorca Hot In March?
Extreme High And Low Temperatures In March
Even though it only occurs on rare occasions, temperatures can sometimes rise above 19°C and fall below 5°C in Menorca in March. The coldest March day was in March 1971, when temperatures as low as -0.1°C were recorded. And the hottest day in March in Menorca is March 2001, when it reached 27.2°C.
Does It Rain In March in Menorca?
Menorca receives an average of 35mm of rainfall that's almost half the amount that usually falls in February. This rain is divided between nine rainy days, which means there is a very good chance you'll experience a shower or two.
How Much Sunshine Does Menorca Get in March?
Menorca enjoys an average of nine hours of sunshine each day that's one hour more each day than in February.
Can You Swim In The Sea In March in Menorca?
With an average sea water temperature of just 15°C, you might want to avoid the beaches and outdoor swimming pools!
How Windy Is Menorca In March?
Nicknamed The Windy Island, you'd expect Menorca to have fairly strong winds throughout the year and, for many of the months, this is certainly true. Typical March wind speeds fluctuate between light and moderate breezes.
Menorca Hotels in March
If a countryside retreat sounds like the perfect kind of getaway, consider staying at Finca Atalis during your holiday in Menorca. This complex is surrounded by nature, with gardens, trees and panoramic vistas everywhere you turn. Accommodation is provided in the form of standard and superior rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning, private bathroom with free toiletries and sea and garden views. There is a handful of onsite amenities and services to enjoy, including swimming pool, excursion booking, free WiFi access throughout and free parking.
For something a bit livelier, take a look at the Barcelo Pueblo Menorca. This hotel is located just a short walk away from the beach and is perfect for families and couples alike. Guests can choose between superior, deluxe and family rooms, providing something for all budgets and group sizes. There are loads of onsite services and facilities to take advantage of, such as spa, gym, daytime and evening entertainment, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and children's water park. There is also a comprehensive all-inclusive option available.
Another great option when it comes to beachside accommodation is Apartamentos Hamilton Court. Just metres away from a white sandy beach, this complex is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments which can sleep up to three, five and seven adults, respectively. Onsite facilities and services include swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, bar and children's playground.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to affordable local cuisine, Alaska Cafeteria is a top pick. This small and friendly café serves a wide selection of traditional tapas dishes which are dished up alongside some complementary local wines. The knowledgeable staff know all about the area, so feel free to ask them for any attraction or hotel recommendations.
For something more filling than tapas, consider making a reservation at Es Moli de Foc. This popular eatery serves authentic Spanish delicacies, as well plenty of local specialities from around Menorca, too. The extensive wine list provides a number of bottles which are sure to perfectly complement whichever main dish you choose. If you're not much of a wine drinker, maybe the 'Cerveseria' will be more to your taste.
If you're looking for a home-away-from-home atmosphere, look no further than El Castillo. This British-owned bar/restaurant prides itself on serving freshly prepared food in a friendly atmosphere. You'll find a wide variety of dishes available on the menu, with everything from traditional Spanish delicacies and gourmet burgers to Indian specialities and light starters. There are also several children's options available to keep the little ones happy.
Couples looking for somewhere to enjoy a romantic meal should consider spending the evening at Cala Mitjana. This top-end restaurant is known for the high quality of its dishes which range from traditional Spanish tapas to more contemporary European specialities. There is a great selection of starters, pastas, paellas, stews, meats, fish, seafood and pizzas to choose from, as well as a selection of homemade desserts, guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy.
Things to do in Menorca in March
A trip to Menorca isn't complete without visiting Monte Toro the highest point in Menorca. This mountain rises 352m above sea level and on a clear day rewards visitors with incredible panoramic views across the whole of the island, so make sure you take your camera with you. Many agree that the highlight of the area is the statue of the Virgin, although non-religious people should make the trip, too, if only to admire the views. At the top of Monte Toro, you'll also find a small convent which is home to several nuns. Be warned the roads can be rather precarious driving up to Monte Toro, so you'll need a lot of confidence!
If the weather is a bit overcast, while away a few hours by wandering around Lithica. This architectural attraction is divided into various different sections, providing something for everyone to enjoy. Here you'll find an ancient limestone quarry, Medieval-inspired garden, ecological nature reserve and gift shop. Unfortunately, tours of the site aren't yet available in English, but you are provided with a map of Lithica when you enter the site, to help you make sense of the place. There's no café here, so you'll need to bring your own food and drinks if you think you'll need them.
One of the best ways to see what Menorca has to offer is on horseback. Menorca a Cavall offers a number of horse riding excursions, each of which caters for different abilities and interests. There are countryside itineraries, beach visits and several longer excursions which combine the two. If you're looking for a more complete horse riding experience, sign up for one of the trails. Each of the trails lasts between one and two days and they're suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, which means no one needs to be left out.
If you're not scared of a bit of cold water, why not go kayaking during your holiday in Menorca? Menorca en Kayak offers a wide variety of courses, packs, routes and excursions suitable for everyone. There are try-ride, intermediate, advanced, rolling and children's courses available, as well as multi-day routes which take you round the whole of Menorca. If you don't want anything that full on, you can combine your kayaking trip with a walking tour, sailing tour or stand-up paddle experience if you want to break it up a bit.