WHERE'S HOT IN MARCH?
If you want to know where's hot in March, the balmy Balearic Island of Menorca is your answer. After only a short flight from the UK, Menorca holidays will whisk you far away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. This charming little island offers spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and fabulous food. While March isn’t high season, it's the perfect time to visit if you're after a more secluded holiday as the island will be peaceful and the beaches, splendidly spacious.
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As temperatures tend to range from 12°C (54°F) to 20°C in March, it becomes a popular destination for walkers and cyclists at this time of the year. With balmy temperatures throughout the year, the Balearics are popular out of season when crowds are fewer but beaches just as sunny!
Menorca may be the smallest of the Balearic Islands, but it's got plenty to shout about with more beaches than Majorca (Mallorca) and Ibiza combined - it's also far quieter and less commercial. The coastline is spectacularly under developed and its often-ragged appearance is unique and lovable. Hop aboard a boat trip from the pretty capital of Mahon and visit quiet coves and picturesque beaches - this is an island made for days by the water and lunch with your toes in the sand! Read our guide to the Balearic Islands to find out more about these sun-drenched isles.
Find out when's best to travel to other destinations every month of the year, with our handy holiday calendar.
The best family days out in Menorca
Hire kayaks and go on a guided tour of the islands caves - take off from Es Grau or Cala En Porter. Visit the beautiful sands of the nature reserve at Es Grau. Visit the resort of Cala’n Blanes near Ciutadella for a day out at Aquacenter.
The history of Menorca is as exciting as its coastline and dates back to around 1500 BC, to understand the prehistoric culture take a visit to Talatí del Dalt, ruins from a talayotic settlement. The ruins are a few kilometres from the capital, Mao, which is situated on a stunning natural harbour, with wonderful views and a quaint atmosphere. The old town offers an abundance of history including 18th century buildings and a traditional market place along with the monastery of San Francesc which houses the Museum of Menorca.
UNESCO have named Menorca as a Biosphere Reserve making it the ideal place to explore on foot and soak up all the natural beauty it has to offer. El Cami de Cavalls is a historic trail following the coastline around the island. It's about 190km long and offers the best views and the most exciting adventure of all the various other trails Menorca offers.
Food and drink - Menorca
Besides from the spectacular fresh seafood dishes you can expect in Menorca's waterfront restaurants, you can't leave the resort without devouring a little taste of Menorca's local, homemade mayonnaise - believed to have originated from the capital, Mao, before being taken to France in 1756 - whether this is true or not the mayo is delicious! If you want something to wash it down with it's also well known for its gin, which has been distilled on the island for over 200 years. The distillery, Gin Xoriguer, offers tasting sessions and guided tours which will truly help you to forget the grey skies of March back home.