Favourite Holiday Destinations For The Irish
Europe's Mediterranean has long held an allure for tourists from other European countries and further afield. Reports indicate that many Irish
holidaymakers, especially, will be spending their holidays in the Mediterranean. Two of the islands on the Irish holidaymakers wishlist for 2010 are
Menorca and Majorca.
The region is appealing because it caters to a wide variety of tastes. Young and old, singles and families can find something to make their vacation
The Appeal of Menorca and Majorca
The group of islands that include Menorca, also called Minorca, and Majorca are popular. The almost year round sunshine, immaculate beaches and
natural beauty constantly beckon. Menorca alone has in excess of 100 beaches, so the only problem is choosing one. No wonder the island is also
referred to as "The Island of Pleasant Breeze."
Other attractions and activities in Menorca include the following:
* Visits to museums: Two popular museums in Menorca are the Museu Municipal de Ciutadella and Museu de Menorca. The first has an interesting
display of artifacts from when the Muslims, Romans and Talayots lived on the island.
* The Los Delfines Aquapark: Children and the young at heart will be especially happy with the offerings here. The 12,500 square meter water park is
situated just outside the city of Ciutadella. Some of the features that visitors seem most taken with at Delfines are Adventure River, the Black Hole and
* The Xoriguer Gin Distillery: A real gin distillery allows visitors to see how the product is made and even try a sample. Tourists who want to take home
samples can buy bottles of the product. The family-owned company has been in the gin distillery business for over a century.
* Hiking: When visiting a tropical paradise, it is best to take in all it has in store. The natural beauty and landscape of Menorca makes the island ideal
for nature hikes and tours. The terrain also offers much that appeal to
* Water Activities: With so many beaches it is