Minorca is a Mediterranean island with a wild, rugged beauty. It’s the least developed and least commercial of the Balearic Islands, and that’s part of its charm. Miles of unspoiled coastline, coves, inlets, and sheltered bays make for perfect swimming and snorkeling, while the interior is a rugged, mountainous landscape of pine forests and wildflower meadows. The island’s capital, Mahón, is a delightful old town with narrow streets, a lively harbor, and a scattering of good restaurants and cafes. Minorca is also a great place to explore the traditions of the Balearic Islands, with its own distinct dialect, food, and music.